Baby’s Development – Week 17
Your baby is well into her fourth month now. She is more active, alert and is even developing a sense of humour. Baby may laugh at pleasant surprises like a game of peek-a-boo or a toy popping out of a box. Encourage your baby’s laughs and giggles by tickling her or pulling funny faces. You’ll get endless enjoyment from your little one’s laughter.
Whether your baby had no hair at birth, or fluffy black hair; you might notice the hair colour or texture starting to change now. Soft hair might become coarser, fine hair can grow in thicker, and pin-curls can become straight. It's also not uncommon for babies born with white-blond hair to go browner; or for babies to lose their hair: It might take a while for new locks to grow in, but don't worry, it's a normal occurence.
Making the move to a cot
At around this age, your little one is probably ready to move from sleeping in a Moses basket or crib, into a cot! Of course, with lots of extra space, this might be intimidating for baby at 1st. So if you've been using a Moses basket, put it in the cot for the first few nights; so that your baby can get used to the new surroundings. Once she seems settled, you can remove the basket and just use the cot for bedtime.
Nappy rash solutions
Unfortunately, nappy rash can strike at any time. It usually appears in the form of a red patches with small lesions around them. In severe cases, blisters can appear on the skin leaving the surface broken and open to infection. Try some nappy-free time each day to let air works its magic, and use a treating or preventative nappy cream at each nappy change.