Information is for month one of baby’s life. I am in no way a doctor, medical professional, or even experienced in child care. This is just information that I have gathered from books, websites, my pediatrician, and hearsay. The time schedules and suggestion of eat/wake/sleep cycles are from Babywise. The progression of development is from What to Expect the First Year. Feeding amounts are the recommendations from my doctor. Everything else is from various websites and friends.
- 20 – 24 ounces in 24 hours (3 ounces per feeding)
- The first feeding time of the day is strategic and needs to remain consistent in order to establish a schedule
- Start to see wake time separate from eating
- Sometime between 3 and 6 weeks the 9 cycles becomes 8
- Sleep stretches from only being 3 hours to 3.5 – 4 hours
- Night feedings are merged into one middle of the night feed
- Below is an example schedule.
By the end of month one, baby may be able to:
- Lift head when on tummy
- Focus on a face
- Bring hands to face
- Suck well
- All things from 1-2 weeks
Activities you can do with baby:
- Talk to baby through a toilet paper tube
- Tell secrets or talk in a silly voice
- Place baby tummy down on your forearm and walk around with super baby
- Lay baby on her back on a blanket. Lift baby up using the blanket as if she is doing a baby sit-up
- Tummy time
- Little dancer
- Bicycle legs
- Sitting pretty
- Common smells
- Cajun Dancing with baby on forearm
- Easy sledding
- Allow baby to have some naked wiggle time.
- Tape black and white pictures to the sides of baby’s activity gym.
- Wear baby in a sling or a baby carrier.
- 1-2 Week Activities