Your Babys Growth and Development : Week - 3 & Week - 4 : Month - 6

Your baby gets bigger and stronger every week. . Here's what to expect in Week - 3 & Week - 4 of Month - 6

Your Babys Growth and Development : Week - 3 & Week - 4 : Month - 6
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Week 3

In another two weeks, your little one will be half a year old! In these two weeks, you will notice that your baby’s fine motor skills are developing. She will be able to transfer objects from one hand to another, clasp her hands, grab toy using one hand and hold a sipper with your help.

Week 4

At this stage, it is an important step to get your baby checked by the paediatrician to find out if her growth milestones are in order. Some babies may take their time to reach their milestones and delays need not cause worry. However, it is best to check if things are in order.

Tips to shed post pregnancy weight

Post pregnancy weight loss is one of the biggest issues for the new mums. Getting back to their original shape and being able to fit into their favourite jeans are the new fitness goals. A baby is a lot of work and naturally you have no time to focus on your body. But it is time to start thinking of your health as well. Losing baby weight depends on the eating habits followed during pregnancy. However, following these tips will help you get fit:

  • Eating Healthy Watching what you eat after childbirth can offer triple benefits: nutrition for your baby, health benefits for you and weight-loss for your body. Nutrients such as DHA which is very important for your child’s development is available in fish. Calcium is present in milk and yoghurt. Beans, chicken, and pulses offer the necessary protein. Look for foods that are low in fat and high in protein and fiber. They will keep you feeling full for a longer time.
  • Activity Exercise has many benefits apart from just weight loss. It can help you overcome depression and sleep issues. You don’t have to hit the gym to lose weight. Start with light activity like brisk walking for twenty minutes. Taking your baby along on a stroller is beneficial. Over time, you can also start exploring aerobic and strength training.
  • Breastfeed: Studies show that breastfeeding can relate to gradual weight loss in new moms. Apart from providing a super food for your baby, breastfeeding can exclusively help mothers return to their pre-pregnancy weight. So feed your baby as long as you can.
  • Say no to diet: It is very tempting to begin a diet to lose those extra kilos. However, it is not a wise idea to restrict what you eat. In fact, dieting can slow down the process of losing weight. Instead of dieting, eat well-balanced food that is nutritious and less on calories.