The Baby Right After Birth- First Month
The Baby Right After Birth- First Month

The Baby Right After Birth- First Month

Read what your baby can already hear, smell and taste right after birth, and what reflexes he shows.


Your child’s physical appearance is largely the same as in the mother’s body during the first month. That is, your baby has the arms and legs bent toward the body and does not yet manage to hold or lift his head.

Due to the fatigue of the childbirth and the physical change, the baby can also show pimples, reddening of the skin or swelling.

And do not be surprised: Shortly after birth, your baby can have a completely different hair and eye color than expected.

Meaning: Your baby already has all the senses – the one more, the other less good.

Development of the senses

Your baby is gradually becoming more alert. It looks at you intensively when you approach or feed it, looks for eye contact and can keep it short at the end of the 4th week of life. Your face has already impressed it and recognizes it again if you keep it close to its. From the 3rd week of life your baby can fix things up close with his eyes.

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In addition, your baby is very responsive to stimuli. He can hear sounds and turns his head in the direction from which he hears something. Because your baby has already impressed your voice next to your face, it can be heard from many other voices.


A baby in the first month of life already tries to communicate with his familiar fellow-men through “Gurren” and imitates their facial expressions intuitively. The latter is the cause of the so-called angels’ smile during the first weeks of life. This smile often occurs during sleep by an unconscious muscle movement of the baby.

Emotional development in the infant


Gentle stroking, ad- vertising and a lot of skin contact give newborns security and strengthen their primal trust. In order to promote the emotional bonding between you and your child, so often you should cuddle with your little treasure. This is the foundation for the social and emotional development of your child. This also means that you do not let your baby scream, but take it in the arm when it cries.


You can read our previous article: Second Month here

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