Healthy living

My journey – until I’m 1 year old

When your baby is between Child Health Nurse checks from 4 to 12 months, they will continue to learn and grow.

Read about some of the things your child may be doing during this time.

I am 4 months old

  • I’ve seen my Child Health Nurse and all is well.
  • I’ve had my 4 month immunisations.

Stick drawing of a baby laying on its back playing with their hands

Read more on Raising Children Network website (external site).

I am 6 months old

  • I can roll over from front to back.
  • I can reach out with one hand and grasp a toy, and pass it from hand to hand.
  • I start to eat soft pureed foods.
  • I make simple sounds (‘muh’; ‘goo’) and listen to voices.
  • I’ve had my 6 month immunisations.

Stick drawing of a baby pushing up on their tummy

Read more on the Raising Children Network (external site).

I am 9 months old

  • I can pull myself up by holding on to things and try to crawl.
  • I point to things and grasp small objects between my fingers and thumb.
  • I can babble tunefully and respond when you say my name.
  • I like lots of different foods and textures to help me chew.
  • I’m unsure of strangers.
  • I like to play peek-a-boo.

Stick drawing of a baby playing with a toy train

Read more on the Raising Children Network website (external site).

I am 12 months old

  • Time to see my Child Health Nurse and have my 12 month checks.

Stick drawing of a baby sitting in a high chair and throwing food

Read more on the Raising Children Network website (external site).

More information

If you have any concerns about me, please contact my Child Health Nurse.

We can also attend a drop-in session at my Child Health Centre or book in for a parenting group.



Acknowledgements

Child and Adolescent Health Service


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