- Your baby would have started to gain better control over her body and limbs.
- During tummy down, she will hold her head steadier and for longer.
- Holding her upright will be easier since her neck won’t flop back immediately.
- When happy or excited she will kick her legs and wave her little fists.
- Her movements will be less jerky and more co-ordinated.
- Sucking, rooting, palmar, and grasping reflexes would be established.
- Newborn reflexes—moro and tonic—will start to fade out now.
- Her vision will become clearer.
- She will show a marked preference for bright colours and bold designs.
- This will enable her to focus and track bright objects or you.
- She will firmly distinguish your sounds from other peoples.
- When happy she will reward you with a lop-sided smile.
- She will start to get bored and will be fussy when she wants a change of scenery or activity.
Emotional and Social Development
- The first awry smile will start showing up when the baby is happy.
- She will be able to make and hold eye contact for longer duration.
- She will follow you around with her eyes as far as possible.
- She will learn to comfort herself by sucking her fists or thumb/fingers.
Language and Communication
- She will interact during playtime with soft coos, squeals, gurgles or even laughs.
- When excited, drooling or drool bubbles can surprise you.
- You will be able to differentiate her crying patterns of hunger from boredom.
- She will be turn her attention in the direction of voices in her vicinity.
- She will be on exclusive breastfeeding.
- The number of diaper changes would marginally go down.
- The breastfeeding rhythm between you and the baby would be well established.
What you can do to boost her development
- Invest in a play gym so she can register bright colours and hear different sounds.
- Reading can be soothing to them.
- Vary your tone and intonation to maintain interest and drama.
- When talking to her, wait for her to respond.
- Mirror her response to reinforce communication.
- Play different kinds of music to help her relax or stimulate her.
- Take her outdoors for walks and to soak in some Vitamin D.