HUG Newsletter Child Development: One Month

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The first month is often spent eating, sleeping and filling a diaper. Now, at one month, the baby is more prepared to engage with the world. Babies develop from the top of their head to the bottom of their feet; from the middle of the body toward the outside of the body.

Muscle Development

  • Brings hands toward mouth.
  • Keeps hands fisted.
  • Moves with some jerky movements.
  • Moves head from side to side when on back.

Sensory Development

  • Though eyes still wander and sometimes cross, baby focuses 8-12 inches from face and loves to look at a human face.
  • Sees bold, high-contrast patterns such as black-and-white.
  • Hearing is fully developed, and baby responds best to a high-pitch voice, repeating sounds, and raised eyebrows.
  • Baby can distinguish her mother’s breast pad from that of another woman.

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