National Institutes of Health
- The primary NIH organization for research on Infant and Newborn Development is the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
When will my baby take his first step or say her first word? During their first year, babies start to develop skills they will use for the rest of their lives. The normal growth of babies can be broken down into the following areas:
Babies do not develop at the same rate. There is a wide range of what is considered "normal." Your baby may be ahead in some areas and slightly behind in others. If you are worried about possible delays, talk to your baby's health care provider.
References and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)