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. » Read more

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. » Read more

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. » Read more

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. » Read more

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 » Read more

Plagiocephaly: Preventing Flat Heads in Babies

 
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Baby Spitting Up: When Should You Worry?

By Nancy Da Silva

It’s a fact. Babies are messy little creatures. There’s a reason bibs and diapers are billion dollar industries. For most parents, though you may be unprepared for the sheer volume of the messes your baby will generate at first, you quickly become accustomed to the results your little angel bestow upon you… and I do me upon you. » Read more

Your Newborn’s First Checkup: What to Expect

You’ve brought home a beautiful baby from the hospital; now it’s time to start settling into a new life and new routines with your little one. One of the most important things you can do for your baby in the first few weeks and months is to make sure that he gets regular well-baby visits with his doctor or health-care provider. » Read more

Umbilical Cord Care

  Newborn babies umbilical cord usually dries up and heels anywhere from 10 days and 3 weeks. The umbilical cord will initially be white to yellow in color and gradually darken to a black color before falling off. Until the umbilical cord falls off there are some things you should do to help keep it clean and dry.
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Surviving the NICU

No one ever dreams about giving birth to a child who needs to spend time in the NICU. Unfortunately, it can and does happen. This article is for moms and family members to help survive the roller coaster of emotions involved with a child staying in a NICU.
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