Cognitive and Motor Development
At this stage, your baby may stand unassisted, even if for a few seconds. Let your baby hold onto your fingers and try to walk, always praising and encouraging him along the way. Your baby may demonstrate an improved understanding of object permanence, an important intellectual milestone that denotes an infant’s ability to remember objects and people they have seen before. For example, if you move to another room, your baby may actively search for you as he now understands that hidden objects still exist. As a result, you may notice a greater attachment to Mom and Dad at this stage.
Stimulate his cognitive and linguistic development through pretend play, like having a tea party or building a sand castle. It is a well-known fact that babies often prefer the box or wrapping that a toy came in, rather than the toy itself. Common household items such as boxes, pans, spoons and keys provide ample opportunity for your baby further his development. He will also work at imitating your everyday behaviours, such as talking on a cell phone, as his skills mature.
Why is Nutrition Important?
Early childhood nutrition has a long-lasting impact on cognitive performance, determining the future learning, working and thinking performance of your child. Help him to reach his full potential with a diet based on high-quality nutrition.