Milestones in Devlopment

By: Charlotte Adams

Two Months

At this point in time, the baby should be smiling and cooing and sucking on his/her hands or fingers to calm down. They should also be making eye contact with the parents and following objects.
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Four Months

The baby should be rolling over and bring objects to its mouth out of curiosity. They should also be showing emotion and babbling incoherent words. They will also be able to push up on their elbows when lying down.
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Six Months

The baby should be making a lot of sounds and playing fun games, such as Peek-a-Boo. They should try to be getting things that are out of reach out of curiosity and begin to sit without support.
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Nine Months

The baby should now be trying to repeat words that he/she hears from parents and be able to correctly use items, such as spoons, hairbrushes, etc. They should also be trying to wave "bye-bye" and put and take things out of containers. In addition, they should also be able to find hidden objects.
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Twelve Months

The baby should be able to drink from a cup, be scribbling, have temper tantrums, pretend play, move up and down stairs, have an increased vocabulary, and be able to undress themselves.
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Eighteen Months

The baby should now be able to walk with a little bit of help. They should also be able to make more sense of the world around them and should be focusing on what they see and do in the moment.
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Two Years

The young kid at this stage should be pointing to things in books, scribbling in color books, playing simple make-believe games, copying others, and showing defiant behavior.

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Three Years

Your kid should be copying friends and adults, kicking a ball around, playing well with others, completing easy puzzles, playing with dolls and other kid items, and following instructions with two to three steps.

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Four Years

Your kid should be enjoying new things, pedaling a tricycle/bicycle, cooperating with other children, using basic grammar rules, telling stories, using first and last names correctly, and starting to understand time.

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