From 0 to 3 months - Newborn
The very first movements
  • Baby clearly shows reactions when he/she hears his/her mother's voice.
  • The newborn is able to track, with his/her eyes, an object close to his/her face.
  • Baby is able to lift his/her head, face down, and lift with his/her forearms.
  • He/she can control his/her head’s movements and starts to control his/her little head at the age of 3 months.
Emotions: Crying, babbling ...
  • Crying is the best way for your baby to express his/her various needs
  • Baby's entourage is more and more interesting to him/her
  • He/she expresses his/her pleasure with quick gestures and expressions full of joy.
  • He/she starts to babble.
Language: Talking with eyes and smile
  • The real first smile appears around 6 weeks old.
  • He/she looks you in the eyes when breastfeeding.
  • He/she is happier to be with you and with people he knows well.
From 3 to 6 months - First teeth
Movements: He/she starts to control himself!
  • Baby is getting, step by step, ready for solid food and is starting to have some reflexes such as carrying things to his/her mouth and so on.
  • He/she can sleep on his/her stomach after lying on his/her back
  • He/she can sit, just with his/her arms stretched out in front of him/her.
  • He/she controls his/her head in an integral way and in all positions.
Emotions: It's time for little cries!
  • Baby uses his/her face’s expressions to show his/her joy or anger.
  • If he/she is uncomfortable, baby can easily know it and show it.
  • Smiles and small cries serve him/her to say he/she's happy, grumbling to say he/she's angry.
  • He/she will try to produce consonants.
Language: He/she expresses him/herself with gestures
  • He/she responds to your words with gurgling, chirping and screaming.
  • He/she better controls the sounds he/she produces.
  • He/she sleeps more regularly.
  • He/she tries to make changes to his/her environment by repeating the same gestures.
From 6 to 9 months - The four legs
The development of movements: finally the four legs!
  • From sitting to lying on stomach, it’s easy for our toddler!
  • Baby can advance by sliding on the belly.
  • He/she can move on four legs and move to the sitting position alone.
  • He/she stands when you hold his/her hands, and he/she stands with one foot in front of the other.
Emotions: Parents and Strangers are not the same!
  • The presence of foreigners makes him a little anxious.
  • He will be persistent and refuses to be distracted
  • If he/she wants attention and you are in conversation, his/her only weapon is: crying!
The language: baby finally knows his/her name...
  • He/she "speaks" by repeating the same syllable several times, for example da-da-da ...
  • Baby has fun by repeating some sounds of objects and animals, like the train.
  • He/she begins to understand some words by your tone of voice, your intonations and your facial expression.
  • He/she reacts when we say his/her name.
  • He/she will know what "no" means.
9 to 12 months - First words
Movements: towards more autonomy!
  • In a sitting position, to turn around in circles, he/she does well. He/she bends to pick up objects.
  • Change position, baby is champion in that; he/she can even use the home furniture to do it.
  • Baby can take his/her first steps when you hold him/her with one hand.
  • If you have a staircase, baby is ready to go up and down on 4 legs.
  • In just a few seconds, he/she is able to stand without any support.
Emotions: the music tells him/her something...
  • The sound of the music makes him/her swinging.
  • Whether you like his/her behavior or not, he/she will know it...
  • Baby invents everything to get your attention, because let's not forget, he/she likes to be the center of interest for everyone.
  • The pictures of the books tell him/her something, he/she likes to watch them
  • He/she can point the right parts of the body when asked.
Language: the very first words
  • He/she will use a single word to express a whole thought, for example "left" for "Dad has left".
  • He/she will talk gibberish as if he/she wants to speak.
  • He/she responds to simple verbal demands without being accompanied by gestures.