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Baby development tracker

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    3-4 months: baby development

    At 3-4 months in baby development, your baby is learning about emotions and communication. Read more about what your baby might be doing and how to help.

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    4-5 months: baby development

    Baby development at 4-5 months is about blowing raspberries, grabbing things and bonding to you. Read how to help development and spot developmental delay.

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    5-6 months: baby development

    At 5-6 months of baby development, your baby is working out who she is and who other people are. Read more and find out how to spot developmental delay.

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    6-7 months: baby development

    Baby development at 6-7 months is an exciting time, as your baby’s imagination comes alive. Get development tips and find out how to spot development delay.

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    7-8 months: baby development

    Baby development at 7-8 months is all about playing, learning, moving, feeling and babbling. Get development tips and read how to spot developmental delay.

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    8-9 months: baby development

    Babbling, clapping hands, crawling, pulling up to stand – there’s a lot going on at 8-9 months. Here’s how to boost baby development and spot delay.

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    9-10 months: baby development

    Dada? Mama? Your baby might be trying out first words around now. Read more about babies at 9-10 months, how to help baby development and how to spot delay.

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    10-11 months: baby development

    At 10-11 months, your baby is busy learning, finding hidden objects and exploring how things work. Read more about baby development and developmental delay.

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    11-12 months: baby development

    At 11-12 months, your baby is better at using his hands and fingers and might be taking first steps. Read more about baby development and signs of delay.

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