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Gross Motor Skill Milestones for Infants

0-3 Months

  • Raises head & chest when on stomach
  • Stretches & kicks on back
  • Opens and shuts hands
  • Brings hand to mouth

3-6 months

  • Rolls both ways
  • Plays with feet and brings feet to mouth when on back
  • Sits with support
  • Reaches with either hand
  • Transfers object from hand to hand
  • Supports whole weight on legs
  • Begins to pivot to left and right while on belly

6-9 Months

  • Sits and plays with toys
  • Assumes hands-and-knees position
  • Gets from sitting to crawling position
  • Crawls forward on belly

9-12 Months

  • Gets to sitting position without help
  • Pulls self-up to stand
  • Take steps holding on to furniture
  • May Stand without support
  • May take some steps without support