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Stages of Baby DevelopmentMay 13th, 2013
Knowing when your child is most ready to learn key skills can help you play an important role in her development.
by: Nancy Ripton
hile it's fun to track the stages of baby development (see baby development chart at end of this article), you shouldn't obsess if your child is a week or two late in getting to one. "A baby development chart is based on averages and should be used as a general guide," says Pam Schiller, an early childhood consultant. Baby milestones are there to raise awareness about your baby's development. The most important thin in monitoring your baby's development are "windows of opportunity," which are the periods of time when your child is most ready to acquire certain skills.