Baby Week 5: By week 5, there may be a way to briefly raise your head while your baby is lying, and your baby is able to focus on the face, especially yours and the primary caregiver of your baby. At this stage, babies may express their emotions by purring, rattling, or humming sounds. Some babies may even already start to scream and laugh.
How to take care of your baby? – Baby Week 5
Making similar sounds, entertaining your baby, talking to your baby, and responding to his or her actions can make your baby happy because of the attention.You can also use your child’s language to communicate with him/her and teach the structure and function of the language. In addition, communicating with your baby can enhance intimacy and express motherhood.
Health information for your baby – Baby Week 5
Depending on the health of your 5 week old baby, your doctor will arrange a check-up. However, if you are taking your baby to a doctor this week, please consult your doctor with the following questions:
- Ask about your baby’s diet, sleep and development, and how family members should take care of your baby.
- Measure your baby’s weight, height and head circumference, and chart your growth curve.
- Check your baby’s hearing and vision.
The needs and development of your baby at 5 weeks old
There are a few things you should know:
In the first few weeks, most babies will spit and drool. Some babies would occasionally just spit, some spit every feed, and some smart babies just spit out when they’re too full.There is no cure for spitting milk, but you can minimize the amount of air that your baby swallows while drinking. Although it is normal to spit milk in general, it is not a big problem, but in some cases, special attention should be paid. If your baby’s vomiting is associated with poor weight gain, prolonged vomiting or cough, or if the vomit is brown or green, please contact your doctor.
This is the most common food allergies for babies.If your baby is severely allergic to milk, vomiting frequently and dilute feces, blood may be in the stool. Some babies with milk allergies may present symptoms such as Eczema, Hives, shortness of breath, runny nose or stuffy nose when exposed to milk protein. You cannot know if you are allergic to milk unless you test it repeatedly. If you suspect your baby is allergic to milk, please discuss with your doctor before taking any action.
If the baby drinking mother’s milk, it is normal for the stool to be somewhat soft and liquidy. However, diarrhea is different is it is frequent, flowing and smelly. It may contain mucus, usually accompanied by fever or weight loss, which is rare in babies who drink mother’s milk.
If your baby’s stool does not look normal, such as if it is hard, granular, or if the anal crack causes pain or bleeding, this may mean that your baby may have constipation. If you suspect that your baby has constipation, consult your doctor as soon as possible and let your baby drink more water to improve the situation.
Reminder for parents
In week 5, there are many things to pay attention to. First, make sure that your baby’s milk is sufficient and that the intake of other nutrients is balanced. You can refer to the following signs:
- Change diapers before each feeding, the diaper should be wet
- Colourless urine
- You should hear their swallowing
- After feeding, baby should look satisfied and happy
- Swelling milk, bust enlarged when milk is available
- Feeling baby is drinking less milk
- No menstruating in the first 3 months after birth
The following tips can help your baby sleep better:
- Give baby a comfortable sleeping space
- Control at the right temperature
- Create a calm and peaceful atmosphere
- Give baby plenty of sleep during the day
- The sun shines in the baby’s bedroom