Mothers who just gave birth together with their birth partners are more than excited with their child’s milestones as this signals the whole development of their child. Giving birth to a healthy baby is rewarding but watching him grow is definitely irreplaceable. These top development skills that your child will go through should be enjoyed and not enforced.
10. Holds head steadily– This is a motor skill that you can notice during your baby’s first trimester. However, you should not be panicky if your baby does not do this during his first month; this could happen as he approaches his second month.
9. Swallows liquid– Sucking breast milk as soon as he comes out in the real world shows a mother how important she is to her baby. Being fed with the most nutritious liquid will help the child develop into a very healthy baby.
8. Turns head towards sound– Though they do not recognize what that sound is, what is important by now is that he can tell the direction from where the sound comes from. A baby immediately looks for the sound as he hears it.
7. Gazes slowly at moving objects– Granting a glaze towards any movement gives the child a chance to recognize directions. A moving object that a child enjoys may help him and his caregiver some early ways of understanding.
6. Smile and lifts arms to caregiver– A smile from a baby is definitely priceless and a gesture that tells that he wants to be lifted are early signs of familiarity. This is the most remarkable socio-emotional sign of development for a child in the first trimester.
5. Sits alone steadily– Sitting and standing should not be forced but should be encouraged. You can help your baby by massaging the major joints of his limbs to strengthen this motor skill.
4. Begins to take solid food– Eating mashed vegetables and porridge will encourage the baby to start taking in solids easily. Giving him a balanced diet this early is advised by most if not all dietitians and pediatrician. However, feeding the baby with breast milk on the side will still be the best until two years of age.
3. Turns head when called– Making eye contact is the start of your baby’s familiarization with his name and different voices. You can watch for before the eighth month of your dear child this language development.
2. Explores objects– Teething or biting and holding different objects near him. Thumb sucking or his whole hand in case is not that odd, in fact most kids really do that. Just be watchful of this cognitive skill so that you can help him by saying what things he is putting in his mouth and what he should get rid of.
1. Enjoys being carried- At eight months, your baby will still enjoy friendly handling and being carried during walks in the park instead of being stuck in the stroller, so do not hinder that solo time with your little one. Alternatively ride him on the stroller and carry him when he gets tired being locked on those wheels.