My Baby – Week 42

During this point of your baby's life, she is probably able to understand simple commands and she may even be able to point to something she would like to have, like a toy on the other side of the room. If she hasn’t already, she may drop the third nap of the day, relying on only the morning and afternoon naps to get her through. This may add some welcome flexibility to your schedule.

 

Spilled Milk

With their growing independence in feeding themselves and using sippy cups, there are bound to be messes and spills. Even the spill-proof sippy cups don’t stop all spills! Though it may be frustrating, it's important to keep in mind that most spills are accidents. Use opportunities like these to teach your baby about cleaning up after spilling. Grab a paper towel and encourage your child to help in the clean-up.

Choosing Shoes

Though bare feet are best as your baby learns to walk, the outdoors certainly isn’t as clean or as safe as your home. Inside you can vacuum and sweep, but the outdoors offers a whole host of dangers to your little one's feet. When choosing shoes for your baby, make sure the soles are not too firm – this will allow the feet to move naturally. Also, stay away from high-tops, if possible. Low-tops allow the ankle to move freely. Of course, you should stay away from heels and make sure the soles aren't too slippery. And finally, check for a good fit. It's best to buy a shoe that is too big, rather than too small, especially at the rate your infant is growing; but you should be sure that the shoe doesn't cause your child to be unstable, because that could be dangerous. Be sure your baby’s heel isn't slipping out of the back of the shoe, and isn't being pinched. Also, make sure your baby’s feet aren't red on the heel or the toe when the shoes are removed, and make sure that there is approximately half an inch between the toe and the front of the shoe.

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My Baby – Week 42

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  1. mommy nhoj says:

    She has dropped the 3rd nap time but take a nap late afternoon or early evening which keeps her awake and energize until past 10pm! I wonder how to change this new habit!?

    • Megan Klay says:

      Hi there – You could try moving her earlier nap up and keeping her very active following that so that she’s tired earlier than the evening for her second nap. Good luck!

      • mommy nhoj says:

        Thanks Megan! We’re working on that. She’s now able to sleep before lunch and around 3pm. We can now out her into bed before 9pm. Though there are times that she woke up and wants to be wrap around my arms. Hope we can make things work :p

  2. Abigail says:

    Our little guy is just amazing! I’m still waiting for Mama, but he’s becoming more and more vocal with noises and dadadada 🙂 I’ve found that robeez are great shoes. They have soft leather soles a great three way elastic around the ankle that helps keep them (and socks) on! I’m really happy with them and they last for a long time!

  3. Janan says:

    My baby girl never ceases to amaze me!!! She’s almost 10 mons old. Im so proud of her 4 all she is and all she will be!!! Her latest accomplishment is learning pat-a-cake!!! I LOVE IT AND HER!!!

  4. I am working on sign language with my little one. Mostly yes, no, drink and eat. We’ll work on please and thank you later. She takes two naps a day now. One in the late morning and late afternoon. Lovin’ every minute of it.

  5. meredith says:

    I can’t believe he’s going to be a year old in 10 weeks!

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