child development

 

newborn baby infant
baby 3 -6 months
 age 7 months to 12 months
toddler 12 months -3 years
preschoolers
school age child development preteen, adolescent, ''tween
teen teenagers

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Babies develop at their own pace, so it's impossible to tell exactly when your child will learn a given skill. The developmental steps listed below will give you a general idea of the changes you can expect, but don't be alarmed if your own baby's development takes a slightly different course.

Newborn through 2 months

The infant can lift and turn the head when lying on its back.

The neck is unable to support the head when pulled to a sitting position.

The hands are fisted, the arms are flexed.

Primitive reflexes are in full operation. These include:

rooting and sucking -- turns head in search of nipple when cheek is touched and begins to suck when nipple touches lips.

tonic neck response -- left leg extends when infant gazes to the left, while right arm and leg flex inward, and vice versa.

palmar hand grasp -- infant closes its hand and "grips" your finger.

plantar grasp -- infant flexes the toes and forefoot.

Babinski reflex -- toes fan outward when sole of foot is stroked.

Moro reflex -- extends arms then bends and pulls them in toward body. placing -- leg extends when sole of foot is stimulated.

stepping and walking -- takes brisk steps when both feet placed on a surface, with body supported.

According to a new NHTSA survey, the following are the five most significant and commonly observed mistakes made by parents and caregivers when using and installing car seats and booster seats: Wrong harness slot used -- The harness straps used to hold the child in the car seat were positioned either too low or too high;

Harness chest clip positioned over the abdomen rather than the chest or not used at all;

Loose car seat installation -- The restraint system moved more than two inches side-to-side or front to back; anything more than one inch is too much.

Loose harness -- More than two inches of total slack between the child and the harness strap; there should be no slack. Seat belt placement was wrong -- Lap belt resting over the stomach and/or shoulder belt on the child's neck or face.