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7 Elements - Baby Development

Take a look at the 7 Elements System Tiny Love's step-by-step baby development guide

  •   Cognition
    The mental process through which we understand the world around us; learning, remembering, drawing conclusions and more.
    Cognition
  •   EQ
    The social and emotional skills that make up our character and enable us to function and interact with others.
    EQ
  •   Fine Motor Skills
    Developing the body’s small muscles enables baby to grasp objects, perfect hand-eye coordination, speak and more.
    Fine Motor Skills
  •   Gross Motor Skills
    Developing the body’s large muscles facilitates head lifting, rolling over, crawling, sitting, walking and more.
    Gross Motor Skills
  •   Imagination & Creativity
    The skills that allow us to produce images, ideas, thoughts and even feelings that do not exist in reality and account for our ability to improvise and solve problems.
    Imagination & Creativity
  •   Language & Communication
    The ability to communicate thoughts and emotions both verbally and non-verbally, sharing our world with others.
    Language & Communication
  •   Senses
    Sight, sound, touch, smell and taste enable us to gather and process information from the world around us
    Senses

Fine Motor Skills, 0-1m

Baby's reflexes

Reflex Time: The Grasp Reflex and the Sucking Reflex

When your baby comes out into the world she is equipped with a set of reflexes that help her cope with the world.

Hands

Newborns' fists are clenched most of the time, and they have virtually no control over their hands. The hands are now goverened by the grasp reflex, which makes them grasp a toy or finger you place in his hand. At some point, the muscles relax and the object falls - this is completely unintentional and without awareness.

Eyes

The eye muscles are also weak: newborns can track moving objects with slow, jumpy movements.

Tiny Tips

  • During the first month, when you talk to your baby, move your head slowly from side-to-side, so that she will track your movements.
  • Move colorful toys and objects from side-to-side to strengthen her eye muscles.

Milestones

  • Has well-developed sucking reflex.
  • Can track slow moving objects.
  • Has no control over hands; movement is controlled by reflexes