Milestones, What and When?

Each baby is different and grows at his own pace. However, there aremilestones that every baby reaches by a certain age. If they do not, it is important to notify your baby's doctor to rule out any problems. By two months, most babies can smile, hold their head up and can track objects with their eyes. By six months, babies start sitting up without support, knows who people are, and begins to play with sound. At 12 months, babies can respond to simple spoken requests, start putting sounds together to make simple words, and begin standing and taking a few steps.

Keeping Track

Each time your baby does something new is an exciting moment. You want to keep track of all these firsts so you can always remember. There are several ways you can do that.The CDC offers a free app for parents to track those important development milestones. This kind of tracker is helpful for tracking developmental milestones, but you may want to do something that is more of a keepsake.

Baby memory books are a great way to write down the date and which milestone the baby has reached. Parents like to take a monthly picture to track baby's growth. A scrapbook is also a fun way document special moments in your baby's first year. Placingmilestone cards with the photos in a scrapbook is a fun and easy way to note each milestone.

Taking a photograph of your baby with stuffed animal or pillow for size reference, will show how much your baby has grown each month. Putting these in frames or a scrapbook is a great way to document your infant's rapid growth in the first 12 months.

Another way to track is to buy a calendar to keep in a handy place. When baby does something new you can jot it down. Later you can transfer the information to a baby book or scrapbook. The same can be done with a notebook or even an app on your phone.

Conclusion

However, you choose to document your baby's first year, we are hear with afull line of keepsake items to preserve those  moments. You will find the method that works best for you and your baby. We are here to support you, every step of the way.