Thursday, September 21, 2006

Day 213 - Can You Do This?

Today's First Time Parenting Tip - Track your baby's milestones to make sure they're developing correctly

Its important to make sure that your infant doesn't have any developmental problems, but if he or she seems slow in one area, don't worry about it too much unless they're way behind or your pediatrician seems concerned. Everyone loves to compare their accomplishments to others, but the fact is some babies are fast in verbal development, but slow in the physical department, or vice versa. If you're worried about it, ask your pediatrician. At the end of the seventh month, your infant should be able to:

  • Feed self a cracker
  • Make a wet razzing sound

Probably will be able to:

  • Bear some weight on legs when held upright
  • Sit without support
  • Object if you try to take a toy away
  • Work to get a toy out of reach
  • Pass a cube or other object from one hand to another
  • Look for a dropped object
  • Rake a raisin and pick it up in his fist
  • Turn in the direction of a voice
  • Babble
  • Play peek-a-boo

They might also be able to stand holding on to someone or something, pull up to standing position from sitting, get into sitting position from stomach, pick up tiny object with any part of thumb and finger, say mama or dada indiscriminantly, play patty-cake, pick up a tiny object with thumb and finger or walk holding onto furniture.

Taken from What to Expect the First Year

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