Your baby will be very busy in her first two years. With crawling, walking and weaning to contend with, she’ll experience a whole load of firsts over the next few years, so it's important to cherish this very special time in her life as it'll fly-by quicker than you think!
So know what to look out for (and roughly when you’ll need your camera at the ready to remember those amazing memories) we've created this guide to your baby's development milestones. But remember, every small persondevelops at her own rate so use these as a guide – not a certainty.
There are so many different types of development milestone that your baby will soon reach, here are just a few different kind of milestones that your baby will be developing throughout their childhood:
Physical or motor skills like walking
Social skills such as sharing
Cognitive ability including recognising sounds
Communication skills such as hearing and talking
0 - 3 months baby milestones
From their very first smile to controlling their head, a lot happens in your baby's first three months in the world.
As you'll probably already know, babies aren't born with perfect vision and their eyesight improves a lot during the first few months of their lives. Find out more about your baby's vision plus when they'll be able to follow objects with their eyes here.
You've probably already heard the term 'tummy time' quite a bit in the lead up to giving birth. Tummy time is a huge development milestone for your little one, so it's important to know how your baby can get the most out of their tummy time and the benefits of this important phase. You can read more about tummy time here.
There's nothing quite like hearing your baby laugh for the first time! If you're desperate to hear their first giggle, have a read of our top tricks and techniques that'll have your baby laughing their tiny socks off in no time! Learn how to make your baby laugh here.
When your baby learns to sit up on their own, it's a milestone worth remembering. What a difference it makes for your little one, who will have a whole new perspective on the world. From the age babies usually start to sit up to the ways you can help your baby reach this milestone, read more about when babies start to sit up here.
Lorna is the digital executive and regular contributor for Mother&Baby. After running the Yours magazine website which specialises in content about caring for kids and grandchildren, she has now brought her expertise to the UK's #1 leading pregnancy and parenting magazine. Lorna specialises on a range of topics from potty training and nutrition, to everything and anything that will keep your tot occupied!
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