My Baby – Week 28
It may seem like your little one is now getting into anything and everything. Crawling, scooting, rolling… it doesn’t matter how. If he sees something he wants, he will find a way to get it! This is the time when your baby-proofing will be put to the test!
Feel free to encourage her new desire to move, but don’t worry about pushing her too much. Children develop their motor skills at very different paces. Before you know it, she will be moving so much you’ll be wondering how to get her to stay still!
Separation Anxiety is a part of childhood. Teary goodbyes and tantrums are things many parents are used to experiencing when they try to leave their child with someone else. If your child has begun to develop these behaviors, remember that it is a normal part of childhood development.
Understanding what your child is going through is a key part of being able to cope with it. It can be especially hard for some parents because it may seem like one day you could leave your child with a caregiver with no problems, and the next they are screaming every time you try to leave. So what’s going on?
Between four and seven months, your child will develop what psychologists refer to as “object permanence.” Object permanence is an understanding that people and things exist, even when they are out of sight. At this age, however, your child may not have a concept of this. So, at the same time he has come to an understanding that there is one you, he doesn’t yet have an understanding of if and when you will return when you leave. Not surprisingly then, he will do everything he can to keep you from leaving, namely by kicking and screaming.