- Your baby would be able to support her head and chest for longer during tummy time.
- Sometimesshe may be able to hold her head even at a 90 degree upright position.
- Her lower limbs would be stronger and her kicks more purposeful.
- First signs of hand-eye coordination may start to become visible.
- She will be able to open and shut her fists and make a swipe for a dangling toy.
- She will put her fist into her mouth intentionally.
- She would be heels over head in love with you—literally!
- She will anticipate being lifted and cry if you don’t.
- She will learn cause and effect—when she pushes a toy, it moves.
- She will also enjoy playing with her own fingers and arms/legs.
- Her love for strong bold colours and designs will be definite.
- She will trail, with her eyes, people/objects that fall in her line of vision.
Emotional and Social Development
- She will now start to acknowledge more people by giving social smiles.
- From lop sided smiles, she will move to gummy grins very fast.
- Introduction to another baby will surprise and delight her.
- Her own reflection in the mirror will puzzle and excite her.
Language and Communication
- She will decidedly cry for her demands—to be lifted by you or for a toy.
- The baby will imitate the sounds you make or your facial expressions.
- From squealing, squeaking to screeching, she will make newer sounds.
- Crying will no longer be the only way of communication.
- She will be on exclusive breastfeed.
- She may also be sleeping for longer hours.
- The number of feeds may go down though.
What you can do to boost her development
- With her senses developing, she may cry out of boredom or over stimulation.
- Place rattles, crinkly toy, and different textures in her hands for her to explore.
- Shake a rattle out of line of vision; she will move her head/eyes looking for it.
- Continue to talk, read, and respond to the baby—whisper, sing, go silly.