Is My 1 Month Old Normal? Video

Learn how to know if your 1 month old is normal, by Henry Joseph Hasson, MD Pediatric Neurologist Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Medical Education: Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
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Host: Babies one month old. What would you say, you are looking for in a one month old, to say that the kid started developing okay. Henry Joseph Hasson: So by one month of age, the babies are already starting to come out of that neonatal, that first month period where they just, basically kind of survive and eat and they are really now trying to developing it. They can start hearing sounds, they can start turning their head to the sounds. They also start developing some more head control, which helps them when they hear the sound. Host: There is still a little bit of a lag, right? Henry Joseph Hasson: Oh sure, they are not going to have any proper head control, but at this point they start kicking up, when we start picking them up, they already at from a month to two months, start being able to hold their head a little bit. You still need to give them some support, but it's not as floppy as it is in their first -- Host: Are they using their eyes, are they watching a person move a little bit. Henry Joseph Hasson: Yes, they are starting to do that. A lot of babies still can't look pass the mid line. When you are holding something from their right side, and then take it across to the left side, and they may have followed all the way across, but dose start recognizing a mother's face, they'll start recognizing some bright objects that you give them, and if they are instant, they will follow it.

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