50 Week Old Baby Development

The dreaded nap drop is looming. Are you prepared? Plus, how essential oils can improve your daily routine.

  • 50 Week Old Baby Milestones 👶

    As your little one gets closer and closer to their first birthday, you may begin to see some changes in their sleep patterns. Around this time, some babies will drop to just one nap a day. As their brains continue to grow and mature, they are able to stay awake for longer stretches of time. While this may seem like a scary thing (only one nap?!), there are some potential benefits:

    • Bedtime may shift to an earlier time: That’s right! With the drop of a second nap, many find that their little one is tired much earlier at the end of the day. This leaves more alone time for you and your partner—woo hoo!
    • Lunch may be on a more regular schedule: On a two nap schedule, lunchtime may have been a little erratic. As he drops to just one nap, many find that feeding lunch beforehand can actually keep a better mealtime schedule—and can help baby sleep better!
    • Nighttime sleep may improve: With the drop in naps, there is more time in the day to explore, and possibly even spend more quality time outdoors. This extra activity can help baby sleep in a deeper, more peaceful state at night. Aahhh!

    He’s getting so close to celebrating his first year around the sun. Can you believe it?! With all of the excitement of the impending first birthday, may come a few changes. You’ve made it through almost 12 months of some major developmental changes—you can handle anything that comes your way now, mama!

    50 week old baby Paloma Mama Natural Baby Tracker

    Photo of Mama Natural’s daughter Paloma at 50 weeks.

  • You at 50 Weeks Postpartum 👩

    Let’s talk about essential oils for a minute, mama. If you don’t already use essential oils, you’ve heard a lot of buzz about them. So what’s up with these oils? Do they actually work? And how can you effectively use them to keep your family healthy and happy? We have a few tips for you on how—and why—you should be using essential oils in your daily routine:

    • First off, let’s talk about what the best carriers are for your essential oil needs. This is a good start for someone who is brand new to the essential oil club.
    • Here you will find a list of ways on how to effectively use essential oils in your home.
    • Diffusing oils is a great way to disperse the oils throughout you home. Here we explain how to use an essential oil diffuser, and why you’d want to.
    • Last but not least, we have some great recipes for incorporating essential oils into DIY projects and gifts to give family and friends.

    You know we’re all about natural ways to keep the family happy and healthy. Essential oils are a great way to keeping it natural, while helping your family out in so many ways.

  • Genevieve’s Week 50 Postpartum Update 🌞

  • Hot Topics for Week 50 🔥

  • Try This With Your 50 Week Old Baby

    • Put baby's problem-solving skills to the test by placing a toy just out of reach (under a table or chair, for example), then hand them a stick to see if they use it to retrieve the toy

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