I spent most of the first your of my baby’s life in a sleep deprived haze.
I had to google everything multiple times, most often at 2am in the morning trying to figure out if waking up every hour was normal (it depends), if my baby was reaching all their milestones (I think so) and what I could expect from them next developmentally (trying to prepare myself – hahaha – nothing can prepare you!)
Once I was out of that, I put together this milestone planner – it’s a neat printable resource that will help you keep track of where your child is at and what you can expect next in the first year. I hope it helps you!
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1-2 MONTHS NEWBORN BABY
- Responds to sound
- Begins to smile
- Follows objects
- Stares at faces (and all the of relatives stairing back at him doing funny gestures)
3-4 MONTHS GRASPING BABY
- Grasps toys
- Follows your voice
- More noises and sounds
5-6 MONTHS ROLLING BABY
- Rolls over
- First solids
- Sits with support
Interesting Facts About Your Baby’s Development
A baby as young as two days old will recognize their mother’s voice.
Your baby’s brain will double in their first year (it’s half the size of yours at one year.)
Your baby’s sense of smell is stronger than yours and they use it to identify their parents.
7-8 MONTHS CRAWLING BABY
- Starts crawling
- Shy with strangers
- Respond with babbling
- Sits without support
Your baby will start to explore the world (your appartment) and most likely you will do that together. Make sure you bring with you knee protectors1 because this will be really challenging period of your baby’s development.
9-10 MONTHS TALKING BABY
- Says “mama” and “dada”
- Stands while supported
- Eats with fingers
- Use finger to point
This is one of the funniest periods in your baby’s development. Both the mother and the father want their son or daughter to say “mama” or “dada” for a first word and I promiss that you will have a great time “teaching” your baby to do that ????
11-12 MONTHS TALKING BABY
- Stands unaided
- Takes a few steps
- Imitates others
- Understands simple phrases
Now Is the time to start learning the “baby language” we know a couple of baby language schools around to help you so make sure you drop us an email!
Our Most Commonly Asked Questions
How Can You Track Your Baby’s Growth?
The Personal Child Health Record (PCHR) tracks your child’s growth, development and measurements from birth to five years of age. After the first few weeks, your little angel will be weighed:
- Every once a month until they’re six months old
- Once every two months from six to twelve months
- Once every three months when they reach one year to five years
Nonetheless, you can also find some helpful apps online that can help you keep a record of your own.
What Do Babies Do in Their First Year?
During the first year of their life, your kids will grow and develop at a fantastic speed. Their weight will double by five to six months and triple by their first birthday.
They’ll also be continually learning. Some significant achievements – development milestones – including rolling over, sitting up, standing and even walking will be observed.
At What Age Do Babies Start Tracking?
At around eight weeks of age, most infants can comfortably focus on their parents’ face. At about three months, your child’s eyes should be following things around.
If you waggle a brightly coloured toy near your child, you will see their eyes tracking the toy’s movement their tiny hands reaching to grab it.
What’s the Best Baby Tracking App?
Here are some of the best infant tracking apps based on their quality content, reliability and high user ratings:
- Baby Connect
- Baby Breastfeeding Tracker
- Baby Feeding Log
- Feed Baby
- Breastfeeding – Baby Tracker
- Baby Daybook
- Child Growth Tracker
- WebMD Baby
We’ve created this milestone chart to give you an idea of how your baby is developing. Every child is unique and develops at a their own pace.
Please contact your pediatrician if you have any questions or concerns about your child’s development.2