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Baby Development Chart
The following Infant Development Chart provides guidelines to the development stages and can be used so that appropriate educational toys that can be chosen and introduced to compliment the development of mental and movement skills at the appropriate time. These are only guidelines - every baby has a different rate of development - use the Baby Development Chart for choosing and introducing the right educational and interactive toys at the correct stage of Development and as a guide to the progress of your baby.

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Baby Development Chart
What babies are able to understand & appreciate according to their age in months. A good indication of the development of mental and movement skills.

Newborn - 1 month
Soothing Music - High contrast patterns and faces - Will cry if over or under stimulated. Will be alert for every one in ten hours.

1 - 2 Months
Soothing Music - Visual stimulation - Follows sounds and objects

2 - 3 Months
Recognises faces and sounds - Plays with hands and feet - ability to grasp objects is developing - likes high contrast images

3 - 4 Months
Starts to explore by taste - follows moving objects - able to bear some weight on legs - teething starts

4 - 5 Months
Shows interest in bright colors - Starts to show preferences - Grips and moves objects

5 - 6 Months
Able to concentrate on one toy at a time - can roll over

6 - 7 Months
Starts to understand what to do with various toys and items. Can shake a rattle or other toys - Responds to himself in a mirror - rolls in both directions

7 - 8 Months
Realises that an object may be behind something - loves playing peek-a-boo - sits independently - reaches out for objects - tries to crawl

8 - 9 Months
Starts to crawl and explore - Understands the concept of building objects - moves an item from one hand to the other - starts to imitate sounds

9 - 10 Months
Understanding some language phrases - starts to build, stack and disassemble toys - points - stands with some support

10 - 11 Months
Understanding of language and words continue - starts to build, stack and disassemble toys - able to pick up smaller items - walks holding on to furniture - likes to play hand games

11 - 12 Months
Understanding of words increases - able to climb - enjoys and initiates play with others

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We have compiled a really useful set of checklists indicating quantities as well as content. Click the link of your choice for more useful and non commercial information. A great help when you're out shopping for the new baby.

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