SHE WON’T HELP YOU, AT FIRST
Dropped something on the floor? Well, don’t expect your little one to pick it up for you – the idea won’t even cross her brain! It’s not until she reaches the age of 14 months that her capacity for reading the meaning in your actions begins. Once it does, she’ll be increasingly able to read what your intention or your goal is, and start helping you, for example by lifting her bottom as you take her nappy off.
Once your baby reaches the 14-month mark, help her practise this new ability. Put a toy or book on the floor, pretend to look for it and watch her focus on handing it to you.