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Is Your Baby's Development On Track?

Updated: Sep 22, 2022

In this article, I am sharing the baby’s development from a newborn to a toddler.

In this article, I am sharing the baby’s development from a newborn to a toddler.

First-Time Parents? You might be curious about what to expect next from the child and how to tell if the child’s development is on track.

1 month old

Grow fast.

Make eye contact.

Cry for help.

React to the parents’ voices and smiles.

2 month old

Learn to smile and study faces.

Concentrate on looking at people than objects.

Murmur and gurgle in response to sounds.

Express anger.

3 month old

Smile back when the parent smile, the lovely smile involves the whole body like arms lift up, hands open wide and legs move.

Smile and gurgle to get the parent’s attention.

Imitate the parent’s facial expressions and certain movements.

4 month old

Push up arms when lying on stomach.

Grab objects.

Laugh out aloud.

Enjoy playing and cry when playtime is disrupted.

5 month old

Start rolling in one or another direction.

Learn to transfer objects from one hand to another.

Blow raspberry.

Love to play during feeding.

6 month old

Rollover both ways.

Babble and make noises like squeals and murmurs.

Tend to be either gentle or active.

7 month old

Learn to use your thumb and fingers.

Express anger in a strong way.

Mimic the parents’ sounds.

8 month old

Clap hands.

Respond when the parent calls the baby by name.

May get anxious or shy with strangers.

9 month old

Try to crawl and climb stairs.

Like playing with the parent.

For example, cooking with mama.

Learn objects.

10 month old

Try to stand.

Begin self-esteem.

Respond to clapping.

Show all moods like happy, sad and angry.

11 month old

Do not allow the parent to read books or newspapers.

Try saying mama or dada.

Will not be cooperative.

Love bathing time.

12 month old

Stand without any support and take the first steps.

Try speaking 2 to 3 words.

I hope all these pointers will help the parents to understand the baby’s development from a newborn to a toddler.

Do take note that the baby grows at his own pace. If the parents do not see any of the milestones of the baby month by month as stated, it is completely normal in the baby’s development.

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We have over 10 years of experience in nurturing thousands of infants aged from 2 months to 18 months. Our infant care Tampines or infant care at Tampines has a purposefully curated environment that provides our infants with a warm, loving and interactive environment to learn and grow in body and in mind independently.

If you are looking for a good Tampines infant care or Tampines preschool or Tampines childcare near Tampines central, do consider Nurture Infant House. We provide parents with the confidence that their infants are in the good hands of our trained and caring teachers.

Also, if you are looking for a Tampines preschool or childcare Tampines for playgroup, nursery or kindergarten, you can consider enrolling your child in Genesis Childcare 1989.

Our Tampines childcare is one of Singapore's leading childcare services. Visit our childcare at Tampines and Tampines preschool to learn more about our curriculum and how we ensure a holistic development for your child.

At our preschool Tampines, we believe in the growth and potential of every child and aim to develop your child to their best.

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Nurture Infant House (2 to 18 months Infants)

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