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Hello cutey! Your little bundle of joy has arrived and is getting used to the ‘outside’ world. Don’t be surprised if all your month-old baby wants to do is sleep all the time ... they have just spent the last nine months snuggled up inside your peaceful womb, after all.
Your baby’s development
In the first six months, you’ll get to witness your baby’s first beautiful smiles! Your little one will most likely lift its head, start to track objects with its eyes, laugh and giggle – even start ‘gooing’ at you in full baby conversation! Then, before you know it, they’ll be endlessly on the move...
Newborn baby routine
The important thing to establish early on is settling your newborn baby into a feed-play-sleep routine, usually between six and eight weeks old. This can often be easier said than done, but keep persisting and above all else, remember that it’s always ok to ask for help.
Breast feeding your baby
Although we mums seem perfectly designed for breast feeding, it can take a little while to get the hang of. You might be wondering things like whether your baby’s getting enough milk and how to increase your milk supply, so make sure you read our breast feeding ‘how to’ guide to help get you started. Then by the time your baby is around six months old, it’ll be time to start thinking about introducing solids ... oh how they grow!
Bonding and tummy time
In the first six months, bonding time with your baby is one of the greatest joys as a new parent. Things like getting as much skin-to-skin contact as possible and sharing lots of cuddles with your baby is an amazing feeling! Giving them plenty of supervised tummy time from the start is also important to strengthen your baby’s muscles and help them gain head and body control.
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