At one year old, a baby should be able to stand alone well as an important motor milestone.
A baby typically takes their first steps anytime between nine months and one year.
As part of their motor development, many toddlers will be able to throw a ball by one year old.
At one year, a toddler should be able to point to objects as a form of communication, such as calling attention to something, or to show what they want.
The Babinski reflex, also known as the plantar reflex, is present at birth, but disappears by one year of age. The Babinski reflex is stimulated by stroking the sole of the foot. When this occurs, the infant’s big toe should move upward, and the other toes should fan out.
By ten months of age, a two-finger pincer grasp should appear in children, where they use the thumb and first finger to pick up and put down small objects.
Babies can start to imitate speech sounds such as "mama" and "dada" from as early as six months, and usually by one year, they can say "mama" and "dada" well.
By the time a child is one year old, they should be able to understand simple requests and follow one-step commands with a gesture, such as pointing to an object and instructing the toddler to pick it up.
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