New Baby Development | 1st Year Growth
You're probably wondering about infant development and growth stages in your baby. Issues like when he or she should be talking, walking and eating solid food are important indicators of your child's growth.
It is not unusual for an infant to not fit into the timeline set by this website or other resources. These times are approximations and observations that are considered developmentally "average." Don't be too concerned if your baby's infant development doesn't exactly follow this list.
If you have concerns regarding infant development and growth, talk with your pediatrician. Read more on infant development below.
The first year of baby's life brings several important milestones. From crawling to teething to talking, your baby is gaining control of her body and learning to socialize. It's an exciting time for parents, as they get to watch their baby begin to understand her surroundings and interact with the family.
What to Expect in Baby's First Year
Your baby's first year is an important stage of development. The areas of growth span from gaining control of the muscles to the development of the psyche. By the end of these first twelve months, your child will begin to walk, understand ideas such as object permanence and begin to teeth. See table below for an outline of how the average child will progres:
1st Year Baby Development Growth Chart
|1 MONTH||Neck muscles develop for lifting head|
|2 MONTHS||Lifts head and neck without help Blows bubbles Smiles Coos|
|3 MONTHS||Squeals Sucks on hands|
|4 MONTHS||Put things into month Able to roll over Teething Responds to own name|
|5 MONTHS||Sit without outside support for a short while|
Get into a crawl position (rocking motion) Object Permanence Attachment to parents
|7 MONTHS||Bounces in place Hold their own bottles Understands tones Begin to crawl|
|8 MONTHS||Stands and holds onto table or wall|
|9 MONTHS||Understands simple questions Speaks with short words Walks with objects for support|
|10 MONTHS||Learns to walk without support Babbles|
|11 MONTHS||Rambles sentences of nonsense Drinks and eats without help|
|12 MONTHS||Shows ability to be patient|