Cognitive skills encompass your baby's ability to think, learn, understand, problem-solve, reason, and remember. From birth, your baby absorbs information and starts building cognitive skills — even if it's not obvious at first. In fact, the care and experiences you provide can affect the development of your baby’s brain.
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This month, your baby is laying the groundwork for speech with every sound she makes. Keep talking with her this month. Also, she’s becoming more aware of you as a separate person. A good way to help calm her fear of being alone is by playing "peek-a-boo."
Having attended numerous doctor appointments during the entire course of your pregnancy, an additional postpartum check-up may not come as a surprise to you. Yet, how aware are you of the importance of this appointment? READ MORE to find out more about this postnatal visit and what normally happens.