Your Baby Development: 20 Weeks OldHow big is your baby? This week your baby will be weighing around 14 3/4 pounds and measuring 25 1/4 inches if he/she was of average size at birth. Your baby will be beginning to express him/herself more and more now, and he/she will begin to show more and more of his/her personality. He/She may be quiet and contemplative, active and babbling or physical and constantly moving. His/her body language will tell allot about ho he/she is feeling. He/She may express anger by lowering his/her elbows, staring or pressing his/her lips together. When he/she is fearful he/she may raise his/her eyebrows or have wide eyes. Hearing plays a very important part in a babys life, and even if his/her hearing was checked at birth you may want to have it checked again. When you read to your baby you are doing more than interacting with each other. Reading exposes him/her to speech sounds and intonation. Listening to words helps baby to put together the sounds he/she babbles into actual speech. Baby loves to hear voices, and by now can easily pick out several different voices of people, and may even turn towards a speaker
Baby Development Milestones This Week
- May move by rocking, twisting or rolling
- Aims well when reaching
- May be able to hold bottle with both hands
Mental & Social Development
- Wants to touch, hold, turn, shake and mouth objects
- Deliberately imitates sounds and movements
- Imitates facial expressions
- Waves arms to be picked up.
- Dry Skin
- difficulty breathing
- Runny nose
- Watering or tearing eyes
- Red skin
- Shortness of breath
- Plastic spoons
- Plastic jugs and bowls
- Plastic measuring cups
- Spoons on a ring
Don’t push baby to hard in your efforts to help him learn. Your love and nurturing are the secrets to his development, not toys and gadgets.
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