Having a baby is a wonderful, life changing event that cannot be compared to anything else in the world. Watching your baby accomplish new milestones is truly memorable and every parent waits impatiently for new achievements. A baby milestones chart can help to prepare for the next baby developmental milestone and can be a very useful child care tool.
Each day brings new developments in baby milestones.The initial weeks after birth are mainly spent drinking milk and sleeping. This could be regarded as one of the first baby milestones. Gradually, babies become aware of people and...
...things happening around them. They also respond to various sounds and light. Curiosity encourages them to move their heads from side to side, following objects that are merely a blurred form at this early stage. They gradually begin to focus on objects that are more than eight inches away and slowly begin overcoming the other baby milestones. As the neck muscles strengthen, babies attempt to balance their heads on their own. They also move their arms to touch their faces. By the second month, they smile a lot and begin to make various baby sounds. They also begin to follow objects and people with their eyes. There would be great development in baby milestones within 3 months. At this stage, the baby smiles and laughs readily and try to converse through gurgling, squealing and cooing sounds. They begin to recognize scents and people. With muscular development, they hold up their heads and push themselves up on their arms to look around.
Many babies learn to turn over by the third month and reach out for objects as well. They can also push against firm surfaces. By the fourth month, babies can hold up their heads steadily and try to sit up or stand by holding on to an adult’s hands for support. They tend to grasp toys and other objects as well. Some babies are also known to start teething towards the end of the fourth month.
Fifth month baby milestones include anxiety around strangers, playing with toys and sitting up for short stints. In the sixth month, babies begin to imitate sounds and expressions and respond to their own name. They also begin linking certain objects with their names. Separation anxiety may set in at this stage. As time passes, babies begin to crawl and sit up on their own. By the end of the first year many babies stand up and walk with support. They learn their first words and can wave out. They also attempt to eat or drink on their own. In addition, they start understanding instructions and learn the meaning of various gestures and expressions. These milestones for babies may not occur at the same time in all children and you should not get overly anxious.