Baby Week 13: At this 3 month old, half of the babies can accurately recognize their parents. They are able to smile at strangers, especially when others look straight into their eyes, play with, or talk with them. Your baby will look at and can tell who it is, and of course, the baby will love their parents or people who are around them more often.
Your baby can stay quiet, intersect with you, or shake their arms or laugh with excitement when they see you enter the room. They can even recognize your scent from a crowd.
How to take care of your baby? – Baby Week 13
Studies show that babies who talk to their parents have higher IQ, more vocabulary, and more mature development than other children.Therefore, interaction with your baby is very important. Tell your baby what’s around you when you take your baby for a walk or through the grocery store. Although your baby can’t respond you yet, he/she will put this information into their head little by little.
Health information for your baby – Baby Week 13
Most doctors do not schedule regular check-ups for this month, and if you have any problems and cannot wait until the next one, you can call the doctor any time.
The needs and development of your baby – Baby Week 13
You should be aware of the following:
Baby Diaper Rash
Diaper rash is usually caused by moisture and friction. Having urine or feces on the diaper for a long time can irritate the baby’s skin and cause bacteria and mold to breed, sometimes causing inflammation of the skin. In some rare cases, this can also be caused by the smell of the diaper or wet wipes, or additives.
Keeping your baby in a dry environment is the best way to treat diaper rash. Change your baby’s diaper often, and don’t let dirty diapers be worn for too long. You can also apply ointment to prevent irritation and infection by blocking the skin from the excreta. Try an ointment containing zinc oxide because it forms a thicker protective layer on the skin than lubricants and remains on the skin for longer periods of time. Research has shown that babies are less likely to have diaper rash when wearing disposable diapers, so it is recommended that you regularly change them.
Do not rub with paper towels, replace with warm water in a spray bottle to clean the baby’s bum. If you need to clean more carefully, use a soft cloth or cotton and gently wipe it. You can use mild soap to increase the aroma, and then, at low temperatures, blow dry your baby’s bum. You can occasionally let your baby play in the crib or yard without diapers, and just put a waterproof pad under the bottom.If your baby has severe diaper rash caused by mold, call your doctor and ask for effective treatment.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, SIDS
In fact, only a few babies die suddenly. When your baby is 1 year old, there is little risk of sudden death. Don’t let anxiety affect you and your baby.
Reminder for parents – Baby Week 13
You should pay particular attention to the following:
Creating a Fixed Workplace
Even after 13 weeks (3 months old), many babies are unable to follow your ideal schedule. The time to eat and sleep should be when you want to be. If this is the case with your child, you need to decide whether to take action to create a fixed schedule for your baby.
The following offers the advantages of two options:
- Follow a timetable: Setting up a fixed time for your baby does not mean that you are not meeting your baby’s needs, but within a specific situation and time.
- According to the needs of the baby: the baby’s rest is not fixed, but also grows healthy.Those who are inclined to this group believe that tending your baby’s needs will help you better understand your baby, develop confidence, and improve communication between your child and your parents.