What should you look for in your newborn? What is normal for a newborn’s development? Here are things to look and hear for.
Talking, reading, and listening – these are all essential parts of your child's language development. As your newborn grows, watch for these early language milestones:
Reacts to loud sounds
Calms down or smiles when spoken to
Recognizes your voice and calms down if crying
When feeding, starts or stops sucking in response to sound
Coos and makes pleasure sounds
Has a special way of crying for different needs
Smiles when he sees you
If your newborn is not demonstrating these milestones by four months old and/or you have concerns about your newborn’s development, contact your pediatrician.