Your Baby Development: 27 Weeks OldHow big is your baby? This week your baby will be weighing around 16 1/4 pounds and measuring 26 1/2 inches if he/she was of average size at birth. As your baby continues to make progress in his/her ability to control his/her body, and by this time he/she can probably sit unsupported. Now, because she can sit unsupported, now may be the time to introduce the baby to a high chair specially designed for infants. You will find that baby may enjoy interacting with the family at the dinner table. Now that he/she is sitting so freely, you may notice that he/she is using his/her hands to play with toys. He/She may reach for an object, grab it, examine it, and drop it and move onto a new object. Your baby may now be propelling him/herself along the floor in some sort of manner. Some babies scoot back and forward, others move by rolling on their sides. It is going to be no time and he/she will be mobile and crawling all over the house! You may also notice that baby’s legs are getting stronger, and he/she may help more when you hold him/her in a standing position, and it wont be long until his/her legs are strong enough that he/she can pull him/herself up into a standing position all by his/herself.
Baby Development Milestones This Week
- Plays vigorously with noisemaking toys
- May chew fingers and suck thumb
- Recognizes family members
- Was born prematurely
- Had oxygen deprivation at birth
- Has severe ear infections
- Has had birth defects of the head, neck or spine
- Has cleft palate or ear deformities
- Had bacterial meningitis
- Has a family history of hearing loss.
- Baby doesn’t blink or startle at loud sounds
- Doesn’t turn head toward voice when spoken to
- Look for the source of a sound
- Recognize his/her name
- Listen to simple songs or stories
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