Feeding Skills Developmental Milestones for Infants and Toddlers

Feeding your baby is one of the most important aspects of child care.  When it does not work as you expect or is a stressful event, it can be of great concern. Here are some developmental milestones to look for at this age: Feeding Skills at 4 – 6 Months Baby will feed in semi-reclined position Visually recognizes bottle Continues …

Speech Development for Infants 0 – 8 Months

Suggested play to help speech development for your child: When you hold your baby, trying singing a song. Your infant enjoys the repetitive nature of a melody it hears again and again. Add the soothing movement of a rocking chair and see who falls asleep faster, you or your baby! It’s never too early to read. Snuggle together and read …

Speech Development for Babies 8 – 12 Months

Most One Year Olds can: Recognize name Say “mama” and “dada” (nonspecifically) and 2-3 words besides “mama” and “dada” Imitate familiar words Understand simple instructions Recognize words as symbols for objects: car  points to garage, dog  barks Babble single consonants Shout for attention Wave hi and bye Demonstrate an understanding of some words by gesturing or pointing Parenting Tips for …

Top 4 Questions About Speech Therapy for Infants & Toddlers

Can you provide therapy for an infant as young as 3 or 6 months? How do you go about getting a child of that age to understand and respond? Children are interactive from birth and are learning the building blocks of speech, language and overall communication from very early in life. Even a newborn child is communicating! There are very …

Visual Skills Development for Babies 9 – 12 Months

You may start noticing your child visually responding to smiles and voices of others, moving his or her eyes around the room to see what is happening, and creeping after a favorite toy when seen.  Your child is also using his or her eyes together and judging distances.  He or she can now grasp and throw objects with greater accuracy. …

Visual Skills Development for Babies 5 – 6 Months

It is thought that infants have good color vision by 5 months of age, although, not as sensitive as an adult’s. Other milestones at 5-6 months include: Tracks horizontally across midline and diagonally Tracks movement of people within the immediate environment Visually follows the path of a dropped object Observes own personal movement Locates an object and leaning toward it …

Visual Skills Development for Babies 1 – 4 Months

At this time infants should be following slowly moving objects intermittently to midline. When taking photos, you will begin to notice your baby blinking at the flash. Visual acuity is still in the 20/200 to 20/400 range.  Infants are beginning to recognize familiar people, and by 3 months they should be reaching for things. By 4 months your child’s eyes …

Cognitive Development for Babies 8 – 12 Months

In Terms of Cognitive Development, Most One Year Olds Can: Show happiness to see her parents’ face, bottle, toys and mirror Know strangers from family; cries when parent goes away Begins to play simple games Gives affection and love Pay attention to simple commands such as ‘No’ and ‘Give it to me’ Show anxiety when separated from her parents Have …

Cognitive Development for Babies 5 – 8 Months

Between the ages of 5 and 8 months, you’ll notice your baby loves looking at other babies. Invite another parent and his or her baby to share in this experience, and stay close to the babies as they discover one other. Where’s the baby? When folding laundry, cover your baby with a sheet or towel. Say, ‘Where’s the baby?’ Wait …

Cognitive Development for Babies 0 – 4 Months

When your baby is under four months, she’ll enjoy looking at herself in a mirror. Hold her in front of a mirror and see if she smiles and makes noises at herself. Feet are fun! Put a brightly colored sock on your baby’s foot. This will encourage her to look at her feet and pull at them and catch a …