Your Baby, Week 7

newborn baby staring

Using his senses, your baby is slowly beginning to make sense of the new world around him.

Your little one can’t see very far yet, so he prefers to focus on what’s about a foot in front of him—which is probably you most of the time!

  • Contrasting black and white images are also interesting to your newborn since he can’t discern colors very well.


At this stage, your baby’s hearing is more developed than sight.

  • Your voice is music to his ears, specifically that high-pitched “baby-talk” that seems to come naturally to people when they encounter a baby, so babble away!

Early hearing evaluations

Newborns are screened for hearing loss early - read about these tests and what to look for.

Calming touch

Babies love the comfort of a parent's loving touch. Learn about the advantages of touch to your infant.

Childcare for the breastfed baby

If you are returning to work soon and are breastfeeding, you may be concerned about how you can continue. Read our list of questions and suggestions to support your decision.

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