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1 month old baby development

It's important to note that all baby's grow at different rates, but to help you here's what to expect when your baby is one month old

In the first month, new parents and baby will be struggling to get used to each ther and, for mum and dad, it can seem like a constant stream of questions – Is my baby getting enough to eat? Does the crying mean she has colic

By the end of the first month, you'll have got the hang of breastfeeding, bathing, burping and handling your baby and will have settled into a comfortable routine that, though still exhausting, is much more manageable.

Although your baby has been able to recognise you since she was a few days old, by four weeks she might even be showing obvious signs of recognition and will react differently towards you than she does to strangers - making the sleepless nights and worry all worthwhile.

Your baby at one month

She should be able to:

  • Lift her head briefly when lying on her stomach
  • Be able to focus on a face
  • Respond to sounds around her

She will probably be able to:

  • Follow a moving object. (Try passing a rattle or any everyday household object from side to side in front of her. This should attract your baby's attention)
  • See black and white patterns

She may possibly be able to:

  • Smile in response to your smile
  • Vocalise in ways other than crying, for example, cooing, gurgling or humming.
  • Hold her head at a 45 degree angle when on her stomach. Remember, skills babies show from the tummy position can only be learnt from practice so make sure your baby has some tummy time every day

What to expect from your baby at month 2

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