Important Motor Milestones: Baby’s First Year (Part 2)
How do baby’s motor skills develop over their first year? Here are a few of baby’s motor milestones from 0-12 months, validated by American Academy of Pediatrics Findings.
- Baby moves legs and arms off of surface when excited7-9 Months: Baby moves from tummy or back into sitting
- While standing with support, baby accepts entire weight with legs
- They will reach for nearby toys while on tummy
- While lying on back, baby reaches both hands to play with feet and transfers toys from one hand to the other
- They will pick up their head and push through their elbows during Tummy Time
- Baby turns their head to visually track objects while sitting and shows more control while rolling and sitting
- They will pick up small objects with thumbs and fingers 7-9 Months: In simple play, baby imitates others
- Baby pulls to stand and cruises along furniture
- They will move in and out of various positions to explore environment and get desired toys
- Baby will clap their hands and release objects into a container with a large opening
Check out Pathways.org for the complete list of milestones per age!