Milestones - your Baby's progress report
Many physical accomplishments:
your baby can sit steadily for upto 15 minutes.
He can pick up small objects fairly easily, is
able to lean forward while sitting to pick up
a toy and he doesn't lose his balance. He plays
differently; he may play with two objects at one
time, he may sort items and even place small toys
in a bucket or pot. Some babies may stand with
a little support; may even be able to get down
to the floor from a standing position. Help him
along the way.
She learns well
when she wants to:
your baby is willing to cooperate and learn things
as long as she is interested in them already.
She can be stubborn otherwise. For instance she
wants to feed herself (she is interested in that)
but not help dress herself (she is not interested).
She will display many moods; don't despair or
show your frustration. She may change her mind
She can be emotional:
even at this age, babies can be emotional. Your
baby may object strongly when you take a toy away
from her. She may cry non-stop when you scold
her or tell her "no" to something. But just as
quickly she will smile if something amuses her.
She may show off for an audience especially if
they shower her with attention. The moods of others
may affect her; when a sibling is excited, she
may be too. If she sees another baby crying, she
may burst into tears.
Is your baby lagging?:
your baby may be focusing her attention in some
areas instead of others right now. She may be
vocalizing or studying visual details around her
rather than working on crawling or cruising. She
may one day surprise you when she picks up her
motor skills unexpectedly. Often babies who start
later accomplish the task more quickly than babies
who started the task earlier. Don't be discouraged;
don't push her!
some babies are able to make sounds that have
the tones of language. They are able to speak
short words such as 'hi', 'bye', 'mama' or 'dada'.
She may imitate a few animal sounds. She usually
responds to her name by stopping an action when
you tell her to stop shows that she understands
what 'No' means.