THE FIRST TWO MONTHS

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Af­ter the first few weeks, new­borns will start to take more no­tice of your voice, face, smell and touch. They’ll also be­gin to fol­low things with their eyes and recog­nise shapes at a dis­tance, says Pro­fes­sor Liesl Züh­lke, spe­cial­ist pae­di­atric car­di­ol­o­gist at the Red Cross War Me­mo­rial Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal in Cape Town. Your baby will also coo, gur­gle and turn their head to­wards sounds, as well as lift their head when placed on their stom­ach and be­gin to push with their legs, she adds. spe­cial­ist Gill Naeser. “Speak and sing songs to your baby, and hang a mo­bile over their cot for them to look at,” she adds.

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