Congratulations -- you have a newborn baby! Learn what your baby can do at this age.
Babies develop at their own pace and each milestone shows a range of skills typically seen in children's development. Your baby may not meet every milestone listed here and still be progressing normally. Since each child is unique, your baby’s growth might be different from what's included here. Your baby might develop more quickly in some areas than in others. At the same time, if you have any concerns about your baby’s growth and development talk to your health care professional or call 1-866-693-GROW to talk to a professional and find out ways in which you can get connected to various resources in Minnesota.
Language development – Means how young children understand and communicate.
Your baby might respond to sounds and sights, and express himself in one or more of these ways:
Communicates mainly by crying.
Gives clues about being hungry by smacking his lips, and rooting.
Yawns and arches his back to indicate the he is over-stimulated.
Promoting and supporting your baby’s language development.
Your baby will feel secure if you talk to him/her in a soft and soothing voice. Your touch, face and voice will help him feel better. Take time during the day to smile at your baby and sing to him.
If you have any concerns about your child's growth and development, please talk to your child's health care provider or call 1-866-693-GROW (4769) to talk to a professional and find out ways in which you can get connected to various resources in Minnesota.