Your Child's First Year of Development It can be exhausting, it can even be frustrating, but your baby’s first year of development is delightfully exciting too.. No matter how hectic and how unfair your day had been, imagine your baby smiling back at you after two months of inconsolable weeping and wailing. There is nothing more exuberating than this The sweetest sound on earth for a Mom is the sound of her baby laughing. After 4 months your baby responds to your silly faces and tickles with a giggling laughter. Post the fourth month, those exhausting sleepless nights of wails and cries bid a relieving goodbye. By 4-6 months, most start sleeping through the night. Around 5 or 6 months, most babies can sit up with support – either by resting on their hands in front of them or by leaning on pillows or furniture. Babies can usually sit alone steadily by 7-9 months. Get ready for a tiring runaround after your baby when it reaches its eighth month. You meet your suddenly mobile baby now. Waving "bye-bye" is not just a cute trick -- it is an actual expression of language. By 9 months most babies begin to make the link between sounds, gestures, and meaning. They understand that waving is connected to the phrase "bye-bye." Between 9-12 months, babies develop better control over their hands and fingers, making it easier to grab small objects -- like finger foods! Unfortunately, food is not the only thing they’ll try to pop into their mouths. By 12 months, most babies begin to stand briefly without support. They also take small steps while holding onto furniture or other objects, an activity called "cruising.“ Get your camera’s ready, and keep your eyes glued, as your baby can any time present you a return gift on his b’day- his first steps. Staggering tip-toes you have longed to see. Baby’s walk at an age ranging from 9 to 17 months. There’s nothing like hearing your baby call you ‘Mama’, and it usually happens right around the oneyear mark. By this time, most babies can say at least one real word and actively try to imitate others.