Physical Development

Your baby is getting stronger every day, building the muscles necessary to crawl, walk, and run. This year is chock-full of exciting milestones and physical development. Learn about your baby's physical development, how to enhance it, and what to expect.

Your Guide to Tummy Time

Babies spend so much time on their backs when they are sleeping that it is important to mix it up while Baby is awake in order to increase muscle strength and relieve boredom. Read on to learn the basics of tummy time.

Baby Physical Growth: Neck Strength

Dr. Alan Greene answers the question, How can I help strengthen my baby's neck?

Activities to Boost Baby's Physical Development: 0-3 Months

These simple activities suggested by Jamie Loehr M.D. and Jen Meyers, authors of "Raising Your Child," will both soothe your baby and enhance her physical development.

Baby Inherits Rare, Fourth-Generation Birthmark

This baby's unique birthmark serves as an awesome reminder that we should all embrace one another's differences as beautiful.

Activities to Enhance Baby's Physical Development: 3-6 Months

Encourage your baby to develop with these easy activities that will also encourage him to bond with you.

Encourage Baby's Physical Development: 9-12 Months

These fun playtime activities from Jamie Loehr and Jen Meyers, authors of "Raising Your Child" will encourage Baby's physical development.

4 Exercises to Help Baby Get Stronger

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

Activities to Enhance Baby's Physical Development: 6-9 Months

Entertain Baby with these fun and stimulating playtime activities from Jamie Loehr and Jen Meyers, authors of "Raising Your Child."

Baby Physical Growth: Delayed Crawling

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

How to Encourage Baby to Stand

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) by 9 months, most babies will begin trying to stand on their own. Learn how you can encourage your child?s standing skills with these simple day-to-day activities.

Tummy-Time Activities

Between naps and nighttime, your baby can spend as many as 15 hours a day on his back. To balance that out, he needs to spend some time lying on his stomach when he's awake. Tummy-time activities promote neck and core strength and make it less likely that he'll develop a flat spot on the back of his head. Follow these suggestions to engage your baby in activity that will help him grow into a strong and healthy toddler.

Rolling, Crawling, Walking: Helping Baby Get Up & Go

Here's how your baby learns to get from here to there.

Understanding Your Baby's Developing Vision

Your baby's vision is constantly developing as he grows. Drastic and rapid changes begin occurring from birth. Know the developmental milestones as your baby's vision develops and what you can do to help accommodate his changing eyesight. This week-by-week, month-by-month guide will help you throughout the process.

The Stages of Sitting

Watching your baby gain independence is exciting. A major accomplishments every parent looks forward to is when she can sit on her own. Pediatrician Kurt Heyrman, M.D. says there are ways that you can help Baby gain these large motor skills and help her sit on her own. Here's how.

When Do Babies Sit Up?

By now, your little munchkin is ready to sit up and take on the world from a different angle. So at what age do babies sit up? Learn more about when babies reach the sitting milestone and improve their physical development.

6 Facts About Baby That Will Blow Your Mind

From the length of time it takes to adjust to life outside the womb to why she copies your behavior, here are six mind-blowing facts about your baby we bet you didn't know.

How to Massage Your Baby

Try these massage strokes to calm and connect with you baby.

Signs Your Baby is Learning to Crawl

Is your baby rocking back and forth on her knees? She might be ready to take off, and crawl!

This 8-Week-Old Baby Probably Has More Hair Than You

When he was born with a full head of hair, everyone thought he'd eventually lose it. He didn't.

9 Birth Defects and Their Symptoms and Treatments

Here's a primer on nine of the most common birth defects: their prevalence, causes, symptoms, and treatment.

Your Baby from 19 to 21 Months: Curiosity and Independence

Every day is full of new challenges, from taking the stairs to scaling the couch. Don't you wish you could bottle that energy?

In the Genes: Where Baby's Looks Come From

From the color of her eyes to the shape of her nose, learn how your cutie's features are formed.

Encouraging Fine Motor Skill Development

Believe it or not, learning how to shake a rattle is tough work. Here's how to help your baby develop his fine motor skills.