Being aware of the infant milestones is vital to understanding your baby's current development and future
You need to be able to catch those "windows of opportunity" in your infant's life.
Knowledge of the infant developmental stages helps you guide your child along the path of becoming a
healthy and functioning adult.
You want your baby to grow not too fast...not too slow... but at just the right pace.
This "mothersense" lets you to see into the future and identify either those areas where your newborn
is excelling, or areas where he needs a little nudge.
Worst case scenario, you can bring it up to your
doctor at the next well baby visit. Either way, your baby benefits!
What are the Infant Milestones?
A milestone is a significant stage or event in a persons life. Your baby will hit more milestones
in this first year than at any other time in his life.
There are 5 sets of developmental stages to watch for in the first year.
Unfortunately, there are ways you could negatively impact your baby's development. Here are some things
you should avoid:
smoking around the baby
exposing your baby to lead (especially in older homes). Scrape away old paint chips around the windows and repaint!
having harmful chemicals in close contact with your baby (i.e. carpet shampoo, harsh cleansers, etc.)
too much exposure to television (Some is okay. A lot is not.)
Ever here the rumor that teaching your baby sign language could harm her speech later on? That she'll delay speaking, relying on sign language instead? See what expert Misty Weaver
has to say about it.
Watching your baby grow and develop through these infant milestones is one of the greatest prizes of being a mother.
Cherish these moments as you cheer your little one on. They will be too fleeting!
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