Stages of child development

Children develop day by day. And parents love to see and capture their development like their first crawl, first walk, first time they speak. A child go through many stages of development as he moves from an infant to teen. What occurs and approximately when these developments take place are normally genetically determined unless a drastic genetic mutation occur. However, in some child, environmental and emotional circumstances can influence how each child develop. Child care is always the most important in everyone’s life.

During each stage growth and development occur in all aspects i.e. physical, intellectual, language and social-emotional way. Our objective is here to help parents understand what is taking place in their child’s brain and body during each period. you should always know your baby’s milestones.

Raising a baby for the first time is a moment in itself. It is a moment of excitement and challenging. The first thing an infant know is a cry and feed. He knows when he has to cry for food when he is hungry. And also he knows how to suck for milk.

At age of 2 week

  • He learns Moving head side to side.
  • Alerts to bell.

At age of 2 months

new baby

  • He is able to lift shoulder while prone.
  • Smiles responsively.
  • Searches for sound with eyes.

At age of 4 months

smiling baby

  • He tries to lifts up on hands.
  • Rolls front to back.
  • Can hold his head.
  • Begins to work toward toys.
  • Laughs and squeals.

At age of 6 months

  • Transfers object from one hand to another hand.
  • Can hold the bottle.
  • Babbles.

At age of 9 months

baby crawl development

  • Gets into sitting position.
  • Starting to grasp things.
  • Bangs two blocks together.
  • Waves bye-bye.
  • Says Dada and Mama, but nonspecific.

At age of 12 months

  • Tries to Walk.
  • Stoops and stands.
  • Imitates others.
  • Says Mama and Dada specifically.
  • Says one to two other words.

At age of 15 months

  • Can Walk backwards.
  • Uses spoon and fork.
  • Says three to six words.
  • Follows commands.

At age of 18 months

  • Kicks a ball.
  • Removes garment.
  • “Feeds” doll.

At age of 2 yr

  • Walks up and down stairs.
  • Copies line.
  • Washes and dries hands.
  • Brushes teeth.
  • Puts on clothes.
  • Puts two words together.
  • Points to pictures.
  • Knows body parts.

At age of 3 yr

  • Tries to jump.
  • Uses spoon well, spilling little.
  • Puts on T-shirt.
  • Names pictures.
  • Speech understandable to strangers 75%.

At age of 4 yr

  • Balances well on each foot.
  • Hops on one foot.
  • Brushes teeth without help.
  • Dresses without help.
  • Can name colours.

These stages are not exactly at the same time as mentioned. Not all child are same therefore their development is different as well. Your child can start any stage early or late in life. But if you see too much delay in development. Ask your doctor to avoid any disease your child may suffer from.

Dr. Shivani Aggarwal

I am a homoeopathic physician. My writing is based on my findings as i am eager to spread the word about how people can improve the way they live. I also write blog on how to travel safely around the world. My main objective is to discover how to live a more natural and holistic life, particularly in an ever-changing modern world.

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