Baby Development

Your baby's physical development is a thing of beauty and a source of pride. From sitting to crawling, walking to talking, smiling to laughing, each achievement is a developmental milestone. Learn what to expect next in your baby's physical and intellectual development.

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Babies Start To Develop a Sense of Humor as Early as 1 Month, Study Shows
A new study from the UK shows that babies as young as four weeks old can understand and appreciate humor, which may help researchers better understand how a baby's brain develops.
The 10 Best Baby Walkers and Activity Centers to Help Your Baby Cruise Into Toddlerhood
These toys from Baby Einstein, Skip Hop, VTech, and more keep babies' brains and bodies active.
My Older Child Isn't Bonding With Her Baby Sibling, How Do I Encourage Her to Care?
We all hope our children will be "more than siblings," and have true friendships. But there's only so much we can do.'s "Ask Your Mom" columnist, Emily Edlynn, Ph.D., says for young children with a baby sibling, they need plenty of time, attention, and connection to feel secure in their big sibling role.
This Is Why Babies Avoid Grass—and the Cutest Videos Ever Proving It's True
Babies and grass go together like—well, actually, they don't go together at all but it's still hilarious to watch them try and get along in these viral videos.
How to Help Your Kid Deal With the Disappointment of Not Having a Sibling
Kids may ask for a younger sister or brother at various phases of life. Here's how to support them through the disappointment of not having a sibling when they really want one.
5 Ways to Boost Your Baby's Brainpower
These simple activities will help nurture your little one's growth and will help you connect too.

More Baby Development

When Do Babies Start Walking?
If your little one has been crawling and cruising, you may wonder when she'll take her first steps. Here, experts break down the stages of walking, and they explain when most babies start moving on two legs.
Baby Milestones by Month
Your baby's first year is full of developmental milestones. Here, we've broken down what to expect each month. It's important to remember, though, that every baby develops at a different pace, and there's a wide range of normal timelines.
Entire Maine Elementary School Learns Sign Language to Support Kindergartner with Hearing Loss

Morey Blanger, 6, is feeling the love and support from staff and students at Dayton Consolidated School in Maine.