Your Baby Development: 28 Weeks OldHow big is your baby? This week your baby will be weighing around 16 1/2 pounds and measuring 26 3/4 inches if he/she was of average size at birth. Your baby is full of curiosity. Curiosity motivates him/her to leave your side to explore, but he/she may return often as reassurance, and each trip away may last a little longer. He/She may be desolate if you disappear when he/she is off exploring. If you are busy in different parts of the house, you should let him/her know where you are, as it will make him/her feel more secure. Baby uses his/her hands to imitate actions, such as clapping, or wiping the counter. He/She will enjoy feeding him/herself finger foods and likes to drink from a cup. He/She will also match the feeling of an object to it’s appearance when he/she examines it. He/She will also be learning how to release something voluntarily in a specific place. If you show baby his/her image in the mirror, he/she may reach out to pat at it or smile at his/her own image. He/She may pat his/her clothing while watching the image in the mirror, but he/she doesn’t yet realize that he/she is looking at an image of him/herself.
Baby Development Milestones This Week
- Turns over easily
- Sips from two handled cup with assistance
- Can concentrate attention
Mental & Social Development
- Shows greater interest in details
- Shows humor and teases
- Pats at mirror image.
|FOOD||WHICH MEALTIME||HOW MUCH|
|Cereal||Breakfast & lunch||At least 2 tablespoons|
|Fruit||Breakfast & dinner||1 to 2 tablespoons|
|Vegetables||Lunch & dinner||1 to 2 tablespoons|
|Meat||Lunch or dinner||1 tablespoon|
- Pupils don’t focus
- A white pupil
- A fluttering eye
- When you offer an object, he gropes for it
- He doesn’t seem to notice you
- He tilts his head at an unusual angle to see an object
- One eye strains
- Eyes move abnormally
- Doesn’t seem aware of what is happening around him
- Ear pain
- Pulling or rubbing ear
- Touching or pulling baby’s ear causes pain
- Discharge or liquid coming out of the ear
- Decrease or loss of hearing
- Flu like symptoms
- Increase in fussiness
- Difficulty feeding
Periodically check baby’s toys for damage and loose parts. Be sure to throw away any damaged toys.
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