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All children develop at different rates, and some children are slower than others (developmentally-delayed) but catch up with time. Other children, however, may have an underlying problem that causes their delayed development.

An average 12-month-old child can stand and walk holding on, crawl well, pull to standing position, grasp a pencil and scribble and pick up smaller objects well. They can generally say two words clearly, shake their head for ‘no’ and babble short sentences. If you have any concerns about your child’s development, see your child health nurse or GP.