Hey moms and Dads, Let us see the different developmental stages in baby's.
One to Three Months Baby
During this first development stage, babies’ bodies and brains are learning to live in the outside world. Between birth and three months, your baby may start to:
- Smile - within three months, baby will be smiling in response to smiles.
- When on her tummy raise her head and chest
- Track objects with eyes and move eyes along with object movement.
- Open, close the hands and bring hands to mouth.
- Grip and hold objects in hands.
- Try to reach for dangling objects, but may not be able to get them yet.
Four to Six Months Baby
During these months, babies are really learning to reach out and explore through their hands. And they’re discovering their voices. From 4 to 6 months old, your baby will probably:
- Roll over - front to back or back to front, usually front-to-back comes first.
- Use of vocal chord - Babble, making sounds. Laugh.
- Reach out for and grab objects (watch out for your hair), and manipulate toys and other objects with her hands.
- Sit up with support and have great head control.
Seven to Nine Months Baby
After learning that he can get somewhere by rolling over, he/she’ll spend the next few months figuring out how to move forward or backward.
- Start to crawl – Activities like scooting, propelling around on his bottom or dragging on his tummy by arms and legs (“army crawling”), crawling on hands and knees. Some babies never crawl, moving directly to from scooting to walking.
- Sit without support.
- Respond to familiar and known sounds cum words like his name. He/she may also respond to “No” by briefly stopping and looking at you, and may start babbling "Mama" and "Dada."
- Clap hands, play games such as patty-cake and peekaboo.
- Learn to pull up to a standing position.
10 to 12 Months Baby
No more an infant but a toddler. Learning to:
- Begin feeding herself. The “pincer grasp“-- meaning they can hold small objects such as O-shaped cereal between their thumb and forefinger.
- Move around the room on her/his feet while holding onto the furniture.
- Say one or two words, and "Mama" and "Dada" become specific name for parents. The average spoken words vary child to child by the first birthday, but the range on this is enormous.
- Point at objects using fingers in order to get your attention.
- Begin “pretend play” by copying or imitating you such as pretending to talk on the phone.
- Take her first steps. This usually happens right around one year, but it can vary greatly.
Our grandma's will tell us the types of activities usually children do and pass it to next generation via story or sung or lullaby, try listening to them and make a note of it. For e.g. in Tamil we have 'sayndhadamma sayandhadu tangha killiye sayndhadu' means 'rock baby rock'. This song is when the child finishes her/his milk session and needs to burp, this is sitting on lap position.