At one month
small and fragile as your baby may seem, he is already
learning to do things for himself and is taking in everything
around him. Although you might not notice it your baby
has already come a long way since birth.
sight: Your baby is able to focus on objects up to 15
inches away. He prefers to look at the human face, focusing
on the eyes or mouth. Bold shapes and bold black-and-white
patterns attract his attention. He can turn his head
from side to side to follow movement.
Hold up bright coloured blocks or other colourful objects
for your baby to focus on.
hearing: Your baby already recognizes your voice and
will respond with his eyes, opening his move or fidget
when you speak to him.
Talk to your baby when changing, bathing, feeding him.
Read to him, sing him songs. Your words are his first
tools of communication. The more you talk to your baby
the more he is able to learn. Baby`s also respond well
to music and will often help him to settle.
movement: When your baby is held upright with his feet
touching a firm surface, he will make little stepping
movements forward. If your baby is lied on his back
he will his head slightly of the floor and hold it for
a few seconds.
Startle reflex: When baby's position is quickly changed
or he hears a sudden loud noise, he extends both arms
with open hands, then brings his arms to his chest with
an embracing movement. He may also cry out at the time.
Grasp: His little hand will grip your finger when you
stroke his palm.
Rooting: When you rub the corner of your baby's mouth,
he'll immediately turn toward your finger. This rooting
instinct is what helps him to latch onto your nipple
Sucking: Your baby is ready and willing to suck for
feeding; sucking also comforts him.
Walking: If you support your baby upright in a standing
position, you'll see him naturally try to step out.
Adjusts body posture to cuddle into person holding him.
baby will sleep up to 15+ hours per day for the first
few weeks, usually short naps. Your baby will probably
wake 3 or more times during the night until he settles
into a pattern (usually at 3 months).
baby will want feeding every 2 to 3 hours but may sleep
for up to 4 hours in between feeds at night. There will
be no regular pattern of sleeping or eating in the first
few weeks/months so you should take this time to get
as much rest as you can and remember to let others around
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