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Caring for Your Baby

In the first 12 months of life, babies grow very fast. As your baby develops, you will face new and different demands. The loving care you provide now helps your baby learn and develop and lays the foundation for his future. These pages will help guide you through your baby’s changing needs in the first year.

Your Baby from 6 to 12 Months

Your Baby from 6 to 12 Months

    By this time, you and your baby have gotten to know each other pretty well. You recognize each other’s facial expressions and tone of voice. You often know…

    Learning from 6 to 12 Months

    Learning from 6 to 12 Months

      Your baby’s brain develops faster in the first year than at any other time. They learn from seeing, touching, hearing, tasting, smelling and moving.Helping…

      Starting to eat solid food

      Starting Solid Food

        Starting to eat solid food is a big change for your baby. They experience new tastes and textures, and learn to do new things with their mouth and hands. Your…

        Child Care for Babies

        Child Care for Babies

          Having someone else take care of your baby is a big step. It lets you go out for errands, work or school, but it’s also a little stressful. This chapter can…

          Babies' Health

          About Babies’ Health

            There is a lot you can do from day to day to keep your baby healthy. All babies get sick once in awhile, and usually it’s not serious. Tips in this chapter…

            Babies' Checkups

            About Babies’ Checkups

              Babies need regular checkups with a pediatrician, especially in their first year. Checkups are also called well-baby visits. As your baby gets older they will…

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