Emotional Development: Your Baby at 1 Month

Emotional Development means the development of a full range of emotions from sad to happy to angry, and learning to deal with them appropriately. Newborns begin to express emotion from the moment they are born. Over the next few months, your baby will be able to show sadness and happiness.

Typical Skills

  • Enjoys/needs a great deal of physical contact and tactile stimulation
  • Responds positively to comfort and satisfaction
  • Cries when in pain or discomfort

Emerging Skills

  • Recognizes and calms down to a familiar voice
  • Communicates moods through different cries


Learn about the Development Milestones for this stage:


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