One of the most important things parents can learn about their baby is their developmental stages. Here, we are going to break down some of the amazing milestones and changes your baby will go through during the beginning stages of their life. Of course these are only guidelines and there is no need to worry if your baby is not hitting all of these milestones at the time mentioned. Each and every baby has their own pace and these guidelines are just some things you can look out for.
Baby at 1 month:
Babies at one month are further developing their senses. Their hearing, vision, and mobility will all get more advanced and sharper. Babies during this stage start seeing a little clearer than when they were first born. Although their vision is clearer, it is still rather fuzzy and having to focus on moving objects is still quite a difficult task for them. This fuzziness causes babies to have a hard time seeing objects that do not have some kind of contrast. That is why it is important to stimulate the baby’s vision with toys that are black and white. That doesn’t necessarily mean the baby can only see black and white, but it means that they have an easier time seeing the stark contrast between colors like black and white. Babies might even be able to keep their gaze on moving objects at this stage. One way to make it a little easier for them is to use toys that make noises to grab their attention.
Baby at 2 months:
Babies at two months are now a lot more mobile and are much more interactive. Babies at two months start to kick around more and are able to see better at this stage. It is important to lay the baby flat on their backs in order for them to freely kick around and build those important leg muscles. Since babies have an easier time seeing now, objects like mirrors or colorful toys should be used to build focus and social skills.
Baby at 3 months:
Babies at three months are now ready for tummy time! Their neck muscles are a lot more developed and allow for them to keep their heads up for short periods of time. It is important to dedicate some time during the day to laying babies on their stomachs. This not only helps babies with keeping their heads up but also helps with building stronger muscles throughout the body. Their touch is also a lot more advanced and grasping is easier. Babies might even start to teeth at three months. Allowing baby to play with a sensory teether will not only help sooth any discomfort that the baby might feel but also will stimulate their curiosity in touch.
These are some milestones unique to the early stage of a baby’s life. One of the most amazing things parents can do with their child is talk! Talk! Talk! Talk! Babies should be talked to at all times. The more baby hears the better they will develop.
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