HomeBrowse by agesNewborn
Motor Skills: Big and Small Body Movements
Share this post:

Your newborn is physically growing and learning new things to do with her body. Find out what types of motor skills to look for at this age.

Father wearing blue shirt, baby in mothers lap

In the first three months, look for these motor skills:

  • Lifting head when on stomach

  • Kicking legs and moving arms easily

  • Grasping a finger

  • Rolling over (possibly)

For more information and videos, click here.

QUICK TIP: Remember that every newborn is unique and may develop at different rates. If you're concerned about your child's development in any way, talk to your pediatrician or family doctor.

First 5 California
Contributed by:
First 5 California
Find this useful?
Join our First 5 family – it’s free!
Enjoy personalized content based on your child’s age every time you visit our site.