When your baby is newborn, his brain is not mature enough to control skilled movement. 

  • Development starts at his head then moves down the body as he slowly learns to do different movements.
  •  A newborn baby can control his mouth, face, lips and tongue and the rest follows in time, at slightly different pace for all children. 
  • Your baby learns to control his neck before his shoulders and his shoulders before his back. 
  • Your baby can control his arms before his hands and his hands before his fingers.  
  • Slowly babies develop gross motor and then fine motor skills. 
  • Some milestones of physical development are:
  • at 6 months baby can sit straight
  • at 12 months baby takes first steps
  • at 24 months they can jump
  • at 36 months they can cut with scissors and run on their toes.