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Baby Development

Every baby develops at their own rate and they can change quickly from one week to the next. This is a basic guide to what babies might be able to do and enjoy within their first year. Baby Development – what might your baby be doing? 0-3 monthsRecognises your face, smell and voiceResponding to your smile and touchUses subtle body movements and facial expressions to communicateGrips your finger At this age, babies often respond well to looking at your face, along with contrasting colours and light. 3-6 monthsPushes his body up and shows interest in people and things he likesSitting with helpReaching for toysExploring toysPlaying with you Babies start to become more physical with rolling and sitting and they take more of an interest in the world around them. They will like toys and items they can explore and play with, especially with different colours, sounds and textures. A baby’s world opens up from 3 months when their eyesight has developed so they can look, play and explore. 6-9 monthsStarting to copy youPicking up small …

baby growth spurts

Growth Spurts In Babies

Growth spurts can affect behaviour as well as how settled or playful a baby is. This can also knock your confidence and question your ability to settle and soothe your baby. When do growth spurts happen? Every baby develops at their own rate and they can change quickly from one week to the next, especially in the early months. This is a rough guide to when growth spurts happen. For some babies, they are mild but for others they are intense, especially at 4 and 10 months. Changes in baby behaviour unpredictable – you may have thought you were getting to know your baby and then they seem to suddenly change harder to settle – babies can cry more and seem to be more fussy some babies are very sleepy while other babies could fight sleep most babies will need to cling and may only want mum – this about feeling safe as babies get older they may become shy with other people a strong need to suck – this can be calming babies can …

So, mobile babies…

When babies start to crawl and pull themselves up so they can coast, the fun really begins and playing changes. There can be less frustration because they can move and interact in the way they couldn’t when they were stuck on the floor and it opens up the world of stuff to explore. The downside is they want to explore stuff they possibly shouldn’t and we need to make sure floors are safe of choke hazards, we need to be aware of what they can climb on and what they can get their hands on. All of a sudden every room is looked at differently.   The good stuff about mobile babies… chasing games following a ball or a toy car baby walker and using your hands to walk about learning how to go up stairs and steps – with you at all times exploring the garden and the park they can follow you around using up some energy their world is opening up and they will discover new things to play with and to …