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Why is it important for your child to express their feelings? (part 1)

When your little girl was born, everyone warned you that you would encounter a lot of crying, screaming, and sleepless nights. Because that's what babies do, after all! But as it turns out, this wasn't the case at all. Your daughter was quiet and peaceful, and only let out the occasional ...
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What is my toddler's temperament? How should I take that into account when parenting?

Did you know that your baby is completely unique from the moment they are born? All you have to do is have a conversation with any other parent to know that. Some babies love cuddles, others can't relax while they're being held; some cry continuously, others you barely hear a peep out of; some ...
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What are the developmental milestones for 8 - 12 months?

You believe your baby is developing the right skills at the right time, but how can you be completely sure? Do you find yourself comparing them to other babies? Or do you simply let them develop at their own pace?  It can be tricky trying to track your child's progress as they get older. ...
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What are the developmental milestones for 1 - 3 months?

You believe your baby is developing the right skills at the right time, but how can you be completely sure? Do you find yourself comparing them to other babies? Or do you simply let them develop at their own pace?  It can be tricky trying to track your child's progress as they get older. ...
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What are the developmental milestones for 4 - 7 months?

You believe your baby is developing the right skills at the right time, but how can you be completely sure? Do you find yourself comparing them to other babies? Or do you simply let them develop at their own pace?  It can be tricky trying to track your child's progress as they get older. ...
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How can I encourage my baby’s language skills? Milestone list

How can I encourage my baby's language skills? Milestone list You might have heard many parents say that the first year of their babies' lives went extremely quickly. A week goes by in the blink of an eye, a month goes by in a flash, and before they know it their baby is reaching the grand old age o...
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What are the best first foods for babies?

It's time for an exciting (but messy) milestone in your baby's life - moving onto solid foods! Your baby is probably showing signs that they're ready; they are holding their head up properly, sitting up straight with or without your help, and you've probably noticed how they are showing more interes...
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Do babies dream?

As you watch your tiny tot sleeping, you notice that they keep breaking into adorable little smiles. And you wonder, could it be that they're dreaming wonderful dreams of cuddly toys and bottles of milk? Or is their smiling simply a reflex? Well, let's find out!Does my baby dream?When it comes to ba...
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Do babies have kneecaps when they're born?

If you've ever found yourself wondering whether your baby has kneecaps, you're one of many curious parents asking the very same question. And it makes sense. A baby's knees are much softer, much more flexible, and far from the firmness of an adult's knee. So, what is the answer? Do babies have kneec...
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When will my baby smile?

You've been overhearing many parents you know gushing with joy about seeing their baby smiling for the first time. Their babies are the same age as yours, but your baby hasn't shown you even an inkling of their first gummy grin just yet. An impatience washes over you and you find yourself starting t...
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