I agree with Tigerfeet. My DD has been to quite a lot of baby groups one way or another and I have discovered 2 things:
1) The free ones are much more fun for both of us 2) All she really wants to do is play with other children and toys and eat stuff which has been all over the floor therefore the only benefit to them is getting me out of hte house and meeting other mums.
Groups are for the mums - babies don't need them. I did go to a couple and met some nice mums that I keep in touch with. That's really what they are for. When she's older she might enjoy playgroups - although my 3 yr-old doesn't like groups.
i was feeling so shit, went out with a few friend that i used to work with the other week, one of my friens was taking about her daughter who does everything with her grand daughter, she was saying oh yes my daughters v good, she does everything with x. and strarted reeling off all the things they go to. something everyday.
then at the drs this am, a mother seemed horrified when she asked me what groups i go to and i said none really, forgot to mention swimming.
then i just felt, all these mums are doing everything with the babies. but i know deepdown in my heart dd is having a great time. like yesterday i took dd to the park on her trike, we went on the roundabout and swings, she always sits on my lap. got chatting to another mum and her baby and a nice lady with a dog. so even if its just a home day, i do, do things with dd.
agree with acinonyx - no-one takes their 1 yo to a group for the child's benefit - it's all to do with mummies - either from a competitive parenting pov or to keep you sane (and believe me, sometimes i needed a group to go to!) don't feel pressured - if you don't have the need of them, your dc certainly doesn't.
just keep one or two in your back pocket that you can pull out in an emergency!
It sounds like your DD is having a lovely time - she's seeing different peple, interacting, having new experiences, etc. which is what she needs to do.
I took my DD to organised baby groups at that age, but only because I was lonely. DS is now 13 months and we don't go to any organised groups, but we go to the park, play with friends, go to a soft play area, etc which I think is absolutely fine.