The first step towards walking.
This is a messy age and you’ll be forever on your toes. You’re not dealing with a newborn anymore but a mobile, vocal and very active adventurer who wants to do everything, see everything and eat everything. And that includes your shoes, wires, spoons, toys their own hands.
By this time, your little one might be trying to stand up while holding onto the furniture. While walking seems like a major breakthrough, sitting back is the hard part as they still don’t know how to bend their knees and that’s when they need your help. Although those tiny baby shoes might look aww-adorable on the shelves it’s best for the babies to find their balance barefoot.
The quarter of a year is also a good stage to let them have a supervised playdate with other kids of same age. But an important reminder: Don’t compare your kid with others. Every child is unique and has his/her own development timeline.