Your Baby Week By Week
Those first few weeks with your newborn baby can be both overwhelming and exhausting – how should your baby be developing both cognitively and physically each week, and what are the common problems to look out for? To help ease you into your new journey, we’ve broken your baby’s development down week by week, from the milestones they will hit, to how much they should be eating and sleeping.
Your baby's nervous system and muscle control is yet to mature, so you’ll find their movements to be jerky. Their skin should be peeling less this week.
As your baby reaches one month old, their hearing will be fully developed and their vision is improving. Your baby might still be a little cross eyed this week.
Get ready for the growth spurt! Babies will normally gain around 200 grams this week, so expect a hungrier baby and more nappy changes!
It's time for tummy time! Your baby might be able to lift their head this week, as their neck muscles develop. Their memory and hearing is also improving.
Your baby has grown almost two inches since birth and is starting to look more like a little person. They're likely to start using their limbs more this week.
By two months, your baby will have grown about two inches and you should notice fat pads on your baby's cheeks as their muscles get used to all that feeding.
As your baby starts to outgrow their moses basket and smile for the first time, that tiny newborn you brought home nine weeks ago has changed in so many ways.
As your baby starts kicking and punching, you'll notice they have more control. Now is a good time to prepare for that first immunisation appointment.
This week your baby will get their first set of jabs. You're also in for another growth spurt, which means crankiness, restlessness and a hungrier baby.