Babies are always the most beautiful gift from God. With their giggles, they brighten our day. It’s awe-inspiring to witness them develop into full-fledged humans.


Congratulations and welcome on board to the adventure that is parenthood! The new-born’s journey has just begun. During the first several months, your baby would go through a lot of changes. This is also the time were baby needs more attention, care and love.

The following are the significant developmental milestones during first three months.

Milestones in motor–

  • Baby will be able to move hands.
  • By 3 months, baby can make fists and putting hands in their mouth.
  • Baby will be able to lift their head up if placed on his/her stomach.
  • During the first three months, your baby will develop some control over their body.
  • Would be able to raise her head for a very short time.

Sensory development

  • Baby will start to focus on certain objects, such as toys, moving objects.
  • Baby would be able to track the directions of their favourite teddy bear or other toys if moved side to side.
  • They respond to lullabies, soft, fun, and peaceful music, to familiar voices

Language development

  • Infants begin communicating at a young age.
  • Babies begin to respond by smiling.
  • Make particular sounds and make eye contact.
  • Parents will be able understand the cries based on baby’s needs.

Feeding pattern

  • As they are growing and become active they will get hungry fast. They consume more milk in less time
  • Don’t feed them solids, cow’s milk, water only breast milk or formula is recommended
  • In no time you will learn their feeding time


Milestones during 4-6 months

Motor development milestones 

  • Baby’s motor skills will have advanced significantly.

  • They will be capable of bearing the majority of body weight.

  • Begin sitting or standing with a bit of assistance.

  • Begin to turn on their belly and roll back in a fun manner.

  • Begin to bend their legs and grasp for their toes.

Sensory development milestones

  • Your infant will feel more comfortable with the surroundings.

  • Baby will recognise your sound, and you will be able to comfort him/her by rocking or walking slowly.

  • They will start using their hands to explore toys and other items.

  • Baby will begin to make sounds to communicate with you

  • They will babble and giggle to express their emotions.

  • They will have a great response to toys that make sounds

Feeding milestones

  • Baby will start noticing solid food at this age.

  • Start eating solids in mashed form

  • At this stage breast feeding/formula frequency gets lowered

Milestones during 7-9 months

Motor development milestones

  • Babies will be able to sit without any help by this time.

  • They tend to move forward to reach out for other objects or toys. Encourage them to do so

  • They quickly to respond to familiar voices, music and sounds.

  • They begin to pick up things. 

Sensory development milestones

  • Baby is actively developing at this time. Child would be quite interested in exploring various items.

  • They will start using their both hands to explore toys and other objects.

  • You will be able to determine which fun motion they prefer.

  • Baby’s sensory vision will improve, and will be able to focus on distant things.

  • Language development milestones

  •  The cooing and babbling will become more sophisticated.

  • You can notice the recurrence of specific syllables

  • Recognising certain individuals and items will improve.

  • They will get more acquainted with parents, certain toys .

  • They could also nod or reply to a familiar names, or gestures

Feeding milestones  

  • The baby will begin to hold the feeding bottle.

  • Begin to love chewing on toys and teethers .This is the sign of teething.

  • Begin to respond to specific scents and tastes.

Milestones during 9-12 months (1 year)

Kudos! , Baby has completed the majority of her childhood development milestones and reached the stage of toddler. Here begins the roller coaster ride. Be prepared for the greatest adventure!

Motor development milestones

  • Baby start to move around chairs and tables with the support of hands.

  • Their balance will improve on the go.

  • Teach your baby to clap hands at this time. It will be fun for them and improve their hand coordination

  • Start to throw objects. Teach and encourage them to do the same so that damages can be avoided

  • Their movement become more flexible and independent. 

Sensory development milestones

  • Baby will become curious and possessive of their toys

  • They will have favourite songs, sounds, cartoons by this time.

  • They will start to demand for certain things

  • They will develop the characteristics of likes and dislikes

Language development milestones

  • By a year, your baby will identify you and begin to address you as ‘Mom’ and ‘Dad.’

  • They will comprehend your directions when playing, eating, or bathing.

  • Talk to them more so they will understand the words.

  • They will begin to use words in addition to babbles. Communication will become clearer.

Feeding milestones

  • Baby will begin to experiment with new foods.
  • They’ll be able to eat lightly cooked vegetables, rice, and other meals.
  • This is the point at which they begin sipping from the cup. Expect lot of weeping when the feeding bottle is switched to a cup.
  • Begin self-feeding using baby fingers.

Sleep Time

Sleep is extremely important for Newborns and kids. At young age, a person goes through enormous development, which impacts the brain, body, emotions, and behaviour and lays the foundation for continuous growth throughout infancy and adolescence.

This chart provides a basic guideline of how much sleep children require in a 24-hour period, including nocturnal naps and daytime naps.

