The Child’s Development the First Year

by | August 10, 2020

At 5-6 months, the little child is usually able to turn around himself – and suddenly runs the risk of falling down from the changing table, so pay extra attention.
Two to three months later most toddlers usually start to crawl and be able to sit themselves.

Read frequently asked questions and the expert’s answers on child development below.

The child's development the first year

When can the child hold his head?

At 1-2 months, the child begins to control the main movements and can begin to follow the gaze. At 3 months the child has a good head balance.

When does the first smile usually come?

At 1-2 months the child starts to smile, some children smile earlier. The thing that looks and feels like a smile – it’s a smile.

When do children recognize their parents?

Children from birth can identify their parents by voice, smell and touch. At 4-5 months, they also recognize the appearance of the parents.

When do children start to seize things?

At 3-4 months a child begins to seize, at 4-5 months the child seizes more consciously, and at 6 months the child is usually able to move objects from one hand to the other. They now also put everything in their mouths.

When can the child turn from stomach to back and vice versa?

At 5-6 months the child turns around and pulls up to sit. Remember that many children turn around much earlier, never leave the child on changing table, sofa, bed or the like.

When do children start to crawl?

Most children crawl and sit firmly without support at 8-9 months.

When does the child start to get up and walk?

At 9-10 months, the child starts to rise, and at 11-16 months take their first steps. This is an age that requires a lot of care, the development goes fast and the child acquires new skills.

When can the child learn to wave?

At 10 months, the child usually learns to wave, clap his hands and grip his thumb against his index finger.

My 8 month baby is screaming as soon as I disappear, sometimes no one else will – should it be so?

Yes, it is common for a child between the ages of 7 and 9 to become sad or despair when the parent leaves. This is perfectly normal and is because the child is not yet sure that what is not visible is still left.
Fun games that train the child to understand that you, the parent, are actually there even though you are not visible at all, for example: Watching games, hiding things under a blanket and then developing them, holding and dropping things that fall on the floor about and again.
Some children sleep worryingly at this particular age. They may also start to become frightened by strange faces and loud noises.