Physical Developmental Milestones- 1st Year

  1. 1 Month
    • Lifts head and turns it from one side to the other when placed on stomach
    • Focuses on objects from about 10 inches to up to 3 feet away 
    • Reacts to parent's voice
  2. 2 Months
    • Makes sounds such as "ooh" and "aah"
    • Watches objects moved about 6 inches away from face
    • Responds to more sounds and different pitches of voice
  3. 3 Months
    • Opens and closes hands
    • Holds head steadily when held up
    • Lifts head and chest when on stomach
    • Swipes at objects
    • Brings hand together
  4. 4 Months
    • Supports upper body on hands when lying on stomach
    • Shows preference for red and blue over yellow
    • May begin to use vowels and consonants in babbling, such as "ah ga"
    • Grasps rattle
    • Puts hands in mouth
    • Rolls from tummy to back
  5. 5 Months
    • Rocks on stomach while kicking legs and making swimming motions with arms
    • Reaches out and grabs toys
    • Turns head in direction of sound
    • Knows positive speech from unhappy speech
  6. 6 Months
    • Passes a block from one hand to the other
    • Puts objects to mouth with hand 
    • May begin creeping 
    • Recognizing basic sounds of native language
  7. 7 Months
    • Rolls over both ways 
    • Sits up steadily
    • Stands with assistance
    • Knows parents and caregivers by their voices and by sight
    • Can follow a path of moving objects with eyes
    • Babbles with strings of vowels and consonants, such as "ba,ba,ba"
    • Grabs for objects with raking motions
  8. 8 Months
    • Pulls self up to standing
    • Bangs blocks together
    • Propels self by arms, knees, or squirming motion
    • Looks at objects with sustaining attention
  9. 9 Months
    • Uses index fingers to poke
    • Puts objects in containers
    • Leans forward to pick up toys
    • Notices small objects
    • May start associating sounds with objects
  10. 10 Months
    • Crawls well
    • Can put objects in containers
    • Uses index finger to start pointing 
    • Imitates new word sounds more frequently
  11. 11 Months
    • Walks while holding onto furniture or crib rails for support
    • Uses gestures like shaking head for no
    • Releases objects intentionally
    • Grasps with thumb and and forefingers
  12. 12 Months
    • May walk a few steps alone
    • Stands alone for short time
    • Picks up small objects using thumb and forefinger
    • Puts objects into and takes them out of containers
    • Holds and drinks from cup
Card Set
Physical Developmental Milestones- 1st Year
Baby Class