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Small and sweet, yes. But clueless? Not your little one! Read on for fascinating development research about (and simple recommendations for) your baby during these first 52 weeks.
Even at birth, your newborn displays some brilliant behavior: She not only can recognize your face by now, she actually likes it better than strangers' faces.
By his second week, Baby realizes that you and he are very similar beings.
These days, your newborn is getting a feel for the world around him—literally!
Amazingly, your newborn’s abilities to hear, smell, and taste are already hard at work making sense of her environment.
Knowing what’s normal about your baby’s tears can help you better meet her needs.
Bullseye! Baby is intrigued by high-contrast (especially black and white) designs in his sixth week.
Can you believe that by now, Baby can correctly match an item she's mouthed to an item she sees? Learn more about how your brilliant baby combines her senses.
No more "gassy smiles" for your eight-week-old! By now, he's smiling in response to your own grin.
Parents across cultures speak to babies in the same soft, sometimes squeaky way you do.
As hard as it is to hear, colicky babies' excessive crying is, well, normal.
Lots of families worry whether raising their children around multiple languages will confuse them.
What’s the real reason why Baby is so calm with Mom and so fussy with Dad? She smells like food—and comfort.
Afraid you might spoil Baby if you dotingly attend to her cries? Don't be, say researchers.
By Baby's fourteenth week, she is beginning to understand cause and effect—that is, that kicking her mobile or yelping for Mommy makes things happen.
From one day to the next, your baby is picking up lots of new skills but also recalling ones he's just learned.
While your baby has been able to see since birth, her eyesight is becoming stronger and more refined right now.
By week 17, Baby is able to discern items placed horizontally from those placed vertically, plus identify images with two things in them versus those with three.
Baby is happiest when his senses, well, make sense to him. He's happy when he's stimulated but gets cranky fast if there's too much going on.
It's a natural reaction to pick up Baby and start singing softly—and research shows your voice in particular has an incredible calming effect.
Cars, toys, balls, people: Right now Baby is keenly aware of the way items around her move through her world.
You child is not only paying attention to the sounds coming out of your mouth this week: He's also paying attention to where you are in relation to him as you talk.
Baby is becoming wise to the way objects move around her: In week 22, she understands that inanimate objects can't move themselves, but animate ones can.
Even at this young age, your child realizes how precarious a toy placed at the edge of a table is, plus how much more stable that object is in the middle of a table.
Though Baby can't count out loud just yet, his primitive arithmetic skills are developing.
As Baby begins to hit some major mobility milestones, his depth perception becomes fine-tuned.
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