Your Babys Growth and Development : Week - 3 & Week - 4 : Month - 9

Your baby gets bigger and stronger every week. Here's what to expect in Week - 3 & Week - 4 of Month - 9

Your Babys Growth and Development : Week - 3 & Week - 4 : Month - 9
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Week 3 & 4

Your baby’s language skills are fast developing. He is intently taking in whatever you say and beginning to understand simple words and phrases. This is the time his personality takes shape. By observing his interaction with others, you will be able to say if he will grow up to be an outgoing extrovert or a shy person.

Operation Making Baby Eat!

Is your toddler a fussy eater? Every baby goes through a growth phase when they detest food and focus only on playing or keeping themselves occupied. Parents tend to lose their mind over this and try everything under the sun to get their little one to eat something. Have you tried these ideas?

  • Give him company: Your baby learns from you. Eat along with him and he is likely to follow suit. Even when you dine out, take your baby along with you and show him the food. Let him see you enjoy the food and he will also try the same sooner or later.
  • Do not force new foods: When you introduce new food, babies tend to spit or close the mouth. This is quite common so do not try to force feed the child; instead leave it for a day or two and try giving him again. You can also cook the new food just like his familiar favourite food so he may not avoid it.
  • Watch over while eating: At 9 months, babies tend to show an interest in chewing and self eating. You can encourage independent eating by letting him eat on his own but it is necessary to assist him. Watch him over during meal times as children might choke over hard boiled vegetables. 
  • Take your time: Don’t rush up his mealtime. Your baby is getting used to new food and requires his time to experience it. Allow the long gaps he takes between bites.
  • Keep distractions at bay: Some mothers find it easy to use distractions such as TV or a video to make their babies eat. This is bad practice. Your baby must truly experience his food, with respect to the taste and texture. Use mealtimes to talk to him on other interesting things
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