Infant Physical Development
3 patterns of physical development: Head to foot, Near to far, Simple to complex
Length and weight from newborn to 1 year oldGain one pound in the first six months. Average weight of a one year old is 20-22 pounds. Average baby is 20 inches at birth. Average baby at one year is 30 inches long. Boys are longer than girls.
Caring for infants: support the head of newborns. Babies can hold up their head without support at 4 months.
Teething: Their first teeth are called primary teeth. teeth start coming in at 6 months.
Dressing: clothes need to be stretchy and comfortable. By 6 months enforce clothing with padding for knees. use one extra set of clothing than what you have on.
Diapering: to prevent diaper rash change baby often. disposable diapers is cheaper and better for environment, and convenient
Sleeping: to prevent sids lay children on their back side, newborn sleeps 16 hours in a 24 hour time period
Emotional Infant Development
shows interests at 1 month
expresses sadness between 1 & 2 months
shows disgust at 5 months
shows joy between 5 and 6 months
show anger at 10 months
Social Infant Development
At 1 month the baby starts to coo and babble
Begins to smile and show excitement between 2-3 months
Between 4-6 months the baby laughs, squeals, babbles and reaches out with hands and arms to play
Between 7-8 months baby will learn to imitate sounds
Between 9-10 months baby will learn to say simple words, objects if a toy is taken away
Between 11-12 months uses gestures and body language and likes to spend time looking in the mirror