Your Babys Growth and Development : Week - 1 & Week - 2 : Month - 4
Your baby gets bigger and stronger every week. . Here's what to expect in Week - 1 & Week - 2 of Month - 4
Week 1 & 2
During the first half of the fourth month, your baby may get strong enough to sit for a couple of minutes. However, stay close to catch hold of your baby if she is about to fall back. By this time she is also able to hold her head up steadily.
Essential Mommy & Baby Products
During the first year of your baby, there are some essential baby products that you may consider buying. These help in keeping the baby comfortable and also help you move around and about. Unlike older days, new mothers want to get back to their lives sooner and effortlessly. These products help in taking care of the baby without compromising on the comfort of the baby.
Baby Slings: Though this may seem like a modern-day fancy product, the baby sling has been used traditionally for several generations by mothers across the world and especially in Africa. Slings help you carry your baby and keep him close to you, giving him your warmth and at the same time keep your hands free for doing light jobs.
Car Seat: In Western countries, a car seat is a must-have before leaving the hospital. Car seat keeps the baby secure during car journeys and protects him from jerks. It also helps to keep the baby in place allowing you to drive with peace of mind.
Feeding Pillow: This is a specially designed baby accessory that supports the baby in the proper position for breastfeeding. These pillows come in different sizes & types and help you greatly in keeping your baby and yourself comfortable during feeding. Talking about types of pillows, some of these pillows support your breasts and other support your back. Do your bit of research before deciding to invest in one.
Breast Pumps: If you are going to get back to work soon, you may want to consider buying a breast pump that will help you to express breast milk to keep your infant fed even in your absence. Pumps are either manual (hand) or electric and both have their own pros and cons with respect to ease of sterilization, efficiency of pumping and your comfort. Weigh the advantages of one type over the other before investing. Ideally, you could borrow a breast pump from a friend or a relative who have breastfed, practice and get used to it before buying one.
Ensure that these products are of good quality, NOT manufactured with harmful chemicals and are absolutely baby and mommy friendly!