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Your Baby: Week 49

When you notice baby start pulling herself up and attempting to walk, try a game of push and pull to help her along. Get a light, baby-sized chair or box, and hold onto one side while baby supports herself with the other. Gently pull the item toward yourself while baby holds on and walks along with it.

Photo: Christine Sandrock of Simply Bloom Photography / The Bump

> First-year checkup?
> Standard growth?
> Use a teething tablet?
> See all baby Q&As

She's a big girl now!
Baby now has an attention span of two to five minutes, which means she can enjoy both storytime and playtime for a bit longer than when she was an infant. Her muscles are growing too -- expect her to start taking those first steps any day now.

To-do:
> Take baby in for her well-child visit
> Ease baby's transitions with caretakers
> Get expert answers to your questions

[ tip ] Schedule baby's birthday party according to her normal daily routine. She'll be best able to enjoy the party if she's rested, well-fed, and feeling secure.

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All medical information reviewed by Dr. Paula Prezioso of Pediatric Associates in New York City

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