Baby

baptiste Infant Development

  • emotional

    emotional
    Reacts to discomfort and pain by crying for assistance.
  • cognitive

    cognitive
    Cries deliberately for assistance; also communicates with grunts and facial expressions.
  • motor skills

    motor skills
    Needs support for head. Without support, head will flop backward and forward.
  • social

    social
    Is comforted by the human face.
  • cognitive

    cognitive
    Shows obvious preference for faces to objects.
  • motor skills

    motor skills
    Takes swipes at dangling objects with hands.
  • social

    social
    Shows affection by looking at a person while kicking, waving arms, and smiling.
  • emotional

    emotional
    Is able to show distress, excitement, contentment, anger, and delight.
  • Period: to

    1-3 months

  • motor skills

    motor skills
    Begins to use mitten grasp for grabbing objects near the hands.
  • cognitive

    cognitive
    Explores toys by grasping, sucking, shaking, and banging.
  • emotional

    emotional
    Laughs when tickled.
  • motor skills

    motor skills
    Can maintain a sitting position for several minutes if given proper support.
  • social

    social
    Shows increased pleasure in social interactions.
  • emotional

    emotional
    Responds to continued warmth and affection
  • social

    social
    May form an attachment to one special object.
  • cognitive

    cognitive
    Looks at an object, reaches for it, and makes contact with it
  • Period: to

    4 months

  • motor

    motor
    can lift head and shoulders off surface
  • motor

    motor
    grabs objects with either hand
  • cognitive

    cognitive
    grabs at any and all objects in reach
  • cognitive

    cognitive
    smiles at self in mirror
  • social

    social
    may begin to show fearful behavior as separateness is felt
  • social

    social
    stares solemnly at strangers
  • emotional

    emotional
    distinguishes between familiar and unfamiliar adults
  • emotional

    emotional
    laughs when socializing
  • Period: to

    5-6 months

  • cognitive

    cognitive
    May be able to play the peek-a-boo game
  • emotional

    emotional
    Begins to have a sense of humor.
  • motor

    motor
    Creeps awkwardly, combining movements on tummy and knees.
  • social

    social
    Thoroughly enjoys company of siblings.
  • emotional

    emotional
    Exhibits fear of strangers.
  • social

    social
    Likes to explore new places, but wants to be able to return to caregiver.
  • motor

    motor
    Achieves sitting position by pushing up with arms.
  • cognitive

    cognitive
    Likes to empty and fill containers.
  • Period: to

    7-8 months

  • motor

    motor
    Uses index finger to point, lead, and poke.
  • motor

    motor
    Crawls; may try to crawl up stairs.
  • cognitive

    cognitive
    Finds objects that are totally hidden.
  • cognitive

    cognitive
    Responds appropriately to a few specific words.
  • social

    social
    Likes to play games like pat-a-cake.
  • social

    social
    Shows interest in play activities of others
  • emotional

    emotional
    May show a fear of new sounds.
  • emotional

    emotional
    May show fear of heights; may be afraid to crawl down from a chair.
  • Period: to

    9 months

  • motor

    motor
    Climbs on chairs and other furniture.
  • motor

    motor
    Likes to walk holding caregiver’s hands
  • cognitive

    cognitive
    Puts nesting toys together correctly.
  • cognitive

    cognitive
    Likes to look at pictures in a book
  • social

    social
    Performs for others, repeats act if applauded.
  • social

    social
    Is more aware of and sensitive to other children.
  • emotional

    emotional
    Expresses delight, happiness, sadness, discomfort, and anger.
  • emotional

    emotional
    Fears strange places.
  • Period: to

    10 months

  • motor

    motor
    stands alone
  • motor

    motor
    may carry utensil to mouth in attempt to feed itself
  • cognitive

    cognitive
    waving goodbye
  • cognitive

    cognitive
    likes to look at pictures in a book
  • emotional

    emotional
    Likes to say no and shake head to get response from a caregive
  • social

    social
    Objects to having his or her enjoyable play stopped
  • social

    social
    Seeks approval and tries to avoid disapproval.
  • emotional

    emotional
    May not always want to be cooperative.
  • Period: to

    11 months

  • motor

    motor
    climbs up and down stairs
  • motor

    motor
    walks holding on to furniture
  • cognitive

    cognitive
    waving goodbye
  • cognitive

    cognitive
    finding hidden objects
  • social

    social
    enjoys siblings company
  • social

    social
    May reveal an inner determination to walk.
  • emotional

    emotional
    throws tantrums
  • emotional

    emotional
    shows negativity
  • Period: to

    12 months/1 year