Baby Development

When Should My Baby Start Sitting Up?

Most babies learn to sit up on their own sometime between age 6 and 8 months. Sitting up requires a lot of upper body strength and coordination. Once your baby’s neck and back muscles are strong enough, sometime around 3-6 months, he will be able to roll over by himself and sit up with some support from mom.
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When Should My Baby Start Rolling Over?

In order for your baby to roll over he needs to have a strong upper body, good control of his head and neck, and be able to coordinate his arm and leg movements well. Most babies learn to roll from front to back first because front to back rolling requires less strength and coordination. Your baby may learn to roll from front to back as early as age 2-3 months.
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When Should My Baby Start Crawling?

Most babies learn to crawl between age 7 and 10 months. This is not to say that your baby may not start crawling sooner than this, but on average babies start crawling around 7-10 months. If your baby spends time on the floor and gets lots of tummy time, he may master the skill of crawling sooner.
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Speech & Language Development: The First Year

  From the moment your child is born she is learning how to communicate with you. In fact, her ears are developed enough to begin hearing and listening as early as the fourth month of pregnancy. As a new mother or even an experienced mother you may have questions about your child's speech and language development.
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Developmental Milestones and Preemies

Developmental milestones give parents and doctors a gauge to measure how a child is doing in comparison to other children the same age.  Milestones like babbling, crawling or walking are important skills that normally emerge in babies during specific age ranges.  When babies do not develop these skills during the expected time frame, this may indicate that the baby is not developing normally or that she has a developmental delay.  While there is some variation of when milestones are reached, doctors can get an idea of how a child is developing by checking to see when she reaches certain milest
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