At this age, children are at an early stage of making sense of the world. Every day brings new explosions of ideas and accomplishments. Observe your baby's reaction to favorite objects, food or faces—this will tell you a lot about how your child is growing and discovering. With each exploration, children become better able to balance and interpret the opportunities and demands of the world. During this stage, it is important for parents to provide love, support and praise for your child’s explorations and sense-making and avoid criticism.