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1 to 2 Months

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1 month old baby"Each child is unique. While certain attitudes, behaviors, and physical milestones tend to occur at certain ages, a wide spectrum of growth and behavior for each age is normal. These guidelines are offered as a way of showing a general progression through the developmental stages rather than as fixed requirements for normal development at specific ages. It is perfectly natural for a child to attain some milestones earlier and other milestones later than the general trend. Keep this in mind as you review these milestones."

"If you have any concerns related to your child's own pattern of development, check with your pediatrician or family physician." Donna Warner Manczak, Ph.D., M.P.H.

1-2 MONTHS

   -   Body movements become smoother, more controlled or rhythmical.
   -   Lifts chin for a few seconds while lying on tummy and extends legs.
   -   Makes creeping motions on tummy and may scoot to head of crib lodging against bumper pads.
   -   Makes bicycle movements with legs while lying on his back.
   -   May begin to roll from back to side and may even surprise herself by accidentally rolling all the way over to back from tummy.
   -   Opens hands and fingers and may suck hands or fingers.
   -   Cannot support head yet without help.
   -   Reflexively grasps objects placed in hands but may hold objects a bit longer than previously.
   -   Sees clearly 8-10 feet away. May follow moving objects and explore surroundings with eyes. Likes brighter colors rather than pastels. Prefers moving objects like black and white mobile. Makes eye contact.
   -   Turns head and eyes in direction of some sounds.
   -   Cries begin to distinguish hunger, excitement, sleepiness, discomfort.
   -   Makes cooing and gurgling sounds like "ah, oh, eh," when content or happy.
   -   May quiet in response to human face. May stop sucking to study human face or listen to sounds.
   -   Responds positively to being held and comforted.
   -   May smile in response to your smile or at familiar faces and voices, especially mother's voice.
   -   Begins to suck at the sight of bottle or breast in anticipation of feedings.
   -   Begins to enjoy bathtime, may even become excited.
   -   May soothe or relax by sucking pacifier, hands or thumb.
   -   Still startles with sudden loud noises.
   -   Imitates your facial expressions.
   -   Turns away from eye to eye contact when overstimulated. May cry, yawn, begin sucking, stare, or fret when overstimulated or tired.
   -   Begins to show temperament and personality.
   -   May sleep 5-7 hours per night.


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Child Development 1 - 2 months of age


 


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