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What To Expect With Your Baby’s First Years Milestones!

                                     Baby Milestones (0-12 Months)

What infant milestone will your baby reach?

It’s so exciting to see the baby developing as he/ she grows, but it’s easy to be worried if the development is not according to the right time.

If there is one thing which can be of concern is that all babies are BORN different and grow and do things at their own pace. Particularly with babies’ milestones, it’s easy to get concerned when your baby has not reached the stage in which other children are already playing at the same age.

Let us share with you the milestone to look out for and when.

0-3 Months

Motor Milestones Sensory Milestones Communication Milestones Feeding Milestones
While lying on tummy, try to push up on arms When lying, attempt to reach out for toy held above their chest Smiles in response to sound or voice Latches the nipple or bottle
Tries to lift and olds head up While lying, keeps the head centered to watch the toy or faces Shows interests in faces The tongue moves forward and back for sucking
Able to bring hands to mouth Able to calm with sounds, gentle movement Cries differently for different needs Drinks 2oz to 6oz of liquid per feeding
Moves arms and legs off when excited Enjoys movements Smiles and Coos Sucks well during feeding

4-6 Months

Motor Milestones Sensory Milestones Communication Milestones Feeding Milestones
Uses the hand to support self Use both hands to explore toys Reacts to sudden noise or sounds Shows interest in food
Reaches for nearby toys while on tummy Brings hands and objects to mouth Began to use consonant sounds like ‘da, da, ba, ba’ Open mouth as spoon approaches
While lying, transfer toy to one hand from other Enjoys a variety of movements Make different types of sound to express feelings Began to eat cereals and pureed foods
Rolls from tummy to back and back to tummy Able to calm with sounds, gentle movement Notices toys that make sound Moves pureed food from the front of the mouth to back

7-9 Months

Motor Milestones Sensory Milestones Communication Milestones Feeding Milestones
Sits without support Enjoys movements – bouncing, rocking Used increased variations in babbling In a high chair, holds a bottle and drinks from it
Moves from tummy or back into sitting Explores and object using mouth and hand Looks at objects and people when named Begins to eat thicker pureed food
Picks up head and pushes through elbows during Tummy time Focus on objects near and far Recognizes sounds Starts to look an reach for objects that are nearby
More control over rolling and sitting Investigates toys, shapes and observe the environment Shows recognition of commonly used words Shows strong signals to smell and taste

10-12 Months

Motor Milestones Sensory Milestones Communication Milestones Feeding Milestones
Uses fingers to pinpoint objects Enjoys listening to sound Responds directly Eating a variety of food
Claps’ hands Explores toys Says one or two words Begins to use an open cup
Maintains balance when throwing things Crawls to and away from objects Pays attention to where you are pointing Enjoys a greater variety of smell and taste
Stand-alone and take several steps alone Tries to jog and run Responds to ‘No’ Ready to try self-cooked vegetables and finger fruits like banana.

 

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