Baby’s Development – Week 46
Your baby’s personality is really starting to take shape. He now has his own opinions and has preferences for different foods and activities. Try to give your baby a little space, letting him know that it’s ok to be himself.
Honey should be avoided, as it can contain spores that could cause botulism, a toxin that interferes with the normal interaction between the muscles and nerves.
Playing with your baby
Spending hours playing with your child every day simply isn’t realistic for most moms. There’s all the other day-to-day business to be getting on with such as cooking and cleaning and looking after your little one. However, as your child continues to grow and moves toward the toddler stage, play becomes even more important. Try to make time to do at least one activity with your baby every day. During this time, specific skill sets are developed such as problem solving, independence, curiosity, and creativity. It is also during this time that your child can learn how feelings and social skills factor into decisions.
Spotting common baby development delays
Some of the biggest worries for new parents are baby development delays. Children develop at their own pace – and this might be early or later than developmental guidelines. The majority of slow starters will catch up in their own time, but if you’re constantly worried about your baby’s development delays, talk to your health carer. They will be able to advise as to whether there’s a reason for concern.