Have you ever heard the term “4th trimester”? It is defined as the moment your baby is born until he or she is 3 months old. This time is a period of great change and development in your baby! Your baby will start to adjust to the world outside of your womb. The 4th trimester is also a period of time where your baby will get used to a variety of sights, sounds, smells, and sensations that are all new! Your baby had every need met prior to birth, so all these new changes can be overwhelming to a baby! By offering your love and support, your baby will easily adjust to this new world.
Compared with other animals that can get up and walk from birth, your newborn totally relies on you for everything….including care, attention and love. At birth, your baby has only his or her instincts and reflexes to help control behavior and movement.