Section 4 - Getting to know your baby
This step-by-step chart will help you to understand your how your baby develops as they grow. It will help you to know when your baby is ready to communicate with you.
Ideally, your baby needs to develop each step before they progress to the next step, e.g. your baby’s physiological, motor and state of alertness (steps 1-3) need to be met before they are ready to actively socialise with you (step 4).
This table is adapted from the NIDCAP Programme see www.nidcap.org so this needs to be acknowledged