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Baby’s Development – Week 41

Notice how your little one keeps choosing the same book time and again for bedtime reading? While reading ‘The Little Red Hen’ day after day is starting to drive you around the bend, the repetition of the words and seeing familiar images is giving her comfort.

Behavioral concerns

If your little treasure is suddenly acting up, don’t worry – it doesn’t mean your baby is destined to become a diva. Difficult baby behaviour can crop up at any age, for a variety of reasons, and there are things you can do to ensure the behaviour doesn’t continue. During the first few months, the most common concerns have to do with crying and waking up during the night. After this time, up through the first year of life, other concerns such as clinging, colic, bedtime struggles and fear can occur.

Acne in babies

Baby acne is quite common, and looks similar to teenage acne with white or red bumps or pimples surrounded by reddish skin. Acne usually appears on the cheeks and sometimes on the forehead, the chin, and even the back. There’s no clear answer as to the cause, but it usually passes quite quickly.

Personal issues forum

If you’ve been feeling exceptionally down for a prolonged period of time, you could be suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder. Symptoms of SAD typically build up slowly in the late autumn and winter months and include hopelessness, increased appetite with weight gain, increased sleep, less energy, loss of interest in work/activities, sluggish movements and social withdrawal. The most important thing to do if you find yourself in this situation is to confide in those close to you. Letting your GP know about your symptoms is also a must.

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