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  1. RSV in Babies

    WebMD discusses signs of RSV in babies as well as its causes, treatment, and prevention.

  2. 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. ...

  3. Emotional and Social Development, Ages 1 to 12 Months - Topic Overview

    Emotional and social growth during the first year of life can be both fascinating and exciting. As babies bond with their parents and caregivers,their interactions become more personal and engaging. Although your baby is unique and will exhibit his or her own personality,most babies grow emotionally and socially in certain predictable patterns. At 1 month of age,infants express their ...

  4. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) - Frequently Asked Questions

    Learning about sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS): What is SIDS? Who is affected by SIDS? When SIDS occurs: How do I cope with my grief after the loss of a baby to SIDS? What kind of investigation is done when a baby may have died of SIDS? Preventing SIDS: What's the safest sleeping position for my baby? How can I make my baby's crib as safe as possible? Is it safe for me and my baby to sleep in ...

  5. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Grief: Coping with grief ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Separation Protests: Helping Your Child - Topic Overview

    Separation protest (also called separation anxiety) usually starts around 6 months of age,peaks near 10 months of age,and starts to fade sometime near the first birthday. Some children's separation protests may peak at or continue through to about 18 months of age,resolving closer to the second birthday. The intensity and duration of separation protest is affected by your child's temperament ...

  8. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) - Topic Overview

    What is sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)?Sometimes a baby who seems healthy dies during sleep. This is called sudden infant death syndrome or SIDS. SIDS is also known as crib death. In most cases, a parent or caregiver puts the baby down to sleep and returns later to find the baby has died. It’s no one’s fault. SIDS can happen even when you do everything right. Although SIDS is rare, it is

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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