Everyone agrees that babies are cute, but what is going on babies developmentally? The period of infancy begins at birth. Parents usually spend a great deal of time with children during the infant years and they carefully monitor child development stages. Here are child development stages in which development of the child depends.

Basically, child development refers to the process in which human beings typically grow and mature from infancy to adult. The different stages of childhood/the stages of a baby or growth and development are measured include physical growth, social growth and cognitive growth.

The first baby development stage begins at birth. In this stage, Babies learn how to control their muscles and movements. Children’s movements are reflexive in nature. Babies will learn to interact with the environment. Between 3 and 4 months, a child should be rolling with belly to back first and by 6 months, he will be rolling back to belly.

At 6 months of age, an average baby can begin to sit without support and begins to stand with support between 7 and 8 months of age. At the age of 8.5 months, infants begin crawling on their hands and knees by the age of 12 months, the average baby can take a few steps on their own. Between the age of 2 and 3 years, balance improves and the toddler walks with a smoother pattern. The child can jump in place by age 2.

At the age of 2-3 years, your child can kick a ball, play, learn, speak, behave and move like jumping, running or balancing. This can be an exciting time for parents and toddlers. Toddlers will experience huge thinking, social, learning and emotional changes that will help them to explore in the new world.

At the age of 3-5 years, as children grow into early childhood, their world will begin to open up. They will become more independent and begin to focus more on children and adults outside the family. They will explore and ask many things around them.

At the age of 6-8 years, children will show more independence from parents and family. They pay more attention to friendship and teamwork. And want to be liked and accepted by friends. At this age, they might learn better ways to describe feelings and thoughts.

At the age of 9-11 years, your child starts to form stronger, more complex friendship and peer relationships. Your child faces more academic challenges at school. They become more independent from the family.

At the age of 12-14 years, this is a time of many mental, physical, social and emotional changes. Hormones change at puberty level. Most girls grow public hair, breasts and start their period. Most boys grow the facial and public hair and their voices deepen. This will also be a time when your teen might face peer pressure to use alcohol, drugs and tobacco products. They become more independent with their own personality and interests. They show more concern about looks, clothes, body. They might feel stress from more challenging problems.

At the age of 15-17 years, they are teenagers. This is a time of changes for how teenagers feel, think and interact with others and how their bodies grow. Your teen might have concerns about their body size, shape or weight. Eating disorders can also be common in this age, especially among girls. At this age, your teens have more interest in opposite sex. Show more independence from parents. Many teenagers will be leaving home soon after high school and many start working.

Child development stages chart





3 monthsStarts rolling tummy to side,

 head is held up for prolonged period of time

Blows bubble, plays with tongue,

Makes vowel noises

Turns head to sounds, sensitivity towards binocular cues emerges with timeLoves looking at new people, reaches out for objects
6 monthsTransfers objects from one hand to another, is able to hold his head steady, sits erect with supportIs able to produce double syllable sounds, enjoys vocal playNotices colours, is able to reach out hanging objects and grab themMay reflect stranger anxiety
9-11 monthsCrawls and wiggles, can sit unsupportedTunefully babblesLooks for the dropped toysApprehensive towards strangers
2-5 yearsIs able to run, skip on both feet, can go upstairs or downstairs with one feet at a timeConstantly asks questions, fluent speechPerfect vision and hearingDresses and undresses alone, attends to own toiled needs with time
6-11 yearsAdult muscle activation is complete, mechanical energy transfer existsFluent speechPerfect vision and hearingIs able to perform all social tasks
12-17 yearsFully developed motor skillsFluent speechPerfect hearing and visionIs able to perform all social tasks

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