My Baby – Week 26

Infants at this age continue to bloom in their ability to interact with the world. At this point, your little one might be responding to his name, reaching for objects he desires, sitting up, crawling or scooting around the room, and “talking” up a storm with one and two-syllable sounds. If he hasn’t reached all of these milestones yet, don’t worry. He will make lots of progress in the next few months.

Your infant has grown quickly over the past months. It is quite common around the sixth month for this rate of growth to slow down slightly. She will probably be averaging about a pound of growth a month until her first birthday, when her growth will slow down, yet again.

Remember, all infants are different and the difference in height and weight between children becomes more apparent the older they get. Ever since your child was born, his doctor has been keeping a record of his height and weight. These figures are tracked on standard growth charts, and more important than the individual numbers on those charts is your child’s overall rate of growth.

If you have any concerns about your child’s height or weight, your pediatrician is the best person to ask. He or she will refer to your child’s growth chart to be the sure the rate of growth follows a healthy growth curve. Try not to compare your child to other children, as your child’s growth depends on a number of factors, such as genes, the amount and quality of food that she is eating, and her hormones.

When reviewing your child’s growth chart, your pediatrician will probably ask some of the following questions…

What does your child’s diet consist of?

How often and how much does he eat?

How much milk or formula does she consume during the day?

How frequent are your baby’s bowel movements? What do they look like?

How frequently does he urinate?

Keep in mind that premature babies may still be behind their peers in terms of overall size, but even premature babies should be growing at their own steady rate!

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My Baby – Week 26

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  1. Becky says:

    Have an issue with this article suggestion that at 6 months your doctor would ask how much juice baby is drinking…? Juice has no nutritional value and babies should only be drinking breastmilk or formula until age 1. if your pediatrician said this, I’d find a new one STAT!

    • CherrieAnn says:

      I don’t think this is necessarily true. I’ve been a mom for quite along time and have highest my children water or juice before their first birthday. I believe it’s every parents choice to make their own decision in what they feel is good or not good for their infant.

    • Megan Klay says:

      Hi Becky! This is definitely an error, which we have now corrected. Thank you for bringing this issue to our attention!

  2. Shelby says:

    I am a grandmother with 2 grandchildren ages 6 months and 19 months it is so nice to be able to chat and compare with other moms. The little one was 6 weeks early so she is running a bit behind for her age. She is starting to say a few words and is rolling over really well and sleeping all night. She is trying to sit up she has a bouncing seat thing and she loves it bounces like crazy.

  3. Santhosh M says:

    My baby,rolls and rolls all around,he wants all the colourfull thing around him & he pulls things kept around him,spliting to every one,he remembers his name while sleeping also….

  4. Ashley says:

    No joke my little miss will roll from one end of the room to the other.

  5. LaQuanda says:

    my little girl is all over the place

  6. sheenaholman says:

    My girl is small but growing 🙂

  7. Chelsea says:

    My baby boy has been doing all of this for at least a month! Makes me feel good! #doingsomethingright

  8. He already knows his name… Grace if he is breastfed that is normal. That’s what my son’s pedi told me. Nothing to worry about, but if you do have concerns talk to his pedi. 🙂

  9. Grace says:

    my boy is big and tall but does not poop as often as they say he should

  10. Grace says:

    i loved them with my oldest but have not found anybody to have then with with my younger 2 children

  11. lilmama says:

    i love play dates. the baby together are too cute

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