Your baby's development
What to expect from your baby at this stage.

Milestone chart: One to six months

Mastered Skills (most children can do) Emerging Skills (half of children can do) Advanced Skills (a few children can do)

Child's Age : One month
  • Lifts head
  • Responds to sound
  • Stares at faces
  • Follows objects
  • Ooohs and ahhs
  • Can see black-and-white patterns
  • Smiles
  • Laughs
  • Holds head at 45-degree angle

Child's Age : Two months
  • Vocalises sounds - gurgling and cooing
  • Follows objects
  • Holds head up for short periods
  • Smiles responsively, laughs
  • Holds head at 45-degree angle
  • Movements become smoother
  • Holds head steady
  • Bears weight on legs
  • May lift head and shoulder (mini-pushup)

Child's Age : Three months
  • Laughs
  • Holds head steady
  • Recognises your face and scent
  • Squeals, gurgles, coos
  • Recognises your voice
  • Does mini-pushups
  • Turns towards loud sounds
  • Can bring hands together and may bat at toys
  • Can roll over

Child's Age : Four months
  • Holds head up steadily
  • Can bear weight on legs
  • Coos when you talk to him
  • Can grasp a toy
  • Reaches out for objects
  • Can roll over
  • Imitates speech sounds - baba, dada
  • May cut first tooth

Child's Age : Five months
  • Can distinguish between bold colours
  • Can roll over
  • Amuses himself by playing with hands and feet
  • Turns towards new sounds
  • Recognises own name
  • May be ready for solids.
  • May sit momentarily without support
  • Mouths objects
  • Stranger anxiety may begin

Child's Age : Six months
  • Turns towards sounds and voices
  • Imitates sounds, blows bubbles
  • Rolls in both directions
  • Reaches for objects and mouths them
  • Sits without support
  • Is ready for solids
  • May lunge forward or start crawling
  • May jabber or combine syllables
  • May drag object towards himself
 

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Seven to 12 months