Communicating with babies is not an easy feat, It is quite difficult and such an interesting language that only babies will understand. Also, as expectant and new mothers, we should all be aware of the certain milestones that our child has yet to accomplish. So let’s start at the very beginning:
What pregnant women should expect:
- Mommies, there is a possibility that you may not get pregnant the first month you decide you are ready for a baby.
- It may come as a surprise, but most women don’t get morning sickness.
- You should give in to most of your pregnancy cravings because this is your body’s way of telling you that you are deficient in certain nutrients.
- Only 5% of babies are born within their due dates.
Babies’ first milestones:
- Babies can crawl as soon as they are born.
- Smiles or coos usually appear on the 6-week mark.
- Newborns immediately recognize their mother’s voice at birth.
- Most babies are born with blue eyes, and it takes about 6 to 9 month for melanin (the pigment responsible for the color of the eyes) to be fully deposited into the irises.
Some extra thoughts for your tots:
- Most 1 year olds are ambidextrous, or they could use both hands equally.
- A toddler’s hearing is better than an adult’s.
- Your child’s ability to think, learn, and remember explodes between the 12th and 24th months.
- The average toddler takes 176 steps a minute.
A little extra goes a long way. Here are some unsung milestones to ease your questioning:
- First true laugh: 4 to 5 months
- Knows his own name: 5 to 8 months
- Plays with privates: 1 to 2 years
- Pumps on a swing: 4 to 5 years.
- Two-sided body control: 7 to 8 years
- Shows modesty: 8 to 9 years
These are fun facts about babies and toddlers. Knowing these will surely help you become more at ease about your kid’s developmental stages and natural tendencies.