There are signs that parents can look out for to know that their newborn baby is developing right on track.
When it comes to babies in their first three months of life, their cognitive development is measured in part by how they connect with their caregivers like mom and dad. Dr. Saul Greenberg, pediatrician with the Hospital for Sick Children elaborates on newborn development. “For the first three months babies are mostly feeding and sleeping. However as the child gets older in the first month or two you start to see some interaction between mother and baby. Certainly at around two months of age babies begin to smile and interact with mothers more.”
Dr. Greenberg says there are still signs that should be brought up to a baby’s doctor. He adds that “in terms of development, if babies are not doing certain things we’d expect, for example if a child is not focusing on a mom or following a mom from side-to-side as she moves around, sometimes that can signify a neurological problem or a developmental problem and those are things that need to be followed fairly closely over the next few months.”
The Parent Report’s Expert guest is Dr. Saul Greenberg, pediatrician at the Hospital for Sick Children.
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