What was your baby's first milestone?
July 14, 2010 5:54am CST
I am a first time mom and my baby is on his way to 3rd month. I want my baby to become smart. Right now, he can listen and smile while we are talking to him. We are already teaching him "close-open" but found no progress yet. Can you suggest of ways on what to teach my baby early at this stage? What was your baby's first milestone and in what month was it first performed?
• United States
3 Aug 10
The first real milestone that I can think of that both of my children achieved in their lives was sleeping through the night. They were both about six weeks old the first time that they slept through the night, and allow me to say that it was a very welcome thing when they achieved this milestone. My son was two months old the first time that he smiled. He rolled from back to belly and from belly to back when he was about three months old and he started crawling when he was four and a half months old. Since then I've never been able to get him to stay still.
14 Jul 10
My baby is 9 months now and he could stand by himself now. When he was 3 months old, he could already see especially dark colors and rolls by himself. He could already speak simple words such "ohh" and "ahh". At this stage I try to talk him more and I observed that he listens while you are talking to him.Though he don't understand me, he really looks at me when I talk to him.I sometimes tickle him and he laughs a loud. I gave him rattles to shake and make sound, they are fond of noisy toys. I even do pick a boos since he laughs a loud. You can sing him a song too. They love to listen music
26 Jul 10
My baby also talks to me even thoug we do not understand what he is saying. We talk to him whenever he's in a good mood, and he always smiles. It's melting my heart out seeing my child progress. I just hope he will be standing on his own by his 9th month too.
14 Jul 10
My babies first milestone I think was the rolling over onto her back/belly. I think she was about 3-4 months not sure. They will understand you doing close-open but they don't know how to express or react to it at such a young age. Just keep talking, the milestones fly past. My daughter is Half/Japanese and only speaks Japanese at the mo at 18 months. The next major milestone is English !!!
• United States
14 Jul 10
My daughter met a lot of milestones late because she was 3 months early so her big milstone then was eating out of a bottle. She is three now and very smart. I think the best thing you can do is talk to you child and not baby talk. But talk about what you are doing or where you are going or the plans for the day. Read books, reading is great for learning, don't push too hard they are quick little learners without being pushed. As you child get older try and find things that interest them. If you want to have flash cards fine but make them fun. At three my daughter can count to 10. She can count to 20 but always misses eighter 13 or 14, don't know why. But she also knows her alphabet, can say it, know it by site (all capital letter and most lower case letters but not all of those) and know what every letters sound is. I have flash cards but weh do them when she wants and not everyday and when we started we stated with what is the picture on them. I let her make as many choices as I can for herself. I have always talked to her without baby talk and she speaks very clearly. When she was little I also gave her plenty of time of the floor so she could explore.