Baby’s Development – Week 26
At six months old, your little one might start to experience separation anxiety. Establish a goodbye routine to give her a sense of security, such as reassuring her you’ll be back for her once she has had a play and a nap. Reassuring her will make your goodbyes a lot less upsetting for you.
The importance of naps
Napping is a major part of both yours and your baby's daily routine. It’s that sacred hour or two when you get to catch up on the housework, take a nap yourself, or just take a little ‘me time’. Little bodies wear out much faster than ours, so making sure your baby gets enough sleep can ward off the midday ‘grumps’, and can also strengthen their immune system.
Adventures in weaning
At stage two of the weaning process, your baby is developing several skills that will make mealtimes a lot more interesting. She’ll begin to pick up pieces of food with her thumb and forefinger, she’ll will develop a fascination with objects and how to get them into their mouth.