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Growth & Development Milestones: 8-12 Months

The American Academy of Pediatrics has identified important milestones for babies ages 8 months through 1 year old. We've included fun and easy ways to help your baby reach these key developmental markers plus helpful information new parents should know.
cute baby smiling Gets to Sitting Position Without Assistance

Type of Milestone: Physical

Practice with Baby: Play with your baby on the floor. Roll a ball to him. Every time he leans over to reach a toy, he strengthens his core muscles.

Mama Must-Know: Your little one might still topple over from time to time, but he will usually catch himself with his arms.