YOUR BABY’S AMAZING JOURNEY FOR THE FIRST YEAR

YOUR BABY’S AMAZING JOURNEY FOR THE FIRST YEAR

 

0-1 Months

By this age, your baby is probably able to:

  1. Make eye contact with you.
  2. Recognize your face and bold, contrasting patterns up close.
  3. Copy your facial movements.

Use instinctive reflexes of turning their head, rooting and grasping with his hand (palmar reflex)

Some babies may even be able to:

  1. Discern sweet and sour tastes.
  2. Use different cries to attract your attention.

1-2 Months

By this age, your baby is probably able to:

  1. Move his head from side to side.
  2. Coo in response to you.
  3. Use the movements of his body to communicate with you.
  4. See things a little further away.
  5. Start developing bonds with family members or familiar people.
  6. Gives their first smile.
  7. Open and close his mouth in imitation when you talk to them.

Some babies may even be able to:

  1. Look up briefly during tummy time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2-3 Months

By this age, your baby is probably able to:

  1. Smile back at you.
  2. Move his arms and legs more confidently.
  3. Stretch out to grasp toys.
  4. Clasp an object placed in his hand.
  5. Discern primary and bright colours.
  6. Use a range of facial expressions.
  7. Giggle.

Some babies may even be able to:

  1. Lift their head up to a 90 degree angle when lying on their stomachs during tummy time.
  2. Reach out to grab something.

3-4 Months

By this age, your baby is probably able to:

  1. Control his head movements.
  2. Explore objects with his mouth.
  3. Notice different shades of colour.
  4. Gurgle, squeal and blow raspberries.
  5. Smile to connect with other people.
  6. ‘Stand” on his knees and push up his legs as you support him.
  7. Wriggle is body in excitement or anticipation.
  8. Push up his arms during tummy time.

Some babies may even be able to:

  1. Be aware of their body in space as you move them in different directions.

4-5 Months

By this age, your baby is probably able to:

  1. Discover the concept of cause and effect when his actions make something happen.
  2. Anticipates what happens next in familiar rhymes or games.
  3. Make more repetitive sounds.
  4. Enjoy exploring different textures.
  5. Occasionally surprise himself by rolling over from their tummy.
  6. Push up with his arms.

Some babies may even be able to:

  1. Rock back and forth on their tummies.

5-6 Months

By this age, your baby is probably able to:

  1. Roll over his front onto his back.
  2. Reach for toys they want.
  3. Concentrate for short periods.
  4. Hold out his hands if he wants to be picked up.
  5. Give and receive affection.
  6. Start practising such as “ga, ga” and “ka, ka”.

Some babies may even be able to:

  1. Combine vowels and consonants to say for example, “ah goo”

6-7 Months

By this age, your baby is probably able to:

  1. Hold his head up steady.
  2. Enjoy sitting up unsupported.
  3. Chuckle.
  4. Alter the tone of his voice to express himself.
  5. Make sounds and objects to get your attention.
  6. Develop his understanding of cause and effect.
  7. Use arm gestures, such as lifting his arms for a cuddle.

Some babies may even be able to:

  1. Try to pick up food to feed themselves or hold a sippy cup.

7-8 Months

By this age, your baby is probably able to:

  1. Clasp his hands.
  2. Pass his objects from hand to hand.
  3. Understand object permanence – that people and object exist even when you can’t see or hear them.
  4. Listen carefully when you talk to them.
  5. Respond to your tone of voice.

Some babies may even be able to:

  1. Push up onto their hands and knees and rock to prepare to crawl.

8-9 Months

By this age, your baby is probably able to:

  1. Develop his passing skills.
  2. Understand how objects are used.
  3. Understand the word “no”.
  4. Show signs of crawling.
  5. Bang two objects together.
  6. Respond to simple commands.
  7. Copy you if you wave at them.

Some babies may even be able to:

Look in the direction in which you point to make their earliest pointing gesture.

9-10 Months

By this age, your baby is probably able to:

  1. Pick, drop and throw objects.
  2. Giggle and laugh.
  3. Use a pincer grip with thumb and forefinger.
  4. Wave bye bye.
  5. Respond to their name.
  6. Join in a first conversation as you both take turns to talk and listen to each other.

Some babies may even be able to:

  1. Start saying “mama” and “dada” and start pointing fingers.

10-11 Months

By this age, your baby is probably able to:

  1. Stand upright with support.
  2. Understand concept such as “in” and “out”.
  3. Cruise sideways for a few steps.
  4. Point with his fingers.
  5. Let go object out of his hands when he wants to.
  6. Play with toys such as shorters, simple puzzles, and moving toys.

Some babies may even be able to:

  1. Drink from a cup.

11-12 Months

By this age, your baby is probably able to:

  1. Say his first words.
  2. Imitate some words.
  3. Take his first steps.
  4. Find hidden objects easily.
  5. Use gestures such as shaking his head for no.
  6. Play jokes.
  7. Stack blocks.

Some babies may even be able to:

  1. Scribble using chalk and crayons.
  2. Enjoy imaginative play.

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