Important steps in baby development
A guide that explains the key steps in the physical, mental
and emotional development of babies
The development of babies is a complex and fascinating process. From birth to early childhood, babies experience significant changes in their physical, mental and emotional development. In this article, we will explore the important stages of the baby’s development, so that parents can better understand and support their child’s development.
Physical development :
Physical development is one of the most obvious aspects of the baby’s development. Here are some key steps in physical development :
• Birth : At birth, babies have an immature nervous system, a developing respiratory system and weak muscles.
• 3 months : At 3 months, babies can raise their heads and support their weight on their arms in the ventral position.
• 6 months : At 6 months, babies can sit without help and start crawling.
• 1 year : At 1 year old, babies can walk with assistance or stand without help.
Mental development :
Mental development includes the processes of thinking, perception and understanding of the world around us. Here are some key steps in mental development :
• Birth : At birth, babies can recognize their mother’s voice and prefer to look at human faces.
• 6 months : At 6 months, babies can understand simple sentences and simple instructions.
• 1 year : At 1 year old, babies can use simple words to communicate and understand more complex instructions.
Emotional development :
Emotional development includes feelings, emotions and relationships with others. Here are some key steps in emotional development :
• Birth : At birth, babies can express basic emotions such as sadness, joy and anger.
• 6 months : At 6 months, babies may experience separation anxiety and begin to show preferences for familiar people.
• 1 year : At 1 year, babies can begin to show empathy and compassion for others.
Baby development is a fascinating process that involves significant physical, mental and emotional changes. Parents can support their child’s development by providing a stimulating environment, meeting their needs and providing emotional support. By understanding the important stages of the baby’s development, parents can better understand their child’s needs and abilities and help them reach their full potential.
Did you know ? With the Coogli app, you can record activities and memories to follow your baby’s progress. Coogli is available on the Android and Apple stores.