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Explore your 11-month-old baby’s developing sense of independence and confidence.

Communication and Social Development

With increasing cognitive, motor, communication and social skills, your baby is be developing a sense of independence and confidence. His comprehension continues to expand and he may begin uttering a few words in return, beginning with simple words associated with gestures such as "buh" for bye-bye. Two-way conversation may become more interesting, too. Encourage your baby's verbal communication skills by actively listening, understanding and responding to his attempts to speak. Read aloud often with lots of dramatic voices and sounds. Let your baby turn the page when he's ready.

Why is Nutrition Important?

By providing your child with a healthy, balanced diet with foods from all four food groups, you are providing him with the best possible opportunity to succeed, both now and later in life. Proper nutrition is the basis for healthy growth and development, which translates into successful milestone achievement.