Your baby is becoming more and more dextrous. Here is a list of fine motor skills milestones your child is likely to achieve in her first year.
By Ram Shankar
Fine motor skills refer to the ability to coordinate the movement of small muscles. These skills are also known as ‘dexterity’. They involve the synchronisation of the hands and fingers with the eyes. Here are the fine motor skills milestones that you can expect your baby to cross in the first year of her life.
While we’ve listed the milestones, you need to understand that every child is unique and these milestones are only indicative. Don't worry if your baby’s progress seems slow. However, you need to look out for some red flags. Talk to your paediatrician if you think there is a cause for concern. The American Academy of Pediatrics lists the red flags as follows.
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