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Pregnancy Calendar :

Developmental milestones, Baby’s First Year (From Month 1 - To Month 12)

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  • 12
1 Month:
  • Lifts head for short periods of time
  • Moves head from side to side
  • Brings hands to face
  • Can focus on items 8 to 12 inches away from face
  • May turn towards familiar sounds or voices
  • Responds to loud sounds
  • Blinks at bright lights
2 Months:
  • Smiles
  • Follows or tracks objects with eyes
  • Makes noises (besides crying)
  • May repeat some sounds, such as "ooh" or "ah"
3 Months:
  • Raises head and chest when laying on their stomach
  • Kicks and straightens legs when laying on their back
  • Open and shuts hands
  • Pushes down with legs when placed on a hard surface
  • Reaches for dangling objects
  • Grasps and shakes hand toys
  • Tracks moving objects
  • Recognizes familiar objects and people, even at a distance
  • Begins to develop hand-eye coordination
  • Brings both hands together
  • Kicks legs energetically
  • Holds head up with control
4 Months:
  • May sleep up to six hours at night before waking
  • Sleeps a total 14 to 17 hours
  • Rolls over
  • Sits with support
  • Lifts head up 90 degrees
  • Can follow a moving object for some time
  • Babbles and amuses self with new noises
  • Responds to colors
  • Explores objects with his mouth
  • Recognizes a bottle or breast
  • Communicates pain, fear, loneliness and discomfort through crying
  • Responds to a rattle or bell
5 Months:
  • Pays attention to small objects
  • Can see across the room
  • Begins to use hands to bring toys closer
  • Begins teething process
6 Months:
  • Keeps head level when pulled to sitting position
  • Sits independently with minimal support
  • Opens mouth for spoon
  • Reaches for and grabs objects
  • Rolls over and back
  • Can hold bottle
  • Copies some facial expressions
7 Months:
  • Can self-feed some finger foods
  • Makes wet razzing sounds
  • Turns in the direction of a voice
  • Plays peek-a-boo
  • Imitates many sounds
  • Distinguishes emotions by tone of voice
8 Months:
  • Chews on objects
  • Turns head away when finished eating
  • May sleep between 11 and 13 hours a night and take 2 to 3 naps
  • Rolls all the way around
  • Sits unsupported
  • Gets on arms and knees in crawling position
  • Has specific cries for various needs
  • Babbles enthusiastically
  • Responds to own name
  • Has different reactions for different family members
  • Shows some anxiety when separated from parent
9 Months:
  • Reaches for toys
  • Drops objects and then looks for them
  • Shows interest in grabbing the spoon during feedings
  • Goes from tummy to sitting position independently
  • Picks up smaller objects
  • Begins to identify self in a mirror's reflection
10 Months:
  • Gets upset if toy is removed
  • Transfers object from hand to hand
  • Stands holding onto someone
  • Pulls to standing
11 Months:
  • Starts says ma-ma and ba-ba
  • Understands "no"
  • Claps hands
  • Waves bye-bye
12 Months:
  • Bangs two objects together
  • Puts objects into containers and then takes them out
  • Voluntarily lets objects go
  • Shakes head "no"
  • Opens and closes cabinet doors
  • Crawls well
  • Walks with adult help
  • Says ma-ma and ba-ba
  • May dance to music
  • Interested in books and may identify some things
  • May understand some simple commands
  • Shows anxiety around new people
  • Shares toys but wants them back
  • May form attachment to an item
  • Pushes away when they don't want something
  • Prefers to push, pull and dump items
  • Pulls off socks
  • Understands the use of certain objects
  • Tests parental responses to behavior
  • Extends arms or legs when getting dressed
  • Identifies self in mirror and pictures
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