Physical Development in Infancy
0-18 months - an infant will treble their body weight
2 months - hold head up
3 months - turn head to adult and reach for things
4-5 months - supported sitting
6-7 months - sit without support
9-10 months - crawling
10 months - stand without support
9-12 months - pincer movevent develops (fine motor skill)
Brain develops significantly
12-15 months - walking
Intellectual Development in Infancy
Between the ages of 6-9 months, infants ahould be able to respond to certain vocal instructions, such as "wave bye-bye" and "clap hands"
Towards the end of this life stage (2 years) most infants should be able to put 2 words together. e.g. "Jane garden" and "Sam milk"
Emotional Development in Infancy
An infant will rely on simple emotions, such as crying, to show when they are upset or uncomfortable.
This should take place in the first 18 months of the infant's life
Social Development in Infancy
6-8 weeks - smile at primary care giver
12 weeks - smile and make noises when adults/children go by
20 weeks/5 months - know familiar people from strangers
24 weeks/ 6 months - smile at mirror image
Up to 2 years - solitary play
Up to 2 years - parallel play