The first year of your baby’s development will fly by really fast. During this time, the rate of growth is at its peak, and before you know it, your child is going to be a toddler. The first year is vital for you to provide your child with the needed nutrition to help them grow in the best way.
Here is a guide on the development of your baby during their first year.
1. 0-4 Months
Your child’s first month of development mostly involves breastfeeding and sleeping. They will start to make small, yet significant movements, such as looking at your face, smiling and holding your finger. They will cry when they hear a sudden racket or loud noise. They will be able to hold their head up while lying on their tummy. All of these signs of progress indicate internal development, and they prove that your child is growing up to be healthy. These are reflexes that promote them to their next stage of growth.
2. 4-8 Months
In the next stage of their first year, your baby should be making significant facial expressions. This is the most adorable time of your child’s growth. Your baby’s heartwarming expressions can tell you what they are feeling. Your baby will be able to play with their feet, mostly kicking, while lying on their back. They should be able to hold their head upright without much support. Rolling over will become an enjoyable pastime for your child. Spread out a mat on the floor for them to play around on without the hazard of falling from a height. Grabbing and reaching for toys or colourful things should be a part of your child’s growth. Keep harmful things away from your child, as they will put these things in their mouth. Crawling around the house is an accomplishment that will start in the later part of this stage.
3. 8-12 Months
In this stage, while your baby enters the threshold of becoming a toddler, keep your eye out for these developments. You can introduce solid foods into your child’s diet. Take the process of changing the diet seriously, and keep an eye out for choking hazards. Your child will show signs of an attempt to walk, and they will be able to stand with your help. An attempt to make simple sounds while answering questions indicated at them is their biggest progress. Finger foods will be the most intriguing part of your child’s development. They will learn to fend for themselves by tasting the food and making the decision for themselves.