Parents always wonder whether their baby eats and sleeps enough and whether he(she) is a happy and healthy baby, especially in the case of the first child.
Don’t worry, let’s tell you the 7 most important signs to make sure your infant is a happy and healthy baby:
1-Your baby calms down when you touch him and hear your voice:
The baby discovers in its first days that its current environment is different from the uterine environment in which it grew for nine months.
It used to be close to you, and your voice was something very important in this experience.
So, after the baby is born, he(she) continue to search for your voice and always needs to feel the warmth of your body.
So, if your baby calms down when you’re close to him(her), this is the first sign of your great emotional bonding and a clear indication that your little baby is growing well.
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2. Interaction with his external environment:
At this stage, your baby will start to follow people with his eyes and become able to recognize his parents. Your baby starts interacting with others by smiling or laughing. The first eye contact may occur when your baby is one month old and may begin to smile in the second month. If your child has eye contact and smiles and interacts with his surroundings during his first months, this means that he(she) is healthy.
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3. Sleeping regularly is a good sign of a happy and healthy baby:
Babies should have a regular sleep pattern for at least four continuous hours without interruption. During the fourth month, your baby will sleep more regularly and this indicates that his(her) nervous system is developing well.
If your baby can’t sleep for enough time, then you should try to help him(her) to change the sleeping pattern for the best.
4. Attention to colours and motion:
If your baby is looking at mobile games and colourful things, it means that his(her) sight has begun to develop, and it also indicative of your baby’s brain development. The infants have a vision of about 20/100 and they can see about 8 to 12 inches, which is almost the distance between you and your baby while feeding.
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5. Attention to new voices:
When your baby is curious about what it hears and starts looking for the sound source, you’ll realize that his(her) ears are healthy and that his hearing is developing. Your little one will be looking over time for new sounds he(she) has never known before. This is a good sign that he(she) uses his brain to distinguish different voices.
6. Changing wet diapers:
Changing wet diapers constantly is the best sign of increasing your baby’s weight and this proves that it gets enough milk and grows at a healthy rate.
7. Baby’s weight and length:
The weight of the baby at birth is approximately 3250 gram. This weight multiplies during the fifth month of baby’s age, and it becomes three times when the baby is one year and 4 times at the age of two years.
The length at the birth is approximately 50 cm and becomes 70 cm at the age of one year and 80 cm at the age of two years.
In general, there is a difference between one baby and the other according to genetic factors, as well as there’s a difference between male and female.
The doctor is able to assess the growth of the baby whether it’s normal or abnormal, basing on special tables showing the average rate of growth of babies by age.
Finally, If these signs in your baby, then make sure that he(she) is a happy and healthy baby, but stills very important to keep your baby to visit your pediatrician to make sure he is growing well.