Baby’s Development – Week 15
Time flies – your baby’s not far off 4 months now! And she’s become more mobile day by day. Around now, she may start rolling over from her tummy to her back or vice versa! Make sure she’s never left alone on a high surface like a changing table, just in case she rolls over. Remember to praise her for these kinds of movements, to inspire more of the same.
Your baby’s sleep
Many moms may find that baby's sleep patterns start to settle down at this point, giving you some well-earned rest! Your baby may now sleep for up to 6 hours through the night. But remember, babies grow and develop at different rates and it might take your child up to 6 months to sleep through the night. If you can, try to implement a sleep schedule to help baby – and you!
Interacting and Observing
At 15 weeks, your baby is starting to engage more with you and interact easily with others. She is beginning to observe and look at people and things with wide-eyed curiosity. When you’re with friends, keep baby nearby, so that she can revel in the richness of closeness and conversation. Encouraging interaction is a really important part of your child's development.
Your baby’s brain
As your baby approaches the 4 month mark, her brain is developing at a great pace. By now, she is beginning to understand cause and effect, and to link events. She is quickly learning new skills, as well as more readily recalling ones she picked up before. Remember that all babies are unique and grow at their own pace. So try not to fret if your child takes a little longer to meet certain milestones. Of course, you can always speak to your GP or nurse if you are concerned about anything.