Whether you are a first time mom or a third time mom, you want to make sure your baby is doing well. You are always on the ball or trying to make sure that your baby is on track. We found this great infographic that The Bump & Pish Posh Baby put together regarding your baby’s first year with regards to the motor skills. As moms, we want the best for the kids. And at the Expecting Mamas Network want to offer infographic as a guideline as each child grows at their own pace. Here are a few developmentally milestones for your baby’s first year.
Here are some ways to help guide your baby along.
Newborn – use high contrast swaddles or clothing.
1 month – Enjoy skin-to-skin contact.
Fun fact – Your baby loves high-contrast (black and white) images and objects
2 months – Talk your baby.
Fun fact – Your baby will smile intentionally.
3 months – Get a mobile or play with toys out of reach.
Fun fact – Your baby giggles.
4 months – Encourage tummy time.
Fun fact – Your baby can taste salt due kidneys are able to process sodium at this time.
5 months – Gave your baby items that are baby-friendly to hold and put their mouth on.
Fun fact – Your baby is double it’s birth weight.
6 months – Give them support. Gently hold onto his hip bones to build their trunk.
Fun fact – Your baby can breathe and swallow until 7 months.
7 months – Read the same books over and over again.
Fun fact – Your baby may develop an attachment to a certain toy or item.
8 months – Get down on the floor with her regularly and put toys just out of her reach.
Fun fact – Your baby has the same 20/20 vision as an adult.
9 months – Play peekaboo games.
Fun fact – Your baby loses the ability to distinguish individual monkey faces.
10 months – Talk with your baby. Describe what you are doing.
Fun fact – Your baby’s strongest muscle is their legs.
11 months – Use toys that encourage walking independently. No walkers.
Fun fact – You get a better response from your baby baby if you use a higher-pitched voice.
12 months – Encourage self feeding with Cheerios.
Fun fact – Your baby’s brain has doubled in size.
This milestones for the first year are just guidelines remember that. If you feel your child is not where they should be developmentally contact your pediatrician or family practioner.
Everything You Need to Know About Baby’s First Year – An infographic by www.pishposhbaby.com & The Bump
Wife and mother of twins. Founder of Pride & Joy Baby Planners and The Expecting Mamas Network.