Baby development is the most concerning thing for a new parent. The first 1000 days of a baby, including 9 months in the mother’s womb and the first 2 years, is very important because about 80%of the brain is developed. So many new moms and dads wonder if their baby’s development is on target or not but rather than focusing on the development stage, it is important for you to remember that babies develop at their own pace.
Some babies cross their milestones fast as some cross their milestones late so don’t worry much and focus on your parenthood.
The following development milestones are just guidelines. Always expect your baby to grow at its own pace. But if you find anything unusual then consult with your pediatrician. If your baby is born prematurely then the guidelines may not work. You have to look at your baby differently.
Keeping things in mind that all babies are different here are the guidelines for baby development milestones:
When your baby is born your baby could not see properly but at the end of the month your baby can
At the end of 3 months, your baby can
During this stage, your baby is learning the outside world everything is new to them and they are exploring every new thing. So, at the end of six months your baby can:
During this stage your baby has crossed a half year, exploring new things is in process. at the end of nine months your baby can:
In this stage, your baby isn’t an infant anymore they turn into a toddler. But they are exploring many new things. At the end of 12 months your baby can:
These are the guidelines to track your baby's development but the baby varies from one another. Some may pass the milestones fast but some may take time.
Baby development: when to concern
Your baby might reach some milestone pass and can delay some time but if you think there is something unusual then you have to consult with your pediatrician. You have to consult with your baby’s doctor if:
But remember every baby is different but your concern is also important. So take your baby to the doctor if the problem is recognized earlier it can be treated.
These are the development milestone of your baby. As your baby passes the milestones your milestone starts. Always remember as your baby is growing your responsibility is also increasing. There is no shortcut way for parenting but don’t panic to enjoy your parenthood and always be careful with the safety of your little one.
Always use safety precautions and explore new things with your little ones. Becoming a parent is learning a new phase of your life as well. So be happy and enjoy your parenting journey.