Smell Facts 1. We can assume they can smell because they can taste.2. The first days of life a newborn can recognize his or her mothers natural scent.3. New babies prefer sweet smells from birth.4. Infants are highly sensitive only to specific smells, rather than a wide range of odors.5. Infants like the smell of the amniotic fluid.6. Within hours after birth, babies respond much like adults to a variety of odors.7. Newborns can require preferences for a variety of novel odors if they encounter them immediately after birth.8. They can identify their mothers maternal breast odors.9. The amniotic fluid surrounding your unborn baby allows him to develop a keen sense of smell even before his birth10. They are especially sensitive to smells.11. Within the first week of life newborns can recognize the scent of their mother.12. Our sense of smell is fully developed at birth.13. With time, the baby can start recognizing the smell of family members.14. Infants turn away from unpleasant odors, such as rotten eggs, and choose to smile at pleasant odors, such as bananas.15. One study shows that infants show signs of pleasure when exposed to fruity scents.16. They can recognize the smell of food or fruit that they like to eat.17. Your infant also quickly develops a marked preference for certain smells, including the smell of a nursing woman, as well as your scent itself.18. The amniotic fluid is rich with many different smells.19. They associate certain smells to certain people or things.20. Babies use their smell mostly to stay close to their mother.21. They like lavender or aroma of a cake being baked and it can make them happier.22. As a sense of smell develops in a baby, they can associate good smells with good feelings.23. They can tell between ripe and bad odors. 24. Soft fragrances can soothe and delight the baby.25. By the age of 1, most babies can recognize the smell of other adults and children.
SightKera Henderson, Zach Dennis, Kristina Mooney, and Maggie Campbell1. Babies can only focus 7-10 inches from their face. 2. During the first two months of life they may not be able to focus accurately.3. After about two months of age infants begin to be able to focus clear images onto the retina.4. Infant vision development starts during pregnancy. 5. Infants still can't see as well as adults because brain areas responsible for vision are still immature. 6. The retina (which is the film of the eye) is incompletely developed in infants.7. At birth, your baby sees in only black and white and shades of gray. 8. The most dramatic change in vision is over the first 8 months. 9. Newborns can differentiate between light and dark but can't see all color.10. Newborns are extremely nearsighted meaning that far away objects are blurry.11. Your newborn can see best at a distance of only 8 to 14 inches12. Infants reflexively perfer to look at high contrast edges and patterns.13. studies show that within a few days after birth, infants prefer looking at an image of their mother's face to that of a stranger.14. Infants as young as 2 weeks have color vision and can distinguish a red object from a green one.15. Normal visual environment without black and white toys is quite stimulating and rich to your baby.16. Infants eyes are not very sensitive to light during their first month 17. The amount of light required for a 1-month-old infant to be aware that light is present (called the light detection threshold) is 50 times higher than that of an adult.18. For the first 2 months of life infants eyes are not well coordinated. 19. By 3 months of age a baby is able to follow an object with smooth eye motions as long as it's not moving to fast. 20. By 4 to 5 months of age a baby can recognize your face from all others in the world. 21. Babies also have better eye-hand coordination at 4 to 6 months of age, allowing them to quickly locate and pick up objects and accurately direct a bottle to their mouth22. By 7 to 12 months your baby will have a more accurate vision and are learning how to coordinate their vision with their body movements.23. most children are born with slate gray or light brown eyes.24. baby's born with very light blue or green eyes frequently retain the color. 25. Baby's eyes are lightest at birth and tend to darken.
