Infographic of Baby Milestones

Babies grow quickly in their first year of life, and tracking their developmental milestones can help you monitor their growth and learning.

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Baby Milestones infographic


Newborn Milestones: 0-2 Months
In these first months, your baby’s eyesight, movements, and noises move from reflexive to intentional. Coos and smiles appear, too!

  • Coos and cries to communicate
  • Focuses on faces
  • Movements transition from jerky to smooth
  • Looks toward noises and your voice
  • Recognizes and focuses you
  • Holds head up
  • Starts pushing up on hands during tummy time
  • First smiles

Infant Milestones: 3-6 Months
Look forward to more socializing, more communication, and the beginnings of Baby becoming mobile! These months are filled with play and learning about the world around them.

  • First laughs
  • Smiles at your voice and socially
  • Babbles and attempts to copy sounds
  • Enjoys playing and cries when play stops
  • Holds head and chest up during tummy time
  • Pushes up on elbows during tummy time
  • Stretches and kids legs when lying down
  • Rolls over
  • Sits and stands with support
  • Coordinates eyes and hands
  • Grabs, shakes, and swipes at toys
  • Starts to transfer things between hands
  • Pulls things toward them with a raking grasp

Baby Milestones: 7-9 Months
Baby is really showing off their personality now! They’re also endlessly curious and making moves to explore. Get ready for lots of babbling and new skills.

  • Rolls over both ways
  • Changes positions (tummy to sitting, sitting to pulling up)
  • Moves toward items of interest
  • Sits without support
  • Plays peek-a-boo
  • Babbles with strings of consonants and vowels
  • Vocally expresses happiness or frustration
  • Understands the word “no”
  • New teeth allow biting softer finger foods and feeding themselves
  • Uses the pincer grasp
  • Claps, waves, points
  • Bangs toys together
  • Mimics sounds and gestures

Older Baby Milestones: 10-12 Months
Approaching their first birthday, Baby is constantly active, keeping you on your toes as they cruise around on theirs! Just baby proof and encourage that curiosity.

  • Pulls up, stands, and possibly takes first steps!
  • Uses two hands, and alternating hand movements to play and explore
  • Points to familiar objects
  • Enjoys experiential cause-and-effect play
  • Sits and balances while throwing something
  • Meaningfully refers to Mama or Dada
  • Understands basic instructions (come here; put it down)
  • Enjoys music and songs
  • Stacks and sorts toys
  • Finds hidden objects
  • Holds books, cups, and eating utensils
  • Helps during diaper changes and dressing