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Your baby may start showing their own personality at 12 months. Your baby may show interest in the world around them.
At this age, your baby may be ready to walk while holding on to furniture. Pat-a-cake and peekaboo are common games your baby may enjoy. Your baby may point with fingers and look for hidden objects. And your baby may say 1 to 3 words and eat without your help.
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if your child is having problems. It's also a good idea to know your child's test results and keep a list of the medicines your child takes.
Watch closely for changes in your child's health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of: February 10, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Susan C. Kim MD - Pediatrics & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & John Pope MD - Pediatrics
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