Baby’s Development – Week 48
At this stage, your baby might be well used to holding onto furniture while taking steps, or walking while holding onto your hands. If he’s comfortable walking with support, now’s the time to encourage him to bite the bullet and start taking a few steps on his own.
In the early days, raw or undercooked eggs, poultry and meat should be avoided; they can contain salmonella which could make your baby sick. Always cook eggs until the yolk and the white are hard and not runny.
Meningitis in babies
Meningitis is a serious childhood illness that can prove fatal if not caught on time. Early detection can be difficult, as initial symptoms can resemble flu, so knowing what to look out for is vital.
Encouraging your baby’s speech is imperative at this stage. Chatting to your baby and playing games, repeating words, and looking at books together will improve his language skills.