In the development of a baby for the first 1 month, of course a mother must be careful with what the baby is doing during the development of the baby. Physically, the baby will look clean longer and longer body wrinkles will begin to disappear. The bones of the feet and hands may still look crooked but over time it will become more natural. The movements that a baby makes during the development of a 1 month old baby may include a fist when we place our finger on the baby’s hand, minor head movements, and so on. We also need to pay attention to the signals that the baby is trying to give us, especially in the aspect of the baby’s voice and eyes. As your baby gets older, the more developed the way they communicate. (Also read other articles: Baby girl name)
Baby Language Patterns
If we talk about a baby’s development for the first 1 month trying to communicate with the people around them, we can find that the most dominant thing that babies can do is just crying. Actually, the function of the crying can be interpreted into various meanings concerning what the baby is trying to say to the people around him, especially to his parents. For you mothers, of course you have a better intuition to interpret the crying in the baby. Usually, in the first weeks, every mother who has had a previous baby should be able to distinguish the type of baby’s cry and the meaning it contains. If we take a closer look at the crying of babies who are still developing, we can find some messages that every baby wants to convey. Beforehand, let’s understand the reason the baby is crying. In general, the main reason babies cry is because of hunger. A mother must be really careful about this because it is very important to always pay attention to the health of the baby by never missing breastfeeding the baby. Crying to a baby can also mean the discomfort he is experiencing whether the baby is overheating or the baby is cold. Sometimes, crying can also mean that the baby needs more attention than just a hug and a loving caress from the parent. More about this can be read: Understanding Baby Cues
You as a parent of a baby must always pay attention to the communication needs of the baby. What this means is, you should always try to talk to the baby even if your baby doesn’t fully understand your language. The main reason for the importance of this communication interaction is of course to stimulate the baby’s brain so that he can capture a lot of vocabulary which he can later use as a mother tongue to communicate. The methods that you can apply also vary from in person to talking to or also using other media such as tapes and picture books can also be good strategies to stimulate communication of a 1 month baby’s development more efficiently.
However, there are still many parents, especially mothers who are still awkward about how they can apply good communication strategies to their babies. Here are some tips that you can apply to make your communication easier with your baby:
- Must be natural. What I mean here is that you must communicate properly. Avoid communicating because of the demands of parenthood. However, usually parents can understand the natural thing about communicating with their babies because they have a foundation of love so that all types of communication such as speech, caresses, etc. can be done naturally without any difficulty.
- Talks are Mandatory. For those of you especially a mother, do it talks with babies as often as possible on any occasion. For example, when you are breastfeeding, you can ask your baby about comfort.
- Sentence Limitation. Usually, avoiding long, complicated sentence patterns will help the baby respond more quickly to the conversation. What I mean is that you only need to use short sentences but are rich in meaning and can also emphasize a word to make your baby more responsive in understanding.
- Pacifier Abuse. The fatal mistake that people often make to their babies is to provide a pacifier for the baby for too long. The fact is that babies who have been using a pacifier for too long tend to have slower language development than others.
An additional message for you especially mothers is regarding the fact that babies tend to have better closeness than fathers or other people. So that mothers tend to have the potential to develop better infant language skills. Make physical contact often so that it will add to the closeness both communicatively and mentally.