1-Month-Old Baby

What an amazing first month -- for you and baby! It's hard to believe how much your day-to-day has changed now that this beautiful (and confusing!) person has entered the world and turned your life upside down. She's completely dependent on you, and you're completely in love with her, aren't you, mama? You're probably feeling more confident in your mommy abilities than you were a month ago. And with good reason -- you're trusting your instincts, putting baby first and reading up on parenting advice, which is proof enough that you're doing a great job!

your baby is 1 month old!
  • She sleeps about 15 to 16 hours per day.
  • She eats every two to three hours.
  • She's likely gained 1.5 to 2 pounds and grown about 1.5 to 2 inches. Her head is probably about an inch larger than when she was born.
  • If she hasn't started smiling already, she probably will this month.
  • She still keeps her hands tight in fists.
  • Her hearing is fully developed, and she may turn toward familiar sounds.
  • She'd rather look at faces than anything else, so no need for fancy toys. Just hold her facing you, and chat away!

  • Medical information was reviewed by Preeti Parikh, MD, pediatrician at Pediatrics of New York, Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Medical Director of Programming at HealthiNation.com.

    Reminder: Medical info on The Bump is FYI only and doesn't replace a visit to a medical professional.