When a child is born it brings a parent much joy and excitement. When the baby enters the world they are helpless humans that depend on others to survive. A baby will be so dependent on its caregiver to learn and develop. Milestones are things that some children are doing at that age, however; not all children will meet those milestones. Children are individuals and should be looked at as such. The author of a news story from News Bank Access World News states, “Nothing replaces contacting your pediatrician if you have any questions or concerns, but the following may help you to identify and nurture specific developmental milestones” (Diana, 2011).
Child’s Sensory Experiences at Birth
The child’s sensory experiences at birth are very acute then what some people would think. At birth a child can pretty much hear, unless there is something wrong with the child’s hearing, however; it will improve as the baby grows and develops. At such young ages babies can distinctly smell who their mother are from other mothers. When a baby is born the sense of taste will develop fully over time; however, at birth a baby will prefer sweetness over any other taste. The text states, “First, vision is probably the least well-developed of the infant's senses” (Lefrançois, 2012). A newborn’s vision can appear be a little blurry but they can see pretty well for being in a women’s womb, for example they can see shadows and figures of people.
Senses Development and Evolve
Over the next few months the child will grow and develop so much that every day will be filled with mouth dropping excitement. Hearing for infants will become more defined but will still need more development to reach their full range of hearing. In the text the author mentions, “It appears that the ear is fully grown and potentially functional a few months before birth, and that the fetus can hear sounds (Lecanuet & Schall, 2002)” (Lefrançois, 2012). Infants will become to develop their personality alone with their likes and dislikes. They will still explore different taste and they will begin to develop a sense of what they will like. The sense of smell will take a little long to develop. They begin to follow objects with their eyes and attempt to grab at the object. The text states that, “Second, there is roughly a five-fold improvement in an infant's visual acuity by the age of 6 months (Courage & Adams, 1990). Now the infant sees as clearly at 20 feet what the adult sees at 100 feet. And by the age of 1 year, infant visual acuity is close to that of a normal” (Lefrançois, 2012). During this sensitive time newborns to infants still require so much attention and love to help them future their growth and development. A lot of it will come natural to them; however, just like any person a little encouragement goes a long way with the child’s growth and development....