Baby Steps of Growth

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Your Child's First Year of
Development
It can be exhausting, it can even be
frustrating, but your baby’s first year of
development is delightfully exciting too..
No matter how hectic and how unfair your day
had been, imagine your baby smiling back at
you after two months of inconsolable weeping
and wailing. There is nothing more exuberating
than this
The sweetest sound
on earth for a Mom
is the sound of her
baby laughing.
After 4 months
your baby responds
to your silly faces
and tickles with a
giggling laughter.
Post the fourth month, those exhausting sleepless
nights of wails and cries bid a relieving goodbye.
By 4-6 months, most start sleeping through the
night.
Around 5 or 6
months, most
babies can sit up
with support –
either by resting
on their hands in
front of them or
by leaning on
pillows or
furniture. Babies
can usually sit
alone steadily by
7-9 months.
Get ready for a
tiring runaround after
your baby
when it reaches
its eighth
month. You
meet your
suddenly
mobile baby
now.
Waving "bye-bye" is not just a cute trick -- it is an
actual expression of language. By 9 months most
babies begin to make the link between sounds,
gestures, and meaning. They understand that
waving is connected to the phrase "bye-bye."
Between 9-12
months, babies
develop better
control over their
hands and fingers,
making it easier
to grab small
objects -- like
finger foods!
Unfortunately,
food is not the
only thing they’ll
try to pop into
their mouths.
By 12 months,
most babies
begin to stand
briefly without
support. They
also take small
steps while
holding onto
furniture or
other objects, an
activity called
"cruising.“
Get your camera’s
ready, and keep
your eyes glued, as
your baby can any
time present you a
return gift on his
b’day- his first
steps. Staggering
tip-toes you have
longed to see.
Baby’s walk at an
age ranging from 9
to 17 months.
There’s nothing like
hearing your baby
call you ‘Mama’, and
it usually happens
right around the oneyear mark. By this
time, most babies can
say at least one real
word and actively try
to imitate others.
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