How to survive your baby's first year

What’s It Like To Be One Month Old?

At one month old:


 I like to look at black and white colors and patterns more than at other colors.


 I roll part of the way from my back to my side.


 I keep my hands or fingers slightly open most of the time.


 Sometimes I root around and try to suck, even when I’m not feeding.


 I make some throaty or gurgling sounds.


 I need you to protect the soft spot on the top of my head.


 I cry when I am hungry, wet or tired, or when I want to be held.


 I may smile at you when I see you or hear you.


 I make eye contact with you.


 Loud noises, bright lights or rough handling scare me.


 I’m often fussy in the evenings.


 I turn my head sideways when I’m on my stomach.


 My head wobbles if you don’t hold it. I need you to put your hand behind my head and neck.


 I have learned that I will be fed when I am hungry.

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