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No two babies are the same, which means no two babies' milestones will be the same. The main categories for newborns include physical milestones, social milestones, and sensory milestones. …

No two babies are the same, which means no two babies' milestones will be the same. The main categories for newborns include physical milestones, social milestones, and sensory milestones.

It is important for parents to never compare their child's milestone progress to another child's; most children eventually reach these goals despite the pressure parents put on them to do so. Developmental milestones are only meant to serve as guidelines.

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  • 1. http://www.fitango.com/categories.php?id=522Fitango EducationHealth TopicsMilestones
  • 2. 1OverviewNo two babies are the same, which means no twobabies milestones will be the same. The maincategories for newborns include physicalmilestones, social milestones, and sensorymilestones.
  • 3. 2OverviewIt is important for parents to never compare theirchilds milestone progress to another childs; mostchildren eventually reach these goals despite thepressure parents put on them to do so.Developmental milestones are only meant to serveas guidelines.
  • 4. 3Resources-- Primary Milestones for Newborns
  • 5. 4Milestones: 0-3 MonthsAt birth to 3 months, a child should be able tocomplete these physical milestones:-- Raise head & chest when on stomach-- Stretch & kick on back-- Open and shut hands
  • 6. 5Milestones: 0-3 Months-- Bring hand to mouth-- Grasp and shake toysAt birth to 3 months, a child should be able tocomplete these social milestones:-- Begin to develop social smile-- Enjoy playing with people
  • 7. 6Milestones: 0-3 Months-- Be ore communicative-- Be more expressive with face & body-- Imitate some movements & expressionsAt birth to 3 months, a child should be able tocomplete these sensory milestones:
  • 8. 7Milestones: 0-3 Months-- Follow moving objects-- Recognize familiar objects and people at adistance-- Start using hands and eyes in coordination-- Prefer sweet smells-- Prefer soft to coarse sensations

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