It’s amazing how fast babies develop and grow in their first year. On average, a newborn is likely to grow 10 inches by his/her first birthday with a triple weight.
Consider these milestones as a guideline. As a parent, you don’t need to compare your baby’s developments to your sibling’s or friends infants.So here are some of the expected milestones that your baby is going to accomplish during his/her first year..!
Newborn to 1 month
- The initial days with your newborn infant can be a blur of changing diapers, feeding, responding to her wails and setting her to sleep. Right after the few weeks, your baby will start recognizing your sound and take a more notice of your touch, face and voice.
- Your baby can’t focus more than 10 to 30 cm away so talk with them just from the right distance so he can respond effectively.
- Try to turn your baby’s head from side to side (especially towards diffused light) while lying on his/her back.
- Doesn’t respond to your sound
- Doesn’t react to bright colors or lights
- Doesn’t seem to watch things moving or focus their eyes
- Doesn’t suck well or feed properly
1 to 3 months
- Turns head towards the direction of sound
- Imitate some sound and begins to babble
- Recognize people and familiar objects
- Follow the moving objects with the eyes
- Grasp the small toys. Start bringing hands towards the face or mouth
- He can open and close his hands.
- Ignore new faces
- Doesn’t respond towards the sound or moving objects
- Doesn’t smile or doesn’t grasp the toys
- Can’t support his head well
- Your baby will show interest in the reflective images
- He will enjoy playing the peek-a-boo
- Identify emotions by the tone of voice – if you pretend to scold he will recognize the emotion and start to cry
- Mature distance vision and develops a full color vision
- Transfer toys from one hand to another
- Struggle to get the objects that are placed at a distance
- Starts to sit
- Start rolling his body from back to stomach and stomach to back
- If your baby doesn’t reach for the objects
- Isn’t affectionate with the objects close to him
- Can’t sit on her own
- If your baby is not able to hold his head steady
- Seems very floppy or stiff
- Doesn’t roll over on his own
8 months to 1 year:
- Cling to parents when they see new faces. May show anxiety
- When an image is named he will begin to look at the correct picture
- Find hidden objects easily
- Explore objects by dropping, throwing, shaking or banging
- Points to objects when named. Like a ball, teddy bear or where is mommy
- He uses minor gestures such as waving bye, hand shake, saying no by turning the head
- Begin to walk by holding furniture or even take a few steps without support
- Sits without assistance, crawl and get into knees-and hands position.
- Doesn’t crawl
- Doesn’t explore the objects
- Doesn’t sit without support