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Your Baby's First Month

By JustMommies staff

If your baby was a full-term baby, she will start this month weighing anywhere from 5 and a half pounds to nine or ten pounds. And, she will be around 18 to 22 inches long. The average newborn weighs around 7 and a half pounds and is about 20 inches long. Most newborns gain about 4-7 oz per week.
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When Should My Baby Start Sitting Up?

By JustMommies staff

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
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When Should My Baby Start Crawling?

By JustMommies staff

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. Some
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Developmental Milestones and Preemies

By JustMommies staff

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
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