Can be breast-fed or bottle-fed, sleeps most of the time and weeps when hungry, has to pass urine/stools, keep first closed.
Smiles when looked up; can lie on stomach and raise neck also.
Smiles more and it looks very attractive
Turns head to the directions from where sound is coming; smiles when looked at or when called create noises.
Tries to catch toys or colorful objects and is attracted by dark colours. Especially red, green, yellow and blue.
starts cutting lower teeth(two), raises head from the pillow, laughs and smiles, is able to sit (but only when support is provided), can itself turns to another side and holds feeding bottle.
Tries to put all things into the mouth, watching and hears with great interest when others talk, can sit for a few minutes without support. If held and supported by arms/hands, tries to get up and dance/jump, can take water or milk with a cup.
starts speaking ‘Ma-Ma’ ‘Pa-Pa’, ‘Da-Da’etc. cuts two (frontal) upper teeth.
NINTH TO TWELVE MONTH:
Can sit without any support, starts toddling, can stand with some support, laughs heartily and feels happy with child-like response, when fondled or called. Some kids try to walk also, can point to some object with a point finger but some of them fall while trying to walk. At the age of one, some children learn to walk by them or with support. Some children start standing and walking even without any support.
Can get up and start to walk, learns to play with toys, starts speaking words like ‘Dada’Mama’Papa’ etc , starts to understand, learns to hold spoon and tries to eat also.
An 18-month year old child can walk, go up and down the stairs, can throw and collect a ball, sit in the chair without any support. Starts to imitate her mother and other elders, does not resist in changing cloths, can herself remove her socks, attains control over urine and stools but may pass urine at night (Enuresis which is quite common in winter)
A two year old child can run, can herself get into chair, can call her mother and express her demands , watch her toys and other playing with interest and attention, intently listens to voices, can ascend stairs without anybody’s support.
The above progressive stages are merely indicators to general stage of a child development. Some children cut their teeth quite early or late, some learns to walk while others do not respond. Patterns also vary from child to child.
Saturday, March 24, 2007