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Your baby’s growth and development – first 12 months

Your baby's growth and development - 1 month old

Your baby starts developing from the moment they are born. At 1 month, cuddling, sleeping and feeding are all that really matters to your baby.

Your baby's growth and development - 2 months old

At 2 months, your baby is growing fast and becoming more alert. They will also be making more sounds and getting better at moving their little bodies.

Your baby's growth and development - 3 months old

By 3 months, your baby will have formed a strong attachment to you. They will respond with lots of smiles, and you can really enjoy your baby as they ...

Your baby's growth and development - 4 months old

From 4 months, your baby should have more control over what they do. They should hear, touch and see better and will be starting to move around much m...

Your baby's growth and development - 5 months old

At 5 months, your baby is quickly growing and developing. They may soon be sitting up on their own, preparing for solid foods and learning new languag...

Your baby's growth and development - 6 months old

At age 6 months, your baby should be more coordinated, start to respond to particular words, and have a better sense of the world around them.

Your baby's growth and development - 7 months old

Your 7-month-old baby is growing fast and may even be sitting up on their own and eating solid foods. Learn more here about how your baby is developin...

Your baby's growth and development - 8 months old

At 8 months old, your baby will start to explore their little world. It might mean more running around for you, but it's a great time to watch them le...

Your baby's growth and development - 9 months old

Your 9-month-old will, by now, really be developing their personality. They will form stronger attachments with a few people, preferring some over oth...

Your baby's growth and development - 10 months old

A 10-month-old will be very active. As a parent, you’ll probably be chasing them around as they crawl, and be learning more about their developing per...

Your baby's growth and development - 11 months old

At 11 months old, your baby is almost a toddler – you’ll probably be surprised at how quickly they can move around your home and how independent they ...

Your baby's growth and development - 12 months old

At 12 months, your baby is now a toddler. If they haven’t already, it won’t be long now before they take their first steps, develop a sense of humour,...

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