Baby gross and fine motor skills

The general developmental milestone of baby’s gross motor skill (0-15 months):

0 month – Fetal posture                         


1 month – Chin up

2 months – Chest up

3 months – Reach and miss

4 months – Sit with support

5 months – Sit on lap, grasp object

6 months – Sit on high chair. Grasp dangling object

7 months – Sit alone

8 months – Stand with help

9 months – Stand holding furniture

10 months – Creep

11 months –Walk when led

12 months – Pull to stand by furniture

13 months – Climb stair steps

14 months – Stand alone

15 months – Walk alone
(Source: Adapted from The first two years: A study of Twenty five babies, by Mary M. Shirley. Vol.2)


The general development of manipulation of baby (fine motor skills):

· Finger play

· Attempting to grasp object

· Holding and exploring objects

· Palmer grasp using whole hand

· More delicate Palmer grasp which involving the thumb

· Primitive pincer grasp

· Exploring with the index finger

· Delicate/mature pincer grasp



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