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Your Baby, Week 41

baby under green blankieBetween 10 and 12 months of age, your baby will gain about 13 ounces each month, tripling her birth weight by 1 year old. This growth is slower than the pound per month, on average, that baby was gaining between months seven and nine.

You may notice that your baby isn’t eating as much lately, but don’t worry—babies are good at self-regulating their food intake.

Don’t force your baby to eat more than she wants, as this can lead to bad habits later. If your baby is still breastfeeding or drinking 24 to 32 ounces of formula daily, her nutritional needs are being met.

Anatomy of a first aid kit

Are boo-boo's in your future? We teach you how to stock a first aid kit.

Your growing baby

Your child can now says da-da and ma-ma, and possibly two other words, as well. He or she can also make a simple gesture such as shaking the head. Learn about growth and development in the 10 to 12 month old baby.

5 mistakes parents make with car seats

Are you doing it wrong? Check these common mistakes parents make with car seats and be sure your little one is riding safely.