Your Baby’s 6-Month Checkup

Your 6-month-old is still growing rapidly and may have a wonderful new skill on the horizon: sitting up! Find out more about your baby’s 6-month wellness visit.

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By

Suzanne Dixon, M.D., M.P.H.

Your Baby's 9-Month Checkup

This checkup will be a lively one. That's because most 9-month-olds are curious, playful, and on the move — you'll need to keep an eye on your active baby. Find out more about the 9-month checkup.

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Well Baby Visit: 1-Year Checkup

At this visit, your baby may be wiggly and worried about being examined, and may cling to you when the healthcare provider approaches. Get more insights on this birthday checkup.

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Common childhood illnesses: sensible solutions and treatments

It's hard to see our children sniffling and coughing. With time and a few home remedies (including lots of hugs), we can probably help them feel better. Get more details on treating colds and common illnesses.

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Coughs and Coughing in Babies and Toddlers

Learn how to identify when your baby’s cough is serious and needs medical attention as well as other prevention and soothing strategies

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When do Babies Start Walking: Your Baby’s First Steps

Got the phones and cameras ready? Sometime soon, our babies will officially become toddlers, taking those teetering first steps!

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Crib Talk: Baby talk at bedtime

Our kids sometimes talk to themselves when they're alone in bed, or at other times. These monologues, it turns out, may help them make sense of their day and process new experiences. Shhhhh — don't interrupt

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Dealing with diarrhea: helping your child find relief

About of diarrhea can you leave your child weak, dehydrated and uncomfortable. Here’s how to help relieve him.

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Your 11-Month-Old: Speech and Social Development

As your baby nears the 1-year mark, you may hear some words. And this is the stage when babies like to be around other children, too. Find out more about your 11-month-old.

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Motor Skills Development: Reaching, Sitting, Crawling, Standing

Your baby's drive to master some key motor skills is a remarkable part of early childhood development and a thrilling part of parenthood. Find out how to help your baby bust a move.

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1 Year Baby Check Up: What to Expect

The 1-year checkup can be the perfect time to bring up anything that concerns us about our child's health and development. Our health care providers are eager to answer questions and reassure us. Get more

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Baby Development 3 to 9 Months: Your Baby’s Growth Phases

Discover key baby development milestones in this exciting period of rapid growth for your baby and know what to expect at each step along your journey!

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Baby talk: making sense of it all

Even before her first word, your baby will communicate with grunts, gestures and cries. Read on to find out what it all means.

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Walking Like an Expert

New walkers are so proud of themselves, and so much fun to watch. Look at how much their balance has improved and how their wide gait has narrowed! Is stair climbing next? Find out more about walking.

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Baby Vaccinations: What to expect

Good for you! Going to all those checkups and getting your almost 2-year-old immunized on time is a great accomplishment and a wonderful investment in your child's healthy future. Get more details on shots.

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Baby Gear Essentials for Your 4- to 6-Month-Old

When babies reach 4 to 6 months of age, they'll require more gear than in previous weeks. Check out this list of baby care basics that will come in handy.

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Separation Anxiety: How to Prepare Your Baby for Being Apart

Young babies may become anxious when separated from their parents, and become wary of strangers. This is actually a big leap in thinking and understanding. Learn how to handle separation anxiety.

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