By nature, pregnancy is a very complex process: in approximately 40 weeks, body and brain undergo countless developmental stages and set the very foundation for a healthy growth path.
Moving from the uterus to the outside world, newborns first need to adapt to their new surroundings. The maturation of basic reflexes such as sucking and swallowing is of vital importance.
The baby is growing and learning fast: while strong bones and muscles are built and the first teeth begin to show, the baby recognises and imitates its first behavioural patterns.
Due to the progression of its cognitive development, the baby understands more and more verbal language and begins to evolve communicative skills such as responding with gestures.
This period includes two major baby milestones: the baby can be assisted to take its first steps and starts to speak its first words. This clearly adds independence, which can also be observed in other parts of everyday life.
With the first birthday, the child enters the toddler stage, which is characterised by an even higher level of independence than before. Walking and the ability to participate in two-way communication are namely its next major accomplishments.