In addition, social referencing is experienced at this age. Between six and 12 months, a baby...
- can look in the direction that your eyes are gazing (she's already doing this)
- may modify his/her approach to, or withdrawal from, a novel situation by the positive (or negative) expression on a parent's face;
- begins to direct his/her gaze toward familiar people or objects, in response to common words when a parent labels what the baby is looking at;
- Shows a toy to a parent in a manner of sharing wonder. (I can't wait for this)