1 – 4 Months

At 1 to 2 months babies are limited to what they can do. It may seem that all they do is east, sleep, cry and need their diapers changed! But there are little things that babies do that show they are developing and growing. It is a major milestone when your baby smiles at you and when they make cooing sounds because they are getting that much closer to saying mama or dada!

Age 3 -4 Months is a very exciting time because your baby is beginning to gain a personality! As they recognize your face and voice you will start to see them both laugh… and drool! You may also notice different variations of cries or noises that your baby uses to express different emotions.

1 Month Milestones

  • Recognizes the sound of your voice.
  • First smile – although it may just be gas!
  • Makes cooing sounds
  • Moves their head from side to side

2 Month Milestones

  • Starts to hold head up for shot amounts of time
  • Visually searching for sounds

3 Month Milestones

  • Turns head in the direction of sounds
  • Opens and shuts hands
  • Recognizes faces, voices, and objects
  • Follows moving objects with eyes.

4 Month Milestones

  • Copies facial expressions
  • Begins to drool
  • Sits up with support
  • Laughs
  • Rolls from back to side
  • Reaches for toys with one hand
  • Holds head up, unsupported

Each child is different and will develop at their own pace. These milestones are a guide to when children meet these milestones on average. If you are concerned that your child is not meeting these milestones in a timely fashion, contact your pediatrician to talk about your child and their individualized needs.