MAGIC MILE­STONES

They seem to go from help­less in your arms to run­ning around by them­selves in the blink of an eye – but there are many im­por­tant steps in be­tween

DRUM - - Health - COM­PILED BY JANE SURTEES

BA­BIES go through many changes in the first two years of their lives.

Al­though ev­ery one is dif­fer­ent and might de­velop at a dif­fer­ent pace, there are some gen­eral guide­lines about what you can ex­pect your child to achieve by a cer­tain age.

Here’s a look at the way your baby moves, plays and learns in each devel­op­men­tal stage, plus ad­vice from a pae­di­a­tri­cian on what to look out for, and ex­pert tips on what par­ents can do to help their lit­tle ones progress along the way.

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