Baby’s Developmental Milestones

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Every child is different, but it helps many new parents to know what milestones to look for throughout their baby’s development. Here’s a simple list of some milestones you can look for as your baby grows.

  • Birth to 3 Months

    • Pushes up on arms while lying on tummy
    • Opens and closes fists
    • Brings hands up to mouth
    • Lifts and holds up head while lying on tummy
    • Tracks a moving object with eyes while lying on back
    • Smiles at voices or sounds
    • Demonstrates interest in faces
    • Makes eye contact
    • Uses different cries for different needs (a hungry cry vs. a tired cry)
    • Turns head toward voices or sounds
    • Makes cooing noises

  • 4 to 6 Months

    • Sits up using hands for support
    • Rolls over from back to tummy and vice versa
    • Reaches for toys while on tummy
    • Uses both hands to feel toys
    • Brings objects up to mouth
    • More easygoing, not upset at everyday sounds
    • Listens and responds when spoken to
    • Shows reaction to sudden noises
    • Demonstrates interest in food
    • Opens mouth for spoon

  • 7 to 9 Months

    • Sits up without support
    • Transitions from tummy or back to a sitting position
    • Picks up small objects with fingers and thumb
    • Attempts to crawl
    • Focuses on objects that are nearby and far away
    • Recognizes sound of name
    • Imitates sounds
    • Shows recognition of some words/sounds

  • 10 to 12 Months

    • Pulls up to stand and uses furniture for support
    • Claps hands
    • Enjoys listening to music
    • Crawls toward objects
    • Speaks one or two words
    • Able to feed self with finger foods
    • Uses gestures and hand movements to communicate wants and needs

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