First three monthsThe development of your baby will fly faster than you can imagine. You will observe changes in height, weight, appearance, motor abilities and the development of sensory.
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Are you curious how small Vanya or Andrew will grow? Are you worried that your baby is either much smaller or much larger than the rest of the babies? Truth be told, nothing to worry about. The range of "normal" in relation to height and weight is very wide. Baby parameters may depend on:
Weight and growth stages
A clear understanding of how your child will grow and weight will save you from unnecessary worries about its parameters. From the pediatrician, you can hear the following important divisions into stages:
The appearance of the child's head
It is no secret that the head of a child is a good half of his body. The children's skull seems to be flexible compared to the skull of an adult, so you can find some points on the head that are called springs. The shape of the head may be slightly deformed after childbirth, but there is no need to worry. The shape of the egg will soon be replaced by the shape of a cute ball.
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Appearance of the newborn
Baby of the first month of life: newborn
In newborns, the appearance is very bizarre, it is worth noting. Do not worry if you notice the following features that will change as the child grows:
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Consider their development from top to bottom. First, the child will master the movement of the head, then the torso, arms and legs.
Up to 8 weeks the child has little control over their movements. Involuntary movements do not occur deliberately, so do not think that the baby pushes you away during feeding or pulls a toy. Only by 3 months can you notice that he is consciously looking at his hands. He begins to realize that these flapping fists are not just another toy in sight, but a part of his body. Therefore, he can start shaking his fist in front of your nose or in front of the very same toy. More development of the child in 3 months is described here.
Sensory development of the child: Taste and smell
This may surprise you, but your baby may smell and taste in the womb. Some studies suggest that a mother’s diet during pregnancy and lactation may affect the taste of her baby at a later age.
You can use such abilities of the child to your advantage: he recognizes mother's smell, therefore, he can calm down if his mother’s clothes are near, although the mother herself isn’t.
Sensory Child Development: Rumor
You can often watch how the child is frightened or turned on the sound or voice. The child hears in the womb, although his hearing is not as developed in infancy as in an adult. But it develops rapidly in the coming months.
Sensory development of the child: Sight
You can watch for hours in these beautiful, most often blue children's eyes. These peepers opened soon shortly after birth, but,due topressure in the womb, they have a swollen appearance for the first few days. The child’s vision is least developed.
In the beginning, he can focus only on objects that are close to his face, no further than 35 cm. His blurred vision still does not perceive depth, so he better recognizes bright, contrasting colors.
Speaking of eye color. Most babies are born with blue eyes. But the real eye color will be formed only by 9 months.
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Sensory development of the child: Tactility
The most developed sensory skill in children is the tactile skill.This is noticeable by the way he constantly seeks to touch your skin, calms down during swaddling or reacts to touch (swaying, patting, stroking)
There are studies that suggest that the correct response to a child’s need for bodily contact can have a positive effect on his cognitive, social, and immunological development. Based on this, it is important for you to learn all the individual characteristics of the reaction to touch for your child and to use this tactile help.