Baby

0-3 Months


Your Baby Should Be Doing This. . . Physical Skills: ​Raises head & chest when on stomach Stretches & kicks on back​ Opens and s​huts hands Brings hand to mouth Grasps and shakes toys Social Skills: Begins to develop social smile Enjoys playing with people​​​​​ More communicative More expressive with face & body Imitates some movements & expressions Sensory Milestones: Follows moving objects Recognizes familiar objects and people at a distance Starts using hands and eyes in coordination Prefers sweet smells Prefers soft to coarse sensations




4-7 Months


Your Baby Should Be Doing These Things. . . Physical Skills: Rolls bot​h ways Sits with and ​without support of hands Supports whole weight on l​egs Reaches with one hand Transfers object from hand to hand Uses raking grasp​ Social Skills: Begins to develop social smile Enjoys playing with people​​​​​ More communicative More expressive with face & body Imitates some movements & expressions Sensory Milestones: Follows moving objects Recognizes familiar objects and people at a distance Starts using hands and eyes in coordination Prefers sweet smells Prefers soft to coarse sensations




8-12 Months


Your Baby Should Be Doing This. . . Physical Skills Gets to sitting​ position​ without help Crawls forward on belly ​Assumes hands-and-knees ​positions Gets from sitting to crawling position Pulls self up to stand Walks holding on to furniture Social Skills ​Shy or anxious with strangers Cries whe​n parents leave Enjoys imitating peopl​e in play Prefers certain people and toys Tests parental response Finger-feeds himself Cognitive Thinking ​Explores objects in different ways Finds hidden objects easily ​Looks at correct picture when the image​ is named Imitates gestures Begins to use objects correctly





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