Baby Development

  • 1 month

    1 month
    :lifts head and turns it from one side to the other when placed on stomach
    :focuses on objects from about 10 inches to up to 3 feet away
    :reacts to parent's voice
  • 2 month

    2 month
    :makes sounds such as "ooh" and "aah"
    :watches objects moved about 6 inches away from face
    :responds to more sounds and differentpitches of voice
  • 3 month

    3 month
    :opens and closes hands
    :holds head steadily when held up
    :lifts head and chest when on stomach
    :swipes at objects
    :brings hands together
  • 4 month

    4 month
    :supports upper body on hands when lying on stomach
    :shows preference for red and blue over yellow
    :may begin to use vowels and consonants in babbling, such as "ah ga"
    :grasps rattle
    :puts hands in mouth
    :rolls from tummy to back
  • 5 months

    5 months
    :rocks on stomach while kicking legs and making swimming motions with arms
    :reaches out and grabs toys
    :turns head in direction of sound
    :knows positive speech from unhappy speech
  • 6 months

    6 months
    :passes a block from one hand to the other
    :puts objects to mouth with hand
    :may begin creeping
    :recognizes basic sounds of native language
  • 7 months

    7 months
    :rolls over both ways
    :sits up steadily
    :stands with assistance
    :knows parents and caregivers by their voices and by sight
    :can follow a path of moving objects with eyes
    :babbles with strings of vowels and consonants
    :grabs for object with raking motion
  • 8 months

    8 months
    :pulls self up to standing
    :bangs blocks together
    :propels self by arms, knees, or squrming motion
    :looks at objects with sustained attention
  • 9 months

    9 months
    :uses index finger to poke
    :puts objects in containers
    :leans forward to pick up toy
    :notices small objects
    :may start associating sounds with objects
  • 10 months

    10 months
    :crawls well
    :can put objects in containers
    :uses index finger to start pointing
    :imitates new word sounds more frequently
  • 11 months

    11 months
    :walks while holding onto furniture or crib rails for support
    :uses gestures like shaking head for no
    :releases objects intentionally
    :grasps with thumb and forefinger
  • 12 months

    12 months
    :may walk a few steps alone
    :stands alone for short time
    :picks up small objects using thumb and forefinger
    :puts objects into and out of containers
    :holds and drinks from cup