Growth and Development
Birth to 4 weeks
Utters throaty noises; smacks lips
Responds to human face
Cry is strong and lusty when hungry or uncomfortable
Baby enjoys being held, cuddled, touched, talked to and smiled at
Shows subtle cues of recognition of parent
Stares at surroundings
Focuses about eight (8) inches away
Requires car seat for safe travel in automobile (until height reaches >40 inches in the State of Kentucky). Rear facing until 20 pounds and can sit up well – safest center back seat.
Do not leave baby unattended on table, counter, bed, etc.
Music (music boxes, soft radio music, singing)
Hold and cuddle
Likes black and white geometric shapes or primary colors
Likes human voice
Can become over stimulated