Development FAQ: 12-18 months – Learning

My 15mth son has begun to clamp his mouth shut when it is time to brush his teeth. I am beginning to dread getting my son ready for bed as he just refuses to have his teeth brushed. He will open his mouth for me and then clamps tightly shut onto the brush and wont […]

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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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Development FAQ: 0-6 months – Learning

How do I get my baby of almost six months to sit on her own without toppling? How can I get my baby to sit alone safely? Even with cushions on the floor, I am afraid she will topple and hurt her head. Do I wait until she is ready? A baby’s muscles are developing […]

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Development FAQ: 0-6 months – Learning

My son of 3.5 mths seems unable to hold a toy in his hand yet. Should I be concerned? Matthew, who is three and a half months old, seems unable to hold anything in his hands yet. He has plenty of rattles and toys, but drops them soon after we have put them into his […]

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