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.

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The Benefits of Tummy Time

The importance of tummy time can't be overstated. Daily practice helps babies develop strong neck, core, arm, and leg muscles.
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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.
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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.
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4 Exercises to Help Baby Get Stronger

These simple exercises will help your little one grow up big and strong.
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Signs Your Baby is Learning to Stand

Before you know it, your baby is going to be standing, so make sure you're ready!
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More Physical Development

The Stages of Sitting

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

Your baby's vision will go from blurry to bright in a few months. Know the milestones as your baby's vision develops, and learn how to help accommodate his changing eyesight. This week-by-week, month-by-month guide will guide you through the process.
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Baby Milestones: Your Baby's Fifth Month

During the fifth month, your baby is getting much stronger and their vision is fully developed.