Your Child’s hearing developed when the little one was inside the womb, but now, your baby’s neck muscles have developed enough to achieve neck control. So, the little one now starts to turn towards the sounds around them.
This is a massive milestone for young children because it allows them to make more sense of the world around them and develop an idea of their community — they now can be part of what’s happening.
How to support this development
Allow Your Child to explore a variety of different sounds by having your little one nearby when doing routine chores, such as cleaning and washing. In addition, you can surround your baby with rattles and musical toys or hang some dream makers that make sounds with the wind.
To support the development of the neck muscles, give Your Child lots of tummy time.
Note: All children develop differently and at their own pace. For children born preterm, the referred timeframe for achieving the various developmental milestones might be incorrect.
Source: The information and graphs about when children reach specific milestones are taken from various sources, including the United States Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Denver Developmental Screening Test, and the State Institute of Early Childhood Research, Germany (IFP).
Ketsupa Jirakarn (Mental health specialist) (9 June 2021)