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Category Archives: Baby Development

Baby Development and Growth Calendar

  • Baby Development : Month 21

    Your baby’s development It can seem to you that your toddler never actually stops moving, but if you notice carefully, you can see that he spends as much time looking around and observing his environment too. This is the age when he is likely to experiment with a lot of weird stuff, like putting things in the strangest of places; like an eraser in a nostril or stuffing a small toy down his throat. Instead Continue Reading

  • Baby Development : Month 20

    Your baby’s development The most prominent feature that you may notice about your 20 month old toddler may be his phobias which seem to have developed over night. So one week it might be strange noises and another week it might be tigers or doctors. You must understand that his imagination is developing at this stage and he cannot distinguish between what can actually happen and what cannot. So while you know that a tiger Continue Reading

  • Baby Development : Month 19

    Your baby’s development At 19 months, it may seem to you like your toddler’s main mission in life is to run all day. With curiosity being on an all term high and with abundant energy to match your toddler will literally keep you on your toes. Make sure that you provide your child with ample opportunities for safe play both indoors and out doors. Some of the toddlers at this age may be mellow, content Continue Reading

  • Baby Development : Month 18

    Your baby’s development Your toddler is now midway between one and two and the most striking thing that you will probably notice is that, your child will begin to show impatience for just about anything. If for instance, he tells you that he wants a toy now, he literally means at that very instant. So be prepared for lots of “I want it right now’s”. Your toddler at 18 months will know his limits, but Continue Reading

  • Baby Development : Month 17

    Your baby’s development Your 17 month old toddler will love experimenting with his newly mastered skills. It will seem like he has just discovered the power of his vocal cords. So don’t be surprised if he starts yelling his head off and loves it. He will most likely start to open and close doors- any doors that he can find including fridge doors. You will also notice that your child enjoys the act of throwing Continue Reading

  • Baby Development : Month 16

    If he has mastered the art of waking a certain distance without falling or bumping into things, your toddler at 16 months might have bigger ambitions. He might try out a combination of activities; like for instance carrying a stack of blocks and walking. He might drag a stool, hoist himself up on it and try to climb on the table. This is a time when the whole world looks adventurous and exciting and in Continue Reading

  • Baby Development : Month 14

    This is the time you can start ‘showing off’ your little one. He will love doing little tricks like waving daddy ‘bye bye’ or responding to verbal instructions like ‘show uncle your favorite toy’. In short, your baby loves being the centre of attention. Your baby’s development Your little one’s  vocabulary will most likely consist of 3 to 4 words. But you may notice that he understands more words than he can speak. If he Continue Reading

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  • Dealing with a Late Talker

    Some babies learn to talk late. If you are part of an ambitious family, your late talker can be a subject of unwanted criticism which affects your confidence and that of your child. Your closed ones might unconsciously add to the pressure by comparing your child with a talking child of similar age belonging to a neighbor or a friend or relative. As a parent it is natural for you to panic when your child Continue Reading

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  • Baby Development : Month 13

    Your little bundle of joy has completed one year and you just can’t seem to believe how fast he is growing up. Now that he can safely be called a toddler, you may begin to notice subtle changes in his behavior. Your baby’s development For your 13 month old, you are still the center of his universe and he expects your world to revolve around him too. He is most likely to start attempting to Continue Reading

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  • Playtime – Fun Activities for your Baby

    Once your little one is three months old, he or she is more alert. Your baby is going to learn things by looking around him and imitating the actions of those around him. It is very essential at this point to keep the atmosphere around the baby happy and filled with fun. Playing with babies does not have to be a strenuous activity. Babies love everything that you do. Your task is essentially to make Continue Reading

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  • Baby Development : Week 1

    It’s a girl! It’s a boy! Yes, the day is finally here but no matter how excited you are about the birth of your baby, don’t be taken aback by your feelings of nervousness and self-doubt as the enormity of parenthood sets in. These feelings are completely normal; you are not going to know everything right away; it’ll come naturally and before you know it, you will have figured it all out. Your baby’s development Continue Reading

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  • Baby Development : Week 2

    This week is marked by you and your family getting used to this new routine with the baby. You still have a ways to go before you have figured it all out, but at least you know what is in store for the next coming months. Your baby’s development Your baby continues to sleep most of the day during this week, waking up mostly for feedings. However, you might find her waking up more often Continue Reading

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  • Baby Development : Week 3

    With every passing week, the baby will be much more alert and awake. This is the best time to bond with her, so take advantage of the moments that your baby is awake and taking in her surroundings. Your baby’s development While your baby continues to be startled by sudden loud noises, you may find her sleeping through most of them. These could be anything from your phone ringing or the subjiwaala hollering at you Continue Reading

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  • Baby Development : Week 4

    At the end of this week, you should prepare for a first month doctor’s visit. Come up with a list of questions that concern you as you may not get another opportunity to have your questions answered for weeks. Your baby’s development A wellness check at the end of the first month is essential for both the mom and the baby. Your baby most likely began to lose weight even before you left the hospital, Continue Reading

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  • Baby Development : Week 5

    Your baby has officially graduated from being a newborn to an infant. As much as you have yearned for your new baby’s arrival, the sleepless nights, diaper-changing and overall exhaustion can take a tremendous toll on you and dad. With the baby entering the second month, you have survived a crucial time and have made some headway into setting somewhat of a routine. Your baby’s development This week should see your baby smiling more and Continue Reading

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  • Baby Development : Week 6

    At this joyous time, with the baby reacting to your every little expression, your baby might also get over- stimulated and end up crying for no apparent reason. At these times, giving the baby some alone time on his tummy will help calm her down. Your baby’s development If you are planning on going back to work in a few weeks from now, it is important to get the baby used to a bottle if Continue Reading

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  • Baby Development : Week 7

    The sound of baby-talk is delightful for anyone; to a mother, it can be music to her ears. Communication with your baby even if it’s just eye-contact and some gibberish is essential for bonding and her development. Your baby’s development Your baby will demand more and more attention as the weeks go by. She may not appreciate being left alone for even a minute after she wakes; but giving in to her every cry will Continue Reading

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  • Baby Development : Week 8

    With your baby’s two month checkup right around the corner, you may be looking to have many of your questions answered such as, is she putting on enough weight, is the head circumference falling within normal limits and most importantly, how much are those immunization shots going to hurt! Your baby’s development At this stage, your baby may be holding things in her hands. In fact, you may find it impossible to wrestle a rattle Continue Reading

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  • Baby Development : Month 3

    Although your baby has probably been able to recognize you since she was just a few days old, now she can actually show it. Most babies begin to show unmistakable signs of recognition when they see their parents. Your baby’s development Research has shown that babies whose parents spent time speaking to them extensively, had the largest vocabularies and highest IQs as they got older. So this stage should be all about interaction with your Continue Reading

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  • Baby Development : Month 4

    Even as early as this stage, some babies will attempt to communicate with you by imitating the sounds you make. At this time, it is important to react with praise so that she realizes that what she says makes a difference. Your baby’s development Your baby might react to your taking away a toy by screaming her head off as she begins to understand what is going on around her. Showing her disapproval of your Continue Reading

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