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)|
|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|
|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|
|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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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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