Development

Learn how to support your baby as they grow and develop through milestones, including gross motor and fine motor development as well as communication skills.

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Happy family playing and baby learning to walk at home.

Development

How to Encourage Your Baby to Walk

Given a safe space to practice and lots of loving attention, learning to walk comes naturally for most babies.

Woman grabbing the loose skin on stomach after giving birth by caserean section.

Development

The C-Section Shelf: Does It Ever Go Away?

A C-section shelf is excess skin and fat that hangs over a C-section scar. You can make it smaller with diet and exercise or eliminate it with a tummy tuck.

Mother teaches her baby to roll over on her stomach on the bed.

Development

How to Help Teach Your Baby to Roll Over

Rolling over is a major baby milestone that you can help your baby reach with fun, encouragement, and of course, lots of tummy time.

Three multiethnic little children playing with plastic scoops and buckets in sandbox at playground.

Development

Developing Sensory Motor Skills in Children

Developing sensory skills in your child helps their cognitive growth and fine motor skills while building physical strength, balance, and coordination.

Children fighting over scooter.

Development

Does Your Child Lack Personal Space Awareness?

Is your kid constantly touching others or standing too close? Your child may lack personal space awareness. Learn how to help your child grow body awareness.

Young family with two small children indoors in kitchen.

Development

Reciprocal Conversation Skills and Your Child’s Development

Reciprocal conversation is communication between two people. Problems with these skills can have an effect on every area of a child’s life

Creative little girl creating jewellery from wooden beads.

Development

Developing Visual Motor Skills in Children

Combined with fine and gross motor skills, visual motor skills help children perform small and large tasks.

Young girl string wooden bead craft for homeschooling.

Development

12 Fun Hand-Eye Coordination Games for Kids

Encouraging your child to play and explore is one of the best things you can do to improve hand-eye coordination.

Smiling child psychologist and kid with dyslexia playing with building blocks.

Development, Special Needs

Understanding Cognitive Developmental Delay in Children

Cognitive developmental delays occur when a child’s thinking and reasoning are significantly below the expected average. Learn the signs and best ways to help.

Cute little girl sitting in baby chair and drinking water.

Development, Feeding and Eating

Developing Oral Motor Skills in Children

Oral motor skills develop throughout your child’s first two years of life. Wondering what to expect? Our list of skills by age will help keep you informed.

Happy young mother watching her cute baby crawl on floor at home.

Development

Stages of Crawling: When and How They Happen

Your baby will learn to crawl in their own way and at their own pace. The crawling style your little one chooses will also influence when they start moving.

Adorable infant in stylish headband lying on puzzle mat at home.

Development

How Black and White Images Help Babies Develop

While children's vision develops, you should expose them to black and white imagery with sharp outlines in their everyday environment.

Father Encouraging Baby Daughter To Take First Steps At Home

Development, Fine and Gross Motor

Understanding Gross Motor Delay in Children

Receiving a gross motor delay diagnosis may seem overwhelming at first. However, treatments can help your child catch up to their peers.

Cute little african American baby toddler crawl make first steps on home wooden floor

Development

Asymmetrical Crawling in Babies: Should You Be Concerned?

Let’s take a closer look at asymmetrical crawling in babies and when you should contact a pediatrician or pediatric orthopedic doctor for more advice.

Baby's teeth coming through in the wrong order.

Development

Help! My Baby’s Teeth Are Coming Through In the Wrong Order

Noticing your baby’s teeth coming through in the wrong order can cause concern. Put your mind at ease with facts on your child’s tooth development.

Cute little boy taking off his sock at the park

Behavior, Development

Self Help Skills: Helping Your Child Achieve Independence

Self help skills are behaviors or activities performed by your child which lead to them developing more independence and autonomy.

Baby's legs in jumper.

Development, Parenting

Baby Jumper Age Ranges: The Right Ages to Start & Stop

Jumpers give parents and caregivers a safe place to put the baby for a few minutes while they take a much-needed break or get other things done.

Mom holding pacifier in baby's mouth.

Development, Parenting

Help! How Do I Keep a Pacifier in My Baby’s Mouth?

The tricky thing about using a nighttime pacifier is keeping it in your baby’s mouth so both of you can get a restful, deep sleep. Here's our solutions. 

baby crawling while proud dad watches

Development, Fine and Gross Motor

The 6 Baby Crawling Types Explained

Crawling is an exciting milestone, but did you know there are different baby crawling types that could be completely normal for your infant?

Crawligator

Fine and Gross Motor, Toys

Crawligator Tummy Time Support

The Crawligator is a safe and fun way to promote tummy time by supporting crawling mobility and helping develop gross motor skills.

baby in a play space

Orientation and Mobility

Defined Spaces: How to Create Big and Small Playspaces for Children Who are Visually Impaired

A defined space is any area in which meaningful objects are kept in predictable, accessible, and easily detectable locations.

a yellow lab puppy

Orientation and Mobility

Southeastern Guide Dogs

Southeastern Guide Dogs places skilled companion dogs with children with vision loss and guide dogs with teens as young as fifteen.

baby boy crawling toward a plush ball

Fine and Gross Motor, Product Reviews

Best Crawling Toys for Babies in 2022

The best crawling toys for babies not only serve as encouragement for crawling, but also provide entertainment and opportunities for exploration.

Baby crawling on carpet.

Development, Fine and Gross Motor

How To Encourage Crawling: 10 Creative Tips for Your Baby

Tummy time is one of the greatest forms of encouragement you can give to your baby as she learns how to crawl. Now learn what the other nine are.