Baby's 2-Year Checkup: What to Expect
Find out what to expect during your baby's 2-year checkup: what your pediatrician will look for and questions you'll want to ask.
Bonding With Your Baby - Topic Overview
You can help create and strengthen the emotional bond with your baby by: Making frequent eye contact,such as during feeding times. Young babies love to look at your face and eyes. Cuddling your baby in the crook of your arm is about the perfect distance for your baby to see you well. Smiling,talking,nodding,and singing to your baby. Responding promptly to crying. Your baby will learn to ...
Language Development,Ages 1 to 12 Months - Topic Overview
Babies begin developing language at birth. By 12 months,they may have mastered a few words and usually understand far more. Speech development is extremely variable,but language skills develop in many subtle ways. At 1 month of age,infants turn to a soft voice,especially a parent's voice. Around 3 to 6 weeks of age,babies use different cries to communicate,such as a shrill cry for pain ...
Growth and Development,Ages 1 to 12 Months - Common Concerns
Between 1 and 12 months of age, it is very common for parents to have concerns about their baby's general well - being. Know that you likely do not have anything to worry about. But it is good to be aware of health, development, and safety issues to help prevent or respond to problems.Some common concerns include:Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). SIDS is the death of a baby who is younger than
Growth and Development,Ages 1 to 12 Months - When to Call a Doctor
Talk to your health professional any time you have concerns about your baby's:Physical development. It is important to talk with your health professional if your baby's growth seems to slow significantly or if he or she is not consistently eating well. Cognitive development. Cognition is the ability to learn and remember. If your baby is not becoming increasingly alert or active, talk to your ...
Growth and Development,Ages 1 to 12 Months - Promoting Healthy Growth and Development
Babies thrive when all of their needs are fulfilled consistently and with loving care. A baby goes through so many changes that it can be hard for you to keep up with all the things experts say you "should be" doing to promote healthy growth and development. Remember that the best things for your baby are usually the simplest. Loving, holding, feeding, changing, and talking to your baby are the ..
Growth and Development,Ages 1 to 12 Months - Topic Overview
How does my baby grow and develop in the first year?The first 12 months may be the most dynamic period of life. Dramatic changes are taking place in all areas of growth and development, which include:Physical development. Most babies double their birth weight by gaining an average of to every day for the first 6 months of life. Birth weight usually triples somewhere between 9 and 12 months of ...
Sensory and Motor Development,Ages 1 to 12 Months - Topic Overview
Sensory and motor development is the gradual process by which a child gains use and coordination of the large muscles of the legs,trunk,and arms,and the smaller muscles of the hands. A baby begins to experience new awareness through sight,touch,taste,smell,and hearing. Babies' sensory and motor development generally follows a typical pattern: At 1 month of age,babies' neck muscles are ...
Physical Development,Ages 1 to 12 Months - Topic Overview
Babies grow rapidly during the first year of life. Weight,length,and head circumference measurements are plotted on growth charts to monitor your baby's growth over time. Most babies: Grow about 3 in. (7.6 cm) to 4.5 in. (11.4 cm) in length by 4 months of age. Although growth may slow slightly between 4 and 7 months of age,by 12 months of age most babies have grown a total of about 10 in. ...
Cognitive Development,Ages 1 to 12 Months - Topic Overview
Cognitive development is the process by which the brain develops the abilities to learn and remember. Cognitive development follows a typical pattern in the first 12 months of life. Between 1 and 2 months of age,infants become interested in new objects and will turn their gaze toward them. They also gaze longer at more complex objects and seem to thrive on novelty,as though trying to learn ...