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Ways to Enhance Your Baby's Motor Skills
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Motor control starts in the center of the body and moves outward. See this article for tips on enhancing your baby's development. See more baby care pictures.

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The motor milestones that occur during your baby's first year may seem unrelated to one another, but in fact they happen in sequence. Development usually progresses from head to foot, with skills involving the head and arms developing before those that involve the legs and feet. Motor control also progresses from the center of the body outward, which means that your baby will be able to control her torso before she can manipulate her fingers and toes.

The following are some of the most important milestones from head to toe, and suggestions for enhancing your baby's development.

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