Moms and Dads everywhere are snapping photos of their child’s first smile, laugh, wave, and the big one – steps! We’d call these moments milestones in a child’s life, and the same probably goes for the parents, too.
The CDC.gov website provides an impressive list of milestones for children ages two months to five years old. Below, we’ve highlighted some of the top ones focusing on children ages 2-12 months.
Begins to smile
Can hold up own head
Copies some movements/facial expressions
Babbles with expression
Lets you know if they’re happy or sad
Responds to own name
Brings things to mouth
Stands holding on
Uses simple gestures (waves, shakes head)
Says “mama” or “dada”
Sits without help
For the complete list of milestones, click here.
Written by our Marketing & Social Media Coordinator, Taylor Bell
We compiled a list of some of the top travel must-haves to carry on your excursions with your infant this Summer. Take a read, print out, and use it as your checklist for your next travel adventure!
Pajamas (2 per baby)
Sunglasses (we love Babiators!)
Manual breast pump and accessories
Baby bottle brush
To-go powdered formula
Snacks for mom
Baby bath towel and washcloth
iPad/iPhone for baby music
Cell phone charger
Diapering (in Addition to Diaper Bag)
Box of wipes
Sealable plastic bags for diapers
Stroller (might not be needed for quick trips)
Baby carrier (Baby Bjorn or sling)
Pacifiers and pacifier hooks
Baby monitor (both pieces)
Travel crib (or book a hotel that already has this)
Breathable blanket for shading stroller
Written by our Founder & CEO, Lindsay Bell!