baby development

Your Baby's Third Month

Your baby is growing like a weed.  He’s outgrown some of his baby clothes already; and, he may not look like your little newborn anymore.  He’s still gaining weight quickly, around 4-7 oz per week, and growing about an inch to an inch and a half per week.  By the end of this month, he should weigh somewhere around 12 to 13 lbs and measure about 23 to 24 inches in l » Read more

Baby Teeth Development: Order of Baby Teeth Eruption

Your baby’s teeth begin forming while your baby is still in the womb, but you probably won’t see your baby’s first tooth until he is about six months. Your baby was born with a full set of primary teeth, also known as baby teeth. Even though you can’t see his baby teeth, they are there waiting to erupt underneath the gums. » Read more

Your Baby's Eighth Month

At eight months the average baby weighs around 18-19 lbs and is about 27-27 ½ inches long. Some babies grow at a faster pace than others, so don't worry if your baby is bigger or smaller than this. As long as he is gaining weight and growing, there is usually nothing to be concerned about. » Read more

Your Baby's Fourth Month

Your baby is getting a little more expressive.  She is much more social than she was just a month ago.  She looks around, holds her head up well, and is more alert and aware of her surroundings now.  She continues to grow at a steady pace, gaining about 4-7 oz per week.  By the end of her fourth month she will weigh somewhere around 14-15 lbs, and measure about 24-25 in » Read more

When Should My Baby Start Talking?

One of the most exciting events for new parents is hearing their baby utter his first words. It is hard to say for sure when to expect your baby to say his first words, but most babies will be able to say 3 to 5 words by the time they are about a year old. Your baby may start trying to talk sooner than this. » 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