1 month of a child's life - important development parameters
1 month of a child's life is very important for a baby, as well as for his mother. During this period, adapts the little man to life outside the safe womb of the mother. And then the woman learns to be a mother, responsive to any changes in the life of her baby.
The first month of the baby's life is a special period when the physiological parameters can tell the mother about a lot.
The first thing you should pay attention to right in the maternity home is how much the baby sleeps. A healthy and well-developed child at this time spends almost all day in sleep, remaining active for 2-4 hours. In this case, in a dream, he can eat, actively stir the handles and legs.
The second is to increase the baby's parameters. So, according to WHO, the child during the first month should gain at least 600 grams, grow by about three centimeters and increase the head size by one and a half centimeters. The first signal of concern is the shortage of this weight. However, if the child actively eats, has a good chair, then it is worth waiting for a scheduled examination of the doctor.
The third is vision. In 1 month of a child's life, it begins to focus. The Kid gradually begins to distinguish silhouettes, to recognize relatives, shows interest in contemplating objects.
The fourth is hearing. In a dream, as a rule, the child does not respond to loud sounds. But in a state of wakefulness, he must shudder at sudden and loud sounds. It is also worth noting that if a child has problems with ears, then he can show it with active twisting of his head.
The fifth is the sense of smell. Normally, by the end of the first month, the child may begin the so-called mucosal cleansing. However, it is only a specialist who can determine whether she does this. Therefore, at the first signs of a cold you should consult a doctor. Ignoring this symptom or self-medication can cause the baby to stop reacting to smells.
The sixth is a chair. The development of a child in the first month of life largely depends on his nutrition. Its quality and quantity are easily identified by chair. Normally, a child who is breastfed is emptied after each feeding. The artificial kid does it once or twice a day. Both the chair should be golden in color.
1 month of the child's life is completely directed to the formation of reflexes. The main one is sucking. With his help, the child receives much needed milk for him. And this rule applies to both babies and artisans.
The following three reflexes are aimed at active knowledge of the surrounding world - grasping, Mora and the search engine. Grasping allows you to explore the surface, the search engine - the location of objects in space, Mora is responsible for recognizing the sound and its source.
In 1 month of the child's life, future skills of uprightness are also formed. This is facilitated by four reflexes - supports, swimming, crawling and walking. The reflex of the pedestal causes the baby to completely touch the surface for a short time with the feet. Reflex of swimming - to make characteristic movements in the position of "lying on the stomach". Reflexes of crawling and walking reflect the ability to walk in the future.
All described indicators are very important so that on the first examination the doctor could evaluate how fully the child's physical and mental development takes place.