Baby Development Everything You Need to Know

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Penguin, Apr 16, 2012 - Family & Relationships - 192 pages
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It's amazing how quickly babies develop during their first days, weeks, and months. Baby Development: Everything You Need to Know takes parents through the first two years, focusing on what they can do to help maximize their baby's potential in a relaxed, fun way.
 

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Contents

7 Introduction
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10 Your new baby
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12 Strengthening your bond
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14 Safe and secure
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15 Making eye contact
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16 Mirroring
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17 First introductions
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18 Sibling relationships
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100 Gestures and signs
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102 Cause and effect
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103 Out and about
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104 Playing peekaboo
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108 Your busy baby
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110 Staying close by
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111 Expressing emotions
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112 Snuggle up
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20 Loving massage
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22 New sensations
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23 Touch and tickle
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24 Encouraging motion
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26 Grasping and touching
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28 Baby talk
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30 Reading his signals
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32 Learning through looking
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36 Your growing baby
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38 Quiet moments
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39 Meeting and greeting
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40 Getting to know family
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42 Tummy time
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43 Diaperfree play
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44 Physical play
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46 Pushups
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47 Gaining strength
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48 Water baby
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50 Looking and stretching
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52 Rolling over
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54 Sitting and reaching
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56 Learning to grab
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58 Exploring through taste
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60 Picking up letting go
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61 Passing objects
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62 Giggles and rhymes
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64 Walking and talking
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65 Body language
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66 Story time
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67 Listening and learning
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68 Crash bang
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70 Imitating you
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72 Visual stimulation
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74 The art of anticipation
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76 Yes and no
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78 Fuel your babys senses
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82 Your moving baby
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84 Reassuring your baby
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85 Becoming assertive
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86 Shyness with strangers
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88 Sitting comfortably
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89 Pulling up
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90 Encouraging mobility
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92 Clap hands
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94 Holding and exploring
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95 Messy mealtimes
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96 First conversations
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97 Learning words
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98 Pointing it out
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99 Move to the music
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114 In good company
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116 Cruise control
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117 Dropping and throwing
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118 Splashing around
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120 Taking turns
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121 Describe and compare
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122 Understanding meaning
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124 In and out
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126 Exploring texture
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130 Your new toddler
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132 The art of copying
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134 Playing sidebyside
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136 Growing independence
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138 Totter and tumble
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139 Finding a balance
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140 Gaining stability
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141 Up and down stairs
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142 Challenging activities
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144 Music and movement
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146 Bon appetit
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148 Intricate play
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150 Marvelous mess
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152 Making a mark
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154 Hand signals
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156 Ive got rhythm
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158 What does this do?
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159 Sorting by size
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160 Imagine that
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161 Where is it?
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162 Building memory
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166 Your active toddler
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168 Act it out
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170 Miniature worlds
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171 Run off come back
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172 Introducing ball games
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174 Action play
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176 Eyes and hands together
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178 Small moves
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179 Getting creative
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180 Ill do it
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182 More talk
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183 Book power
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184 Whats that?
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186 Same and different
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187 Piecing it together
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188 Useful resources
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189 Index
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192 Acknowledgments
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