Observe – How Active is Your Baby?

It is very important to observe, How active your baby is. You might not observe or think of the first few weeks of your baby’s life as being a time when baby is very physically active (although you may feel that you and your spouse are being run dirty in caring for her!). True, Baby is certainly not able to run through the park or play a ball with another child at this age, but there are still many opportunities for her to begin to develop.

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For example, you must have noticed that your infant has started kicking during the 2nd month of life? As this movement is mostly reflective at this point, before long baby will be able to flex and straighten her legs whenever she wants to. By the time when baby is 3 months old, he/she  may be able to start kicking herself over from her front to her back (later, by 6 months of age, infant start rolling from back to front). At about 3 to 4 months, when you hold your baby upright with her feet resting on the floor, baby will push down and straighten her legs as though he/she were standing on his/her own, and baby will probably discover that she can bend his/her knees and bounce.

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In the beginning of 5th month, your baby will be able to raise his/her head while lying on stomach and then push up on his/her arms to lift chest off the floor or bed. Rocking on his/her tummy, baby may kick his/her legs and move arms as though he/she were swimming. Before long, your infant will be rolling over at will. At about 8 months, baby will be able to sit without support and catch himself with his/her arms and hands if he/she starts to topple over. Baby will also pick up and move objects from one hand to the other.

In the last few months before your baby first birthday, your infant may seem like he/she’s in constant motion. Baby will start playing with feet like she will grab her feet and try putting them in her mouth. You must have noticed or you will that she may play & kick throughout every diaper change. Especially in between 7 and 10 months of age, baby will begin experimenting and then mastering the art of crawling. Next, right around the time of baby first birthday, baby will take his/her first steps (there is myth girls do it early and boys do late, generally it happen a little earlier or a little later from one child to the next, all within a normal range).

See More : Baby Development Milestones : 1 Month

Being a parent don’t miss your baby childhood, it is wonderful experience where you are watching an image of yours is taking place. As your baby develops, take advantage of every opportunity to help stimulate your baby mind and body. From the earliest weeks of life, do baby walk means walk around the house while holding & don’t forget to interacting with your baby and say aloud the names of the objects you encounter. Before long, your baby will want to reach out, touch them, and pick them up. Also, make a habit to talk with your baby whenever you’re with her or take out time to do that. Best time is when you’re changing diaper, bathing, or driving with baby in car, keep the chit chat going. Your Baby love the your sound, baby feel secure when they hear parent sounds. Capture the moments how your baby responds and how your baby communicates with sounds by moving arms and legs.

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Here are list of some other activities that you and your baby can do together.

  • Try to read out loud to your baby.
  • Best experience – Play music (don’t make it too loud) and gently dance with baby in your arms.
  • Take time daily to sit and play with your baby on the floor.
  • Make sure give a hug to your baby very frequently and provide loving physical contact.
  • Both mother and father hold your baby as often as you people can.
  • Morning or evening walk – it is very difficult to take our time but try to put your baby in the stroller and take her for a walk. It’s a good way to expose your child to the world around her, and it’s great exercise for you.

As your baby continues to grow and develop, her level of activity will increase. Don’t forget babies do have very high energy. Make sure your baby must have safe and soft toys to play. Toys should be small enough so baby can pick them up, but large enough so he/she can’t put them in his/her mouth.

 

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