Development in the first month of life of a newborn
The first month of a newborn's life is a very important stage for the parents. The kid has just been born, became a new, full-fledged member of the family. There comes a period of first achievements, trial and error. First bath, first smile. And the unpleasant moments that parents have to survive - colic, fever, runny nose. Then there will be a visit to the polyclinic, which will have a routine examination, weighing, measuring the growth and volume of the head, chest. But it's all later, and what will happen in the first month of a newborn's life?
Many mistakenly believe that newborns do not hear. Children have a hearing from birth (and even in the womb, children can hear loud sounds loudly). In the first month of life they still do not know how to concentrate their attention and recognize voices. For them, everything is the same. But the sudden and sudden noise of the baby can start, get scared. And one more feature is the ability of the baby to recognize the mother's voice. It has been repeatedly verified that during crying an infant, having caught a mother's timbre, will calm down. Therefore, it is so important for newborns to read books and sing songs that act soothingly.
Every day the child develops. In 1 month of life he must master many things. This is manifested in the improvement of vision. The baby is born with an underdeveloped visual system, he does not see well and can not yet distinguish objects far away. In addition, parents may notice strabismus in children and evendifferent cutting eyes. All this is considered normal up to two months. And before this age, mom can check the child's eyesight independently. To do this, she needs to look at the baby in the eye at a distance of not more than 30 cm. If the newborn has everything correctly developed, then he will concentrate his attention on the mother. Pupils will run in different directions, but the kid will diligently try to make out the face of the closest person. The eyes in the first month of life of the newborn still react to the bright light by squinting.
Newborn baby during sleep and wake is in one position almost always - his legs are bent at the knees and pressed to the body, the head is slightly tilted forward. The palms are tightly clenched into fists. Sometimes he can put them in his mouth. When the second month of life in the child comes, the limbs will relax a little. And while innate reflexes make themselves felt.
Mom in the first month of life of a newborn can see the manifestation of the nature of his baby, when he begins to cry for a reason and without it. The hardest time comes for parents - short nights, lack of sleep, a new schedule, adjusted for the child. When crying, a kid can demand not only a change of diapers or food, but also maternal attention. Near the chest he is warmer, he feels protected.
His desire to play with the child and teach him the first words should be postponed for a couple of months. While you have another task - to get used to the role of mom and dad, learn to understand your baby and have the ability to help him with colic. Further it will not be easier, but with experience comes a lot, including patience. In the meantime, the first month of a newborn's life, which parents must endure with dignity.