Child development milestones are the skills that kids have at a certain age such as smiling for the first time or taking the first step and waving their goodbyes. How your kid is moving, acting like crawling, and playing give us significant clues about the development of your child. If it’s meeting a certain growth level at a specific age, it indicates the child’s development milestones.
To be prepared for anything, you need to check your child’s growth at every milestone. You have to talk to your child specialist and keep them updated about what milestones your baby has reached a particular age or which they did not.
Activities Your Baby should Do at Two months
Physical or Movement Development; Your Baby needs to move their legs and arms smoothly. The baby also needs to try to hold their head up and try to push upwards when they are lying on their belly.
Cognitive Development; If activities do not change, they soon become bored and start to fidget and cry. They move their eyes to follow the movement and can recognize people from a distance. They start to pay attention to faces.
Communication or language growth: They start to turn their heads towards any type of sound. They also make gurgling sounds and coos.
Emotional or social growth: For a brief moment, they can calm themselves down through movement like hands in their mouth or suck on their fingers. They try to look at their parents frequently and begin to smile.
Activities your Baby should do at Six months
Physical or Movement Development: Your child should at this age, move back and forth. The child also tries to crawl backward then forward. The kid would roll over and start to sit without any help while standing. He or she tends to bounce on their legs by supporting their weight on them.
Cognitive Growth: Your child would bring things to their mouth and begin to notice things that are nearby. They seem to pass objects from one hand to another. They also start to become curious about things and try to reach objects around them.
Communication or language development: The kid should start to respond to their name. They begin to jabber with consonant sounds and answers to sound with sound. They also show their displeasure or joy at things.
Emotional or social development: They like to play with their parents at this age. They also start to identify familiar faces amongst strangers. They begin to respond to the emotions of other people and often look happy. And they like to look at themselves in the mirror.
Activities Your Child should do at One Year
Physical or movement Development: Your child might take a few steps without any support and try to stand on their own, walking by holding onto the furniture. They can sit up without any support.
Cognitive Growth: They can point their finger, open containers, and do things like combing their hair or holding cups on their own. They can follow simple orders and copy people’s gestures. The child can find hidden things easily and explore objects by throwing, shaking, or banging them.
Communication or language development: They can call their parents and use sounds to speak their minds. They can shake their heads to say no and wave goodbye.
Emotional or Social growth: Your child should start to play games like “peek-a-boo,” and start to hand the book to hear the story. They cry when the parents leave, express fear in some predicaments and around some people. They have their favorite things and people by now.
Child Development Milestones Checklists or CDCs are there to be prepared if there is some issue regarding your baby’s health And treat them as early as possible. Even as parents, you can help them in various ways to maximize their growth and help them to achieve those milestones.