Milestone Chart 0 to 6 Months

Mastered Skills (most children can do) Emerging Skills (half of children can do) Advanced Skills (a few children can do)
Child's Age : One month
• Lifts head
• Responds to sound
• Stares at faces • Follows objects
• Ooohs and ahhs
• Can see black-and-white patterns • Smiles
• Laughs
• Holds head at 45-degree angle  
Child's Age : Two months
• Vocalises sounds - gurgling and cooing
• Follows objects
• Holds head up for short periods   • Smiles responsively, laughs
• Holds head at 45-degree angle
• Movements become smoother   • Holds head steady
• Bears weight on legs
• May lift head and shoulder (mini-pushup)
Child's Age : Three months
• Laughs
• Holds head steady
• Recognises your face and scent   • Squeals, gurgles, coos
• Recognises your voice
• Does mini-pushups   • Turns towards loud sounds
• Can bring hands together and may bat at toys
• Can roll over
Child's Age : Four months
• Holds head up steadily
• Can bear weight on legs
• Coos when you talk to him   • Can grasp a toy
• Reaches out for objects
• Can roll over   • Imitates speech sounds - baba, dada
• May cut first tooth
Child's Age : Five months
• Can distinguish between bold colours
• Can roll over
• Amuses himself by playing with hands and feet   • Turns towards new sounds
• Recognises own name
• May be ready for solids.  
• May sit momentarily without support
• Mouths objects
• Stranger anxiety may begin
Child's Age : Six months
• Turns towards sounds and voices
• Imitates sounds, blows bubbles
• Rolls in both directions   • Reaches for objects and mouths them
• Sits without support
• Is ready for solids • May lunge forward or start crawling
• May jabber or combine syllables
• May drag object towards himself