Child Development Milestones for Newborn Olds - Locomotion


The following are the child development milestones for a Newborn Old focusing on Locomotion development. Our Child-Experts use these milestones for a Newborn Old as a guideline for selecting all our educational toys, books and games. We have created the Head-to-Toe system - consisting of the seven developmental skills that every toy, book and game will help develop. From Imagination at the top of their heads to the locomotion skills at the tips of their toes. And every point in between.

Below are the Locomotion skills to a Newborn Old child, the associated Locomotion developmental milestones and links to the age-appropriate educational toys.

Please keep in mind that all children develop at different speeds. If your child is not able to do all of these functions, do not be alarmed. These developmental milestones are a guideline. If you believe that your child is behind in learning and developing these skills please consult your pediatrician.


  • Rolls on back from both sides
  • Responds to sounds by turning head
  • Tracks objects with eyes from side to side
  • When placed on stomach: bears weight on forearms and lifts head and trunk slightly
  • When held upright: lifts and bobbles head
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