27 Nov 08
Hi, i will be a new mom soon next year :-) I read this from parenting magazine, hope it's useful for you. Below are the mastered skills that most children can do. 1st Month: -Lifts head when lying on tummy. -Respond to sound. -Stares at faces. 2nd Month: -Vocalises:gurgles and coos. -Follows objects across field of vision. -Notices his hands. -Holds head up for short periods. 3rd Month: -Recognises your face and scent. -Holds head steady. -visually tracks moving objects. 4th month: -smiles, laughs. -can bear weight on legs. -coos when you talk to him. 5th month: -distinguishes between bold colours. -plays with his hands and feet. 6th month: -turns toward sounds and voices. -imitates sounds -rolls over in both directions. 7th month: -sits without support. -drags objects toward herself. 8th month: -says 'mama' and 'dada' to both parents (is not specific). -passes objects from hand to hand. 9th month: -stands while holding onto something. -Jabbers or combines syllables. -understands object permanence. 10th month: -waves goodbye. - picks things up with pincer grasp. -crawls well, with belly off the ground. 11th month: -says 'mama' and 'dada' to the correct parent. -plays patty-cake and peek-a-boo. -stands alone unassisted for a couple of seconds. 12th month: - imitates others' activities. -indicates wants with gestures. There are also emerging skills (half of children can do) and advanced skills (a few children can do) according to the months, depends on individual babies. :-)
• United States
28 Nov 08
Ok, to everyone out there! Moms (and dads too!), What do you get for a 3 almost 4 month old baby boy???? First time mom and I have no clue what I could get him for Christmas! He loves to stick his hands in his mouth so I thought about maybe a teether (for later?). Any ideas or tips?
• United States
26 Nov 08
I 100% agree with consistency. One of the best things about being a new mom for me was everyday you'll see your baby does something new or learns something new. I think there is always something to look forward to with a child. crawling-- walking -- running -- school -- graduating -- marriage -- children. There are so many things in between too. Like reading. My daughter sounded out her first word last night. I'm so excited for her. She'll be reading before I know it.