One Month Old:

  • Motor Skills:
    • Head control:
      • Lifts head for very briefly by the end of the first month when laid on their tummy.
      • Turn head to side.
  • Vision:
    • Stares at people
    • Starts following moving objects/people
    • Can see colors (especially black and white) but doesn’t differentiate similar color tones
  • Hearing: responds to sound
  • Expressions: (not common)
    • Smile, laugh
    • Coo/ah  sounds

 

Two Months Old:

  • Motor skills:
    • Head control: Hold head briefly when laid on back
  • Vision:  Start differentiating color tones/shades
  • Hearing: responds to sound, noise, music
  • Expressions:
    • Smile, laugh
    • Coo sounds

Three Months Old:

  • Motor skills::
    • Starts lifting legs and raising hands towards feet
    • Holds objects
    • Head control: Can hold head at a 45o when laid.
  • Vision:
    • Distinguishes color shades and shapes
    • Recognizes mother’s face
  • Hearing: starts distinguish mother’s voice
  • Expressions: Frequent laughs, smiles, coos and start babbling

Four Months Old:

  • Motor skills:
    • Starts lifting legs and raising upper body and hands towards feet
    • Starts reaching out for objects and grab them with both hands (beginning of sight-hand coordination)
    • Head control: Supports head
  • Vision: Can see far objects
  • Hearing: distinguish and react to mother’s voice
  • Language: Starts uttering sounds
  • Drools

Five Months Old:

  • Motor skills:
    • Playing with their own feet
    • May pull feet and put into mouth
    • Puts objects in mouth
    • Rolls over
    • May start sit with support
    • Head control: Holds head steadily
  • Vision:  Shows curiosity towards objects
  • Vision/Hearing: Examines mother’s lips as she talk
  • Hearing: May start recognizing their own name
  • Speech: More uttering sounds (ba, ma), trying to imitate mother’s words
  • Social:
    • starts recognizing strangers
    • start showing anger/discomfort when taking objects away

Six Months Old:

  • Motor skills:
    • Rolls over
    • Pulls feet into mouth
    • Reach for objects
    • Hold their bottle
    • May start sitting without support
    • Adjust body to see an object
    • Can bear most weight on standing position
  • Head control: Holds head steadily without lagging
  • Vision: Recognizing objects from far
  • Hearing: Turns towards sound
  • Speech:
    • Continue to imitate sounds and words
    • Make one syllable sound (ma, ba, da)