When does a baby's brain develop?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
A baby’s brain grows rapidly during the third trimester of pregnancy and this growth continues for the first two years of life. Watch the animation to learn more about brain development.

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Baby Development

Baby Development

It is important to help your baby develop emotionally, physically and mentally by providing a safe and nurturing environment. You can support healthy brain development by exposing your baby to different stimuli (music, language an...

d pictures) early on, while neural pathways are still being formed. Regular checkups with your pediatrician and hearing and vision screenings help to ensure your baby is developing at a normal rate.

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