Mumma Talk 16-20 Weeks How Your Baby is Growing and Changing

Mums and Dads and Friends

Your baby probably isn’t content to just sit and lie around watching things anymore.

He or she is likely to be intensely interested in everything he can get hold of and will be moving their little body in all sorts of ways to try and get to things.

They will want you to play with them more, talk, and find interesting things to play with and investigate.

You will notice that your baby seems to have unlimited around of energy when he’s awake.  You will need to bring more patience and humour to your role as a mother.

Babie social skills when they see strangers may cry but smiles at familiar faces and voices.

Babies little muscles are developing and are pretty good now when they reach out to grab things.

Feeding well they won’t be ready to try solid foods until they are six months old when their tongue control and ability to swallow should be well developed.  Solids are about learning to eat, which is why they are not introduced by bottle.  At this stage you should only be watching them for signs that they are starting to get ready to try solid food.

They might start:

  • showing an interest in food, including what’s on your place
  • * showing an increased appetite for breastfeeds or formula
  • * opening their mouths when food is offered on a spoon (but don’t let them eat it yet)
  • showing very good head and neck control and the ability to sit upright when supported.

The importance of a good sleep pattern is establishing towards a regular pattern.

Maintain a bedtime routine

Put them to bed awake

Wait and listen when they wake and don’t rush in

Make day and night difference

Happy Parenting

From We Mums

 

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