Your Baby this Week

Teach your child to recognise emotions and moods, and find new ways to show these feelings. A wonderful example, you may begin to get a kiss. They may be drooly and gummy at first, but they’ll be just as cute! When your child is bored, you may listen to a fretful squawk, or an attention-getting scream. It is not uncommon for a baby to be fussy or upset. Children at this age are also just beginning to develop a level of fear of bathing, which is quite normal. Here are a few ideas to make bathing easier for you and your baby. Adjust the temperature. Some children would prefer a warmer bath. Make sure that both the water and the room temperature are comfortable. Remember to gradually introduce your baby to the water, supporting him with your hands, so that he can feel safe and confident. Don’t try to rush bath time. Your child may pick up on your stress and anxiety, and that can make him fussy as well. Talk or sing to him, and encourage him to play with bath toys.

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Gauri Ratnam completed her Masters in English Literature from the University of Pune. She began her journey as a German translator soon after completing her graduation, but later moved on to pursue her passion for writing. Having written for both digital and print media in a varied range of industries, she has the ability to write relatable and well-researched content, benefical for anyone seeking advice or direction.