Baby Health and Development
By Jennifer White, About.com Guide
Baby Development and Growth
Parents often watch baby development and growth with a keen eye. Knowing what and when their baby hits certain physical benchmarks is important as it cues parents into their child's needs and also helps with baby-proofing the home.
- Newborn Physical Development (0 to 3 months)
- 3 to 6 Month Physical Development
- 6 to 9 Month Physical Development
- 9 to 12 Month Physical Development
- Baby's First Year Physical Development Overview
- NICU Milestones That Must Be Achieved Before Discharge
Oh my, baby colic can be a challenge for the whole family in the early months. However, colic is a diagnoses that is often used for "fussy" babies, and there truly is a difference between a baby who has colic and one that is prone to fussiness.
- Baby Colic: Signs, Symptoms and Treatment
- How to Calm Colic
- Helping Siblings Cope With Colic
- Using a Colic Diary
- Reader Tips on Soothing Colic
Baby Colds, Coughs, and Croup
Dealing with a sick baby can be exhausting for everyone. Colds, coughs, and croup are common health problems during the first year.
Even as an adult ear infections can be the worst. Imagine how much harder it is for infants who can't communicate their pain. Here is what you need to know about baby ear infections.
- Tell-Tale Signs of Ear Infections
- Treating Ear Infections With or Without Antibiotics
- Common Causes of Ear Infections
- Preventing Ear Infections
Constipation and Diahrrea in Infants
So what's the poop scoop? Concerned about your baby's stooling patterns? Find out what is normal and what isn't.
Rashes and Skin Problems
Dealing with a bad diaper rash or skin irritation? Not sure how to treat it or what's causing it? Take a peak through these resources to help you track the source of the problem and how best to tackle it.
When your baby has a fever, you'll need to be sure you pay close attention to his health. You'll need to be sure you take his temperature properly and treat it wisely.