In the coming months and years, I will learn, grow and develop like all children. The most important thing you can do is to be warm, loving and responsive to me. This will help my brain develop and shape the way I learn, think and behave for the rest of my life. I also need you to take care of yourself. If you feel sad or blue, please talk to family, friends or your doctor.
As you get to know me, you will see that I have my own unique personality and my own way of doing things. I may do some things before other babies and I may do some things after them. Be patient. I will get there in my own time.
To help you know what to expect, here are some common milestones that most babies reach between birth and 3 months old.
- becomes startled at loud noises
- is soothed by calm, gentle voices
- likes to cuddle and enjoys being held
- cries, gurgles, grunts, says "ah"
- has strong muscles in cheeks and tongue
- shows no reaction to sound
If you have any questions concerning your child’s healthy growth and development, please contact your nearest Parent Link Centre.
Reproduced with permission from the Capital Health Authority