The first year of the baby flies by quickly. Before you know it, 12 months have flown by and your tiny newborn is a fully active toddler with a personality! This incredible transformation happens in just one year and no matter how hard or long the nights might seem, you won’t have the time to keep track of every incredible new transformation. Keeping track of baby milestones will keep you in step with your baby’s growth patterns and each exciting new development in their journey towards toddlerhood!
New parents are always in for a surprise, despite the crash courses and tons of reading you will constantly be surprised by your baby and left wondering what to expect next. Often, growth charts create anxious parents, making them worry about their baby’s various developmental stages. There is no definitive standard for a child’s growth; each baby has its own pace. A fairly wide margin exists before parents should worry about their child’s growth patterns. Sometimes a baby reaches a milestone faster, other times the baby might be late and it’s important that parents give their child time before rushing to the pediatrician every second.
Speaking and walking are such variant developmental stages that there are no fixed trends. Some babies say their first word at eight months while some children can take almost a year before they decide to say their first word. Walking can start at any time between nine and eighteen months. The following milestones should be approached while keeping these variations and deviations in mind.
Usually baby milestones are split across a period of three months.
In the first three months you will see your baby trying to get the hang of the world outside the womb. During the first three months you can look forward to the following transitions,
After realization comes the desire to really interact and reach out for the outside world. During this phase you will find your baby making the most of their primary tool; their hands. During this time you will find your baby developing their voices. You can look forward to the following changes
These are the months when the house should be baby proofed! Your baby is figuring out rolling and will try to be on the move. These months will be dedicated to figuring out moving forward and backward. Make sure your house is safe for a baby during these months. During this time,
This is the part where you will no longer be dealing with a baby but the early onset of a toddler. Your little bundle of joy is not so little anymore. This last bit of development will exhaust you more and make you realize that you baby is not an infant anymore. During this period,
Baby milestones are a growth record of the baby as well as the parents. There is so much to look forward to and prepare for. Make sure you know the basics and you will have the time of your life your children.
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