Baby Development Directory
Though every child is different, most reach certain developmental milestones by a certain age. So how can you tell the difference between a baby who is just taking his or her time and one who has a true developmental delay? Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage on baby growth and development, what to expect when, and when to be concerned.
Baby Development: Your 4-Month Old
Learn what to expect from your four-month-old infant in Month 4 of WebMD's Baby Month-by- Month Guide.
Baby Development: Your 3-month-old
Learn what to expect from your three-month-old infant in Month 3 of WebMD's Baby Month-by-Month Guide.
Communicating With Your Baby Through Reading, Singing, and More
WebMD explains speech development in the first year of your child's life -- and how you can encourage it.
Baby Development: Your 5-Month-Old
Learn what to expect from your five-month-old infant in Month 5 of WebMD's Baby Month by Month Guide.
Is Your Baby on Track?
Check your child's stage of child development and learn the signs of developmental delays.
How to Talk to Your Baby
Babies and toddlers need lots of sleep, playtime, and love. They also need a parent who can carry on a conversation, and that doesn't mean baby talk.
When Is It Time for My Baby to Use a Cup Instead of a Bottle?
Tips for parents who are ready to transition their baby from bottle to a cup.
Does Parent Stress Affect Baby?
Do you worry too much? Here's how stress in parents can cause stress and worry in baby. Learn how to calm yourself and help your baby stay calm, too.
How Newborns React
Pediatrician T. Berry Brazelton talks about how newborns react to their parents speech and touch.
An age-old technique is proving its worth in helping baby sleep.
Holding and Picking Up Babies
See the correct posture for picking up a baby and holding a baby.
Video: Blue-Eyed Babies
Brown is the most common eye color in the world. So why are so many babies born with blue eyes?
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Baby Milestones: Your Child's First Year of Development
What developmental milestones can you expect to see during baby's first year? Take a tour of first-year "firsts" with WebMD's guide to the most anticipated baby milestones.
Slideshow: Play, Learn, and Grow With Your Baby
Help your baby reach developmental milestones with fun month-by-month playtime tips in this slideshow. Games encourage language skills, coordination, and more.
Slideshow: Toddler Milestones -- Your Child's Second Year of Development
Daily showdowns with a toddler can be rattling, but there are plenty of exhilarating moments in the mix. Preview the highlights of baby’s second year with WebMD’s guide to the most anticipated toddler milestones.
Slideshow: What to Feed Your Baby in Year 1
Here's your guide to foods for the first year, including cereal and baby food. Plus tips on getting baby started on solid foods.
Baby Development: Your 8-Month-Old
Learn about baby milestones in the first 12 months and what to expect from your infant in Month 8 of WebMD’s Baby Month by Month Guide.
Baby Development: Your 10-Month-Old
Learn about baby milestones in the first 12 months and what to expect from your infant in Month 10 of WebMD’s Baby Month by Month Guide.
Baby Development: Your 9-Month-Old
Learn about baby milestones in the first 12 months and what to expect from your infant in Month 9 of WebMD’s Baby Month by Month Guide.
Baby Development: Your 1-Year-Old
Learn about baby milestones in the first 12 months and what to expect from your infant in Month 12 of WebMD’s Baby Month by Month Guide.