Thursday, April 20, 2023

How does your baby develop after birth?

The development of the child after birth:

From motionless newborn to active toddler: It only takes 12 months for your baby to experience this amazing transformation. Babies grow and grow at a rapid pace as the months go by, so read on to learn more about your baby's development stages after birth.

Stages of child development after birth:

From one to three months old:

During the first stage of development, your baby's brain and body are in the process of learning how to adapt to a new outside world that is different from the mother's belly. From here, after birth and up to the completion of three months of his life, your child will go through several developments:
  • During the age of one month and two months, the smile that a newborn draws on his face will not be directed to anyone, but rather an involuntary movement that he makes. But in three months, he will smile when he sees your smile.
  • At the stage that extends from one to three months, your baby can lift only his head and half of his body, all the way to the tummy area.
  • Your child follows objects that are 20 cm away from him with his eyes.
  • Also, during this stage, the child can open and close his hands, in addition to being able to hold your finger.

Four to six months old:

Between the fourth and sixth months, your baby learns how to interact with the objects around him and discovers his own voice. He goes through the following stages of development:
  • Rolls from front to back or back to front.
  • He makes strange sounds in his voice that sound like his own language.
  • His smile turns into a drawn-out laugh.
  • He can reach and grab things (be careful not to grab your hair), and he also grabs toys with his hands.
  • He becomes able to sit without attributing his back to anything, and he fully controls the movements of his head.

Seven to nine months old:

After your baby completes seven months, your baby's movement rate increases and he also goes through some developments, such as:
  • Your baby begins to crawl by crawling on his hands and knees. Some babies never crawl, going straight to walking.
  • He can respond to familiar words such as his name and may also respond to the word "no" by stopping and staring at you briefly, and may say his first words such as "mama" and "dada".
  • At this stage, your baby will also be able to clap.

From ten months to one year old:

The last stage of a child’s development up to the age of one year is considered a transitional period, through:
  • Your child can hold the bottle of milk and eat it on his own without your help.
  • Moves around the room and stands whenever he can hold on to the furniture and soon after becomes able to walk.
  • He can point to the objects and games that catch his eye and that he wants to play with.
  • Some children imitate some of their parents' movements, such as talking on the phone.