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Infant Milestones (cont.)

On to Toddlerhood

The first year of life is an amazing time for babies. They usually triple their birth weight and are about 28-32 inches tall by their first birthday. The once dependent baby who relied on reflexes to act and respond has become more independent and can move at will. Rolling over, sitting up, crawling, picking up objects, and standing are usually mastered in the first year. They may even be taking a few steps on their own. Babies can now use gestures, different cries, and some simple words to communicate their wants and needs. They have developed a relationship with their parents and caretakers and engage in purposeful two-way interactions. The next stage is toddlerhood, where babies further develop their walking, talking, and thinking.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/18/2014

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