First steps and words are fun to celebrate. But don’t sit around waiting for the mega milestones! There are tons of “firsts” happening every day — little things that might make you laugh, smile or even cringe a little bit. No matter what, they’re all part of this crazy parenting journey. Here are a dozen of them.

The first time your baby …

1) … discovers that shaking his diapered butt is a bona fide dance move.

babydiaperdanceGif taken from early learning via YouTube

2) … builds germ immunity.

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photo: Jacqui Boland

3) … has enough hair to give her a first ‘do … Pebbles style, of course.

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photo: Meghan Rose

4) … tastes a lemon.
lemon-baby

Gif: ddddddakira via YouTube

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5) … does the Superman stretch — one first to the chest, another in the air!

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6) … uses puree to give herself a facial.

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Photo : Steve Winton via Flickr Creative Commons

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7)  … shouts “NO!” (complete with talk-to-the-hand gesturing).

baby-saying-noGif: Will Grant via YouTube

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8) … has a playdate. The social shunning that takes place during parallel play makes mean teens look like the welcome wagon.

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Photo: Sam DeLong via Flickr Creative Commons

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9) … goes outside on a windy day and doesn’t exactly know how to handle it.

windy-babyPhoto: bradleyolin via Flickr Creative Commons

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10) … surfs the dishwasher.

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photo: Janine Dodge

11) … raids a box of Cheerios.

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Photo: madgerly via Flickr Creative Commons

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12) … has his first big diaper blowout (bonus points if you’re not near a bathroom).

diaper-change-baby-outsidePhoto: Thorsten Troszenberg via Flickr Creative Commons

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What is your most memorable baby first? Let us know in the Comments!

— Christal Yuen, Meghan Rose, Jacqui Boland, Ayren Jackson-Cannady, Phebe Wahl, Ruby St. Germain, Janine Dodge & Kelly Aiglon