By the age of one

Your baby should be able to:

  • Respond to familiar sounds such as the telephone ringing, the vacuum cleaner or the car in the driveway
  • Understand simple commands such as ‘no’
  • Recognise their own name
  • Understand the names of familiar objects or people
  • Say ‘dad’ and ‘mumma’ and a few other words
  • Enjoy songs, music and books
  • Try to make familiar sounds such as car and animal noises


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