Find out what milestones your baby should be reaching, and track your baby’s progress, using the helpful guidelines below.
- Raises head off the ground when lying on tummy (3 months)
- Supports upper body with their arms when lying on tummy (3 months)
- Moves arms and legs off the ground when excited
- Starts to push down with legs when feet are placed on a flat surface as if pretending to stand (reflex)
- Hands move from fists to being open more often
- Attempt to hit toys when a toy is held above the chest
- Starts bringing hands to mouth
- Starts to play with fingers
- Turns head towards sounds
- Coos and makes gurgle noises
- Loud noises startle him/her
- Follows moving objects from side-to-side
- Starts to recognise familiar objects
Social - Emotional
- Begins to smile at familiar faces
- Distinguishes mother’s voice from other voices
Sensory and Perceptual
- Rocking, gentle touch and gentle sounds calm the baby
- Swaddling in a blanket calms the baby
- Enjoys swaying movements
- Able to turn head to find breast or bottle to feed
- Calms when they hear the familiar voice of caregivers, especially when they sing a song to them
- At the age of 1 month they can only see about 30cm in front of them.
- Sees contrast colours best e.g. black and white
- Reflexes present
Please note that each baby is different and will reach various milestones at various stages. Please use the below information as a guideline only.
For any milestone or developmental concerns, please speak to a medical professional.