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Six Reasons to Read Out Loud to Your Baby

By JustMommies staff

Do babies need books? Newborns can’t follow a plotline, understand character development or even focus on pictures well. Is there a point in reading to your baby? Studies show a resounding ‘Yes’! Just as lullabies offer a soothing connection and comfort for infants, so can the regular habit of
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How Talking to Your Babies Helps Them Learn

Did you know that some developmental experts believe that learning language starts in the womb? With the cadence of your voice, it's possible your baby is hearing your accent, inflection, and more while you're pregnant. Once born, language development really takes off and just by spending time talking
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Your Baby's Ninth Month

By JustMommies staff

Your baby is inching closer to his first birthday. At nine months the average baby weighs around 19-20 lbs and is about 27 ½ to 28 inches long. If your baby was a little chunkier, he may have slimmed down a little now that he's crawling and more active. You probably have a regular sleep routine for
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Your Baby's Eighth Month

By JustMommies staff

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. Your baby
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Your Baby's Seventh Month

By JustMommies staff

At seven months the average baby will weigh somewhere between 17-18 lbs and will measure around 26 ½ – 27 inches. At this point your baby's growth rate has slowed down and your little guy or gal won't be picking up weight at quite as fast of a pace as before. You can expect him to continue gaining
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Teething Symptoms

By JustMommies staff

How will you recognize the signs that your baby is cutting his or her primary teeth (the first 20 teeth)? And, how will you ease the discomforts that come with teething – for your little one and you? Know the Timing for Teething You’ve probably heard that primary teeth can start developing as early
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Your Baby's Sixth Month

By JustMommies staff

Your baby will turn six months old at the end of this month. Most babies will double their birth weight by the end of this month. If your baby hasn’t doubled her weight yet, you may want to discuss this with your pediatrician at her six month check up. By the end of this month, your baby will weigh
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Best Apps for Babies and Toddlers

By JustMommies staff

We have all handed our cell phones or iPads to our kids at one time or another, just to keep them occupied. Maybe you have been in a doctor's waiting room or sitting outside dance class or at older brother's baseball practice. You might have felt a little guilty for giving in to the whining or for being
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Your Baby's Fifth Month

By JustMommies staff

Your baby is inching up on her six month birthday. By the end of this month, she will weigh somewhere around 15-16 lbs and measure around 25 inches long. Since she was born, she has gained about a half lb a week, but this rapid weight gain and growth will start to slow down soon, if it hasn’t already.
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Your Baby's Fourth Month

By JustMommies staff

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
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