It’s already been a month since your baby has come into your life and you haven’t even realized, perhaps! Your life would have changed a lot in the last few weeks, you are probably sleeping less, eating less, and doing a lot less in your life, apart from taking care of your bundle of joy. Yet, we are sure you have a bunch of questions about your 1-month-old’s development.
In this article, we’ll talk about what you need to know about caring for your 1-month-old baby.
Your baby’s life in the first few weeks is pretty simple. It includes a lot of eating, sleeping, and of course crying and dirty diapers. Amidst all the new changes in your life, your little one is rapidly growing as you notice the few pounds of weight they have put on since birth.
Your baby’s senses
At one-month-old, your baby’s senses are not yet the best. They are not fully developed and need extra care most of the time.
Babies are nearsighted and can only clearly see objects that are a foot or a little over a foot away from their faces with anything that is farther ahead looking blurry. Only simple designs, bright colors, and bold lines are clearly seen by them.
As your baby is close to you, they can study your face well and learn to recognize you.
Your baby’s sense of smell is still developing and there are not many things the baby can recognize by smelling. However, your baby can recognize the scent of your breastmilk and they often get excited by it as they love it.
Being only a month old, your baby would have only tasted breastmilk and maybe baby formula at times. Having consumed a very limited amount of food, your baby’s sense of taste is rudimentary at best and will only strengthen over time.
While your baby can hear relatively well, they have not yet learned to recognize and differentiate between sounds. However, they can identify and recognize the sound of your voice very well and as researchers suggest, babies get familiar with the mothers’ voices while in the womb.
Your baby has limited or no sense of touch, however, it is essential that you hold them often as your baby needs skin-to-skin contact with the parents for their brain to develop.
Overall, holding your 1-month-old close to you as much as possible helps in the development of their senses.