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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 developmental milestones during their first year. First, they just sleep, then become a bit more awake, start 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!
Below you can learn about your baby’s development month by month, answer in our baby development polls, read about warning signs, troubleshoot behaviors, and find tips on how to play to encourage your baby at different stages.
All Baby Development Articles
A 12-month-old baby is often a very happy little person. Life is great! But don't get in his way... Check our Baby Development Guide!
Baba, dada - a 6-month-old baby is talkative! Who's that funny guy in the mirror that I love talking to? Guide to baby development, learning activities and best toys!
A 5-month-old baby is curious! The world is so exciting! Learn what to expect on development milestones, and how to activate your 5-month-old baby!
Your baby is probably starting to be more awake and has come a long way from being completely new. New abilities and 1-month-old baby development milestones!
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.
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!
When do babies start talking? This question is answered here, along with tips on how to teach your baby to talk. Simple ways to stimulate your baby's language development.
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!
7-month-old baby development milestones to expect! A 7-month-old baby may start testing you! Also feeding, sleep, separation anxiety, fun learning activities.
My 3-month-old cries when held by others - every time! She also cries when someone new comes over. Is this normal? What can we do about it?
A 3-month-old baby loves meeting people, but loves mom and dad even more! Read and watch videos about milestones, games to play and toys to offer.