12 months

01. See your doctor if you see these symptoms

 

Once you give the JE vaccine your baby may get a fever. This may be a reaction to the vaccine. Giving the vaccine does not cause the illness. If you are worried seek medical advice.

 

02. Physical capabilities / milestones achieved

 

Now comes the most exciting period of your baby. He is not a baby any more, but a toddler. He can crawl well, pull to standing, walk here and there holding on to some support, stand alone and may even take a few independent steps.
His fine motor skills have developed further. He can now point with his index finger. He helps you to dress him by putting an arm or a leg in.

 

03. Psychological capabilities / milestones achieved

 

Your baby is very shy around strangers and wants you to be with him always. He has favorite things and has favorite people close to your family. Whenever he feels you are distracted away from him he repeatedly tries to recapture your attention.

 

He obeys simple commands and does simple tasks like clapping, waving good bye and pointing. He may call you amma, thaththa, mamma, dada etc. He also tries to mimic what your say copying the changes in the tone also.

 

He explores his immediate environment by touching, shaking and throwing things. He starts using utensils correctly like drinking from a cup and eating from a plate etc. He can grab and let objects go without help. Initially he needed your help to unclasp his fingers and drop small objects.

 

04. Specific ailments / medical condition to look out for

 

Now is the time to give your baby his Japanese encephalitis vaccine. This is a live attenuated vaccine. That means you should not give it to your baby when he has other illnesses, infections etc. Get medical advice before giving the vaccine.

 

05. Average weight and height

 

Refer to the child weight chart provided by the ministry of health before deciding whether your child is having the weight/height to match it’s age.

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