Parenting

The First Year

You did it — you brought your little one home. You may be both excited and nervous about the year to come and the many changes it will bring. Your life will never be the same.

Get ready for a year of developments that will amaze you. The little newborn that you brought home from the hospital, tiny and fragile, will grow in the most incredible ways over the next few months. Knowing what to expect during your baby’s first year can help put you at ease and get you excited for the new happenings on the way.

Below, find a guide to your baby’s first year of life, month-by-month — including important developments and what you can expect every step along the way.

Stages of Child Development: What to Expect During Your Baby’s First Year

Stages of Child Development: What to Expect During Your Baby’s First Year

What are the different stages of child development, and what can you expect from your child as they grow up? Learn about the critical child growth and development stages for your child’s first year here.

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How to Take Care of a Newborn: Important Tips for Success

How to Take Care of a Newborn: Important Tips for Success

At a loss for how to take care of a newborn you’ve brought home from the hospital? Don’t panic — learn more here about the newborn baby care tips you need to be the best parent possible.

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How to Take Care of a 1-Month-Old Baby

How to Take Care of a 1-Month-Old Baby

Does taking care of a 1-month-old baby seem overwhelming? Are you not sure what to expect with a one-month-old child? Here, find some tips for caring for a baby in their second month of life to keep them as healthy and safe as possible.

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How to Take Care of a Two-Month-Old Baby

How to Take Care of a Two-Month-Old Baby

Wondering what to expect from a 2-month-old baby? Or how caring for a 2-month-old baby is different from the first two months of life? Find tips and hints for your baby’s third month of life here.

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How to Take Care of a Three-Month-Old Baby

How to Take Care of a Three-Month-Old Baby

Caring for a 3-month-old baby can come with some surprises. Learn here about what to expect from a three-month-old as far as important milestones and feeding and sleeping schedules.

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How to Take Care of a Four-Month-Old Baby

How to Take Care of a Four-Month-Old Baby

Taking care of a 4-month-old baby doesn’t have to be as complicated as it may seem. Here, learn a bit more about what to expect from a four-month-old and what kind of feeding and sleeping schedules you can look forward to in this period.

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How to Take Care of a 5-Month-Old Baby

How to Take Care of a 5-Month-Old Baby

Looking for 5-month-old baby care tips? Wondering what to expect from a 5-month-old baby? Find the answers to your questions here, as well as guidance for establishing positive feeding and sleeping schedules for your baby between 20 and 24 weeks old.

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How to Take Care of a 6-Month-Old Baby

How to Take Care of a 6-Month-Old Baby

Have questions about a 6-month-old feeding schedule, or whether sleep-training a 6-month-old is a good idea? Find tips about how to care for a 6-month-old baby here and be the best parent possible.

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What to Expect from a 7-Month-Old Baby

What to Expect from a 7-Month-Old Baby

New parents have a lot of questions when it comes to what to expect from a seven-month-old baby. Whether you’re interested in what to feed your baby or how much sleep they should be getting at this age, check out this list of helpful hints to learn more.

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How to Take Care of an 8-Month-Old Baby

How to Take Care of an 8-Month-Old Baby

An 8-month-old baby brings with him many developments. Wondering how to take care of an 8-month-old baby who is suddenly crawling, chatting and demanding more of your attention than ever? Find some helpful baby care tips here.

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How to Take Care of a 9-Month-Old Baby

How to Take Care of a 9-Month-Old Baby

Not sure how to take care of a 9-month-old baby who’s increasingly mobile, curious and communicative? Find some tips here for baby care during this time in your child’s life, including information on the proper feeding and sleeping schedule for your baby.

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How to Take Care of a 10-Month-Old Baby

How to Take Care of a 10-Month-Old Baby

Wondering how to take care of a 10-month-old baby and exactly what milestones to expect during this time? You’ve come to the right place. Learn more about your baby’s upcoming developments here to prepare yourself for your new adventures as a parent.

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What to Expect from an 11-Month-Old Baby

What to Expect from an 11-Month-Old Baby

Knowing what to expect from an 11-month-old baby is crucial for any new parent. Find some important tips and information here about the developments your child is facing at this age, including any changes in their daily routine that you may not expect.

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How to Take Care of a 1-Year-Old Baby

How to Take Care of a 1-Year-Old Baby

You survived your baby’s first year — congratulations! So, what can you expect in the next year to come? Find the information you need here about developments to expect and tips for your baby’s feeding and sleeping schedule before they turn 2 years old.

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