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Baby Development

Baby's First Year Guide

This is a month by month guide to your Baby's First Year. It covers milestones and development, sleeping, babycare, immunisation reminders, feeding and more.


Need help? Talk to others about any issues with baby on our forums. Discuss anything about life with your baby birth to six months and six to twelve months, chat to other mums about breastfeeding, sleeping, starting solids and allergy and food intolerances.

0-6 Months

An image showing a developing brain from The Developing Human Connectome Project.

Stunning images show baby brain development

First images of how babies' brains develop have been released in a landmark study that will eventually tell us more about brain growth and life outcomes than we've ever known before.

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6-12 Months

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20 unconventional parenting milestones to celebrate

Baby books come ready to go with spaces for photos and lines to fill out the dates of classic baby milestones — baby's first haircut, baby's first tooth, baby's first solid food — these are all things that new parents want to remember and share. But what about the milestones that leave us hysterically laughing (or crying), like baby's first inappropriate public outburst?

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About one in 4000 babies are born with ACC.

'Rain Man' gene discovery to help parents

Rain Man won four Oscars back in 1989 and now three decades later Australian scientists have discovered more about the brain of the man who inspired the film.

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