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Healthy Start, Grow Smart
Your One -Month -Old

Healthy Start, Grow Smart
Your One-Month-Old

Prepared by: U.S. Department of Agriculture U.S. Department of Education U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 2002

Acknowledgments
This publication was an initiative of Laura Bush
as the First Lady of Texas and sponsored by the Texas Department of Health. President Bush and Mrs. Bushhave asked that this series of booklets be revised and distributed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. We would like to thank the Texas Department of Health for their cooperation and assistance in bringing this publication to families across the United States. In addition, we recognize the contributions thatSusan H. Landry, Ph.D., Craig T. Ramey, Ph.D. and many other individuals made in the development of this magazine.

Here’s What’s Inside
You and Your Baby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 One-Month Checkup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 One-Month Checkup: Where To Go . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 The Wonders of the Brain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Feeding Your Baby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Spitting Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Talking to Your Baby . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Finding Child Care for Your Baby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 What’s It Like To Be One Month Old? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Keeping Your Baby’s Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Guidelines To Help Your Baby Every Day . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Sleeping Patterns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Bowel Habits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Baby Powder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Your Baby Has “PeopleSkills” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Your Baby “Talks” Without Words . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Low-Cost Ways To Pamper Yourself . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Teenage Parents Are Not Alone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Information Resources for Families .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22

You and Your Baby
of your baby’s life, you and your baby spend a lot of time getting to know each other. Your baby will spend most of his time sleeping. You will spend most of your time learning the best way to meet your baby’s needs. Sometimes, you may feel tired and nervous. These feelings are a signal that you need to take care ofyourself. Here are some ways to do it:

During the first month

5 Make sure you get enough sleep. Take a nap when your baby does. If
you can’t, try to spend some time relaxing.

5 Keep your home as quiet and calm as possible. Turn off your radio and
TV. This will help calm your baby.

5 Simplify housework. Just do the basics. Older children can help dust,
pick up toys, sweep the floorand wash dishes. Dad or other family members can help, too.

5 Be sure to eat nutritious food. If you are breastfeeding, avoid alcohol and
limit caffeine. Avoid drinking more than two to three cups of coffee a day.

5 Simplify your meals. Nutritious salads, soups and sandwiches are quick
and easy to prepare.

5 Make some time for yourself. Take a hot bath to relax or do some reading. You...
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