Baby’s Development – Week 51
If your once placid little treasure has started to bite and hit, don’t worry – she’s not developing a malicious personality. It could be her way of expressing her frustration because she doesn’t know how else to do so. Stay firm, let her know it’s not ok – she’ll get the message eventually.
Discipline for your toddler
As your baby becomes a toddler, the matter of discipline looms nearer and nearer. At some stage over the coming months, your toddler will display behaviour that’s going to demand a disciplined response. Starting to gently discipline your child in a positive, constructive way at an early age can make things easier down the road, and may eliminate the need for harsh punishments later.
They told you it would happen at three months, then six, then nine. If you’re starting to give up hope that your little girl will ever give you all a good night’s sleep, help is at hand. eumom sleep expert Niamh O’Reilly will help you solve the mystery of your little girl’s disruptive sleep patterns.
Rekindling the passion
If your relationship has been taking a back seat while you focus on caring for your new family addition, now might be the time to start widening the focus to the entire family. The relationship with your partner is vital to the happiness of your household, and so, giving it the time, effort and energy it deserves will make for a much healthier environment for your child.