Baby Milestones 1 Month

Baby developmental milestones at 1 month of age

In this article we will discuss movement milestones, visual and hearing milestones and smell and touch milestones that are expected in a 1 month old baby.

What  are five  movement milestones of a 1 month old baby?

  • The baby makes jerky, quivering arm thrusts
  • Moves head from side to side while lying on stomach
  • Head flops backward if unsupported
  • Keeps hands in tight fists
  • Brings hands within range of eyes and mouth

What are three visual and hearing milestones in a  1 month old baby?

  • Focuses 8 to 12 inches (20.3 to 30.4 cm) away
  • Eyes wander and occasionally cross
  • Prefers black-and-white or high-contrast patterns
 

What are five smell and touch milestones in a 1 month old baby?

  • Prefers sweet smells
  • Avoids bitter or acidic smells
  • Recognizes the scent of his own mother’s breast milk
  • Prefers soft to coarse sensations
  • Dislikes rough or abrupt handling

When should you notify your Paediatrician?

Notify your pediatrician if the 1 month old baby:
  • Sucks poorly and feeds slowly
  • Doesn’t blink when shown a bright light
  • Doesn’t focus and follow a nearby object moving side to side
  • Rarely moves arms and legs; seems stiff
  • Seems excessively loose in the limbs, or floppy
  • Lower jaw trembles constantly, even when not crying or excited
  • Doesn’t respond to loud sounds
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