7week old

7week old

How your baby’s growing

Your baby has lost his curled up newborn look and is likely to appear steady and alert when held upright. When on his tummy, he may be able to lift his head and chest for short periods, almost as if he’s doing mini-press ups. It won’t be long before he can roll from back to front, or front to back.

He’s tuning in to you more each day. When you speak, he may stop sucking his hand or interrupt a feed to listen to you. It’s a good idea to talk to him, repeating his coos and noises. You can describe what you’re doing as you move around – speaking to your baby stimulates his language development and is comforting too. When you’re with friends, why not include him in the conversation and let him hear what’s going on? He’ll soon start to make all sorts of different noises himself. Find out more fascinating facts about what’s coming up for your two month old’s development

How your life’s changing

Now that your recuperation” period of 40 days is over, you may be planning on going outdoors for some time with your little one for her first real visit to the outside world. You may like to go for a short walk in the park with your baby in a pram. However, if you plan to begin a full-fledged exercise programme to regain your original figure, it would be wise to have a word with your doctor.

If you’re planning to go back to work in the coming months, it’s a good time to begin to think about the kind of childcare you want. Good daycare centres and maid employment agencies often have long waiting lists, so the earlier you start looking round the better. You may have more flexibility if you’re in a joint family and have in-laws or relatives to help you out.

Parent tip: Timing those naps

“To develop a routine, put your baby down at the same time every day. And create a ritual that lets him know it’s nap time – read him a board book, give him a particular blanket or stuffed animal, wind up a music box, draw the curtains. Do it at bedtime too. With any luck, he’ll sleep.” – Seema

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