What can your child do?
The first year of life is full of surprises. But how to determine whether the baby is developing correctly?
The first year of life is full of surprises - both for the child and for his parents. But how to determine whether the child is developing correctly?
Smile (8 weeks)Doctors believe that a conscious smile appears no earlier than 8 weeks. She says that the child knows how to distinguish joy (when mom is near) from sadness (when mom is not).
Turn over (2-3 months)Saying that the child should roll over, pediatricians mean that the baby rolls from the abdomen to the back. Children can turn over from back to stomach at 5 months.
Take items (3-4 months)A child can pick up and drop a pacifier or toy. And besides, he begins to comprehend the connection between cause and effect: he can shake the rattle to make a sound.
Play hide and seek (6 months)An important skill that says that the child successfully interacts with the outside world. Although he does not see his mother’s face, which hid behind a diaper or a toy, the baby understands that mom is here and laughs when you show yourself.
Sit (8 months)At first, the baby rests on his hands and only in this position can keep his balance. Place a toy next to it, and then move it from side to side. The child will try to grab the toy, maintaining balance without the help of hands.
Crawl (6-10 months)Some children crawl forward, others crawl back, and still others roll on the floor. To help the baby, lay the toy so that he could hardly reach it.
Get up (8 months)At about 8 months, the baby can stand up, grabbing the headboard or mother's leg. To learn how to bend your legs and sit down, the child will need another 2-4 months.
Walk (10−18 months)Some children immediately boldly go forward, others several weeks move only where there is an opportunity to hold on to something.
PROS AND CONS
What affects the development of the child?• Temperament. Some children are ready to explore everything around, others are more careful.• Older brother or sister can be an incentive for the baby, but it happens the other way around, because the elder is always ready to help.• Premature birth. The child later learns skills, but by the age of two, the differences are evened out.
See your doctor if: • The child is behind on several points: he is 1 year and 4 months old, but he does not walk at all and does not say a word.• Delay more than 3 months: in half a year the baby does not smile.• When you speak with the baby, he does not react. At 10 months, most children can show a toy, mom, dad or grandmother.