- Q When will my infant begin to walk?
Dr. Reshma Shah, PediatricsThe average age that babies start to walk is around 12 months. Some babies may start to take their first steps as early as 9-10 months of age and others will not walk until closer to 15 months of age. Many factors, such a prematurity, can influence when... Full Answer
- Q How developed is a newborn baby's immune system?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineA newborn baby isn't a perfectly packaged toy ready to go right out of the box. During his time in utero, he developed a bit of his own immune system, but he also relied on Mom's immunity to help protect him from toxins. Both those immune cells... Full Answer
- Q Why is tummy time helpful for my baby?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyThe importance of tummy time is that it forces kids to work on the gross motor skills of lifting up the head and eventually rolling over. While you're at it, make sure that you reposition your baby regularly so that he learns to move his head in... Full Answer