- Your baby’s hands are becoming more dexterous now.
- She will reach out and grab anything within her sight.
- Her head will no longer be wobbly.
- She can now hold her head and neck when seated with support.
- She will be able to hold her head upright in tummy down position.
- Some eager ones will have learnt to roll over, from front to back.
- Your baby will be able to sit up briefly when supported or propped up.
- Your baby will now start to respond to the world and its sounds with interest.
- Even during breastfeeding, a sound can distract her.
- She will anticipate routines. Mom can indicate feed and a diaper a change.
- Shewill repeat behaviour—shake rattle again and again to create the sound.
- Her vision would have expanded to include things at the far end of the room.
Emotional and Social Development
- She will start to learn to respond to affection by relaxing when held by you.
- She will smile when happy.
- She will initiate interaction by cooing or babbling sounds.
- She will identify favourite games such as belly tickle and will show eagerness for them.
- She will start to register more people in her world.
Language and Communication
- Some babies will already be on their way to mouthing sounds of ‘b’ ‘p’ or ‘d’.
- They may just delight you with the first sound of ‘m’ or ‘ma’.
- She will very interestedly stare at your mouth when you speak to her.
- Smiles, laughs, squeals and babbles will all communicate joy
- She will have developed different crying sounds for hunger, boredom etc.
- The baby’s main source of food will still be breastmilk.
- In some cases, the doctor may start her on semi-solids.
What you can do to boost her development
- Introduce different textured toys and materials to them such as fur, velvet, towel.
- Lay out different coloured toys and rattles around her to explore.
- Engage your little one in a conversation. Talk about your day, or activity.
- Be and look excited so that she tries and copies her first role model.
- Read more often with different sound intonations.
- Stick out your tongue and be prepared for a rude shock.