i have made this website so that people that are interested would understand the following:
movements in newborn babies are relflexes, because their nervous sytem is not fully developed. Around 4 months most babies have controll of their muscles. they can hold their head up for short pereiods and sit with support.
from about 6 months their vision is clear/ fully developed.
6-12 months - babies may start to use a spoon and drink from a cup. they nay be able to crawl and reach for objects. they can pick up object using forefinger and thumb. (pincer grasp).
They may pull themselve up to stand and walk with support and even without.
By 12 months they have gained about an inch in length for every month of their lives and weigh 3 times their birth weight.
Around 13-15 months usually can walk without support.
18 months - can kick and throw a ball.
2 years - can climb a small ladder to go down a slide.
30 months - can walk stairs.
36 months - can ride a tricycle and catch a ball
Social and Emotional development
We all need to be shown affection. This is known as our emotional needs. Through life when we experience things that make us feel happy.
Babies soon develop trust in their parents they feel secure when held. They cry when hungry or need changed. They enjoy being comforted. Infants smile when fed and clean.
By four months they smile and laugh when happy.
A newborns intelectual development begins at birth. A newborn may not be able to make sense of the world however they can feel hunger and thirst and are aware of their sensory system.
they can see, hear, smell,taste and touch. From a few weeks old a baby can be familiar with faces and voices.
By 6 months a baby listens and recognises when you say their name.
They will understand when you 'NO'
Between 6-12 months babies will babble and mimic e.g. da da, ma ma, ba ba etc.
they will understand things like bye bye, and are able to say about 3 words at 12 months.
during the 2nd year the vocabulary grows to approximately 10-50 word.
they will understand what you say and vice- versa.
during this time they become very curious.
They may imitale sounds e.g animal sounds.
They may familiarise people with their names.
point to body parts.
Ask questions like 'who's that '? whats that?
At around 2 years they may be able to say about 300 words.