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Smarty Pants

What’s the best way to boost your baby’s brain power? Here’s what the latest research says:

Stranger Anxiety

It may cause you some embarrassment, but when your child screams and clings to you at the mere approach of Aunt Marge (or nearly any other unfamiliar person), he’s actually responding in a very normal way.

A Sneaky Culprit: Tongue-Tie

Are you having a hard time getting your newborn to latch on? Is nursing becoming bite-your-lip painful? If so, your baby may have a condition called ankyloglossia, or tongue-tie.

Your Baby at 12 Months

Your baby is now 1 year old.  Congratulations!  Here are some tips for planning your baby's first birthday party. Your baby will continue to grow and achieve new milestones.  You can read more about them here.  And for more information about your baby's milestones, check out these Baby Steps.

Your Baby at 11 Months

Your baby now babbles with intonation; this sounds like talking, but there are no real words.  By 10 or 11 months, he may start “cruising” (walking sideways while holding onto furniture), and by 12 months, many babies walk unassisted.

Your Baby at 10 Months

At 10 months, he babbles with intonation; this sounds like talking, Roth says, but there are no real words. At about 12 months, he begins to say things like “baba” for bottle or “wawa” for water.

Your Baby at 9 Months

At 9 months, your baby will say consonant-vowel strings (“ba ba” or “da da”) or vowel-consonant strings (“ab ab”); these also are known as babbling. He follows simple verbal direction, such as “Get the toy” or “Press the button” when it’s accompanied by a gesture.

Your Baby at 8 Months

Your baby can wave bye-bye, clap his hands and point to things he wants. Separation anxiety is common because he understands object permanence: You (or an object) still exist even when out of his sight, Amzel explains. He also may display a fear of strangers.

Your Baby at 7 Months

Your baby is becoming more and more "talkative." She can imitate sounds, like clucking her tongue or say "uh-oh" or "shh." Talk to your pediatrician if at 7 months your child doesn't do any of the following: smile or laugh; roll over or bear weight on her legs; try to produce consonants and vowel sequences; or recognize familiar sounds, such as a ringing telephone or doorbell.

Your Baby at 6 Months

Your baby may be lying on his back, grabbing his feet, and bringing them to his mouth. Yum! Maybe it's time to sign up for a Mommy & Me yoga class, our try our baby-friendly yoga moves.  Your baby may also be sitting upright without support, or even supporting his entire body weight on his legs.