Your Baby Development: 29 Weeks OldHow big is your baby? This week your baby will be weighing around 16 3/4 pounds and measuring 27 inches if he/she was of average size at birth. Baby may be getting around more easily now, and he/she may begin moving forward on his/her arms, while tummy and legs drag behind. He/She may scoot backwards or sideways on his/her bottom. Once he/she begins moving, he/she is no longer helpless, and he/she can get to what he/she wants independently. Baby is becoming more and more coordinated. He/She will reach for and grasp for a toy with his/her fingers, instead of the palm of the hand. He/She may point at what he/she wants, and if you point at an object, he/she can probably find it. With his/her new found ability to move about more freely, he/she will be able to reach toys more easily. Baby may now be trying to stand more often. You can’t teach baby to stand, but you can help him/her with this. Researches who have studied infant speech development believe a baby begins to recognize words at 7 to 7 1/2 months. These studies have also determined that babies at this age can tell the difference between like sounding words such as “cat” and “hat”.
Baby Development Milestones This Week
- May use rolling over to move around room
- May raise and lower buttocks, while lying to move about
- Grasps, manipulates, mouths and bangs objects
- Likes to say ‘ma, mu, da, di”
- May associate picture of baby with herself and make appropriate sounds
- Wants to be included in social interactions
- Nuts and nut products, such as peanut butter
- Egg whites
- Citrus fruits
- Some citrus juices
- Weak cry
- Abdominal pain
- Dry mouth
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