William shakespeare spoke of the ‘seven ages of man’. The young and the old stand on the threshold of the unknown. The old we can easily only comfort but the young we can guide.
In the initially three years of that journey we have the privilege of being competent to help our children every step of the way towards becoming the unique unique they were created to be.
Let’s take a look at the characteristics of stage of this relatively brief but immensely significant vacation:
Baby Development Week By Week: Birth to 1½ months
instructions Just like the elderly your baby will sleep most of each day except for short periods of time.
– Hands will be kept clenched with fists
· Your baby will watch and listen to persons and things around him/her
· He/she will meow as a signal they are uncomfortable maybe because of hunger, feeling of boredom, as a release of energy and tension or a diaper adjust signal.
· Being held or cuddled is important to the baby. TIME-TOUCH-TALK is things every relationship will always have to have.
· He/she will need to suck his/her hand or flash – some babies never stop till late adolescents!
· He/she will utter simple sounds.
· Immediate changes like loud sounds or bright lights will probably startle your baby and often cause him/her to cry
· When laying on his/her back your baby will transform his/her head from side to side
· He she is able to find most clearly objects placed 20-38 cm from his/her face.
Baby Development Week By Week: Language Perkembangan bayi tiap bulan
What You Can Do:
Your kid is beginning to notice the difference between voices and other sounds –
Get you baby to become familiar with your voice by talking and singing to him/her.
You will notice him/her turning to the sound of your voice – get close and make eye call so he/she will associate your face with the sound on your voice.
Pitch your voice higher and speak slowly but surely using shorter sentences.
He/she is beginning to respond to noises – create an environment filled with soft music, gentle talk etc . Try and provide times of quiet. Noise from the TELLY and radio shouldn’t be loud enough to startle him/her. Try talking and singing in a soothing voice.
Several cries can mean different things- you will soon be able to separate out the different sounds your baby makes when he/she cries. Moping and crying is the way he/she will express impatience, lack of attention/affection/ stimulus overload (don’t pack the cot with gadgets! ), tiredness etc .
There are lots of ways you can soothe your baby including holding him over your shoulder (when he’s crying) or cuddling, rocking, singing and letting him are terrible on a dummy.
Baby Development Week By Week: Intellectual Development
Hold rock and smile at your baby. He currently needs continuous feelings of love and security.
Move the pup through the air with gentle rocking and sweeping routines.
He/she is beginning to focus on black and white contrasting patterns seeing that his retina and pupils continue to mature. The easiest stuff for him to see are black and white patterns like whipping and checks not pastel shades that we traditionally keep company with babies.
He/she is now becoming more aware of his/her setting so put him/her in an infant seat you can in order to different locations around the house. Place the seat in different positions to give different views.
You will need to keep the room dimly lit as your baby is now sensitive to bright lights. This will enable him/her to keep his/her eyes open longer. At night a darkened room is best.
He/she will now begin to stare at people. Make sure he can see your face when you feed or consult him.
This is the time play the imitation game where you simulate your baby’s expressions and keep the game going as long as they is interested.
If your baby tries to bring his closed fist to his/her mouth then help him as this is the first indication of co-ordination.
Baby Development Week By Week: Emotional Development
It’s you respond to your baby when he/she cries as this makes the sense of security he/she needs as a newborn. You are building your child’s trust.
Too much stimulation will show when your baby turns her face away from you becomes tired, fails to respond. Try and recognise these signs and keep his or her environment as calm and pleasant as possible making sure child has quiet times.
Your baby will prefer looking at peoples’ faces to any other kind of stimuli as he/she is definitely showing the first signs of socialization. Make sure you respond to her/him if she is alert and make sure you cuddle your baby making consistent eye contact.
Your baby will now smile when she considers you and, occasionally, stop crying when held. Look and talk gently to him/her and if she assignation pick her up and comfort her.