What your baby might be doing in the first 12 months

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I am almost certain babies these days are much stronger than when we were born! Mum's & Dad's tell us often at their photoshoot how their newborn was lifting their head and looking around as soon as they were born! With a lot more to stimulate babies these days and more interaction from BOTH parents, there is so much opportunity for them to develop into amazing little humans! Here are a few things your baby MAY be doing at 3 of the big milestones.....

Three months:

Six months:

  • Turns towards sounds and voices
  • Imitates sounds, blows bubbles
  • Rolls in both directions
  • Reaches for objects and mouths them
  • Sits without support
  • Is ready for solids
  • May lunge forward or start crawling
  • May jabber or combine syllables
  • May drag object towards themselves

12 months:

  • Imitates others' activities
  • Jabbers wordlike sounds
  • Indicates wants with gestures
  • Says words like "mama" and "dada"
  • Takes a few steps
  • Understands and responds to simple instructions
  • Scribbles with crayon
  • Walks well

It's important to stress that not all babies and toddlers do things at the same time or at a consistent pace. We think it's magical that each child's development is unique and also teaches us as parents too!