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7 Elements - Baby Development

Take a look at the 7 Elements System Tiny Love's step-by-step baby development guide

  •   Cognition
    The mental process through which we understand the world around us; learning, remembering, drawing conclusions and more.
  •   EQ
    The social and emotional skills that make up our character and enable us to function and interact with others.
  •   Fine Motor Skills
    Developing the body’s small muscles enables baby to grasp objects, perfect hand-eye coordination, speak and more.
    Fine Motor Skills
  •   Gross Motor Skills
    Developing the body’s large muscles facilitates head lifting, rolling over, crawling, sitting, walking and more.
    Gross Motor Skills
  •   Imagination & Creativity
    The skills that allow us to produce images, ideas, thoughts and even feelings that do not exist in reality and account for our ability to improvise and solve problems.
    Imagination & Creativity
  •   Language & Communication
    The ability to communicate thoughts and emotions both verbally and non-verbally, sharing our world with others.
    Language & Communication
  •   Senses
    Sight, sound, touch, smell and taste enable us to gather and process information from the world around us

Senses, 12-18m

Baby’s sensory system

Continued Discovery through Mature Senses

While your baby’s sensory system will continue to evolve as she grows up, at 12 months her senses are well matured and capable of processing information for all your baby’s age-appropriate needs.

The Importance of Parental Guidance

Your baby’s mature senses enable her to accurately understand a wealth of information, but her inexperience causes her to overlook noteworthy information. Therefore, parental involvement is ever so important: call your baby’s attention to differences and similarities between shapes, sounds, sensations, flavors and smells.

Tiny Tips

  • Turn mealtime into a learning session: allow your baby to dig in and eat with her hands. As messy as it may seem, freedom at the dinner table is probably the best sensory inspiration.
  • Share your pleasures and joys with your baby – your favorite tune, the scent of a rose or chocolate ice cream. This reinforces the idea that our world offers much pleasure and is there for everyone to see, taste, smell and touch.
  • Expand your baby’s horizons with a wide variety of toys and make sure to include some toys that play music or make sounds.


  • Most of the elements of eyesight – such as sharpness, tracking and scanning – are now nearly as mature as an adult’s.
  • Baby now acquires permanency of size and shape.