The baby has enough strength to hold up their head for a second or two.
The baby’s sight experiences a period of rapid development.
The baby starts to lie on their back and look straight ahead rather than sideways.
The baby starts to see the world in better focus. Their vision will have been blurry up to now.
A newborn sleeps an average of 18-20 hours per day. The baby doesn’t have a daily rhythm yet.
Babies are less reflex-controlled than was previously thought. Most of the things a newborn baby does are triggered by a thought.
Newborns put on their back lie with their head to the side and their arm outstretched on that side.
LENGTH AND WEIGHT
On average, babies grow 25 cm and triple their weight during their first year of life.
The baby’s head is extremely heavy and accounts for 1/3 of their body weight. The baby only has enough strength to hold up their head up for a few seconds.
Babies have blurry sight during their first three months. A one-month-old baby begins to see the difference between colours.
A baby has well-developed hearing; they could even hear your voice and other noises in the womb.
Newborn babies are tiny gourmet connoisseurs with a definite preference for sweetness. Sourness, saltiness and bitterness are less popular.
SMELL AND TOUCH
A baby is born with a good sense of smell and touch; a baby enjoys touch since it triggers the release of beneficial endorphins.
Have a head that accounts for 1/3 of their body weight.
Prefer happy faces to angry faces.
Can ‘read’ facial expressions.
Hear the difference between angry and happy voices.
Prefer to see a face from the front.
Can sense the emotional state of family members.
Love to communicate.
Have a good memory and quickly learn to do the things that elicit an enthusiastic parental response.
Source: Uppsala Child and Baby Lab