Also, keep in mind that, regardless when it happens, milestones will be reached in order. Your baby won't start speaking in full sentences before she says single words.
Ok - here we go!
For babies around one month old, here is some of what you can expect:
- Focuses 8 to 12 inches (20.3 to 30.4 cm) away
- Vision is blurry
- Prefers black-and-white or high-contrast patterns
- Prefers the human face to all other patterns
- Hearing is fully mature - go all in talking, singing, and cooing at baby.
- Recognizes some sounds
- May turn toward familiar sounds and voices
- Keeps hands in tight fists - don't expect baby to sign back just yet
Language and Communication
- Demanding cries
- Grunting/throaty sounds
- Watches faces intently
Some activities you can do now to boost your baby's language development:
- Sing - your favorite lullaby or the song on the radio, it doesn't matter
- Read - again, it doesn't matter what you're reading, just that you're doing it
- Talk to your baby like you would anyone else. - Maybe describe what you're doing, seeing, feeling, etc. Ask questions.
- If you start signing at this age, make sure you sign close enough to baby to be seen clearly.
- If you're too engrossed with learning who your new baby is to start signing, don't worry - you've still got plenty of time to do great things!
- Look at baby when you're talking or singing to him/her