Babies develop at their own pace, so it's impossible to
tell exactly when your child will learn a given skill.
The developmental milestones listed below will give you a general idea of the changes you can expect, but don't be alarmed if your own baby's development takes a
slightly different course.
Social and Emotional
- Enjoys social play
- Interested in mirror images
- Responds to other people's expressions of emotion and appears joyful often
- Finds partially hidden object
- Explores with hands and mouth
- Struggles to get objects that are out of reach
- Responds to own name
- Begins to respond to "no"
- Can tell emotions by tone of voice
- Responds to sound by making sounds
- Uses voice to express joy and displeasure
- Babbles chains of sounds
- Rolls both ways (front to back, back to front)
- Sits with, and then without, support on hands
- Supports whole weight on legs
- Reaches with one hand
- Transfers object from hand to hand
- Uses hand to rake objects
- Develops full color vision
- Distance vision matures
- Ability to track moving objects improves
From www.cdc.gov and
CARING FOR YOUR BABY AND YOUNG CHILD: BIRTH TO AGE 5 by Steven
Shelov, Robert E. Hannermann, © 1991, 1993, 1998, 2004 by the American Academy of Pediatrics.