10 Milestones in first year of baby’s life

Many important developmental stages have been achieved by babies in first year of their life. Babies throughout the world have the same stages of development, but they may experience it at a different time. So, what kind of abilities that will they develop from the age of 0-12 months?

1. Smile

After two months of staying up and crying, at around 2 months baby finally able to smile at you. When hearing familiar voice of their Mommy and Daddy or when you tell them your jokes, they will response you by smiling.

2. Laugh

If you are getting bored with the baby's cry, be patient a little because at the age of 4 months, the little one will make another sound, they start to laugh! When you play "peek-a-boo", tickling or putting on a funny face, then come great laughter.

3. Sleep well throughout the night

Their ability to sleep well throughout the night may be a baby milestone that many new parents await. Normally, babies can sleep calm overnight at 4-6 months of age. Please be patient, parents!

Read more: Does baby really need pacifier?

4. Sit alone

At the end of the fifth month, usually baby is able to sit with help, either by leaning on a pillow or holding it with his own hands. The little one is usually only able to rise from sleep and sit alone at the age of 7 months.

5. Crawling

Stepping on the age of 7 months is your busy period as a parent because you have to keep an eye on your little one who has started to actively move. At the age of 8 months the baby has developed his ability to crawl with his feet and hands, although there are also babies who crawl using the stomach or not crawling at all.

Read more: What is the difference between baby creeping and crawling?

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6. Waving

His ability to wave his hands is very important in his growth development milestones, because this is the actual expression of language. At the age of 9 months babies usually begin to find a connection between sound, gestures and meaning. They understand that when somebody waving their hand is related to the word "bye-bye".

7. Eat with fingers

At the age of 9-12 months, babies have developed good control of their hands and fingers so they will begin to pick up various small objects. At this age they also like to explore taste and texture, so that everything they hold will also be tried by their tongue. Because of that, watch everything that goes into his mouth.

Read more: 3 Rules you must follow when giving first food to your children

8. Stand up

At the age of 12 months most babies can stand alone without help. They also began to dare to step even while holding onto the wall or furniture. A few weeks or months before they are able to walk alone, the baby will spend a lot of time "creeping".

9. Walk

This is a milestone that most parents take memories by recording it, usually you can predict when baby will walk by paying attention to their ability to “creeping”. But not all babies can walk before their first birthday, the normal range is between 9-17 months.

10. Talk

"Mommy", "Daddy", are a sentence that their might say first clearly. At the age of a year, babies are generally being able to say at least one word clearly and actively mimic various sounds.

Read more: Erik Erikson's Stages of Psychosocial Development

A child must know that he is a miracle, that since the beginning of the world there hasn’t been, and until the end of the world there will not be, another child like him.
— Pablo Casals

Nookums paci-plushies or WubbaNub?

Speaking of pacifiers, there may be many mothers who often panic when the little one cries for losing his pacifier. You can find two similar pacifier in market, one is Nookums and the other is Wubbanub, both of them have plushies into it, make parents and kids can find pacifier easily. Then the next question is which one is suitable for my baby? Are they safe for babies? Are they a truly solution for my crying baby?

Let us tell you pros and cons between each product.

Nookums paci-plushies pros:

  1. The first pacifier holder that suits most of pacifier brands, Nuk, Avent, Chicco, Shootie, etc.

  2. The pacifier it comes with is Nookums brand. its a basic 0-6m orthodontic style.

  3. While your baby doesn’t use pacifier anymore, you can easily change pacifier with teether, but remain the plushies they loved. Ease to transition, thanks to the silicon loop.

  4. The fur is soft, the entire thing is stuffed with Polyester.

  5. All Paci-Plushies characters are machine washable.

  6. They're BPA and Phthalate free.

  7. They have 3 collection, paci-plushies buddies, paci-plushies blankies (blanket), paci-plushies shakies added feature of a soft rattle sound that stimulates and encourages self-play.

Nookums paci-plushies cons:

  1. Some buyers report that without the weighted feet, pacifier may still fall out of the baby's mouth until he/she is old enough to hold it in.

  2. Due to the ever changing market, some pacifiers might not fit the ring snuggly.

Read more: Does baby really need pacifier?

WubbaNub pros:

  1. They’ve been in business over a decade.

  2. WubbaNub have more animals plushies to choose from, some are cuter.

  3. The weighted front feet which filled with beans help keep the pacifier in the mouth.

  4. BPA, PVC and Phthalate Free.

  5. Plushies and pacifiers are sewn together, they are undetachable.

  6. They have 2 collection, WubbaNub lovey and WubbaNub pacifier. Certain styles are cheaper than Nookums paci-plushies.

WubbaNub cons:

  1. Because the Wubbanub is attached to a Soothie pacifier, it is only recommended for 0-6 months (not for baby with teeth).

  2. Wubbanub is attached, there is no way to change out a damaged pacifier or if baby prefers a different style or brand of pacifier, or even teether.

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Like every parenting issue, there is no one right or wrong answer. It will depend on what the individual child likes. But, here to mention, have you ever read your pacifier’s welcome instruction? Probably not, I’m guessing.

Actually in every pacifier’s welcome instruction, they told parents not to user longer than 2 months. If you use WubbaNub, it means you need to change WubbaNub every 2 months, since they plushies and pacifier is undetachable. You can rip the seams on your wub and replace the soothie but it won’t be easy.

If you want to know more about Nookums, I write blog about it, just click here and enjoy the reading.

If you really interested in Nookums, even want to introduce it to your local market, kindly contact us!! We are currently looking for a distributor in Indonesia. Knock us and we will be back to you shortly.

Dear parents, please choose wisely!!
— BabyLux