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My baby's development:
You and your baby have been together for one year, and she is developing a personality all her own. And she is developing quickly. She will soon experience the physical changes of becoming a toddler, so it is time to plan and prepare for her growing needs.
If you are looking to get your baby to use a cup, here are some useful tips:
Cow’s milk is difficult for a young baby to digest and it doesn’t contain the right amount of iron and other essential nutrients that are very important for your baby’s health and development.2 This is why the Canadian Pediatric Society does not recommend introducing cow’s milk until your baby is 9–12 months old. Although your baby is eating more foods, his iron intake from these foods alone may be lower than recommended.*3 If he is not eating a variety of nutritious foods, including iron-rich foods, you should wait until he is at least 12 months old before introducing cow's milk.4
Similac® Go & Grow Omega-3 & Omega-6 is the only formula for babies 6-24 months with galactooligosaccharides (GOS) and lutein† that also provides your baby with:
As your baby turns another month older, she will get more out of playing in social settings as well as the one-on-one time you spend with her. Here are some helpful tips to keep her mind growing:
Introduce her to brief playdates to practice playing in groups. There will not be much interactive playing yet, but it will help her get used to the playing environment.
Show her how to pull a pull toy. To prevent choking, put away toys with long strings when you cannot watch your baby play.
"Read" a picture book with her — identify what you see on each page to help her learn new words and objects.
Your baby will develop at her own pace, which is completely normal. Here is a list of 12-month-old milestones your baby likely will be able to achieve, or will achieve soon:
* Based on a survey of Canadian infants3
† Excluding inherent sources
‡Compared to Similac® Advance with Omega-3 & Omega-6
1. Weaning from breast and formula feeding. Dietitians of Canada. 11/22/2013. PEN Parent Handout accessed on: 08/10/15.
2. Cow’s Milk – Infants. National Institutes of Health U.S. National Library of Medicine. 08/22/2013. Available at : http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002448.htm. Accessed on: 08/05/15.
3. Friel JK, Hanning RM, Isaak CA, et al. BMC Pediatrics. 2010;10:43.
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