Presentation on theme: "Child development 1-2MONTHS. Language/Communication Coos, makes gurgling sounds Turns head towards sounds Talk, read and sing to your baby Play."— Presentation transcript:
Language/Communication Coos, makes gurgling sounds Turns head towards sounds Talk, read and sing to your baby Play peek-a-boo. Help your baby play peek-a-boo too. Copy your baby's sounds some How can you help your baby's development?
Social/Emotional Can briefly calm him/herself (may bring hands to mouth to suck on) Begins to smile at people Tries to look at parents Help your baby learn to sooth herself (it's ok for her to suck on her fingers) Getting in tune with your baby's likes and dislikes can help you feel more comfortable and confident How can you help your baby's development?
Cognitive (learning thinking problem solving) Pays attention to faces Begins to follow things with eyes and recognize people at a distance Begins to act bored (cries fussy) if activity doesn't change Act excited and smile when your baby makes sounds. Pay attention to your baby's different cries so that you learn to know what he wants. Place a baby safe mirror in your baby's crib so she can look at herself. Look at pictures of your baby and talk about them. How can you help your baby's development?
Movement/Physical development Can hold head up and begins to push up when lying on tummy Make smoother movements with arms and legs Lay your baby on his tummy when he is awake and put toys near him. Encourage your baby to lift her head by holding toys at eye level in front of her. Hold a toy or rattle above your baby's head and encourage him to reach for it. How can you help your baby's development?
Measures to ensure physical safety Never leave unattended – baby could easily suffocate from random movements Always support the babies head – he/she has minimal muscle development to support head on his/her own Dress in layers – regulating baby's temperature will help keep them relaxed and ready to play/learn
Nutritious meal/snack According to the World Health Organization baby should breastfeed exclusively for the first 6 months. There is no other food necessary at this stage and introducing food to early can cause allergic reactions.