Earlier we talked about how there is communication between babies and parents. Now we will see the development of these relations during the second month of life, when the baby becomes more susceptible to the surrounding reality and clearly shows its reaction to the behavior of adults. At the same time, we will see how to improve the coordination of movements of the child and its ability to respond to visual images and sounds. As the baby develops the ability to perceive and absorb new information, parents begin to treat him as a person. At the age of one month, you can identify the individual child’s character traits that distinguish him from his peers. Talking to the kid alone, you can tune into its natural rhythm and feel that you can do with it, and when to give it a rest. You will learn how to deal with the child when he overexcited and much shouting. You will discover new ways to help your child maintain a state of peace and cheerfulness, calm down before bedtime. One of the ways that you can help your child is to teach him to suck on a pacifier. Some children start to suck the nipple instinctively, while others stubbornly refuse from it. If a child resists and spits out the pacifier, be persistent. Try to give her baby, rocking him and singing some tune. Buy two or three different nipples, so that you can determine what he likes. After some time, your efforts be rewarded – with the help of the nipple baby learn to calm down and fall asleep on their own. Dummy is a tool that both you and the child will soon appreciate.
Month-old baby is already beginning to control his body. He disappeared jerky, erratic twitches and movements of the hands and feet gradually become more smooth and orderly. Willies, which is so characteristic for the newborn, also disappears. The first change, which can be seen in the behavior of the child, – the ability to move his head. If you put your baby in bed on his stomach, he can effortlessly turn your head from side to side. Some, especially strong children, even raising it and look around. A child’s ability to move his head is especially obvious when you hold it, leaning on his shoulder. However, no matter how strong your child, it is not entirely can control their movements. When removing the baby from the crib or wearing it around the room, be sure to keep his head with his hands. Typically, monthly children are not able to move independently, but occasionally there are active toddlers who, wriggling and squirming, get to the corner of the crib or roll over from stomach to back. Sometimes even the most passive children are able to make sudden movements. Therefore, in any case, even the tiniest baby is best not to leave one on the table or other high places. Reaching months of age, the child begins to not only turn his head, but much better to own muscles and limbs. He is able to move them, not only smoothly and rhythmically, but also speed up or slow down the pace depending on the rhythm of human speech. When you talk with your child calm and even tone of voice, his movements calm and uniform. Try to speak quickly, excitedly, and you will see how the baby starts vigorously to touch his hands and feet.
The ability to see, hear, feel,
In the previous chapter it was a degree of excitability in infants. We talked about the fact that you can see how different they feel depending on their environment, sleep and awake. Status month-old baby is much easier to identify. Already you can see tight or, conversely, the baby is sleeping restlessly, and when wakes up, he is calm or agitated. In the waking state the child is able to follow the monthly view of the moving object. He concentrated and with interest looks at some object or picture in front of it at a distance of 12 – 30 centimeters. If anything particularly pleasant to the kid, he even begins to “crow”. Then after a few minutes, he looks away. This process is called “familiarization”. The child seemed to be saying, “Yes, now I know what it is.” If you change the subject or without removing the first, show the kid the other, he would repeat his actions. For month-old baby, new sounds as interesting as the new visuals. He can distinguish speech from other sounds and thus gives a clear preference for the human voice. When an unfamiliar sound of the baby guards, stops, and it seems that he listens to him. If the sound is repeated several times, the child stops paying attention to it. To re-interest the child, you can change the sound, for example, instead of ringing the bell to listen to the baby’s rattle or toy that can peep. During this period in a child’s consciousness stronger connection between the seen and heard. After a little practice, every time he would look at the bell hanging over his crib when he tingle. Kid reacts differently to different sounds. Music calms him, loud noise scared, and a whistle or ringing is of interest.
Understanding your child
Since the birth of every child is a strong personality, having the characteristic hallmarks. However, until the end of the first month of life the baby’s parents begin to really learn it. Now they can talk about their child very much, including the whole range of his behavior: how he is when calm or excited, when he in a good mood or capricious, resting or moving, whether it is easy to calm down or not, predicted his actions or not, quickly or slowly it reacts to what is happening around him. Parents know how best to hold him in my arms and how to calm down and put to bed. They can determine when he screams in pain as from hunger, and when the cry is: “. Nothing terrible happened, I just want to be petted.” In month-old baby lost characteristic sleepy newborn wandering eye. Now the baby is able to stay awake for a long time before and after the feeding, but it is still not ready to the effects of having a sharp character. If he hears loud noises too, sees a bright light, feeling too energetic touch, he can not separate one sensation from the other. Supercharged impressions, the baby starts to get nervous and irritated. Indeed, there are certain periods when they unexpectedly quickly overworked and begin to act up to this age, many children throughout the day. At such moments, one can calm the baby, taking his hands, shaking or rhythmically patting on the back. Another stop crying and fall asleep, if it is wrapped in a blanket or curl up in a wheelchair. However, it happens that a very active and restless baby does not respond to any efforts by parents and his unceasing lament creates tensions in the house. Such a child should be given some time to shout that he could get rid of internal tensions. We hope that nizheperechis- lennye ways to help you calm the restless baby. 1. Try to complete daily activities such as feeding, diapering, bathing and massage before bedtime, in a balanced state of calm. 2. Sit in a rocking chair in a dark room. Take the child in his arms and gently rocking, humming a tune. If the child is tense and arched, put it down his stomach onto his lap or arrange a large comfortable wheelchair and sway gently. Humming something in a low voice. 3. Rocking a while, listen to the cry. Does he began to subside? Maybe it did not so shrill and loud? If you feel that crying became more sleepy and quiet, continue to swing for another five minutes. 4. It also happens that crying does not subside, but, conversely, increases. In this case, gently place your baby on his stomach in a crib. Turn on soft music – radio or music box, and leave on tiptoe out of the room. 5. If the cry lasts more than 10 minutes, go back to business as usual. Be confident and do not forget that doing chores, you need to save them to the normal sequence, tranquility and balance. 6. Finally, if you see that the baby always falls asleep with difficulty, contact your child’s doctor. Monthly child is not yet ready for contact with others, yet he seeks to communicate. Try playing with your baby in the game, “one on one”: you and the child stare into each other’s eyes, then turned them over to the side and make eye contact. In this simple way parents develop a child’s communication skills, which is the first step to a spoken language for him. And after some time the child begins to “gulit”. Although his repertoire is not rich sound and is limited to one or two front vowels, it is in the fullest sense of the word learns to speak. Very fun to watch the parents, who are passionate about the conversation with your baby. Adult high raises eyebrows, wide open eyes and mouth rounds, or, conversely, frowning, narrows his eyes and purses his lips. He can nod your head and bend down close to the face of the child or throw back his head slightly. By such grimaces and movements that at first glance seem unnatural parents ascribe to baby sign language, which is an integral part of the spoken language. Public opinion, the face turned to the child, show the adult desire to communicate with the child, causing him to a dialogue. Conversely, if the facial expression in the adult becomes detached, and he turns his back, it means that now is a pause in the conversation. These conversations, no matter how short, they were not usually occur in a certain sequence. First dad or mom raise their voices to attract the child’s attention. When the baby began to publish in response to different sounds, it inspires the adult, and the conversation is animated, which in turn causes the child’s very excited. Then, as the baby’s excitement subsides, the adult voice is gradually reduced, and he looks away. After a few seconds “sides” re looking at each other, and the conversation resumed. Over time, thanks to such conversations, in your family can set a daily ritual, enjoyable and the baby and the parents.