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My Baby: from 0 to 6 months | 16 June 2015

Your baby's first 6 months are overloaded with fast-pace development, changes that occur during 24 hours, starting with their birth weight which doubles usually by four to six months! Here you will find a month-by-month physical changes that happen during the first months.


Month 1:
- Regains the weight that is usually dropped right after birth.
- Head flops if not supported.
- Eye can focus at 18 to 45 cm.
- Stares at high contrast patterns and objects but does not reach.
- Recognizes only his mother's voice.
- Startles at noise.


Month 2:
- Muscles relax and twitch less.
- Can lift his head a little when lying on his tummy.
- May reach and grab an object for a short time.
- Eyes move together and he is able to track close moving objects.
- May roll over one way.


Month 3:
- Stretches out arms and legs.
- Holds his head up when he hears a sound, to find the source of it.
- Discovers his own feet and hands.
- Holds object for a longer period.
- Cuts his first tooth! (sometimes later that 3 months).


Month 4:
- Stands up with help, of course.
- Lifts his head a full 90 degrees angle, when lying on bed.
- Holds hands together.
- Reaches for object with a not-so-good aim.


Month 5:
- Grabs toes and feet.
- Wiggles forward on the floor.
- Reaches with good aim.
- Transfers objects from one hand to another.


Month 6:
- Holds head steady.
- Sits with back straight.
- Holds small object and explore them closely.
- Understands that object may be hiding behind one another!