Baby Milestone Chart – Understanding Baby Development Months 7-12

The milestone chart given for infants is for babies aging seven months to one year. It lists skills that babies usually do and learn and the ones that they may do at a specific age.

Seventh Month

The baby sits without support and makes sweeping motion to reach for out for things. Most babies babble during this age. He will combines syllables to form word like sounds. Most parents are happy to see their babies crawling, and lunging forward. The baby can stand with support or while holding something. He can wave to say goodbye. Many babies love to bang objects to produce sounds.

Eight Month

The babies love to make sounds such as ‘mama’ or ‘dada’. The baby crawls and passes object from hand to hand. He will also stand with support or while holding something. By this month, the baby masters the art of crawling. He points at objects and pulls self to standing position. He will try to cruise with support of walls or furniture. The baby also picks things up thumb and finger. He will try to express himself using various gestures.

Ninth Month

At nine months, the baby will combine syllables to form word like sounds, stand with support, pick things up using thumb and finger, cruises with support of walls or furniture, bangs objects together, plays infant games, and says ‘dada’ and ‘mama’.

Tenth Month

The baby waves to say goodbye and picks things up using thumb and finger. He is already an expert in crawling. The baby explores and cruises around the house and calls ‘dada’ and ‘mama’ to the right parent. He also responds to own name and understands the meaning of ‘no’. Understands ‘no’ and expresses himself using gestures           and liked to drink from a cup Stands alone without support for a couple of seconds and puts objects in a container and pull them out.

Eleventh Month

The baby says ‘dada’ and ‘mama’ to the right parent and loves to plays infant games with small rhymes. It stands alone without support for a couple of seconds. The baby also imitates what others are doing. He will learn another word besides ‘mama’ and ‘dada. He will put objects in a container and pull them out. Most babies can understands simple sentences and instructions.

Twelfth Month

Now that the baby is a year old, he will jabber and make sounds that sound like a words and expresses himself using gestures. The babies can understand simple sentences and instruction. He will also respond to them and loves to scribble with crayon. This is also the time baby masters walking.

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