What most babies do by this age:

Social and Emotional

  • Smiles spontaneously, especially at people
  • Likes to play with people and might cry when playing stops
  • Copies some movements and facial expressions, like smiling or frowning


  • Begins to babble
  • Babbles with expression and copies sounds he hears
  • Cries in different ways to show hunger, pain, or being tired

baby on floor with toy

Cognitive (learning, thinking, problem-solving)

  • Lets you know if he is happy or sad
  • Responds to affection
  • Reaches for toy with one hand
  • Uses hands and eyes together, such as seeing a toy and reaching for it
  • Follows moving things with eyes from side to side
  • Watches faces closely
  • Recognizes familiar people and things at a distance

Movement/Physical Development

  • Holds head supported .
  • Pushes weight on feet when on a hard surface.
  • Rolls over on both sides from tummy -back.
  • Brings hand to mouth.
  • Able to hold a toy and shake it.
  • When lying on tummy, pushes weight on forearms.


  • Does not watch things as they MOVE.
  • Does not SMILE at people.
  • Does not hold head STEADY.
  • Does not make sounds/ coos/ babbles.