The key child development stages: Skin and touch
1-3 months old. At this very young stage, your little darling will start to work out how to grip objects in their hands. You may even find they try to grab objects dangling in front of them, but probably won’t be able to coordinate well enough to snatch them yet.
4-6 months old. Now your baby will be starting to master the use of their hands. You’ll find your little one will enjoy grabbing and pulling on anything in front of them – so watch out for necklaces and your hair!
7-9 months old. At this stage movement really begins. Your baby may have started to crawl or drag themselves around on their tummy. The friction can be rough on their delicate skin so make sure you’re keeping it cared for using a good cream like NIVEA Baby Moisturising Lotion.
10-12 months old. A lot of changes happen in the final development stage of the first year. Your little one will learn to grip objects between their thumb and forefinger, move around the room by using furniture to support them and maybe even take their first proper steps.
1 year old +. After your child’s first year, she or he will start to develop skills like eating and drinking by themselves, pushing and pulling toys and bending over to pick things up.