Baby's 1st month

Your Baby's Fourth Week

Your little one has had a few weeks to adjust to life outside the womb. While this transition is far from over, you may notice him becoming a bit more interactive this week. He'll probably begin making small sounds and wet, throaty noises. You may notice that this amuses him as much as it does you.

Just when you think he's at his cutest he's likely to surprise you with his a little smile as he slumbers. These sleep grins will quickly give way to his first interactive social smiles. Be sure to keep a camera or video camera handy to capture these wonderful faces!

He's also learning to trust this week. Each time you appear to feed, diaper or comfort him you're helping to reinforce the idea that you will be there to meet his needs. Continue to follow his schedule, whatever it may be. He'll soon learn that he can depend on you whenever he needs assistance or just a quick little hug.

Next: Find out what to expect during your baby's fifth week of life

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