It’s interesting to know all of the different baby stages and milestones as you embark on in this new chapter of your life. Not only is it useful for moms and dads to know what to expect every month, but it will also give you ideas on how to deal with the changes and demands of each stage. Read on to learn all about your baby’s exciting milestones!
Baby Milestones | What You Need To Know About Each Baby Stage
1. Welcome To Week One With Your New Baby!
Baby has finally arrived and you are on Cloud 9! After months of carrying the baby in your belly, you can now carry him in your arms, cuddle him, and watch him respond to you. Chances are you’re so busy soaking up the newborn goodness that the birth is long forgotten. However, if you’re struggling with emotions left from a traumatic birth, reach out for assistance to debrief you on your labor experience. Click here to learn more.
2. Welcome To Week Two With Your New Baby!
The first week with your baby can be crazy. You probably don’t even know if it’s night or day with all the confusion and anxiety about doing things right. Not to mention all the visitors and loss of sleep! There is still plenty to learn and experience this week. But things should settle down a bit and you will find a rhythm. Get ready for the curve balls that will get thrown your way. Click here to learn more.
3. Welcome To Week Three With Your New Baby!
You are beginning to understand your baby a lot more this week. Especially her ‘I am hungry’ cry, and other signs she may show you, like grunting or opening her mouth. However, there is still a lot more to look forward to, especially as the baby goes through so many developmental milestones along the way. Thankfully, you have all the time in the world right now to focus on this new relationship! Click here to read more.
4. Welcome To Month Four With Your Baby!
You now officially have the most curious youngster in your house and he wants to know what’s happening around him at all times. That’s great for you because the more things he sees and experiences, the more he learns. With such rapid development occurring, you can expect to see some shakeups in the sleeping arrangements in your house. This is completely normal and we’ll guide you through coping. Click here to read more.
5. Welcome To Month Five With Your Baby!
If you have been feeling your conversations and communication with your baby have been sort of one-sided, this is the month that changes. Now that she’s getting much bigger and stronger, she also enjoys making noises and even copying ones you make – all her way of communicating with you. This month is so exciting! Click here to learn more.
6. Welcome To Month Six With Your Baby!
Happy half-birthday to your baby! She has crossed the half-year milestone and it’s a big deal for her and you. At this point in time, she weighs about twice as much as she did at birth, if not more. The first year of a baby’s life is one rapid development growth, which surpasses any other stage in life. Keep learning about what you should be expecting her to do and what you could be doing to help her development. Click here to learn more.
7. Welcome To Month Seven With Your Baby!
Baby has developed quite a distinct personality by now, with preferences and dislikes which are quite evident. He is likely very mobile now and loves being able to go places and grab things that catch his eye. It’s now time to start being super vigilant with your active youngster. You’ll be surprised at what they can swipe quickly and put in their mouth! Click here to read more.
8. Welcome To Month Eight With Your Baby!
You may have always thought curious babies are the cutest, but you may be rethinking that now that your busy little babe is at the stage of exploring everything and going everywhere! Yet when she learns a new skill, your heart explodes with pride. You may have to get an extra set of eyes to keep track of where she is and what she is doing! Click here to learn more.
9. Welcome To Month Nine With Your Baby!
Your baby is no longer the little bundle of joy who was dependent on you all day. She is now curious, active, and ready to explore at the drop of a hat! Learn how to cope with this exciting stage. Click here to learn more.
10. Welcome To Month Ten With Your Baby!
Baby is quite the little individual now, with her own personality. She does not hesitate to show it every now and then. She is keen on carrying on conversations, not just with you but with birds, animals, the lamp post, or the puppy next door. Growing increasingly clever and more aware of her surroundings, she can now understand the meaning of 1-3 words, with ‘No’ being one of them–she probably learned that one from her consistent and inquisitive testing! Click here to read more.
11. Welcome To Month Eleven With Your Baby!
Your little one is all ready to start walking now and she may even be taking her first few steps on her own. Get ready to have your work cut out for you when she gets going. Life is about to get a whole lot busier, but also a whole lot more fun! Click here to learn more.
12. Congratulations! Your Baby Is Now One!
Congratulations! It’s time for a party to not only to celebrate this major milestone for your baby, but also for yourself. You made it through all the sleepless nights, the first tooth, perhaps the first bump on the head or fever and you have a beautiful thriving baby who’s now entering toddlerhood. It’s your baby’s very first birthday and you can bet your baby is going to be a really active participant in the celebration. After all, he has learned to get around by himself now and he is one curious little fellow who is not going to let anything get in the way of trying out everything that life has to offer. Don’t be surprised though if he becomes overwhelmed by all the people and stimulation, as he’ll likely be ‘go, go, go’ the whole time. The expression on his face listening to his first “happy birthday” song is sure to be priceless! Click here to learn more.
13. Baby Weight Chart | How Much Should My Baby Weigh?
As a new mother-to-be, it’s helpful to seek your doctor’s advice on what food to eat to gain weight properly while pregnant, and you can study a baby weight chart to gain a better understanding on how much your baby should weigh. Baby weight is one of the common things new parents worry about. Don’t worry, your pediatrician will be on top of this and will recommend wholesome weight-gain food for newborns if your baby needs it. Click here to read more.
14. A Mother’s Baby Teeth Chart Guide
We have come up with a comprehensive baby teeth chart for you. Because if you’re a new mother, you’re most likely wondering which new sets of teeth will grow for your baby and when they will grow. This chart makes it easy for you to identify baby teeth and when you can expect them to come out. Click here to learn more.
Now that you have an understanding of what different developmental stages your baby will go through, you can help guide your baby through different milestones. But, also remember that each baby grows at his own pace. Take it all in stride and enjoy the ride!
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