What most babies do by this age:
Social and Emotional
- Knows familiar faces and begins to know if someone is a stranger
- Likes to play with others, especially parents.
- Responds to other people’s emotions and often seems happy
- Likes to look at self in a mirror.
- Responds to sounds / words by making sounds.
- Strings vowels together when babbling (“ah,” “eh,” “oh”) and likes taking turns with parent while making sounds
- Responds to own name.
- Begins to say consonant sounds (jabbering with “m,” “b”)
- Makes sounds to show joy and displeasure.
Cognitive (learning, thinking, problem-solving)
- Looks around at things nearby.
- Shows curiosity about things and tries to get things that are out of reach.
- Begins to pass things from one hand to the other.
- Rolls over in both directions (front to back, back to front).
- Begins to sit without support.
- When standing, supports weight on legs and might bounce.
- Rocks back and forth, sometimes crawling backward before moving forward .
GET A CONSULTATION IF YOUR BABY
- Does not COO.
- Does not make vowel sounds AA,OOO,AH,EH
- Seems very stiff, with tight muscles.
- Seems very FLOPPY.
- Does not make SQUEAKY sounds.
- Does not roll over in either directions.