38 Week Old Baby Milestones 👶
Her memory is getting stronger and stronger every day! You may notice that she becomes more excited over a familiar song you sing together. She may even try to move your hands away when you play peek-a-boo, remembering that you are hiding behind those hands! This is such an exciting time in development! She is moving closer and closer to that 10-month mark, and big changes are happening.
This jump in cognitive development (and sharper memory) is great for those routines we talked about a few weeks ago. At this stage, baby is more in tune with her environment and better able to anticipate what comes next.
Her memory is now sharp enough to help her know and understand that a book can signal that bath and bed are up next. Though it may be tempting to veer from your routine, keep the following in mind:
- Keep nap/bedtimes on a somewhat consistent schedule: Try not to break away from the usual sleep times at this point in development—especially if you want baby to continue sleeping through the night.
- Pay attention to routines: Whether it’s getting ready for bed or saying goodbye before you leave, creating a predictable routine can help ease these daily activities. Think: reading the same book or singing the same song. These little activities can help make transitions much smoother.
It really is the little things that can make a big difference in your day-to-day life with your growing baby!
38 week old baby Mama Natural Baby Tracker