Your growing baby
Most common questions
How do I know my baby is growing the way he should?During the first year of life, your baby will grow and develop at an amazing pace. Your baby's weight will double by 5 to 6 months, and triple by the first year. Major achievements - called developmental milestones - include rolling over, sitting up, standing and possibly walking. And your heart will likely melt at the sound of "mama" or "dada."
Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, behave and move (crawling, walking, etc.). Your baby's health care provider will evaluate your baby's development at each well-baby visit. Remember: Always talk to your child's health care professional if you think your baby is lagging behind. It's important to know that no two babies are exactly alike. Children grow and develop at different paces.