Get a Move On – The Right Age

Many of the recent columns have focused on where your child should be in motor skills and educational achievement. While the benchmarks are just guidelines, you may find it helpful to know the average age range for many skills your little one will develop in the next few months.

Average Age Age Range Motor Behavior
1.6 Months 0.7 – 4 Months Head erect & steady
2.3 Months 1-5 Months Prop sit
3.5 Months 2-4.5 Months Lift head, shoulders, full forearm
5.3 Months 4-8 Months Sits alone momentarily
6.4 Months 4-10 Months Unilateral reaching
8.1 Months 4-10 Months Rolls over
8.8 Months 6-12 Months Cruises along furniture
11 Months 9-16 Months Stands momentarily without support
11.7 Months 9-16 Months Walks independently


Keep in mind, it’s just an average based on thousands of babies. Your baby is perfect, just the way he/she is – so keep talking with your pediatrician and keep the camera ready. Your baby will be off and running in no time!

This is part of the Get a Move On series – keeping your child healthy through activity and movement.


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