The baby of 1 year and 2 months
Independence is the word to define your baby’s development in the coming months. He is more active and, in a way, chooses where to go and what to do, whether walking, or even crawling and challenges possibilities.
The “no” is part of the vocabulary, both yours for him, and the opposite. Forbidden places are the most desired, so you will have to say many times during the day. It is best to keep dangerous places and objects out of reach.
Locked doors, protected sockets and wires, objects stored in higher spaces. It is better to pay attention to these details than having to follow the baby in every part of the house or leaving him or her trapped, this will also help you. Of course, it is important to teach limits, but do so gradually, without discouraging development.
In fact, new actions are taking place. Your baby says goodbye, claps, sends a kiss, blinks. A cuteness! New words can come up, be careful what you say, because he also watches what you do and copies many things.
Always remembering that each baby is unique and develops at its own pace. Try to encourage learning and never force or compare with other babies. The most important thing is that your baby grows healthy and happy.
Enjoy every moment with your baby and see how he grows and learns. To learn more about this phase and how to deal with it, read on.
Stimuli and Games
The baby of 1 year and 2 months, or 14 months, gets up alone and can walk on things Some more hurried, who took their first steps before the 1st year of life, probably have their steps, in a way, more firm and already rehearsing some runs.
Keep stimulating your baby with toys to push, this will help you feel more confident to walk. They love to drag objects, create activities or select safe objects for them to play with.
Another game they like a lot and are great for development is to stack things. If you don’t have your own notebooks, use cans or plastic pots. Preferably, choose different colors and formats. As he picks up the pieces, speak the colors and shapes.
Babies love to explore textures. One suggestion is to create a textures treasure chest with various things of varying textures. Likewise, a texture rug can be quite useful. You can create something with what you have at home, just be careful to choose objects that do not loose parts or are toxic.
Choose a ball that your baby can catch in his hands, or light enough for him to kick, and spend time playing with it. Sit next to him, throw the ball and ask to play back. This game will develop attention and coordination.
Have you heard of the BLW, Baby Led Weaning method? Following this method, the baby eats just like other people in the family, being encouraged to pick up the food alone, gaining more autonomy.
This way of introducing new foods is very interesting, because it allows the baby to interact with the other family members who participate in the meal and favors the acceptance of the food.
What can also be started is the use of cutlery. The baby will still not be able to properly hold the spoon or bring it to his mouth, but you can put the food on the spoon or the tip of the fork and hold it in your hand for a try. Don’t worry if you don’t get it soon. Everything has its time, remember? The important thing is to be calm and not give up.
Another thing to consider while learning is not to worry about the mess of food, because it will happen. Place the food and highchair in an easy place to clean and focus on your baby’s learning.
If you need more guidance on how to make your baby eat better, learn more about the Baby Bom de Garfo course, administered by nutritionist and mother Milene Henriques
From 1 year of age, the baby sees sleep as something that prevents him from playing and exploring the world. Maintaining the sleep routine is paramount so that he continues to understand that it is time to sleep, even if he struggles a little with sleep.
The most correct thing is to follow a sequence of activities such as giving dinner, a relaxing bath, having a massage, telling stories, singing a calmer song, cuddling for a while and placing in the crib, preferably sleepy, so that he learns to sleep alone.
Even following a routine your baby is still reluctant and gives you trouble sleeping, get in touch, meet the Baby Sleeper course and take all your doubts about your baby’s sleep.