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Physical Development

Child Development

Physical Development2
Malnutrition The lack of enough food or the proper type of food.
Motor Skills The ability to use and control muscles.
Development Increase in physical, emotional, social or intellectual skills.
Weaning Changing the baby from bottle to cup
Proportion A size relationship
Primary Teeth First teeth "baby teeth"
Growth Measurable change in size
Senses Includes sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell.
Depth Perception Recognizing an object is not flat
Average Newborn weight 6-8 lbs
Average height of a one year old 30 inches
How many primary teeth does a child have 20 primary “baby” teeth
Motor Skill at 1 month Lifts chin when placed on stomach.
Motor Skill at 2 months Lifts chin well above surface when placed on stomach.
Motor Skill at 3-4 months Reaches for objects unsteadily, holds head up, rolls side to side.
Motor Skill at 5-6 months Sits alone briefly, turns completely over when on back, prefers to sit up with support.
Motor Skill at 7-8 months Reaches for spoon, sits up, eats with fingers, picks up large objects.
Motor Skill at 9-10 months Walks when led, reached and controls objects. Stands when holding furniture, creeps on hands and knees.
Motor Skill at 11-12 months Stands alone, may walk alone, shows preference for one hand over the other, holds and drinks from a cup, fits blocks or boxes inside each other.
Signs of a Healthy Baby Plump but not fat. Increase in height and weight are steady. Eyes are bright and clear. Hair is glossy. A healthy baby is generally happy, active and curious. Skin is velvety smooth. Muscular control is appropriate for age.
How to burp a baby Lay baby across your knees stomach down and gently pat the baby’s back or hold the baby upright on your shoulder.
How to handle a baby Always support the head and neck. Slide one hand under the baby’s buttock and the other under the shoulder and head. Cradle the baby in the curve of your arm against your body.
Created by: mstein