First-Year Social Milestones
Your baby makes major social strides in her first year.
She can differentiate between objects and people -- and almost always prefers people.
He makes eye contact and will often stay fixed on your face when you smile at him.
She'll respond to your smile with one of her own -- her first "social" smile.
He makes sounds when spoken to, a sign that he's starting to grasp the essentials of conversation.
She'll begin to play one-on-one games with you.
8 to 12 months
He'll become wary of strangers but feels a very strong attachment to Mommy, Daddy, and other caregivers.
She'll start to develop a sense of humor and show a preference for some people over others.
Originally published in the December 2008 issue of Parents magazine.
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