• Development milestones for 7- 12 months of age

Development milestones for 7- 12 months of age

Check the physical and emotional development milestones!

Physical development milestones you can expect

 7 Months:

  • Sits without support
  • Reaches for things with a sweeping motion
  • Imitates speech sounds (babbles)

8 Months:

  • Says "dada" and "mama" to both parents (isn't specific)
  • Begins to crawl
  • Passes object from hand to hand
  • Points at objects

9 Months:

  • Combines syllables into word like sounds
  • Stands while holding onto something

10 Months:

  • Waves goodbye
  • Picks things up with pincer grasp
  • Crawls well
  • Responds to name and understands "no"

11 Months:

  • Says "dada" and "mama" to the right parent (is specific)
  • Stands alone for a couple of seconds
  • Puts objects into a container
  • Understands simple instructions

12 Months:

  • Imitates others' activities
  • Indicates wants with gestures
  • Takes a few steps
  • Understands and responds to simple instructions

Emotional development milestones you can expect

7 Months:

  • Enjoys social interaction
  • Expresses anger more strongly
  • Tries to mimic adult sounds

8 Months:

  • Can differentiate between what is familiar and unfamiliar
  • May become shy or anxious with strangers
  • Cries in frustration when he can't reach a toy or do something he wants to do

9 Months:

  • Looks at correct picture when an image is named
  • Smiles and kisses own image in the mirror
  • Likes to play near parent (eg. in kitchen while Mom is cooking)
  • May be more sensitive to the presence of other children

10 Months:

  • Self-esteem begins to develop
  • Responds to positive recognition such as clapping
  • Becomes cautious of heights
  • Shows moods such as sad, happy, and angry

11 Months:

  • Tries to gain approval and avoid disapproval
  • Can be uncooperative

12 Months:

  • Can fluctuate between being cooperative and uncooperative
  • Shows a developing sense of humor
  • May cling to parents or one parent in particular

 

 

 

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