THE FIRST TWO MONTHS
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.