Babies usually start to crawl at around 6-10 months old. How about your baby? And with which crawling style? Participate in our baby crawling poll!
From Helpless To Helpful in Just One Year!
What if adult development was even near the speed of baby development? We would probably be completely burned out!
Babies follow a quite predictable line of development milestones during their first year. First they just sleep, then become a bit more awake, starts to smile, then talk etc.
It is fun to know what to look for and what you can do to encourage your baby.
But don't become competitive! Babies are different. If your baby rolls over early or late compared to the average says absolutely nothing about the prospects of him becoming a doctor or a rock star or a happy person for that matter…
Our oldest son didn't walk until he was 20 months old. That is considered quite late by any time table. Was it a problem? No! Was he abnormal? No! He just liked crawling, I suppose!
Most kids are completely normal, whether they are early or late compared to the statistical development milestones.
Of course, if you are worried that something might be wrong with your baby, promptly talk to a pediatrician!
A newborn baby doesn't need all that much stimulation. But the older your baby gets, the more interested will he become in his surroundings and in playing.
As a parent, if you are the one responsible for taking care of the baby all day long, it can become quite tedious to try to entertain the little one unless you know what to do.
Knowing a bit about baby development and what the baby might be interested in at different stages help.
Below you can learn about your baby's development month by month, answer in our baby development polls and find tips on how to play to encourage your baby at different stages.
"My fussy 8-month-old baby cries when put down. He cries when he's not held. What can I do to make him happy?" Find tips here!
"Why is my baby screeching out very loud? She never stops screeching, it's very annoying." Find out why babies screech and what to do about it!
Q&A: Is it healthy for my 5-month-old baby to run around in her walker? I heard that walkers can be bad for babies. Learn all about baby walker safety here!
Q&A: My 21-month-old baby is not talking or trying to say any words. I am worried that something is wrong. Isn't it very late not to talk at his age?
A mom asked about her baby's skin color and that it was getting darker. Learn about the development of babies' skin color and join the discussion!
An estimated 20% of all babies hit themselves. Why do they do this? Should you worry that something is wrong? Learn what to expect and do if your baby hits.
Sometimes, a baby will cry or scream when held by dad. Here are tips on how to help baby and dad bond the most efficient ways!
Reasons why a toddler baby hits the side of his head with his hand and what to do about it! Illnesses to look for and how to avoid reinforcing the behavior.