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Milestones: What to Expect and When

Milestones: What to Expect and When

As your child starts to grow you’ll see them develop and change. Naturally, this is an exciting and wonderful thing for parents as they see the life they brought into this world become more and more talented. However, some parents might be concerned with the rate their little one is developing. Well fear not! Here at LEYF we’ve put together a list of what you can expect and when to expect it within the first two years of their life!

Three months

At three months old your child will be actively enjoying playtime and imitating your facial expressions and voice (although it will just sound like baby noise to you!). They will no longer require your constant head support and will have improved hand eye co-ordination.

Seven Months

At seven months your child will be smiling and laughing with you and may even attempt a baby babble conversation! They can hold toys and move them from one hand to another. They will be more sensitive to your voice and tone and will most likely understand when you tell them “no”

Twelve Months

By now your child will have started crawling and exploring on their own and you might be surprised at just how speedy they are! The babbling may have developed into something slightly more substantial and may almost sound like “mum” and “dad”. Their hands may also be a bit more dexterous and capable of grabbing a number of objects – so make sure your house is childproofed!

Fifteen Months

In their second year your child will have become a toddler and this will be a very exciting time for them and you. You can expect them to be walking and climbing all over the house! So make sure that there is nothing that could potentially cause them harm within easy climbing/walking distance.

Twenty – Four Months

At the end of two years your little one will be nimbler and more developed than ever. Not only could they potentially be running around your home but they will also be capable of understanding basic instructions and be able to say a few phrases and single words – the start of a lifetime of answering back!


Remember these are simply guidelines and every child will develop at a different rate If you have any opinions on development milestones, We’d love to hear them! Send them to us on Facebook and Twitter, and remember to follow LEYF Nurseries for more tips, tricks and ideas about parenting and early years childcare.

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