At what age will your baby reach each developmental milestone, and what different events will take place each month? It‚Äôs one of the key things most parents are keen to know.I was no different; a typical new mum, I spent a lot of time searching websites for more and more information, consulting with the health visitor at baby clinic, and ringing my mum to ask endless questions along the lines of ‚Äòwhen will the baby roll over?‚Äô and ‚Äòshould she have more teeth yet? She would often reassure me that babies move at their own pace and everyone catches up eventually, which is very true. Here‚Äôs our guide to baby milestones, and the average age at which babies will reach each developmental step - remember these are average ages though, and lots of babies will do these things later or earlier:
- When will my baby start to smile?
- When will my baby roll over?
- When will my baby be able to sit up?
- When should my baby start on solid food?
- When will I see the first tooth?
- When will my baby start crawling?
- When will my baby walk?
- When will my baby start talking?
Remember that this is only a guide, and all babies can be very different. If you‚Äôre concerned about anything, it‚Äôs better to speak to a health visitor or doctor first, rather than consulting Dr Google.
Information via NHS Choices, where you can see a birth-five developmental timeline, and Babycentre.co.uk
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Gillian blogs over at A Baby on Board about London life as a new mum, covering everything from baby clothes to breastfeeding. She lives with her one year old daughter and husband in south London.