Stages of Baby Development

Physical development in children varies from child to child. It is normal if the child is little ahead or little late in physical development
Stages of development in children

1. In the first month babies cannot lift their head without support

2. In their second month babies will smile make noises. Some babies start kicking

3. In the third month baby starts recognizing faces and learns to differentiate between parents and strangers. He begins to roll back on his side

4. In the fourth month they cry and shed tears. Their eyes move to tract objects. They raise their head and upper body

5. In the fifth month they start babbling and they show interest in color

6. Between six and nine moths babies start eating from cups and grab objects. They mimic every sound that reaches their ears. They can sit unsupported

Signs of teething

  • Teething varies from child to child. Usually babies show signs of teething between six-nine. Some may even take a longer time to develop teeth
  • Children show irritation during this phase and bites and chews anything at hand.
  • They also suffer from loose stool because they chew anything within their reach. Saliva is a common sign. They drool a lot and napkins are hung around baby’s neck so that baby’s chest is left dry

Relief during teething

  • Teething rings are a solace for the babies during this phase. Mothers can also hand over some carrots to their babies to chew as much as possible

7. In the tenth month babies can stand with the help of support. They throw away objects and enjoys doing so

8. After 18 months babies walk on their own

9. At the age of two babies run. They can scribble enthusiastically

10. At the age of three babies start building towers

11. At the age of four children start walking and climbing. They are toilet trained and can eat with their spoons. They can wash their hands and dry them easily. They learn rhymes. Few can even recite rhymes without prompt. They are noisy and show a lot of anger and jubilation as well

12. At the age of five children start jumping on their feet

13. At the age of six they have started writing and know the difference between the right and left hand and can count and recognize objects. Enjoy games and songs. Some even start learn cycling. They suck their thumbs, use their imagination and tell stories and want to be praised for all that they do. They brush their teeth and do not swallow paste.