The First Six Months: Big Changes – Month One

More changes occur in the first six months than during any other growth period. Baby doubles his birth weight: posture progresses from barely a one-inch head lift to a full sit-up; hand skills progress from tight-fisted, The First Six Months: Big Changes – Month One Articles aimless swiping to precise reaches. Baby’s though process matures, too; primarily reflexive responses give way to the beginning of though-out actions and the initially uninterpretable cries develop into understandable cues. Parents also grow at an amazing rate at this stage, progressing from “I have no idea what he want” to “I finally understand his signals.” Let’s now take a journey through one of the most exciting stages of a child’s life: the first six months.

More changes occur in the first six months than during any other growth period. Baby doubles his birth weight: posture progresses from barely a one-inch head lift to a full sit-up; hand skills progress from tight-fisted, aimless swiping to precise reaches. Baby’s though process matures, too; primarily reflexive responses give way to the beginning of though-out actions and the initially uninterpretable cries develop into understandable cues. Parents also grow at an amazing rate at this stage, progressing from “I have no idea what he want” to “I finally understand his signals.” Let’s now take a journey through one of the most exciting stages of a child’s life: the first six months.

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The First Month: Big Needs

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“What should we be doing with our new baby?” is a question that concerns new parents. Hold him a lot and love him a lot is the answer. The first month is a stage of adjustment for parents and organization for baby. Hold the toys for later. Babies do not show great strides in motor development during this stage, or do they need a lot of things–except the arms of loving parents.

Opening Moves

Watch your tiny bundle curled up in the bassinet. So peaceful, so quiet. It’s hard to imagine this is the same baby who turned roly-poly’s in your uterus. When he awakens, gaze at him face to face. His arms and legs dart out as if stretching after a deep sleep. Those were the punches and kicks you felt during the final months inside. Now you can watch what you felt.