In a video by “simply parenting” titled Simply Parenting: Your Newborn Baby’s Development (2009), facts were given on the way babies react, function, and learn throughout the first few months of their life. During the beginning of their life, right after they are born, they are not active much other than eating, cry, and sleep. However, within a few weeks, they begin absorbing what they see, hear, and the people they see most often. Newborn babies are only able to clearly see within eight to ten inches away from their eyes, which is an estimate of the distance between the baby and the mother or father at the time for feeding. When they are able to see a person clearly and frequently, they begin to imitate their facial expressions. This happens at about six weeks of life. They also will try to smile at this point, but smiling will not come naturally until eight weeks of life. Babies sleep in a symmetrical position, which means that their legs and arms are lying in the same position on both sides of the body. Their hands will be held in a tight ball-like shape. A babies reflex is to grasp onto things, which is why babies react to a finger opening their hand or a finger touching their toes. Their hands will begin to loosen at about three months. Their head will be wobbly when pulled or picked up. This is because the muscles in their body have not fully developed yet. In three to four months, their head will become less wobbly. Babies can react multiple ways if a loud sound occurs instantly. Reactions may include crying or moving the arms in and out of the body. They also have outbursts of discomfort or crying at least once a day. This can be calmed down using a pacifier. Do not worry about the use of a pacifier. Their use is not harmful to how a baby develops and does not mean that they will become attached to one in the later months of their life. If a pacifier does not work, they can soothe the outbursts by sucking on a hand or a finger.