Baby’s First Year: Milestones and Celebrations
The first year of a baby's life is filled with many exciting milestones and celebrations. Here are some of the most important ones:
- Birth: The day a baby is born is a joyous occasion and the beginning of many milestones.
- First smile: Around 6-8 weeks, babies begin to smile in response to their caregivers, an important milestone in social development.
- Rolling over: Most babies start to roll over from their tummy to their back between 2-4 months, and from their back to their tummy between 4-6 months.
- Sitting up: By around 6 months, many babies are able to sit up without support, which is a major physical milestone.
- Crawling: Some babies begin crawling between 6-10 months, which is an exciting milestone for both the baby and the caregiver.
- First words: Around 8-12 months, babies begin to say their first words, is an important milestone in language development.
- First steps: Most babies take their first steps between 9-12 months, which is a major physical milestone.
- First birthday: The first birthday is a big celebration, marking the end of the first year of life and the beginning of toddlerhood.
Throughout the first year, there are also many smaller milestones and celebrations, such as the first time a baby tries solid foods, the first time they laugh, and the first time they reach for a toy. Each milestone is unique and special, and should be celebrated with love and joy.