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what are a few milestones for the first year

i have a baby boy just over a month and was wondering what a few milestones i can look forward to in the next year like what age do they start to do things

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Asked by jaksonsmommy at 3:39 PM on Jan. 27, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Depends on the baby but I've gone through almost everything between my 3. Smiling, rolling over, sitting up, pulling up, cruising, crawling, walking, first words, waving...there are SO many things for you to look forward to!

    Answer by whittear at 3:41 PM on Jan. 27, 2009

  • My daughter is almost one and the first milestone I remember was her smiling at about 2 months. We started feeding her cereal at about 3 months. At 4 months she was rolling over all the time. She started crawling at 6-7 months and got her first 2 teeth at 6 months. As soon as she was crawling she was pulling herself up and within a month was cruising around the coffee table. Since then she does so many new things, she started holding her own bottle or cup, feeding herself, waving and babbling all the time. Now she is close to walking and saying mama and dada. She can recognize and point to eyes, nose, and mouth and is very energetic and always on the go! Every baby is unique though so try now to worry too much about what other peoples babies are doing at what age. As long as your doctor thinks they are developing normally chances are they are just fine even if they are behind in reaching the so-called normal milestones!

    Answer by nikki_b88 at 4:13 PM on Jan. 27, 2009

  • The charts at are very good. They show you what most kids of a certain age can do, what some kids this age are starting to master, what a few kids this age are beginning to learn.

    Keep in mind that there has never been a baby just like yours, ever. Every baby truly is different. Use these charts to spot problems: like your baby still can't do something that most babies his age mastered 2 months ago. Use these charts to see what is coming up soon so you can buy appropriate toys: like getting crayons for the first birthday - kids can start to scribble somewhere between 12 and 18 months but only if they have something to scribble with.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 4:17 PM on Jan. 27, 2009

  • How to NOT use the charts:
    Do NOT use these charts to compare or to brag. Even if your little one seems to always be ahead - that's now. Things even out by 6 or 7 years old. There is no "finish line", no "winners". Just kids mastering skills in their own time and pace.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 4:17 PM on Jan. 27, 2009

  • 1) Smile
    2) Hold there head up by themselves
    3) Hold there bottle
    4) Cut their first teeth
    5) Roll over
    6) Start pulling up
    7) Sit up by themselves
    8) Start talking
    9) Holding a cup
    10) Reaching for you

    I have a 6 month old and most of the things i put on the top 10 list started at about 3 months. Excpet the smiling, and holding the head up. Hope this helps.

    Answer by newmommy7608 at 5:09 PM on Jan. 27, 2009

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