Very important moments for the development of your baby

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The growth of the babies is done very fast and for the parents it is great to see their babies develop well. The first smile, sitting without help, first undefined words – all of these precious moments are priceless for the parents but also they speak a lot about the development of the baby.

Most of the babies accomplish this on the same age. This development helps the pediatricians to follow up on the baby. We must tell you that this helps and can be only used as a guide and not to be count as a rule. Every child is different and every child develop on different course – they can be slow in some field but can develop faster in other.

Here are some lists of what to expect that your baby can do and what is your role in this period and on which signs you should go to see a doctor.

Important moments that your baby will go through during the first 0-3 months

Here is the list of things that your baby needs to do before they enter the fourth month of their life:

  • Smiling, especially when they hear the voice of mom and dad;
  • It has good control of the head;
  • It pushes the head and shoulders up when is lying. It can make mini push-ups with the hands which means that when the baby is lying on the stomach it will go straight up from the torso with the help of the hands;
  • It can hold items with its hands and move them.
  • It can follow an object with the movement of the eyes and head;
  • It can recognize you even you are far away from the baby because their sight will be improved;
  • It straightens its legs and starts to kick while lying on the back or the stomach;
  • It starts to open up the fist that was closed up until then;
  • It puts the hands in the mouth;
  • The coordination between eyes and hands is improving;
  • It pushes up with the feet when they are on flat surface;
  • It starts to make noises (using vowels) and to imitate the noises that you make.

Important moments that your baby will go through during the 4-6 months

Here is the list of things that your baby needs to do before they enter the seventh month of their life:

  • It wants to play and starts to laugh loudly;
  • It starts to make combinations of letters like ma-ma, da-da etc.
  • It starts to recognize its name;
  • It starts to reach for some items and starts to transfer them from one hand to another. It can also be reaching for items that are far away from the baby;
  • It uses the whole palm to grab an item;
  • It starts to inspect items using hands and mouth (in this period everything will end up in the mouth of your baby);
  • It can turn around from back to stomach and vice versa;
  • It can sit with help and have great control of the head;
  • It starts to show interest in its own reflection in the mirror and starts to oversee the movement of its own hands;
  • It can hold up the whole body weight while you hold it straight up;
  • The sight of the baby is improving and it can be afraid from unfamiliar faces.

Which is your role in the development of your baby in this period?

Your interactions with the baby are with key meaning for its development in this period. The baby will learn by games and by hearing your voice.

This is what you need to do in this period so you can help your baby with its development:

  • Talk to the baby. Even the baby don’t understand what you talk, with interaction with the baby you ley down the basics for the development of the talking skills. Explain to the baby what you do, what you hear, what you see or smell and continuously describe the objects that are around you. Don’t forget that your voice is transferring your emotions.
  • Read to the baby and sing to the baby every day. Together read picture books and describe to the baby what you see. Reading is good for the development of the baby for the speaking or thinking. The singing helps the baby to learn, to calm down and to have fun.
  • Play games. The games should be involved with hiding some objects and then you find them together. Also hide your face and the body parts and then reveal them to the baby.
  • Try to keep the baby as long as possible on its belly. Use their favorite toys so you can motivate them to hold up the head or to turn to the back.
  • Encourage your baby to sit. Allow your baby to have the opportunity to sit. Put pillows around the baby.
  • Hug the baby. Hugs and kisses will make the baby feel loved and save.

When you should ask advice or help from a doctor?

Sometimes the development of the baby will come late, which is normal, you need to be informed of which signs or symptoms can show up during this period of time. If a problem is found out sooner it can be treated faster. Trust your instincts.

Talk to your doctor about your baby if:

  • It has very tight or loose muscles;
  • It doesn’t reach for items;
  • It reaches for items only with one hand;
  • It doesn’t keep the head straight and doesn’t shows any improvement;
  • It doesn’t react to loud noises, bright light or smiles;
  • It doesn’t laugh and doesn’t show affection to the mom and dad;
  • It doesn’t try to go from back to stomach and vice versa or doesn’t want to sit.