Your baby will bring joy to you with his/her smiles and giggles. Again his/her weaning and crying will be difficult to handle sometimes. His/her social skill development will be an interesting phase. Your baby will learn to adapt his/her social skills from you. Initially, his/her needs will be restricted to food and comfort, but with time he/she will seek for more attention.
After your baby is born, his/her mother will be his/her favourite person. He/She will be dependent on the mother for everything. He/She will find comfort at your touch, your voice and your sight.
At first, he/she will feel secured with you and slowly after gaining enough confidence he/she will be able to develop deeper relationships with others.
Newborn to five months: During his/her first few months, he/she may begin to make faces at you. He/She may be able to imitate some of your gestures like sticking out his/her tongue. He/She will be able to recognize your face.
He/She will slowly learn what is going around him/her and may even learn how to smile. You may sometimes tickle him/her deliberately to see him/her smiling.
By five months, he/she may probably be able to recognize other people around him/her. However, he/she will not respond to others.
Six to 12 months: As your baby will begin to move, he/she will slowly find interest in other people around him/her. He/She may play alongside others and imitate them. But he/she may not be able to play with them. He/She will be more engaged with his/her own task. This is also the time your baby will grow more anxious seeing others around him/her when you are out of his/her sight. As you and your baby have developed a strong bond between you, his/her separation anxiety will also begin at this point when you will be away from him/her. He/She might get easily angry and frustrated for that reason.
13 to 24 months: Your toddler will probably able to say few words by this time and will be able to make friends. However, he/she will be very protective about his/her own toys and belongings. He/She will not be able to share them. Later he/she will be able to empathize with other babies and with constant encouragement from the parents, learn to share his/her toys with others and play with other children.