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Developmental Milestones

Learn about your baby and toddler developmental milestones! Check if you are on track, when to worry, and how to work on skills like language, potty training, and feeding!

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“Baby Talk,” Helpful or a Hindrance?

The reason for this debate, and all the ongoing research, is that speech and language are crucial skills that children begin to learn from infancy….

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Introducing Solid Foods to Your Baby

As a speech pathologist, I am keenly aware of how my kids accepted food into their mouths, chewed and then swallowed. I was looking for…

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Leaps and Regressions - First 18 Months of Life

After having two kids, one of which had no signs of sleep regression and one who clearly has restless sleep during certain periods, I can…

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Older Brothers and Language Development

However, several studies have shown the opposite might be true. A child with an older sibling acquires language more slowly than a child who has…

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Colic in Babies: Personal Experience and Coping Tips

I remember being around a young mom who’s son is about 6 months younger than my daughter. Her son had colic and was just miserable…

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Language Development Starts in the Womb

Research has shown that children at around 8 months gestation can begin to distinguish between English and Japanese! Using non-invasive sensing technology from the University…

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Language Acquisition Stages in Children

Psychologists describe language acquisition as something that is heavily and mostly dependent on nurture and environment. In other words, children learn first words and more…

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How Fathers Influence Language Development of Their Children

What happens to those families where there isn’t a mom? Where there are two dads? Does that have an impact on a child’s speech and…

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Lack of Imitation Learning - When to Worry

Language development varies greatly among children, and their passage through the stages of speech development can be very different. I can tell you that I…

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The 1st Year of Life: Mental and Physical Development

This is why children go through fussy periods, or “leaps,” in their first year and a half of life. For more information on mental and…

Review

My son was diagnosed with bilateral hearing loss in both ears last year, and after his surgery, Speech Blubs is the best app to get him on track with kids his age.

- By Nola and Kory

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What is My Baby Trying to Say When She Smiles or Cries?

Smiling isn’t merely “cute,” and crying isn’t necessarily something that only has negative connotations associated with it. Your baby uses these two fundamental mechanisms of…

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Involve Your Family in Your Child’s Speech Development

Speech therapy is never done inside a vacuum. Besides contacting a speech and language pathologist (SLP), it takes a village to help your child through…

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Ages 1-2: The Beginning of the Toddler Years

Toddler development includes that cute babbling and cooing that we loved during the baby months, turn into real words and actual attempts at communication during…

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How to Deal with Picky Eaters and Food Aversions

What follows is a basic overview of how to deal with food aversion and picky eaters. If your child has issues with eating, I highly…

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6 Potty Training Methods: Which One is Best?

Many parents have two goals when choosing a potty training method for their child: Fewest tantrums as possible Potty train him/her as quickly as possible…

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What is The Best Way to Play with a 6, 12, and 24-Month-Old Child?

6-Month-Old: You are Their Favorite Toy The best way to play with a 6-month-old is by getting down on their level. Make animal noises, do…