Age Total sleep hours Night Sleep Daytime sleep
New-born 16 hours 8 to 9 Hours 8 Hours
1 month 15.5 hours 8 to 9 Hours 7 Hours
3 months 15 hours 9 to 10 Hours 4 to 5 Hours
6 months 14 hours 10 Hours 4 Hours
9 months 14 hours 11 Hours 3 Hours
1 year 14 hours 11 Hours 3 Hours
1.5 years 13.5 hours 11 Hours 2.5 Hours
2 years 13 hours 11 Hours 2 Hours
3 -5Years 10-13 Hours 10-11Hours 0-1Hours


As these suggestions show, a child’s sleep requirements change as he or she grows older. A variety of factors can impact how much sleep newborns and children need, and understanding these facts can help parents who wish to support good sleep for their kids.

Healthy ways for a sound sleep for babies

  • Try to find a healthy sleep pattern for babies.
  • Make a routine for babies that includes playing ,eating healthy, bathing and naps time to time
  • A weary infant has greater difficulty sleeping. Because napping helps babies sleep soundly at night
  • Holding your baby awake throughout the day would not aid your infant sleep through the night.
  • Put your baby to bed when he or she is sleepy yet awake.
  • Place them in their crib or on a solid, flat surface on their back.
  • Soft objects, cushions and stuffed animals, should be kept away from the crib
  • Always keep toys away from bed. Don’t encourage even if they plead for it
  • Rocking and gentle pat help babies to sleep fast
  • A pacifier can provide comfort and aid in your baby’s sleep.
  • It’s better to wait until nursing is going well before using a pacifier.


It is critical to feed your kid appropriately and healthily within the first year of life. The first year of your kid’s development is when he or she grows the most. Breast milk or formula is all that is required for the first few months. Starting a range of healthful foods at the appropriate time is crucial for optimal growth and development of your kid as he or she develops. And establishing healthy eating habits at a young age will assist to establish healthier eating habits for future.





0-1 Months Breast milk
Nurse every 2-3 hours
8 to 12 feedings each day

Keep feeding your baby on demand, whether it is breast milk or formula.

Formula 2-3 Oz, every 3-4
1-2 Months Breast milk Nurse every 2-3 hours 8-12 feedings/day
Formula Approximately 4 Oz 6-8 feedings/day
2-4 Months Breast milk Nurse every 3-4 hours 6-7 feedings/day
Formula 4-6 Oz 5-6 feedings/day
4-6 Months
  • Breast milk
  • Cereals like Raggi
Nurse every 3-4 hours
4-8 Oz
1-2 tablespoons
6-7 feedings/day
5-7 feedings/day
6-9 Months Breast milk Nurse every 4 hours 5-6 feedings/day
Fruits or Veggies
Meats and Eggs
6-8 Oz
2-4 tablespoons
2-3 tablespoons
1-2 tablespoons
4-6 feedings/day or according to the weight and need of the baby
9-12 Months Breast milk Nurse every 4 hours 5-6 feedings/day
Fruits or vegetables
Meats ,Eggs

Note :By this time different types of food can be introduced as they develop taste &Smell6-8 Oz
2-4 tablespoons
3-4 tablespoons
3-4 tablespoons
½ – 4 Oz

4-6 feedings/day or according to the weight and need of the baby

Breast milk/formula can be progressively discontinued at this age, and solid meals and cow’s milk can be introduced. Again, it is dependent on the baby’s eating habit and development.



It will take a while to determine the optimum feeding plan for your baby, but as long as they eat a variety of foods and growing and flourishing, you can be certain that they are well-fed.



As a child grows, you’ll be on the lookout for those first small teeth to pop out through the gums, which is a thrilling milestone. Although teething might be difficult for some newborns, the benefit is you’ll be rewarded with a plethora of toothy smiles

Find out when your baby’s first tooth is expected to emerge, as well as when and in what sequence the remaining of your baby’s teeth will appear.

Types of Baby Teeth

By the age of three, your children will have developed 20 main teeth.

Primary Teeth Development Chart

Upper Teeth Age tooth pops out Age tooth falls out
Central incisor 8 to 12 months 6 to 7 years
Lateral incisor 9 to 13 months 7 to 8 years
Canine 16 to 22 months 10 to 12 years
First molar 13 to 19 months 9 to 11 years
Second molar 25 to 33 months 10 to 12 years
Lower Teeth
Second molar 23 to 31 months 10 to 12 years
First molar 14 to 18 months 9 to 11 years
Canine 17 to 23 months 9 to 12 years
Lateral incisor 10 to 16 months 7 to 8 years
Central incisor 6 to 10 months 6 to 7 years


Common symptoms of teething in babies

  • Mild Fever is a common symptom of baby teething
  • Drooling and a Runny Nose
  • Appetite for Solid Foods is Reduced
  • Excessive chewing and biting
  • Irritation in ears

Tips to comfort a baby during teething

  • Biting on the Teething rings helps a lot .keep the rings cool for some time(Not frozen) and give to babies
  • Putting pressure to the gums helps alleviate a lot of the pain that a baby feels when teething. Massage the gums with a cleaned moist washcloth, finger, or damp cotton pad.
  • Fill a sippy cup with water and give it to your baby to suck on when they are in discomfort. However, do not fill the bottle with juice or milk to relieve discomfort. Tooth decay is associated with prolonged contact with sugary drinks.
  • If discomfort is out of hands please seek professional help.