My Baby – Week 13

Your infant is becoming stronger and stronger each week! You have probably noticed that she holds her head up longer during tummy time and may even be able to hold some weight in her legs when you hold her in a supported standing position. Balancing however, is months away! She is probably laughing out loud when you play with her, or bring her favorite toy to her.

Speaking of his favorite toy, by week 13, he may be batting at his toys when they come into his field of vision, or he may even be picking up that toy for himself! Not only is he picking that toy up, he is probably inspecting it thoroughly, with his eyes and his mouth!

Sweet Relief!

She may finally be sleeping through the night, or at the very least, longer portions of the night! If not, don’t despair. Following a daily routine and making sure to get in plenty of feedings during the day can encourage night sleeping. However, some kids take longer to hit this milestone than others. Get rest when you can, and hang in there!

Teething

It may surprise you to know that teething can start long before you can see any teeth trying to poke their way out of your baby’s gums. So even though you may not see his first tooth until he is six months old, he may be feeling it now. Some babies glide through teething without a tear, but others experience pain, dribbling, and red cheeks.

Teething rings are a great comfort during these times. They are most effective when cooled off in the refrigerator. And be sure to pat your little one’s mouth dry if she dribbles a lot. This will prevent her skin from getting sore. Your pediatrician may recommend a pain reliever to help during this time as well. Don’t use any medications without first discussing them with your pediatrician, including those billed as “natural.”

Breastfeeding your Teething Baby

Ouch! Breastfeeding may have been uncomfortable for you to begin with, and now you have teeth to contend with! Keep the tips below in mind to help make breastfeeding a less harrowing experience. If your infant tries to bite you, immediately take her off the breast. If you continue to do this, she will begin to associate biting with interruptions to her meal.

If he bites, instead of pulling him away, pull him closer to the breast, gently, so that he is forced to breath out of his mouth. If his nose is pushed into your breast, he will have to open his mouth in order to breathe, and you will escape those tiny teeth with less discomfort.

Your baby’s first tooth however, doesn’t have to mean the end of breastfeeding. Most infants who try biting will quickly learn that it ends meals. This is usually enough reason for them to stop.

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  1. Our little one is trying to put everything into their mouth!

  2. Profile photo of jessica jessica says:

    I feel so bad for my little one because she is teething and she feels the pain ouchh. i giggle alot when my little one is giggling out loud its so adorable .

  3. Profile photo of fems fems says:

    I think my baby is teething also. He’s about to be 14 weeks old!!

  4. Profile photo of __jackie4 __jackie4 says:

    my baby laughs like crazy when people talk to her

  5. Profile photo of Amy Amy says:

    Good information

  6. Profile photo of sheenaholman sheenaholman says:

    Hmm I thought she might be teething she loves chewing on her hands.

  7. Profile photo of Tasha Tasha says:

    Good article very helpful!!

  8. Profile photo of Jeanetta Jeanetta says:

    I’m glad this article said something about teething because I was thinking my daughter was starting to because of all the dribbling she has been doing lately but everyone keeps telling me no that she is to young…also my daughter was trying to hold her head up at birth after the midwife placed her on my chest…and a couple days ago she’s starting taking steps while being held upright,

  9. Profile photo of MommylovesA MommylovesA says:

    My baby sucks on her hands cause she’s teething. she also rolls over,smiles when she sees me and has done so since birth.she holds her head up more and tries to sit up on her own gets mad when shes not sitting.shes has more strength in her leggs . she talks a lot has said hi around 3weeks and batting at her toys. and has been sleeping through the night at her 3month marker. she also makes a popping noise cause she just learned how to smack her lips together.

  10. Profile photo of Cheyanna Cheyanna says:

    my little girl doesnt fully giggle yet but she sure does babble a lot and she is an early teether!

  11. Profile photo of tammy tammy says:

    thanks for sharing!

  12. Profile photo of JennB JennB says:

    Mine still gets up once a night at abou 3am but eats and goes right back down. I try to put him down later around 10 but he is usually zonked out by 830.

  13. Profile photo of Adilley2011 Adilley2011 says:

    My son usually goes to bed around 10 sometimes before and sleeps up untill 830am it feels so good to get more sleep at night. My son could hol his head from birth. He just gets lazy sometimes and wants someone to hold his head for him. He’s 13 weeks already. Time flys so enjoy it!!!!

    • My daughter is 13 weeks, teething, drooling, cooing and she like to laugh. She held her head up since birth and sleep through the night. She may turn over sometime but not often. Time does fly by. I love my chubby bundle of joy. :-)

  14. Profile photo of Gwendolyn Gwendolyn says:

    Great article !!!

  15. Profile photo of crystal crystal says:

    my baby started sleeping thru the night
    he smiles and laughs most of the time when he sees my face
    he lifts his head and grabs thng when placed in his hand
    13 weeks

  16. Profile photo of karyne karyne says:

    i meant to say 11 weeks she’ll 12 weeks on the 25 :)

  17. Profile photo of karyne karyne says:

    My baby girl start rolling herself already and giggles alot and does alot of baby talk.. she started grabbing and reaching for things when she sees it and she’s only 12 weeks

  18. Profile photo of Kes'Mama Kes'Mama says:

    my daughter could support her head at birth and has had strong legs at 2weeks she is constantly wanting to be supported on her legs she now scoots on her plat mat with her chin and legs she rolls over now and has started teething she is 13 weeks

  19. Profile photo of ana ana says:

    Don’t worry my boy doesn’t pick up his head either

  20. Profile photo of ana ana says:

    My baby giggles a lot now n I notice that he is starting to make more sounds

  21. Profile photo of JB33 JB33 says:

    My baby is giggling now and sucking his fist all the time. He just gets cuter everyday

  22. Profile photo of Mandy Mandy says:

    My boy has no interest in lifting his head during tummy time. Is it normal at this age?

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