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Baby, Toddler and Child Development

Baby Development - Month 12

By Cornel Heydenrych
on February 16, 2015

Congratulations, your baby is 1 year old!

You can just see those neurons firing and spending time with your baby is more fun than ever!  There are some serious attempts to start walking if your baby is not walking already.  Your baby may even be able to execute simple commands although it will be a few more years before they will help to clean the house!

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Baby Development - Month 10 and 11

By Cornel Heydenrych
on February 14, 2015

Your baby is moving and loving it!  You better keep up and make sure that baby gates are installed and that everyone (including visitors) understand the importance of keeping the gates closed.  Your baby is pointing, says no for everything and will throw toys deliberately on the floor for you to pick up.  Oh yes, even at this young age they have a sense of humour!

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Baby Development - Month 8 and 9

By Cornel Heydenrych
on February 14, 2015

Your baby is a skilled manipulator, not just manipulating toys but also mommy, daddy, grandparents and any other willing participant!

Your baby is making connections, trying to talk and starts to understand when you are talking to him.  They love games and love cuddles!

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Baby Development - Month 6 and 7

By Cornel Heydenrych
on February 14, 2015

Month 6 and 7 are big months for your baby's development.  They grasp objects with more confidence, they can start to sit by themselves for short periods of time.  This is the perfect time to start playing stacking games with your baby, introduce baby blocks and play hide and show games with a cloth and your baby's favourite toy.

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Baby Development - Month 4 and 5

By Cornel Heydenrych
on February 14, 2015

Babies are starting to grasp objects and put it in their mouths. Babies reach an important milestone; top-level reaching.  

Be wary of the quality of toys and make sure you know that the surface finish is safe for your baby to explore with all his senses (most of all his mouth!).

Your baby is getting stronger and is starting to sit with a straight back.  Your baby loves making conversation.

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Newborn Development - Month 2 and 3

By Cornel Heydenrych
on February 14, 2015

You made it through the first month!

At month two babies begin to discover and play with their hands, at first solely by touch, and then, at about three months, by sight as well. Deliberate grasp remains largely undeveloped. Babies loves playing with paper - crumbling, tearing etc. This is great exercise for developing the fine motor skills for little hands

Developing muscle strength is very important for your baby this is the time to start.

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Newborn Development - Month 1

By Cornel Heydenrych
on February 14, 2015

I still remember coming home with my newborn and thinking "What now?"

It can be overwhelming, being responsible for the development of a newborn baby, especially if you had no preparation to understand how this little human develop and what you should focus on to do your part.

Before I dive in to explain the progress of baby development I want to make one thing clear, no toy can replace the face-to-face and skin-to-skin contact that you have with your baby.

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Development terms, what do they mean?

By Theodore Bear
on February 13, 2015

It can be overwhelming... all the terms used by people that know all about baby and child development.

Theodore researched a few of the most common terms and summarizes them in his blog:

Bumbling bumblebees but being busy is fun!  

Today's blog brings attention to bountiful terms used to describe the development of babies, toddlers and kids.  Click on the links for some awesome toy box essentials that you can get right here at Ape to Zebra to support the development of these learning skills!

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