Baby Milestones Checklist (First Month)

Baby Milestones Checklist

This page is designed to display a checklist with some of the baby's milestones during the first month. This list is only for informational purposes and does not constitute a medical advice. For more information, consult your pediatrician. Newborns all grow at a different pace. Sometimes they're ahead, sometimes they're behind. Hence this list is for general purposes only.

Baby Milestones Checklist (first month)
Movement Milestones:
  Strong reflex movements
  Keeps hands in tight fists
  Brings hands within range of eyes and mouth
  Makes jerks and quivering arm thrusts
  Moves head from side to side while lying on stomach
  Head flops backward if unsupported
Visual Milestones:
  Focuses 8 to 12 inches away
  Eyes wander and cross occasionally
  Tends to like black and white colors or high contrast patterns
  Tends to like the human face better than other patterns
Hearing Milestone:
  Recognizes some sounds
  May turn toward familiar sounds and voices
  Hearing is fully mature
Smell & Touch Milestones:
  Tends to like sweet smells
  Tends to avoids bitter smells
  Tends to like soft sensations better
  Tends to dislike rough or abrupt handling
  Can recognize the scent of his own mother's breast milk
Signs to Watchout for: (if the newborn does one of the following, mention it to your doctor)
  Has a poor or weak suck and feeds slowly
  Does not blink when shown a bright light
  Rarely moves arms and legs (stiff appearance)
  Seems to have loose or floppy limbs
  Lower jaw trembles constantly (normal when crying or excited)
  Does not respond to loud sounds

Below is a notepad where you can write down your baby's milestones which are not achieved yet. That way you will be able to focus on them more.

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Baby Milestones

Did you know?

Concentration is very important in cognitive development during early childhood, since it is thought to influence the subsequent acquisition of other skills in other areas. The ability to regulate and direct attention releases the child from the constraints of only responding to environmental events, which eventually means they are able to actively guide their attention towards the information-rich areas key for learning. For example, a number of researchers have looked at the relationship between a child's ability to concentrate and their subsequent performance during language acquisition. You can also take our Reflex Test.

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