Language development includes speech and non-verbal communication. A developmental delay in language may mean that an infant has a hearing impairment - or, your baby may just be learning his first words at his own pace!
Your baby's physical development should follow fairly predictable patterns. If he is missing developmental milestones, make an appointment with his doctor to rule out rare, but serious, conditions, like mental retardation, autism, or cerebral palsy.
It is always exciting when your infant reaches one of his developmental milestones. But when should your baby sit up, crawl and walk? From baby's first smile to the time when he's a potty trained toddler, here's when to expect every milestone.
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