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1. The sense of taste develops at a prenatal stage for infants. At the 7 to 8 weeks' gestation, taste buds start emerging.2. After birth, infants show a preference for sweet tastes. A combination of sugar with a pacifier has a calming effect on newborns.3. Infants do not like things that have a sour flavor to it. Items that have a sour taste raise a frown on the face of the kid.4. Salty food is neutral and has no effect on infants. They neither have a calming effect nor raise a frown on the face of the tot. It is only after 4 months of age that kids start developing a taste for salty food.5. It may take as many as 20 trials, to develop a taste for a particular thing in a baby. So you may need time and patience to change the taste preferences of your baby and make her eat any new foods.6. The texture of the food also plays a pivotal role in developing the taste. Most of the babies do not like cottage cheese, because of its odd texture.7.The odor of volatile flavors like cherry, are perceived via the olfactory receptors. This type of odor does not have much impact on children, until they reach the age 5.8. Around 13-16 weeks of gestation is enough for the taste glands to become active.9. As the baby can smell the amniotic fluid present in the womb of the mother he can also taste the food the mother intakes during the nine months of pregnancy through the same fluid.10. To avoid the baby to be a picky eater, selective and fussy for some foods it is advisable to eat all and maximum varieties of food during pregnancy and breast-feeding.11. But for the baby the sense of taste comes from the tongue and the mouth roof containing tiny taste buds.12. The baby’s sense of taste not only leads them to enjoy various foods but also to avoid dangers.13. Your baby is born with a sweet tooth, preferring the sweet taste of breast milk or formula to other foods. Even preemies as young as 33 weeks suck harder on a sweetened nipple than on a plain rubber one.14. A taste for salty things usually comes after four months of age. 15. If you put sugar with the combination of the pacifier it calms the baby16. If you eat some spicy food, your baby will be able to taste the difference in the amniotic fluid (but keep in mind that you’ll have different mealtimes, with your baby’s coming about two hours after yours). Some babies will even respond to that spicy kick by hiccupping. And although hiccups (which feel like belly spasms to you) may seem like they’re disturbing to your baby, he or she isn’t stressed at all. It’s just one more sensation that babies need to get used to.17. During the last trimester, the fetus is swallowing up to a liter a day of amniotic fluid, which may serve as a "flavor bridge" to breast milk, which also carries food flavors from the mother's diet.18. When you begin to introduce solids, you may want to start with cereals or vegetables; once your baby has tasted the sweetness of fruits, he may be less interested in other tastes.19. Some experts believe that a baby’s sense of taste peaks at one year, so that may be a good time to introduce lots of new flavors.20. Some parents think babies stick out their tongues during feedings because they do not like the taste of something. Actually, babies have a tongue thrust reflex that cause them to push out their tongues when something is placed in their mouths.21. Our sense of taste can be conditioned and distorted by the amount of chemicals that are put into processed food. If a pregnant mother feeds herself with this kind of food, the fetus will become accustomed to the food and will show a preference for this kind of food later, whether it is healthy for that baby or not. A child that is given too much processed food will become addicted to those chemical flavors, and crave more of the same.
www.parents.com/baby/care/newborn/massaging-baby/25 Facts on Touch1. Your sense of touch originates in the bottom layer of your skin, called the dermis.2.While your other four senses are located in specific parts of the body, your sense of touch is found all over.3.Studies suggest that the sense of touch enhances the growth and development of the baby and increases attentiveness to the rest of the world.4. Gentle stroking is especially beneficial for premature babies and leads to increase weight gain, more alertness and activity and an earlier discharge from the hospital.5. Your babies sense of touch develops before they leave the womb.6.Sense of touch is the first sense to develop.7. Just before 8 weeks, the first sensitivity to touch manifests in a set of protective movements.8. Your newborn's sense of touch is highly developed, particularly around the mouth, where he or she is sensitive to temperature, pressure, and pain.9. There are studies suggesting that by appropriately responding to your infants need for touch stimulation it can have a positive effect on his cognitive, social, and immunological development.10. Newborn infants reliably display a variety of reflexes if they are touched in the appropriate areas.11. Tickle time promotes body awareness and social development as well as tactile stimulation. 12. Baby's sense of touch helps the other senses to develop. 13. Touch is crucial to brain growth and cultivation of coping skills.14. At one time, it was assumed that children couldn't feel pain because of nerve fibers weren't developed.15. Newborns exposed to painful medical procedures exhibit enormous hormonal, metabolic, and cardiovascular changes that indicate a stress response.16. Baby massage can be considered as the tool that can be used to show the baby how it is cared and loved.17.Small accidents like falling down while trying to walk, teaches the child the limits and their importance.18. If the baby is in pain their cry may be more insistent, higher pitched, and may last longer than usual.19. The sense of touch is greatest in the lips and finger tips.20. It is especially important that kids with impairments interact with their parents.20. At five months baby's are able to reach for and grab an object.21. By four months the reflex that causes clenched fist in infants disappear, and they are able to open, close and intertwine their fingers.
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