Throughout the first year of life, your baby will change rapidly. By the end of the year, she may be starting to walk, saying simple words like “mama” and “dada,” and will see her parents as the center of her universe. As you learn more about your baby and how she communicates what she needs you will begin to adjust to the daily demands all young babies require. By responding consistently to your baby’s needs, you will help form a vital connection that will last a lifetime.

How to Connect with Your Baby

Here are a few simple ways to develop your relationship with your infant every day.

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Your Growing Child: Birth to Three Months

Within the first three months, your baby will begin to smile and track people and objects with his eyes. He may also discover his own feet and hands as well as develop the ability to lift his head and turn towards sounds.

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10 hours

average number of hours (non-consecutive) babies sleep a night

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Activities to Support Learning: 0-3 months

Encourage your baby's healthy development with these everyday activities for your 0-3 month old.

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Watch this video from The Birthing Channel to learn some tips on how to calm a fussy baby.