.... A baby's first laugh is usually reserved for the people who first made him smile: Mommy and Daddy..., or a cuddle. But it's often not until that first smile, when they're between 1 and 2 months old..., that we realize they want social interaction as well. Their smiles say to us that they are happy, content...
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.
While young children can reach milestones at different ages, the CDC says you should talk to your doctor and consider an early-intervention evaluation if your child displays any of these signs or has a dramatic loss of skills.
Those first gummy grins are actually just a reflex, but over the course of the next 12 months your baby will start to smile as a way of expressing pleasure, communicating with you, and, finally, developing a sense of humor. We'll take you through the stages.
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.
Growth spurts often get the blame for a whole host of puzzling behaviors, from stepped-up feedings to sleep disruptions and sudden fussiness. But are they really the culprit? Or is there something else causing your baby's shift in schedule? Read on to find out.
Your toddler is constantly developing and reacting to the world around him. With such quick development, every day is a new adventure. We outline some of the most exciting milestones so you know what to expect.