Playing with your baby just got a lot smarter.
Your budding explorer is just beginning to discover the world around him.
Make the Most of their Milestones:
Don't worry, mama—no need to memorize the details of every milestone. We've got you covered with simple (and snuggle-filled) activities that foster your little one's natural curiosity and rapid development. You may have even tackled some of these already—go you!
Your baby's hearing is now fully developed, so it's the perfect time to start talking, singing, and reading to stimulate their interest in the world around them. Encourage their auditory development and inspire them visually with an activity bouncer.
Here are a few suggestions to make the most of your baby's 1st month.
Your baby can see 8-12 inches in front of his face.
- Try This: Make plenty of eye contact and move objects slowly for him to track.
Hearing is developed and he reacts to familiar sounds.
- Try This: Talk and sing to your baby—even just reading him your grocery list!
Crying is still his only method of communicating needs.
- Try This: Respond to cries to help him feel secure.
Your little one can move his head from side to side.
- Try This: Wear your baby as a great way to help look at you and bond.
Your postpartum life:
Remember, you JUST gave birth. Your body is very much still healing, so be gentle with yourself. You are already supermom—no need to take on the world right now. Get plenty of sleep, hydrate often, and delegate everything you can to others. Need a minute to rest with baby nearby? Pop your baby in a safe seat like the Neptune Light & Sea Bouncer, to stimulate their auditory development and to give yourself some hands-free time.
When you feel overwhelmed, remember: You're still learning how to be a mom! Give yourself a little grace while you navigate all these new experiences.
Discover all the activities and milestones for the first year with your curious baby here.
Disclaimer: The milestones presented are averages. Any questions you may have about your child's development should be shared with his or her doctor.