Your Brilliant Baby in Week 1: Knowing You from Others
What your infant learns this week
Week 1 Brain Booster
Does this research mean that you need to be in Baby’s face 24-7? Certainly not. But it does mean that she won’t settle for just anyone. When Aunt Amy comes to visit from Phoenix and your child fusses in her presence, reassure her that in time Baby will come to know her, but that right now your child recognizes you from strangers and prefers you.
It also means that your presence (and that of her other caretakers) is crucial to your child, not only now, but also into the future. As she grows, she may seem more interested in peers and the media than in what you think, but don’t let this fool you: Your presence and opinions will always hold an important position in your child’s life.
Your Week 1 Toolbox
Related skills and topics this week include…
- Week 15: Evidence of Memory
- Slideshow: Vision Development Milestones
Next week, look forward to: Week 2: Copying Mouth Movements
Curious about how else Baby might be developing right now? Learn more about her brilliant brain and her growing body here:
- What’s happening in Baby’s first month?
- Use our Development Tracker to check off your child’s 0-3 month milestones.
- Here’s what our pediatrician says you might be worried about this month.
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