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The Growing Child: 1 to 3 Months

How much will my baby grow?

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While all babies may grow at a different rate, the following indicates the average for boys and girls 1 to 3 months of age:

What can my baby do at this age?

As your baby begins to grow, you will notice new and exciting abilities that develop. Babies at this age begin to relax the tight muscle tone of newborns and begin extending their arms and legs more. While babies may progress at different rates, the following are some of the common milestones your baby may reach in this age group:

What can my baby say?

It is very exciting for parents to watch their babies become social beings that can interact with others. While every baby develops speech at his/her own rate, the following are some of the common milestones in this age group:

What does my baby understand?

A baby's understanding and awareness of the world around him/her increases during this time. While babies may progress at different rates, the following are some of the common milestones in this age group:

How to help increase your baby's development and emotional security:

Young babies need the security of a parent's arms, and they understand the reassurance and comfort of your voice, tone, and emotions. Consider the following as ways to foster emotional security of your newborn:

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