As your baby grows during the first year his/her brain is developing and organizing itself through visual, auditory and physical stimulation. Talking, singing, holding your baby helps his/her brain develop its neural connections.
What should my baby be doing?
By 3 months: Your baby should be able to lift head and chest while lying on stomach; follow objects with his/her eyes; use hand to grasp.
By 6 months: Your baby will be reaching for objects; can roll over; bounces when standing.
By 12 Months: Your baby may be able to walk two or three steps without support; babble; Says "mama" and "dada."
By 18 Months: Your baby can walk well and hold a crayon and scribble it on paper. They can say 8 - 10 words, including names and understand much more than they can communicate. They take direction from grown-ups, but do not interactively play with other children yet.
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