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Baby Loves Looking At You! 6 Baby Milestones To Expect From Your 1 Month OldThis month is the start of your child’s rapid growth and development.by Kaydee Dela Buena .
The weeks after delivery are a time for adjustment for both baby and parents. While there may be some sleepless nights, the days are usually marked as well with joy, excitement, and wonder as you get to know your baby.
The first month is a relatively calm period wherein you, the parents, settle into the groove of your baby’s daily routine: feeding, sleeping, changing diapers, etc. But this month is also the start of your child’s rapid growth and development. They’ll start to coo and babble and engage more with you and other people!
What to expect during baby’s first month
Here are the 1 month baby milestones to look forward to. Remember that developmental milestones are not fixed points that all kids hit — some babies will reach them early while others might achieve it at a later time.
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1. Baby balls their fists and places them in their mouth.
At this time, your baby is learning and gaining more motor control. Their arm and leg movements may be jerky. But soon enough, they’ll move their limbs and hands more smoothly.
You may notice as well that they often ball their fists and place them in their mouths. They may even suck on their fists and little fingers to self-soothe.
2. Baby moves head from side to side
When it comes to tummy time, your baby will move their head from side to side and will follow the sound of loud noises. Whether on the floor or being carried, they will need additional support as they gain neck strength. Always place your hands on their backs and necks when carrying them.
3. Baby exhibits stronger reflexes
As they fidget, expect stronger reflex movements as well. You may also notice that your baby will prefer softer textures like blankets and stuffed toys over coarser ones.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Developmental red flags
Consult your pediatrician if you notice the following:
- Your baby rarely moves their arms and legs, or their limbs seems stiff
- Your baby’s movements seem floppy and loose
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