Watching your baby grow and develop is one of the most exciting aspects of being a parent, and during the first year, you'll be astounded by how quickly your child changes. With each passing week he'll gain control over the various muscles in his body so co-ordination will improve.
Your baby's vision is already working at birth, though less than an older child. His visual powers will mature between 3 and 6 months. Visual stimulation will help develop his eyesight.
Over the first year of his life, your baby's coordination will progress in leaps and bounds as he learns to control his body and senses.
Occasional bedwetting is normal as a child learns to control his bladder, but in an older child this may be the sign of a problem.
As your baby develops, his improved coordination will see him able to sit, crawl, stand and, eventually, walk and run.
Over a period of around three years, your baby's teeth will grow. The care given to these milk teeth is important for many reasons.
For at least the first few years of his life, you will be paying particular attention to baby's bowel and bladder activity!
The most important event in relation to the passing of urine and stools will be when your child moves from nappies to the potty.
Your growing toddler will want to climb, jump, explore and do lots of running. He loses his baby fat and grows into a young child.
Your toddler's coordination will become more sophisticated and she will perform feats you didn't realise she was capable of.
The development of baby's senses, in particular that of smell, begins well before his birth, when he arrives with a fully functional nose.
Baby is finally here and you will cross many milestones together over the coming 12 months of baby's development journey.
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