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1 Month Baby

Do you remember the day when your baby was born ? were u feeling ecstatic?

Well, for us, she was our bundle of joy when she was first born. And now, a month down the line, she is a gurgling, fascinating 1 month baby. While the pride and joy continues to remain, there are also a number of things that you need to know regarding your 1 month baby now. When your baby was born, he/she was very fragile. Having been forced out of a safe and secure womb, he was thrust into a world that he was ill prepared to handle. In short, he was probably terrified about being out in the open. And as such, he tackled it in the only way he knew � by gathering himself in the fetal position and shutting the world out.

But as a 1 month baby, your baby is better prepared to handle the world. He has been breathing in, lung full of fresh, clear oxygen for a month now and is beginning to get used to the sights, smells and sounds that constitute the world. The 1 month baby is slowly but steadily waking up to the fact that he has an entire world around him that he is but a small, yet important part of. And he expresses this knowledge in several ways.

First and foremost, there is a glint in the eyes of the 1 month baby when he looks at the parents, familiar strangers and other people who surround him through the day and notice and observe his every action. He is slowly but steadily beginning to recognize these people who surround him. And this recognition begins to manifest itself as smiles and even frowns.

The other thing that the 1 month baby discovers for himself is that he has some thing known as appendages. When he was born, he had no idea that there were limbs linked to his body that could move on their own. But the gradual process of familiarization with the world enables him to first and foremost, recognize the fact that he has limbs and next, to move them around and to use them to explore the limitations of his world.

More than ever, the 1 month baby needs tender loving care. Even as he learns to suckle on a teat to extract the nourishing milk, he realizes that the sucking action is the most soothing one. And he will continue to suck at anything and everything that comes within the grasp of his toothless gums. Sucking not only strengthens the muscles around his mouth, but also prepares his jaw bones and other muscles that he will use later in life.

Your baby's next check up will be in a month's time -- when he or she is 2 months old. Your baby will receive several immunizations during this visit.

Submitted by:

Chris Lakatos

Chris Lakatos is the author of Child development @ http://MyBestParentingTips.com.


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