The first-year baby milestones

Whether it’s your first, second, third or fourth, every baby’s milestone is precious. There are so many firsts to look forward to in a baby’s first year, so let’s look at the important milestones that new parents can look forward to.

Milestones in your baby’s first year

You’ve brought your baby home and you are starting to get to know one another, here are a few of the milestones you can look forward to in baby’s first year.

  • At two months old you might start to see your baby smile. Whilst you might be used to those grimaces or half smiles caused by wind, by two months you should start to see your baby actually smiling.
  • Nothing can prepare you for the joy that you feel when your child starts laughing, it’s the sweetest sounding noise, this usually starts at around 4 months old.
  • Anywhere from 4 – 6 months you might start to see your baby rolling, this will be their mode of movement for a few months.
  • By the four to six months mark your baby might start to sleep through the night; this is possibly one of the most welcome milestones of all.
  • At 5 – 6 months old your baby might start to sit up, whilst they’ll be a little wobbly at first, they will soon become confident in their new upright position.
  • It’s recommended that you start feeding your baby solids anywhere around 4 – 6 months. Starting with puree, your baby will start to explore the different textures and tastes.
  • At 8 months old your baby may become a little explorer and start to crawl; this is the perfect time to ensure all your baby proofing is done.
  • Your baby will start to master waving bye bye at approximately 9 months old, this is am exciting time when your baby is learning to communicate more and more with you.
  • As your baby reaches the milestone of one year, some will be able to stand and walk, and others may start saying mama and dada.

Milestones for Mums

One of the milestones for you as a parent might be your return to work, whilst this is a difficult transition at Creative Kids day care on the Gold Coast, we can help alleviate your concerns with a caring environment where your child can reach their full potential.

Why not come in and talk with the educators and see our child care environment.

Note: It’s always important to remember that whilst these milestones provide a guide, every child does develop at their own pace. Should you have any concerns about your child’s development, it is always a good idea to speak with a medical professional.

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