Is My Baby Developing Normally?
There comes a time when all mothers and fathers wonder whether
their baby is following the guidelines set out for normal baby development.
Some things that happen in baby development stages can be sooner
or later, but is entirely based upon your baby and how they chose
to develop. It does not mean that you baby is advanced or delayed
it is just how it happens.
You have gone through the pregnancy and now have given birth. You
think about when your baby will be talking or walking and when to
start them on solid food. Do not be concerned if your baby does
not develop exactly according to most baby development websites.
If you have, specific concerns consult your pediatrician.
Baby's first year is important on the stage of baby development.
Areas of growth range from muscle control to the development of
the psyche. The first twelve month will be the time your child starts
to walk, understands objects, and begins teething.
The first few months your baby will change a lot. Newborns lack
the ability to hold up their heads because their neck muscles have
not developed yet. It will take several weeks before this happens.
It is extremely important that an infant’s head and neck be
supported properly. To do this, place one hand underneath the head,
neck and shoulders for best support. By the end of the first three
months of this baby development stage, your baby will be able to
lift their chest and head off the floor. You will also start to
notice at this baby development stage that your baby will start
to follow you and other objects with their eyes and may start smiling.
Infants tend to have a fascination about their hands and will be
entertained for hours just looking at them.
Infants are hungry when they appear restless, fussy or begin to
smack their lips. Crying could also be another indication. Babies
are full when they close their lips, turn away or fall asleep.
Between four and six month’s of baby development your baby
will start putting items into their mouths. This is a good time
to start childproofing your home. They will also start teething
during these months however some do not get their first teeth until
seven months old. You baby will start to reach for toys and start
rolling over and positioning themselves. The fifth month babies
can sit for short periods with help. They respond to their name
and cry when mom or dad leaves the room. Six month some babies start
getting into the crawling position or get up on all fours and rock
back and forth. At 6 month, babies will begin to play with their
feet and always pull their socks off. They will pick up objects
like toys and enjoy clearing a table. At four or five months babies
will also start to babble and start to reach up to mom and dad when
they want picked up. At six months, you can start introducing solid
fool such as infant rice cereal or strained fruits and vegetables.
These are just a few guidelines to baby development for one to
six months. If you would like to know more there are, several websites
are dedicated to baby development.