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Age: Newborn


Congratulations, your beautiful baby has finally arrived.  It’s exciting, wonderful, overwhelming, and exhausting all at the same time.  Soon you’ll find your rhythm.  You’ll get to know your baby’s cues for feeding and sleeping, what each different cry means, and which sounds are worrisome and which sounds aren’t.  Until then, here are a few pointers. (...)

Age: 2 Months


Two months is a fun age; your baby is finally smiling at you interactively. It isn’t that your baby couldn’t smile before, it’s just that your baby’s vision has improved so dramatically in the past few weeks that he or she can see you well enough to consistently smile back at your funny faces. Your (...)

Age: 4 Months


Four months is a fun age. Your baby is becoming more and more interactive. He or she may make squealing noises and even laugh at you. If you’re lucky, your baby may even start sleeping through the night by 4 months of age. Most babies do that blessed maneuver somewhere between 4 and 6 months (...)

Age: 6 Months


Six months is the golden age of infancy (in my humble opinion). Your baby is old enough to sit on his/her own, is content if you set him/her on the ground with some toys for a few minutes, won’t crawl away (yet), sleeps through the night, and is smiley and responsive; it’s all around—golden. Safety (...)

Age: 9 Months


Nine months is the age of exploration. Your infant is, for good or bad, mobile. Your baby is discovering that he or she can finally get to things of interest and is trying to reach everything. Your baby is learning to communicate and interact with the environment. Safety Car: The car seat should be in (...)

Age: 12 Months

One year is huge milestone. There’s usually a big party, a face full of cake, lots of pictures, and it’s well deserved. You’ve all come a long way. As you look back at the first year and all of your baby’s “firsts,” it seems like it’s all gone by in a blink. You can hardly (...)