Your 18 week old baby
How your 18 week old baby is doing
Your 18 week old baby is developing her sense of humor. Play games such as peek-a-boo with her to see if she smiles. Try new games that are gentle. She may not appreciate games that are too loud.
You can encourage her smiles with funny faces and smiles. She will also enjoy a variety of sounds. You can make animal noises or whistles. She will love it.
It can be hard to spend quality time with your 18 week old baby and keep up with all your chores. This is normal. Focus on the specific, attainable goals. Take care of things that are important. You can also try to organize your home in such as way that it makes your life easier. You can keep all the baby’s toys at one place and sort out your baby’s essentials such as diapers, wipes and food.
If it is still too overwhelming, get some help from family members and friends . Discuss with your problems with your partner.
If you feel you are getting stressed about how to manage your daily chores, talk to your health care provider. It is not uncommon for new moms to develop postpartum depression. Your doctor will find ways to help you deal with it.
Your baby’s development by week. Parents. http://www.parents.com/baby/development/growth/baby-development-week-by-week/. Accessed January 12, 2016
4 month old baby. What to expect. http://www.whattoexpect.com/first-year/month-by-month/month-4.aspx. Accessed January 12, 2016