39 Week Old Baby Milestones 👶
Have you noticed your little one using his legs more and more every day? His gross motor development is soaring as he prepares for those first steps in the upcoming months.
You can support this big leap in gross motor development by providing space for him to move around. Try placing child-safe furniture around for him to pull himself up on and cruise around. You can strategically place chairs with a little distance between each one so that baby can "bridge" the furniture and practice walking. Allowing him to use those large muscles in his arms and legs to pull his body up and cruise will help support and prepare him for those first steps.
For more information on when babies walk and how you can encourage this natural development, check this out! Plus, check out this post to learn why baby walkers aren't recommended!
Along with this leap in gross motor development, you may begin to notice him making more of an effort to catch your attention. This is all part of his social development, as he understands that his actions generate a reaction from you! You may notice him grabbing your face or your clothes when you’re near—a way of getting your attention. He may also talk more, or even cry, to communicate his wants and needs.
Baby is beginning to understand the dynamics of communication: “Ask and I shall receive!” Remember to respond to his efforts of communication, even if you are unable to meet his needs at that specific time. Letting him know what’s going on will help him understand that his attempts at communication are being heard.
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