Changing ~ Younger Babies
newborn baby becomes a more settled baby before you know it. As you and
your baby get to know each other, you will begin to see eating and sleeping
patterns emerge. You now know how to comfort her, what her temperament
and moods are, and she will respond to your love and comfort.
Your baby will hold her head up and be able to take a good look at the
world around her. This helps her to be part of what's going on. She is
able to entertain herself by watching the passing scene.
she is mostly stationary, she will begin to roll over. It may be a while
before she can roll back. She needs your help to "flip" her!
baby may begin to push up on her arms when you place her on her stomach.
It's hard work for her at first. But as she gets stronger, this new
skill will help her look around and to be part of the world around her.
Encourage her efforts with lots of praise, smiles, and cheers.
baby knows and loves you. That smile for you is special. She will begin
to recognize the other important people in her world.
Your baby is still cooperative for diapering and dressing. You can accomplish
these tasks with relative ease.
baby begins to recognize cues and rituals and to anticipate routines.
She can be comforted with the sound of your voice when you are on your
way with what she needs.