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When will my baby be able to turn the pages of books?

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Dr. Adam Naddelman
Pediatrics
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In brief: 6-9 months

Most babies will begin turning pages of books at the same point they begin to reach out and use their hands to manipulate the world around them. Usually this occurs around 6-9 months of age, but don't be worried if it takes her a little bit longer. If you're not sure, it's always smart to ask your pediatrician to do a thorough developmental evaluation.
The more you read to her, the better!

In brief: 6-9 months

Most babies will begin turning pages of books at the same point they begin to reach out and use their hands to manipulate the world around them. Usually this occurs around 6-9 months of age, but don't be worried if it takes her a little bit longer. If you're not sure, it's always smart to ask your pediatrician to do a thorough developmental evaluation.
The more you read to her, the better!
Dr. Adam Naddelman
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Turning the "hard" pages of a small book ~ 6!mos.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Age and Stage

Once again, highly variable but do you mean grasp and rip the page out of the book? That can be between 12 months and 24 months.
By three years of age they have more dexterity but still grasp too hard and tend to bend. The best method is for you to teach and show proper technique and they will pick it up quicker.

In brief: Age and Stage

Once again, highly variable but do you mean grasp and rip the page out of the book? That can be between 12 months and 24 months.
By three years of age they have more dexterity but still grasp too hard and tend to bend. The best method is for you to teach and show proper technique and they will pick it up quicker.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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