Development FAQ: 6-12 months – Other Advice

My little boy, Ben, who is eight months old, has several teeth, which I try to clean in the morning and the evening. Sometimes he is very co-operative but on other occasions he clamps his mouth shut and won’t let me clean them. Do you have any tips on the best way to clean your […]

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Development FAQ: 6-12 months – Behaviour

How do I get my 10mth old son to stop screaming? It is affecting our whole life My son has always been a very happy and easy baby. However, there is one major problem that has caused endless tension and countless arguments between my husband and me. Basically, he likes to scream (a very high […]

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Development FAQ: 6-12 months – Behaviour

At 11mths my daughter is able to use spouted beakers for both milk and water. Lately she has started to drop or throw her cup after taking a small amount at milk feeds having previously taken these well. How do I deal with this behaviour? We introduced beakers to my daughter, who is now 11mths […]

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Development FAQ: 6-12 months – Behaviour

My nine-month-old twins have become extremely vocal in the last couple of weeks. My little girl makes most of the noise but my son is beginning to copy her. She has developed an ear splitting scream and continually blows raspberries. The twins are clearly enjoying communicating in this way, although it does contribute to rather […]

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Development FAQ: 6-12 months – Learning

We have emigrated and my baby’s development is regressing Please help… we emigrated to Australia four weeks ago with our 9 month old son, and despite seeming to be happy he does seem to have gone backwards in his development. He was finger feeding quite confidently before we left, and now he refuses to put […]

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Development FAQ: 6-12 months – Learning

How can I get my nine-month daughter Kate to be less wary of people? How can I get my nine-month daughter Kate to be less wary of people? We live in a small village, which is a close and friendly community. Until about a month ago, Kate would smile happily at everyone, but now she […]

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Development FAQ: 6-12 months – Learning

My 6 month old is not properly sitting yet and is unable to amuse herself for long My daughter who is just over 6 months old does not sit well alone. She seems bored and frustrated within minutes of being put down on her play mat. Often she will hold a toy for a few […]

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Development FAQ: 6-12 months – Learning

My son, who is almost eight months old, is making no attempt to crawl yet. Should I be concerned about this and is there anything I can do to encourage him? He sits quite well on his own, but has never really enjoyed being on his tummy. I appreciate that, once he is crawling, a […]

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