Baby’s Development – Week 10
This week brings the joy of seeing your baby recognise your face; she might light up and wiggle with excitement when she sees you. She’s also recognising other faces, so encourage her to spend time with loved ones. Start including her in family activities, like having her at the dinner table.
Vomiting and diarrhoea in babies
Babies often have mild stomach upsets that cause vomiting and diarrhoea. This is because both their digestive and immune systems are developing to cope with new foods and micro-organisms. Keeping your little baby hydrated is particularly important if she’s vomiting or has diarrhoea. Keep topping her up with little sips of filtered, boiled and cooled water throughout the day.
Bonding…a word that can send any new mom into a panic. So many women fear that they’re not achieving that elusive ‘bond’ that’s often used to describe the feeling between a mom and her child. It can take some time to 'bond' with your child, particularly if you have found the birth and the first few months of motherhood challenging. Be patient, it will come!
Baby skin care
With such delicate skin, it’s important to use a gentle skin care regime. If you notice your baby’s skin becoming aggravated, you might want to take a look at the products you’re using, and try replacing them with natural or sensitive products. If you notice red or white bumps or pimples, your little one might have baby acne. Milk spots are also very common in young babies, and are absolutely harmless.
Does your baby have reflux?
If your baby is constantly spitting up milk, crying inconsolably, burps and hiccups lots, and has either little interest in food, or feeds constantly, then she may be suffering from reflux. There are a few steps that you can take to ease your baby’s discomfort and minimise reflux, or your doctor might prescribe antacids.