Getting Back to Exercise
WebMD talks about walking, both for baby and for mommy. Learn when to expect baby's first steps and how new moms can get back in shape while having fun with baby.
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.
Encouraging Language Skills
WebMD explains how to help your baby develop her vocabulary by teaching sounds or words and associating them with people or things.
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.
RSV in Babies
WebMD discusses signs of RSV in babies as well as its causes, treatment, and prevention.
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 ...
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
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...