Infants: Child Development (0-1 Year Old)
Cognitive development for your baby means the learning process of memory, language, thinking and reasoning. Your baby is learning to recognize the sound of your voice. She is also learning to focus her vision from the periphery or the corner of her eyes to the center. Language development is more than uttering sounds ("babble"), or mama/dada.
Listening, understanding, and knowing the names of people and things are all components of language development. During this stage, your baby is also developing bonds of love and trust with you. The way you cuddle, hold, and play with your baby will set the basis for how he will interact with you and others.
For more information on developmental milestones and warning signs of possible developmental delays, visit Learn the Signs. Act Early. (http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/ActEarly)