Baby Behavior: Is This Normal?
WebMD explains what’s normal behavior for a 6 month old baby.
Taking Time for Yourself
WebMD offers tips for taking time for yourself as a new parent. You’ll be at your best with rest, diet, and exercise.
Crawling and Cruising
Does it seem like your baby won’t stay still during a diaper change or always throws things from his or her highchair? WebMD talks about these normal behaviors.
Growth Chart Mysteries
WebMD explains how to interpret your baby's growth chart numbers and how your baby is growing at 5 months.
RSV in Babies
WebMD discusses signs of RSV in babies as well as its causes, treatment, and prevention.
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 ...
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 ...
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
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. ...
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 ...