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Everything you need to know about your 1 month baby’s development

Your bundle of sweetness is here! What to expect of your baby’s growth during the first 4 weeks? Here’s your guide to your 1 month baby’s development.

Pro Tip! Consult with your pediatrician on the best eating schedule for your baby to match his/her health needs and development.

Your 1 Month Baby’s Development

Week 1

  • It’s very important to strengthen your bond with your baby. Check out these 5 ways to bond with your baby. Whether skin-to-skin feedings, or having your baby become familiar with your voice, it’s important for him/her to feel loved and cared for.
  • Your baby will need to sleep for 14 -17 hours and wake up every 2 – 4 hours to eat.
  • 2 natural reflexes are visible: the sucking and rooting reflexes (when his/her cheek is touched, they will turn their head to that direction to locate the breast and drink milk).
  • It’s natural for your baby to lose their baby weight in the first few days. However, breastfeed babies can gain back their weight during their second week.

Week 2

  • During this week, your baby is observing everything around him/her and even making small sounds.
  • They drink breast-milk from 16 -32 ounces per day for a healthy growth development.

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  • Their feeding times can be every 2 – 3 hours, and might gain back their baby weight.

Week 3

  • Your baby will have more control over his muscle movements than before.
  • His brain is developing and so his/her focus.

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  • They will wake up every 2 – 4 hours to eat.


Week 4

  • Now, your 4 weeks old baby can respond back to loud noises by crying our quieting down. Whether smiling or crying, this his/her way of communicating with you! The more you talk to your baby, the sweeter bond you’ll have.
  • Encourage your baby for a tummy time play. This is helpful to build their muscle strength. Also, when they are on their tummies you may notice they will lift their heads and turn then side to side.
  • Your baby needs around 6 – 12 weeks to settle into a sleeping pattern. Also, breastfed babies need to eat every 2 – 3 hours. While formula fed babies every 3 – 4 hours.


To Wrap Up

During the first month, your baby is getting used to the new changes happening around him/her. As well as new developments that are helping him/her for a healthy growth.

Our week by week guide will help you know your baby’s important development changes, so that you can take care of his/her health needs.

Remember to consult with your pediatrician to monitor your baby’s healthy development.


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