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Growth and Development

Caring for your baby means that you keep a tab on its physical, emotional and mental progress. This section on growth and development milestones will help you use scientific knowledge and responsive parenting to learn whether or not your baby is achieving the required developmental milestones. During the crucial 1 to 12 month after their birth, babies develop physically, mentally and emotionally in a dramatic manner. These are called developmental milestones.  Although all babies don’t develop at the same speed, developmental milestones are helpful in catching any potential problems and taking remedial steps as a part of responsive parenting. You’re doing it right if your baby is developing normally and achieving all the milestones.

A New Way to Predict Neurodevelopment in Infants Serum Copeptin and Neuron-Specific Enolase Are Markers of Neonatal Distress and Long-Term Neurodevelopmental Outcome

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Neurodevelopment in Infants

Three out of every two thousand infants born in developed countries suffer from hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). HIE is brain damage that occurs due to a lack of oxygen. Hypothermia therapy (also known as cooling therapy) has proven to be a reliable method for preventing neurological damage in infants. Several methods are available to evaluate HIE…

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A Guide to a Baby’s Developmental Milestones: 7 to 12 Months

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Toddler development milestones
7 to 12 Months Guide of the Developmental Milestones

A baby turning six months of age is a moment of celebration for parents. The baby has crossed the half-year mark. Responsive parenting has enabled this to happen. The baby is learning to communicate and showing interest in food that the parents are eating. He or she is slowly and steadily progressing from infancy to…

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A Guide to a Baby’s Developmental Milestones: 1 to 6 Months

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A Month by Month Guide to Developmental Milestones
After birth, babies tend to grow at an amazing speed and rate.

After birth, babies tend to grow at an amazing speed and rate. Besides physical and emotional growth, a baby also learns to master a variety of skills and experiences different kinds of achievements. As this research explains, “By convention, these neurodevelopmental ‘laws’ or sequences often are described in terms of the traditional developmental milestones.” This article…

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