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Important Motor Milestones: Baby’s First Year (Part 2)

How do baby’s motor skills develop over their first year? Here are a few of baby’s motor milestones from 0-12 months, validated by American Academy of Pediatrics Findings. 0-3 Months Baby moves legs and arms off of surface when excited7-9 Months: Baby moves from tummy or back into sitting 4-6 Months While standing with support, … Continued

Important Feeding Milestones: Baby’s First Year Part 1

How do baby’s feeding skills develop over their first year? Here are a few of baby’s feeding milestones from 0-12 months, validated by American Academy of Pediatrics findings! 0-3 Months: Baby latches onto nipple or bottle for feeding and their tongue moves forward and back to suck They will drink 2-6 ounces of liquid per … Continued

Important Communication Milestones: Baby’s First Year

How does baby’s communication develop over their first year? Here are a few of baby’s communication milestones from 0-12 months! 0-3 Months Baby will smile and turn their head in response to sounds or voices They make eye contact and cry differently for different needs 4-6 Months Baby will listen and respond when spoken to … Continued

Important Motor Milestones: Baby’s First Year (Part 1)

How do baby’s motor skills develop over their first year? Here are a few of baby’s motor milestones from 0-12 months! 0-3 Months While lying on tummy, baby can push up on their arms and lift and hold their head up Baby will also be able to bring hands to mouth and move fists from … Continued

0-3 Meses Lista de Comprobación de Hitos Motor

Mientras está acostado boca abajo, se levanta con los brazos Mientras está acostado boca abajo, levanta la cabeza y la sostiene Capaz de abrir el puño cerrado -Puede llevarse las manos a la boca Mueve las piernas y los brazos levantándolos de la superficie cuando se emociona Todos nuestros hitos están apoyados por hallazgos de … Continued

Important Fine Motor Skills for Baby: The Pincer Grasp

Has baby learned to use the pincer grasp yet? It’s a simple movement, but a huge step forward for baby’s fine motor skills! The pincer grasp is where baby brings thumb and index finger together to pinch and grasp. Before baby can use a pincer grasp, they try to grab with their whole hand. Baby … Continued

Why Does Baby Babble?

By the time baby is 4-6 months, they should be babbling. It’s a milestone! The sound baby makes before they say their first words is known as babbling It should seem like they have a lot to say – but you can’t understand any of it! Babbling lets baby get used to using their mouth, … Continued

How to Help Baby When They Fall

When baby is learning to move, it’s common (and expected) for them to lose their balance. This can be scary when that happens! It’s common for babies to fall when learning to roll, crawl, walk, or stand So what should parents do when baby falls? Here are a few steps to follow when baby falls: … Continued

Tips to Start Reading Books to Baby

Start reading to baby as early as possible! Whether it’s picture books or story books, reading helps build baby’s vocabulary from the time they’re born. Even just looking at pictures helps development. Be sure to point to different objects as you read them. Don’t forget: Baby turning the page is a 7-9 month milestone! When … Continued

Can Babies Drink Water? Everything to Know About Baby’s Hydration

We think a lot about when baby is able to eat, but what about drinking? You may have questions about when baby can drink water, how much water baby should drink, and anything else about their ability to drink. Here are some answers to common questions about baby’s drinking abilities! Can baby drink water? Yes—once … Continued

What Are the 6 Stages of Play?

Did you know there are 6 stages of play? Unoccupied Play: 0-3 Months Solitary Play: 0-2 Years Onlooker Play: 2 Years Parallel Play: 2+ Years Associate Play: 3-4 Years Cooperative Play: 4+ Years All the stages involve exploring, being creative and having fun. Unoccupied Play: 0-3 Months Makes a lot of movement with their arms, … Continued

Try These Activities to Encourage Walking

Walking is an exciting motor milestone! Baby typically takes their first steps around their first birthday. So how can you make this milestone more fun? Here are some activities to help encourage walking! Cruise along furniture Cruising is side stepping while holding on to something. You can encourage baby to walk, or cruise, along something … Continued

When Will Baby Sit Up On Their Own?

Sitting might seem like an easy thing to do, but for a developing baby, it’s hard work! Sitting upright and independently takes time and exercise. So how can you help baby sit without your help? Learn when you can expect baby to sit up! When do babies start sitting up? For the first few months … Continued

Celebrating the Differences That Make All Children Unique!

Every person is unique, and differences are worth celebrating! Kids are observant and often notice differences—in others or in themselves. How do you help children talk about differences, and understand how to interact with others? Here are some tips, but remember that every situation requires a different approach. The best rule of thumb is to … Continued

Expressive and Receptive Communication for Baby

Before they say their first words, babies are developing language skills. Language is made up of two parts: expressive & receptive skills Expressive skills are baby’s ability to express their wants and needs – typically through crying and cooing Receptive skills are baby’s ability to understand language – understanding what is said or heard Both … Continued

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Everything you love about Pathways.org is now just a tap away. Create a profile for your child, and we’ll recommend content for their exact age, to help track and meet their milestones!   You can now track milestones, activities and more for multiple children on the app! Rated 5 stars in the App Store! Download … Continued

When Can Baby Roll Over? Tips to Help Baby Roll

Before baby crawls or walks, they learn to roll! Rolling over is a 4-6 month milestone, and an encouraging sign baby’s core strength is developing. Rolling helps with head and trunk strength, weight shifting, and core strength, which are all really important for gross motor development! Is baby having a hard time getting the hang … Continued

Get Your Toddler Talking — Tips From a Speech-Language Pathologist

Tips to Help Your Child Talk From a Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist Expressive language: sending a message Receptive language: understanding a message When Playing at Home: Have your child request items Describe what you and your child are doing Have your child ask and answer questions How Can I Work on Expressive Language Skills at Home? … Continued

The Pincer Grasp: When Baby Will Learn This Important Fine Motor Skill

Close your eyes and imagine you’re picking up something small, like a bead or a piece of popcorn. Now think about holding a pen or pencil, and how you would hold it in your hand. Finally, imagine you’re zipping up or buttoning your jacket. These are all very simple but important fine motor movements we … Continued

What Does Reflux Look Like For Baby?

As you may have noticed when feeding baby, spitting-up and burping are an expected part of the process. Spit-up is also called infant reflux, and it occurs when food moves back up from baby’s stomach. Infant reflux is typical and may happen multiple times a day. But what is the difference between reflux and a … Continued

Keep Baby Cool, Hydrated and Safe in the Summer Months

Summer is here! When the temperature rises and the sun comes out, many of us want to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather. How can baby enjoy the summer season safely? Don’t worry, we have you covered! If it’s baby’s first summer, make sure baby is ready for fun in the sun with this … Continued