Congratulations on getting through the first 14 weeks of parenthood! Your little one is growing up so fast and hitting new milestones every day. It’s amazing to watch their development unfold before your very eyes. In this article, we’ll be talking about some of the things you can expect from your 14 week old baby.
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At 14 weeks old, your baby’s physical development is progressing quickly. They’re becoming stronger and more coordinated every day. Your baby may be able to hold their head up for longer periods of time now, and they may even be able to roll over from their tummy to their back. They’re also starting to develop hand-eye coordination and may be able to reach for and grasp objects.
Your baby’s senses are also becoming more refined. They can see more clearly now and may be able to distinguish different colors. They’re also becoming more aware of their surroundings and may start showing an interest in different textures and sounds.
Your baby’s emotional development is also progressing rapidly. They’re starting to develop a strong attachment to you and other caregivers. They may start to show a preference for certain people and may become upset when they’re away from them.
Your baby is also starting to develop a sense of humor. They may start to giggle or smile at things that they find funny. This is a great time to start playing games with your little one, like peek-a-boo.
At 14 weeks old, your baby is likely sleeping for longer stretches at night, although they may still wake up for feedings. They should be getting around 14-17 hours of sleep in a 24-hour period. It’s important to establish a consistent bedtime routine to help your baby learn when it’s time to sleep.
Your baby is most likely still exclusively breastfeeding or bottle-feeding at this age. They may be starting to show an interest in solid foods, but it’s not recommended to start introducing them until around 6 months old.
It’s important to make sure your baby is getting enough to eat. They should be having at least 4-6 wet diapers a day and gaining weight steadily.
Your 14 week old baby is growing and changing every day. It’s important to cherish these moments and enjoy watching your little one reach new milestones. Remember to always talk to your pediatrician if you have any concerns about your baby’s development.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When should I start introducing solid foods to my baby?
A: It’s recommended to start introducing solid foods around 6 months old.
Q: How much should my baby be sleeping at 14 weeks old?
A: Your baby should be getting around 14-17 hours of sleep in a 24-hour period.
Q: How often should my baby be feeding at 14 weeks old?
A: Your baby should be feeding on demand, but should be having at least 4-6 wet diapers a day and gaining weight steadily.
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