Your baby will begin to look more carefully at interesting sounds and objects. It will be able to watch objects up to 180 degrees. In this way, your baby will now watch the environment better and more carefully when you are in your arms.
As your baby’s nervous system begins to develop in parallel with his body development, meal and sleep times will gradually begin to regulate. You are in a period when your baby’s nervous system starts to develop and the coordination between the sensory organs begins to develop. As a result, your baby will tend to continue the behaviors that he likes and enjoys.
Your baby will begin to make simple sounds during this period. He may start laughing out loud. He may begin to react to people speaking to him. He begins to look at the source of the sound.
Now your baby’s neck muscles are stronger and he can turn his head in many directions to look at the events around him. Again, in this period, he may react excitedly to the presence of a person. When an object is stretched, it begins to hold objects.
How to Support Your Baby’s Development
As we mentioned in the previous sections, continue to lay on your stomach and extend these periods. Leave colorful toys in front of him that will attract his attention from the distance he can reach. Thus, while your baby is trying to reach for the toys, his muscles will be strengthened and his cognitive functions will be supported by establishing new connections in his brain.
Try to take it outside for a while every day, depending on the weather. While sitting in the stroller, face forward so that he can observe the surroundings better. Of course, do not forget to talk to him during this time. Tell him about the birds, the trees, the animals. Respond to the sounds your baby makes to purr by speaking. Thus, you will support language development. The most beautiful toys of this period are toys that make noise.
Diaper rash is the most common skin disease in babies. It remains limited to the area where the baby’s diaper comes into contact with the skin. Some rashes have a vague redness, while others have fluid-filled blisters. It varies. Redness, scaling, itching, tenderness, and liquid-filled pimples are seen in the diaper area.
Irritation of the skin by feces and urine
rubbing skin injury
Bacterial and fungal infections
Use of unsuitable creams and shampoos
Change soiled diapers as often and as soon as possible. Keep your baby’s bottom dry.
Choose the diaper size appropriately. Especially narrow glands cause irritation, which causes diaper rash.
Try using cotton instead of wet wipes.
After thoroughly drying the skin, use creams with zinc oxide.
Warning: Always consult your doctor in case of recurrent and treatment-resistant rashes. Because the cause of these diaper rash may be cow’s milk protein allergy.
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