Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Milestone charts: What you can expect from birth to age 3

Having an Internet is an advantage as we can find lots of information we could apply or referred with when raising our kids. As a new mom and parent, I am really clueless of what to expect when you have a baby and a toddler and how to raise them well. Good thing there are plenty of informative site on the web that we can check into and be updated with our kids milestones.

Babies grow in such unique ways: The baby who sits up weeks before her peers might be one of the last to learn how to crawl. Or the 18-month-old who's still communicating with grunts and gestures suddenly bursts forth with prepositional phrases at 2 years. That's why this series of charts is created so that parents will get some insights of their baby's milestones..

Since babies aren't identical — thank goodness! — the charts allow for variations in stages of development. Use them to gain insight into what you're observing in your baby today and to preview what you can look forward to in the months ahead.

One thing you shouldn't use the charts for, however, is grist for the worry mill. Each chart is meant as a guide, not as a source of concern.

For information about particular milestones, click on the links below or head to the baby, toddler, or preschooler development pages.

1 to 6 months

7 to 12 months

13 to 18 months

19 to 24 months

25 to 30 months

31 to 36 months
Source; babycenter


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