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infancy period between birth and 1 year
growth growth The increase in a baby's size and weight
development Increases in physical, cognitive, emotional, and social skills
head to foot head to foot Babies develop control of the head and neck muscles first, control of muscles move down baby to end with legs and feet
near to far Development begins at the trunk of the body and moves outward to hands and fingers
simple to complex Large muscle development takes place first leading to more fine muscle and complex abilities later
weight The amount of body mass a baby has; the infant gains one to two pounds per month in the first six months 22 pounds at end of year
length The number of inches tall an infant measures lying down
body shape The description of how an infant looks
proportion The size relationships of one body part to another
vision The ability to see, which for infants is blurry at birth but within a week or so, the infant is aware of surroundings
hearing The perception of sound, made possible by vibratory changes in air pressure on the ear drums
touch To put a part of the body, especially the fingertips, in contact with something so as to feel it
smell To detect or recognize something by means of sensitive nerves in the nose
taste A small quantity of something eaten, drunk, or sampled to assess its effect on the sensory receptors on the surface of the tongue or in the mouth but they prefer sweet
voice they will be used to hearing moms voice
Reflexes Occuring automatically and involving as a result of the nervous system's reaction to a stimulus
Gross Motor Skills Activities involving the large musclues or motor skills.
Fine Motor Skills Activities involving the fingers and small muscles.
Grasping To take hold of somebody or something firmly, especially with the hand.
Rooting A reflex when touched on the cheek, the infant turns the head looking for food.
Startle To scare or surprise.
Babinski To react to a stroke on the bottom of the foot.
Sucking Is stimulated when something is put into baby's mouth.
Handling The way the person holds a baby.
Feeding Giving the baby proper nourishment
Teeth care Taking care of the teeth and getting regular checkups and home care.
Bathing Maintenance of proper hygiene.
Dressing Selection and weaaring of appropriate clothing.
Diapering The steps for putting on a device to absorb body elimation waste.
Sleeping The resting of the body.
Medical Care The selection of a doctor to administer proper health care.
Wellness Checkup Routine visits to the doctor to maintain good health.
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