Sensory development and suggestions for babies: The first 18 monthsSSensory development and suggestions for babies: The first 18 monthsSensory development and suggestions for babies: The first 18 monthsEnglishNeonatology;DevelopmentalBaby (1-12 months);Toddler (13-24 months)NANANAAdult (19+) CaregiversNA2020-06-19T04:00:00ZFlat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Read about the sensory systems, sensory development in the first 18 months of a baby’s life and how your baby may be influenced by sensation. Suggestions such as gentle rocking, skin to skin contact, swinging and movement input are provided.</p><p>Every baby develops at their own pace and may feel differently on different days. A baby born prematurely may meet these stages a bit later than a full-term baby. A baby’s behavior can tell you what they need to feel safe.</p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Babies have 8 sensory systems through which they gain information from the environment around them. </li><li>Understanding how babies perceive and react to sensory input such as loud noise or fear of movement, helps adults ensure babies are comfortable to play and learn.</li></ul><h2>References</h2><p><a href="https://thespiralfoundation.org/" target="_blank"> The Spiral Foundation</a></p><p> <a href="https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-topics/ue5465" target="_blank">Health Link BC: Sensory and Motor Development, Ages 1 to 12 Months </a></p><p> <a href="https://infantino.com/blogs/the-baby-monitor/sensory-development-your-baby-s-first-year-milestones-infographic" target="_blank">Infantino: Sensory development - Your baby's first year milestones (infographic)</a></p><p> <a href="https://pathways.org/tracking-sensory-development/" target="_blank">Pathways.org: Tracking Your Child's Sensory Development </a></p><p>Mailloux Z & Smith Roley S. Sensory Integration Development and Early Signs of Difficulties. July 2013<br></p>





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