Baby’s Development – Week 27
If the ‘drop things on the floor game’ isn’t yet in full swing, it’s certainly on the way. Your little bouncing beauty is learning about responses and one of his favourites is the one he gets when he throws things. Make a game out of rolling a ball towards him and encourage him to roll it back.
Weaning a 6 to 9 month old baby
At around six months, it might be time to increase the amount of food you offer your weaning baby, until he is eating two meals, then three meals a day.
What to give your baby:
● Vegetable and fruit purées
● Meat and liver
● Chicken and fish
● Well-cooked lentils and beans
● Consistency: purées containing soft lumps
From seven months or so, your baby can start to enjoy finger foods like pieces of toast, cooked pieces of carrot, cooked pasta shapes and small sandwiches. Try sandwich fillings such as grated cheese, tuna, cucumber, hard boiled eggs and slices of avocado.
Taking your baby’s temperature
Make sure you have a good digital thermometer so you can take your baby’s temperature should the need arise. They are easy to use, easy to read and give you quick results.
Fever are normally a sign that the baby is fighting an infection. By taking your baby’s temperature, you can normally confirm your suspicions and can then figure out the best way to act. A normal baby temperature is between 36°C to 38°C. If his temperature is taken rectally, that figure is 37.5°C. If taken under the armpit, it’s slightly lower at 36.5°C.
Your own little bookworm
Starting to read to your baby from a very young age will not only help to instil a love of reading in your child, it can also be a wonderful opportunity for cuddling and bonding. It’s also the perfect wind-down after a busy day of exploring.