Baby Growth & Development

Your baby gets bigger and stronger every week. Our growth chart tracks his height and weight month-by-month.Here you'll also learn what developmental milestones to expect each month.

Science Proves You Can't Hold Your Baby Too Much

A new study shows that cuddling your baby (early and often!) has huge benefits when it comes to brain development, especially for preemies.

Baby Development Myths Every Parent Should Know

Grandparents, friends, and society flood parents with well-meaning advice, but how can Mom and Dad be sure they are receiving accurate information? With help from Dr. Andrew Adesman and his book "Baby Facts", we separate baby myths from reality.

Your Guide to Baby's Weight Gain

Helping your baby steadily pack on the pounds during her first year of life can be tricky. Here's what to know about your baby's weight gain, how to make sure she's meeting doctor recommendations for food and weight in the appropriate month ranges, and how to keep her healthy and satisfied in the process.

11 Fun Activities for Babies: 6 to 12 months

Help enhance your baby's growth with these development-boosting activities.

Growth & Development Milestones: 8-12 Months

The American Academy of Pediatrics has identified important milestones for babies ages 8 months through 1 year old. We've included fun and easy ways to help your baby reach these key developmental markers plus helpful information new parents should know.

Growth and Development Milestones: 4-7 Months

The American Academy of Pediatrics has identified important milestones for babies age 4 months through 7 months. We've included fun and easy ways to help your baby reach these key developmental markers, plus helpful information new parents should know.

Why Researchers Say Snuggling With Baby Has Lifelong Positive Effects

Need another excuse to cuddle with your baby? Science says so!

Growth & Development Milestones: Newborns

The American Academy of Pediatrics has identified important milestones for Baby's first month. We've included fun and easy ways to help your newborn reach these key developmental markers, plus helpful information new parents should know.

4 Exercises to Help Baby Get Stronger

These simple exercises will help your little one grow up big and strong.

Growth & Development Milestones: 1-3 Months

The American Academy of Pediatrics has identified important milestones for babies ages 1 month through 3 months. We've included fun and easy ways to help your newborn reach these key developmental markers, plus helpful information new parents should know.

11 Simple Activities for Babies: 0 to 6 Months

Encourage your infant's development with these fun and easy activities.

Your Baby's Development Week-By-Week

The first year of life is, to put it simply, amazing. Use our week-by-week info as a guideline for changes to look for during the first 12 months--but remember, every baby develops at his or her own pace.

The Year Ahead: Age 1

What a difference a year makes! Find out what you have to look forward to as your child turns one.

Baby Physical Growth: Delayed Crawling

If your baby is not crawling, cruising, or walking yet, don't panic. Here's why.

Baby Milestones: Your Baby's First Month

Your baby may be sleeping a lot, but there are still plenty of milestones to be on the lookout for.

Baby Milestones: Your Baby's Fourth Month

Sounds will interest your four-month-old a whole lot more, and she'll be making more sounds of her own.

Milestones: Red Flags to Watch at 5 to 7 Months

Each baby grows at a different speed but generally at 5 to 7 months, you can expect to see your baby rolling over and sitting. Consult a doctor if you are concerned or notice any loss of skills.

Your Baby From 7 to 9 Months: Crawling

Crawling gives baby a taste of independence -- and a new view of the world.

Charting Baby's Growth

Whether she's in the top or bottom percentile, your baby is probably doing just fine.

Your Baby's Hand Control

When born, your baby's hands may be nothing more than clenched fists--but by the end of the year, expect to see him/her stacking toys and turning pages. Check out this month-by-month guide to your baby's hand control.

Your Baby at 2 Months

Baby's growing! Find out what to do this month.

What's Normal for My Newborn?

A newborn's arrival brings brand-new worries. Here's how to tell the difference between what's normal and what's cause for concern.

Your Baby's Remarkable First Year

The moment they emerge from the womb, babies are observing, absorbing, and gearing up to take on the world. Here's a peek at the wonders in store as the months go by.

Is Your Baby A Late Bloomer?

The range of when children take their first steps and utter their first words is huge -- and the number of late bloomers is greater than you might think.

This Baby's Amazing Rock Star Tresses Are Giving Us Serious #HairGoals

Everytime we look at this baby's Kiss-inspired hair, it shocks us!