35 Week Old Baby Milestones 👶
As her cognitive development continues to blossom, you may notice some changes in her usual, familiar routines. For example, her sleep may become more disrupted. You may also notice that she becomes nervous or apprehensive over daily activities that used to be easy and fun. Take bathtime for example: Some mamas find that this everyday routine can become much more difficult as their little ones become wary of water.
With her continued understanding of the world around her, she is becoming more and more aware of herself and of those around her. This self realization can bring on feelings of hesitation and doubt. However, just as everything comes in phases, this is a phase that too shall pass. Here’s what you can do to help support her during this developmental leap:
- Keep routines consistent: As much as you may want to change things up now that things have become rocky, try to stick to the usual routines.
- Talk her through it: Remember to validate those feelings. Let her know that while she may feel uneasy about certain tasks and routines, she is very safe and you are there to make sure of it.
- Don’t be afraid to branch out: While it may seem easier to lay low and play it safe, try to keep her stimulated and encourage her to try new things. It will be good for you and for baby!
It’s important to understand these developmental milestones, so that you can better understand what’s going on, and how to support your little one the best way possible!
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You at 35 Weeks Postpartum 👩
When it comes to parenting, you may finally feel like you’ve hit your stride. By now you and your partner probably feel like you’re in a good groove (differences and all). But what happens when an outside force threatens this homeostasis? Say well-meaning grandparents are in town and think they have all the answers... How do you deal with the differences in parenting styles that may come from other family members?
For many mamas, this dilemma can be a tricky one, especially when you want to sneak away for a little, leaving baby alone with the grandparents. Here are some things to keep in mind when it comes to differing views on parenting between you and the grandparents:
- Choose your battles wisely (again!): Just as you do with your partner, figure out what battles are worth fighting for in the parenting arena.
- Don’t be afraid to speak your mind: You are your child’s biggest advocate. If you do find that something is happening that you are just not okay with, speak up, mama. YOU are the mama here—no matter what, you get the final say in how to parent your child.
- Talk with your partner: Especially if some of the concerns are coming from their side of the family. You might find it easier to have them talk to their parents, rather than stirring up harsh feelings with your in-laws.
These differing views on parenting can occur anywhere within the family (think aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters). It’s important to keep these tips in mind when dealing with family who may have a strong voice in your parenting game. Remember to stay cool, calm, and collected, but let it be known that you, mama, have the final say in what goes on with your little one.