Your Baby in the First Month

The first month is where you are still understanding your baby, and coming to terms with motherhood. You will get advice from loads of people on the various things you should and should not do. Once the baby is born, it is already capable of certain things other than breast feeding. If you want your baby to see you, make sure the distance between you and the baby is not more than twenty centimetres.

Your baby will be able to look at you and recognise you. The baby is the most important part of the baby’s life after birth. The baby, right from birth, is able to smell the mother and also recognise her voice.

If your baby is startled during the first two months, she is likely to jerk her arms and legs in a fearful motion. During the first month you will notice that your baby’s finegrs are closed in a tight fist. This is called a grasp reflex. You can slowly try to open her fingers and put your own finger into her hand. By the end of the month, you will notice that the baby will be clenching your finger.

If you are speaking to your baby, you will need to be close to her as she cannot hear very well unless you make very loud sounds. make sure there is a lot of physical contact between you and your baby in the first month and start talking to her every time you feed her. Stroke her body as she will love the touch, and you will create a special bond between your child and you.

make facial expressions all the time, every time you talk to your baby. Sing and laugh just as you would to any person. Allow people to visit her but avoid letting them carry her if they aer not confident enough.Your baby’s neck is very delicate, and you will need to be very careful while handling the little baby.

If she sleeps in a cot, make sure to put a mobile above her so that the music and the visuals soothe her gently.