The Nine Baby Milestones You Should Be Aware Of



The Nine Baby Milestones You Should Be Aware Of
The Nine Baby Milestones You Should Be Aware Of
Nine Baby Milestones
Nine Baby Milestones

The tiny milestones your child achieves makes parenting interesting. Are baby milestones important? Should you maintain a journal of baby milestones?

Baby milestones are important measure of physical and mental growth of your child. However you need to understand that these milestones have been derived from studies conducted on children and is an average measure only.

You need to understand that an average means mid point of highs and lows. Lets suppose there are 10 sticks of length 1m to 10 m, the average will be somewhere at 4 to 5m. Thus DO NOT PANIC if your child does not attain milestones exactly at a given time.


The 9 major physical milestones

Smiling (8 weeks)
Rolling over (2 or 3 months)
Grabbing (3 or 4 months)
Hugging (5 months)
Playing peekaboo (6 months)
Sitting up (8 months)
Crawling (6 to 10 months)
Pulling up (8 months)
Walking (10 to 18 months)
SIM Baby Milestones
Baby Milestones

The Little Steps That Made Me Happy

Parents have this habit of recording everything their first child does and missing out on the second. I am a guilty one on that too.

However with Yishaanth it was always quick, before we noticed a milestone he would be into next.

He has this urge to attain everything faster (which still continues). In fact he competes with his elder brother from the day he knew he is the younger one at home.


I remember the day he began his smile. It was a fine morning and we were sitting by him talking within ourselves. There was this tiny smile, sudden and sweet.

At first we thought it was the usual gas, but then there was another smile, a very elaborate and adorable one.

I really cant explain the pleasure we had to watch the first smile of our son. His First Milestone.

Do you have such sweet memories of your child’s big moments?






  1. I wished I would have wrote some of my daughters mile stones down in her back when they exactly happened but it spaced my mind. I did blog about some though. so i at least have that.

  2. I still don’t have babies but i can understand that each of their milestones are quite important, especially for parents. I wish myself to have plenty of children on day and to experience all their milestones

  3. Wow such a nice collection of every baby steps taken by a little one to make themselves self reliant.. and those steps are so adorable..

  4. A lovely collection of each baby steps taken by a little one to make themselves self reliant.. and the process is so much adorable.. Thanks for sharing this lovely post..

  5. We need to pay more attention in every milestone of our babies. Every month they are learning new things as they grow up. Some of the parents get so nervous and obsessed when they do not know about the baby’s physical milestone.

  6. I think you have mentioned everything that moms struggle when they get babies and you provided awesome information about it. Passing this to my family thank you for sharing it!

  7. Very cute read. With my daughter, everything was fast. She rolled in 2 months, sat in 3.5.. Some kids are in a hurry to grow up

  8. They grow up so fast! My daughter will be turning one next month and we are waiting for the day she takes a step. She’s into everything already though.

  9. This article is so helpful, especially to the parents soon. This Baby milestone is a great guide to monitor the improvement and growth of our baby. I remembered when I saw the first smile of my baby, I can’t even describe what happiness I felt inside until they started to walk. So cute and very happy.

  10. Great info here. It’s always good to know the generic timelines for milestones to watch for and fun to see your baby learn and grow!

  11. These are some important milestones, I believe every child is different and the time can vary from few months a year, based on various factors which might include if the child is preterm, etc. Yishaanth is so cute, Congratulations on his first milestone!

  12. I don’t have any children but seeing the milestones of my niece and nephew filled me with so much joy. Enjoy these precious moments together, they are the best kind of medicine 🙂

  13. As someone who knows nothing about babies and does not have any yet, this is super helpful. I literally had no idea! Good to know all these!

  14. It is quite helpful to new parents and these milestones are a good way for them to keep track but not to panic as all kids are different.

  15. Yeah Mackenzie it is true that we are excited the initial years and soon after we get used to our children growing. Though it is not recommended to be obsessed with these milestones, it is advisable to have a note of milestones the initial years.

  16. I was super excited for all the first milestones, but not so much when they started school, that milestone was hard. But yes we shouldn’t obsessed about them too much! #mg

  17. I have stopped fretting on the milestones and the time. I am okay if Bluey walks late as long as he is walking I am fine. I am also okay if he talks late, he is singing already though. I know people who goes crazy if the child sits up or crawls little late – even if the delay is by one week!

  18. I agree with you Suzy! Though we do not need to panic, keeping a record of the milestones helps us to know about the healthy growth of our children. I too have come across children who have missed some milestones, however it does help to know what the child need to do at each phase of his/her growth.

  19. Yes Shailaja! I have the opportunity of watching difference in children, my children have a difference of 3 years between them. They are like two different poles of a magnet, watching them grow and learning how each individual deals with situations is a great learning experience for me too.

  20. Very nice description of all the milestones Menaka. It is a helpful guide for all the new moms. Loved the picture with all the milestones too.

  21. Look at that cute face! Milestones are so varied, aren’t they? My daughter was too impatient when reaching hers. My niece took her own sweet time. My nephew is even more relaxed 😃

  22. I think we take baby milestones too seriously. Every baby is different and unique. My son smiled when he was 12 days old, never crawled, never pulled hiimself up and then at 16 months he just got up and walked. I was worried, my doctor wasn’t. Smiling moments are very sweet moments indeed.


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