Find out about your Baby’s Developmental Milestones from 1 to 24 months.
1 – 3 months
By now, you’re basking in the warmth of your baby’s delighted smiles! He actively enjoys playtime now, amusing you both when he imitates your facial expressions.
He’s starting to babble and mimic the sounds you make. When he’s on his stomach, he can lift his head and chest, and even do the mini push-ups.
4 – 6 months
Your baby is fully engaged with the world now: She smiles, laughs, and has babbling “conversations” with you.
She uses a raking grasp to pull objects closer and can hold toys and move them from one hand to another. Your baby is also more sensitive to your tone of voice.
Baby will start sitting more independently by 6months. True rolling (from back to tummy) will be mastered in the next few weeks. She will start with solids and chewing makes her aware of her mouth and assists with the development of speech.
7 – 9 months
Feeding can be a daunting experience, and you should prepare yourself for messy play. Your baby can start to crawl anytime between 7-11 months. Babies with older siblings generally reach their milestones earlier. Your baby has a firm idea who he is and how he fits into the world.
10 – 12 months
Your baby’s getting closer and closer to full-fledged walking. She can probably crawl upstairs and cruise, moving around upright while holding onto furniture.
A baby this age may even take a couple of steps. Your baby’s also learning how to bend her knees and how to sit after standing.
At this point, her vocabulary probably consists of only a couple of words besides “Mama” and “Dada”. It’s almost as if she’s speaking a foreign language.
Your 1-year old can probably babble in what sounds like short sentences, complete with vocal inflexions.
13 – 15 Months
In his second year, your toddler will grow confident on his feet: Those first wobbly steps set him on a course to walk by himself, go up and down stairs, or stand on his tiptoes.
He might kick a ball and maybe even run by the time he turns 2. He’ll also become quite the climber, scrambling onto sofas and chairs.
16 – 18 Months
His language skills are growing, though he understands more than he can express. By 18 months, he can say at least several single words.
By 24 months he uses words in short phrases and sentences. He quickly picks up new words from the books that you read aloud to him.
19 – 21 Months
Your toddler is starting to identify shapes and colours. He scribbles with a crayon and builds towers of four or more blocks.
He throws a ball and enjoys filling and emptying containers. You might notice the first signs that indicate whether he’ll be left- or right-handed.
22 – 24 Months
Your toddler wants to do everything himself: Get his clothes on and off, feed himself with a cup and utensils, and wash his hands.
“I do it” may even by your toddler’s first phrase. He might start to show interest in learning how to use a toilet. He’ll have fun imitating you by talking on a play phone or “feeding” a doll.