My first steps – some developmental stages
|When I am just a newborn and up to one month old,
I usually react with reflexes. It is the time when
I start fixing my eyes to things around me. I can
sense if it is cold or warm, so mummy should not
touch me with cold hands because I am going to react.
I like it better when it is nice and warm. I now
also am kind of discovering my fingers, so sucking
my thumbs becomes my big interest.
My first steps at one to two months of age
|I am developing rather fast. I can now fix my
eyes within an 11 inches distance (about 30 centimetres).
My mummy and daddy are very happing because I am
responding with smiles when they talk and joke with
me. I have some newborn reflexes, like the one the
doctor sees when he examines me so he can see if
I have it when I am a newborn, and later on tests
again to see if it is gone. It is the one when the
doctor holds me in his arms and then sinks me quite
fast. For me it feels like falling so I am supposed
to flap my arms around me symmetrically like wanting
to grab something to hold on to when falling.
My first steps at two to three months of age
|My head is not that heavy to carry for me, I can
almost balance it a little when I sit on someone’s
lap. But the person that carries me still has to
give my head a little support. I am not grown up
yet. It is a very happy time for me, I am communicating
with a lot of laughter and smiles. My mummy and
daddy are very happy for me.
My first steps at three to four months of age
|I am doing some good progress. Now I am managing
all by my own to lean on my arms and elbows and
lift my upper body a little when I lie on my belly.
I can grab things with my whole hand. My mummy is
not always glad about that because I am pulling
her hair. My new interests are babbling and watching
parts of my body, for example my hands.
|My first steps at four to five months
|I am getting more conscious of what is happening
around me. I like to take things and examine them
in my mouth, and I am doing it with more and more
consciousness. When my mummy is talking she can
easily get my attention because I have learned to
turn towards where the sound comes from. The best
is when daddy turns on the radio. The communication
with my parents has improved, so now I can show
them with my body language that I want to be picked
up, for example. And when I sleep, I can turn from
my back to my tummy. The best thing is that I can
coordinate my arm and head movements.
|My first steps at five to six months of
|At the age of five to six months I can finally
sit on my own. I don’t need any support. I
am doing both, turning to my tummy from my back,
and from my back to my tummy. When my parents hold
my hands I can rise up and stand if I’m sitting,
and my head follows! Amazing! I recognise who my
parents are and respond to them with sounds and
babble. If I am playing alone I can take myself
from one point to another by crawling or dragging
myself. I can also play with my toys and move an
object from my left hand to the right, and the opposite.
If I loose a toy I try to look after it. At this
point of my life, my newborn reflexes are gone.
|My first steps at six to seven months
|My mummy is calling me" the cutest puppy"
and I finally understood why she is saying that;
because I now am able to stand on by both hands
and knees like a little puppy. Crawling is the best
thing, I can move more easily. My language has developed
into babbling syllables and my parents are ecstatic!
I am good with my hands, but my fingers need some
|My first steps at seven to eight months
|Strong sound is something I’m reacting on
now, and when people I don’t know come to
visit. Sometimes I don’t know them so I start
crying. I am crawling big time now, and sitting
on my own without any support. But my fingers, except
for the thumbs, need even more practice.
|My first steps at eight to nine months
|Clapping is my new interest now. And I’m
so happy about that! My fingers are better; I can
grab things with my thumb and forefinger and I can
go from crawling to sitting all by myself. Now,
I can also almost say mummy and daddy!
|My first steps at nine to ten months of
|Finally, I am so strong that I can drag myself
up and stand on my feet and take steps, holding
a piece of furniture as support of course.
But I still find it difficult to go back to sitting
after standing up and talking a walk. I have exercised
my finger that well that I can pick small things
up from the floor. I understand when mummy asks
me where the lamp is. I show her I understand by
looking at the lamp. When daddy goes to work I’m
waving to him, and we play peek-a-boo, and hitting
to bricks to each other with mummy. And I can also
reach out and pick the bricks up again if they fall.
I like to do was she is doing, to imitate her. I
can do all these things, you know.
|My first steps at ten to twelve months
|I can almost walk; I’m actually taking my
first steps! It’s the best feeling. I
feel so free. I can sit down too and put things
in my mouth. And I can really say real words such
as, “look”, “mummy” and
”daddy”! I have grown up so much!
|Writing about the baby’s first steps
|Would you like it if your baby could write, and
could write all of this you just read down, and
say these are my first steps in life? It
would have been the greatest thing. But there is
a chance for you as the parents to write about your
baby’s first steps in life. You can download
plenty of pictures and write about everything that
happens, as if the baby was talking. Be your baby’s
voice! Bookaboutbaby.com offers you to do that!