Baby and You

The 1ST 2 years of life is a time of rapid and dramatic postnatal brain development. During this period there are several changes that take place in the growing brain; neural plasticity, acquisition of cognitive development i.e. working memory, attention etc. Also, children have spoken vocabulary increases significantly during this period and they gain greater motor coordination, and they are able to engage in tasks for longer periods.........


Milestones enable parents and physicians to monitor a baby’s learning, behavior and development. The term “milestone” takes its name from a stone marker, placed along the road, that indicates the distance traveled. So milestones help to mark progress along a child’s developmental journey....


Webster's Dictionary defines weaning as "accustoming a young mammal to take food otherwise than by nursing." Although this event may be very cut and dried in the animal world, for humans the process of weaning is much more complicated...


Soon after birth, your doctor will briefly examine your infant's eyes to rule out signs of congenital defects in the eye (cataracts) and other serious eye problems (infections). Though such eye problems are rare, they must be detected and treated early to minimize their impact on your child's vision development.....


Pediatricians are asked frequently about the timing and method for toilet learning. As with many behavioral issues, there are no concrete answers to such questions. Reaching this developmental milestone can be difficult for both the child and parents. To help facilitate the toilet learning process, physicians should inform parents about the ‘child-oriented’ approach before the process starts......


Strong emotions are hard for a young child to hold inside. When children feel frustrated, angry or disappointed, they often express themselves by crying, screaming, or stomping up and down....


It is recommended that mothers should breastfeed their babies exclusively for approximately the first six months in order to "to support optimal growth and development"....


This term describes the sudden, unexplained death of an infant younger than 1 year of age. Some people call SIDS "crib death"....


Play is very important for the normal development physical, psychological and emotional growth of your child. Learn more about the stages of play. It is time to feel.....


Children need plenty of sleep to allow their body and mind to rest, grow and develop. But for many families bedtime can be frustrating and no fun. However most children have the ability to sleep well and understanding what is normal...


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