12 Major Stages Of Early Child Development

Major Stages Of Early Child Development

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Most mothers compare their children with other kids of the same age. Are you guilty of the same? Do you find yourself questioning your parenting skills because your baby cooed later than your friend’s baby?

Relax! All babies are unique. But if you still want to ensure that your baby is growing the way she should, let us help you!

We have listed the major developmental stages of children. Want to know more about them? Read on!

1. One To Two Months:

One To Two Months

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Between the time a baby is born until she is two-months-old, she may develop the following skills:

Motor Skills: Your infant may hold her head erect and steady when you hold her upright.

Language Skills: She may coo and babble by this age.

Social Skills: Now is the time for ‘stranger’ love! Your infant will love looking at new faces. She may even start giving hints of a smile at this stage!

[ Read: Major Stages Of Cognitive Development In Children ]

2. Three Months:

Three Months

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By the time your infant is three months old, she may:

Motor Skills: Lift herself by arms when prone. She may also roll from side to back.

Language Skills: Now is the time when your little one may discover her vocal cord! She’ll coo and babble with abandon!

Social Skills: Your three-month-old may already be on her way to becoming a social person! She loves looking at new faces and smiles too.

3. Three To Five Months:

Three To Five Months

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The period between three months and five months is pretty intense when it comes to development!

Motor Skills: Be ready for some rock and roll! At this age, your baby is likely to roll from her tummy to her side! She may also learn to prop herself on her elbows, lift and even hold her head for some time.

Language Skills: She may make sounds like ‘eee-ahhh’, blow bubbles, and have an adorable belly laugh!

Social Skills: Your baby may be at her most social behavior at this stage!

4. Six Months:

Six Months

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The first half of your baby’s first year passed smoothly! You can heave a sigh of relief and watch out for the following activities your baby may do now:

Motor Skills: She may be able to transfer objects from one hand to the other. She may also be able to pull herself into a sitting position and sit with support. Now is also the time to develop the Palmar grasp!

Language Skills: Get ready for some noise! Your baby may make double syllable sounds and babble during this stage.

Social Skills: An indicator of things to come! Your baby may show the first signs of stranger anxiety now.

5. Nine To Ten Months:

Nine To Ten Months

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Now is the time to babyproof the house!

Motor Skills: Between eight to ten months, most babies will start crawling. Your baby may also learn to pick up objects using the pincer grasp.

Language Skills: By now, your baby would master the art of babbling!

Social Skills: With stranger anxiety at full swing, your baby may become super clingy at this stage.

6. One Year:

One Year

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Your toddler’s first birthday is here! Your kid must have crossed the following developmental milestones:

Motor Skills: She may be pulling herself to stand, holding furniture. Some toddlers can even stand for a second or two without support at this age.

Language Skills: Your toddler is developing language skills rapidly! She may babble two or three words all the time (and no, the words need not make sense!)

Social Skills: Dressing should be fun at this age! Your toddler will finally begin to cooperate while you dress her. She may also wave goodbye and understand simple commands.