Your Baby Development: 30 Weeks OldHow big is your baby? This week your baby will be weighing around 17 pounds and measuring 27 1/4 inches if he/she was of average size at birth. At this stage your baby is becoming quite accomplished. He/She may be able to stand with support, transfer an object from hand to and push up on his/her knees and hands, roll around and sip from a cup with help. Your baby probably sits well enough without support for a fairly long time, and may even be able to get to a sitting position on his/her own. As the leg muscles which are used to crawl are getting stronger, he/she may try and use them to stand, but he/she needs more than just strong muscles to stand. Baby will need coordination, balance and strength in addition to the ability to plan ahead. Baby knows how to attract your attention by “talking” to you or crying. He/She is also learning the meaning of “no” by the tone of your voice and your reaction. However, his/her curiosity may make him/her reluctant to stop what he/she is doing! Baby’s sense of permanence is also improving. For example, if he/she drops an object, he/she will search the floor for it. If you hide a toy or object under a blanket, it is still there, even if he/she cant see it.
Baby Development Milestones This Week
- pushes up on hands and knees, rocks back and forth
- Holds two objects at same time, one in each hand
- uses fingers to grasp objects
- Understands that objects don’t disappear when hidden
- Imitates sounds and series of sounds
- Is learning the meaning of No by tone of voice used.
- Raw foods which snap into small hard pieces, such as carrots, celery, green peppers, hard apples, hard pears
- Hot dogs, sausages, bratwurst. Slicing up this type of meat does not make it safer either. If you do want to feed baby these foods, remove the skin, cut each piece lengthwise and then slice into 1/4 inch segments
- Chunks of meat.
- Peanut butter.
- Fruit with seeds and pits. Core, then remove the pits and seeds, mash the fruit then feed baby.
- Thick skinned fruits. Skin first, remove pits and seeds the mash
- Olives, cherries and grapes, unless they have been cut into very small pieces
- Any food which is smooth and round and could choke baby
- Anything which may have bones in it, such as fish
- Sore throat
- Aches and pains
- Runny nose
- Disinterest in eating
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