In our first instalment of Month-by-Month milestones, Emma Kenny takes us through some of the experiences you and your little one can expect during the first 4 months of their development. She also offers expert advice on and how you can help.
MONTH 1 – Your little one may be…
- Lifting their head
- Responding to sound
- Staring at faces
- Using their suck and rooting reflexes
Emma says: Lots of interaction and chatting from you are really important at this stage as your baby is soothed by your presence and voice.
MONTH 2 – Your little one may be…
- Gurgling and coo-ing
- Following objects with their eyes
- Holding their heads for a short time
Emma says: This is when you can introduce basic toys such as the Giggle Surprise Blocks to encourage them to see the bright colours and black & white patterns.
MONTH 3 – Your little one may be…
- Be laughing and smiling
- Recognising your face and voice
Emma says: At this stage babies start to look for a little more to do so it’s a great time to introduce a multi-activity toy such as Newborn Soothe to Play Good Vibrations Gym to stimulate their senses.
MONTH 4 – Your little one may be…
- Grasping a toy
- Reaching out with their hands
- Enjoy some ‘tummy time’
Emma says: This is an excellent time to encourage your baby to have some ‘tummy time’ to help develop their gross motor skills. The Tummy Tunes Giraffe compliments this stage perfectly.
[Please note that babies develop at different speeds and the information below is designed to be a guide. The information is not designed to replace professional medical advice. If you have any concerns it is important that you speak to your Health Visitor or GP]
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