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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.
Do you remember when your baby took his very first steps? It is a magical moment for sure! The polls beloware about both the very first steps and about actually…
1 year old and the baby year is over... Well, a 12-month-old baby/toddler is still quite young, I think! Our daughter celebrated her first birthday by sleeping through the night…
The social little 11-month-old will enjoy his meals with the rest of his family. He or she is probably "talking" too! Check our Baby Development Guide!
A 10-month-old baby is a little explorer! Everything is exciting. Make sure all dangerous things are out of reach. Check our Baby Development Guide!
The newborn baby; so tiny and still so able. Learn about newborn baby development milestones to expect, how to play with your newborn and what toys to buy.
A 9-month-old baby is on the move! Crawling or walking along furniture. Or maybe in your arms pointing the direction. Check our Baby Development Guide!
An 8-month-old baby is lots of fun! Talking, laughing, and training hard to stand up and move around. Check our Baby Development Guide!
A 7-month-old baby may actually start testing you! Why? He or she knows how endless your love is and dares to challenge your rules. A good thing!