Baby Week 25: The baby is 6 months old, with half year more to go before the age of 1. Time spent with your baby is invaluable and it passes very quickly, and you should enjoy every second you have now.

Milestone:
During the first week of 6 months, your baby can do the following:

  • Keep their head still while sitting down
  • Speak some words and make a sound that combines consonants with vowels.

How to take care of your 6 month old baby – Week 25

Wear comfortable clothing when your baby is getting active. It’s best to choose a soft material that doesn’t create too much friction during your activity, and loose, breathable clothing that allows your baby to move freely.

In addition, you should avoid wearing rough, itchy seams, long straps, buttons, and clothing that may cause suffocation or immobility while sleeping, crawling or playing.

Your baby already knows how to behave and what actions can attract your attention, including what actions will make you happy or angry. So, from now until the next few years, your baby will do its best to get your attention. When he or she grows up, your baby might try something new and get your attention by doing some naughty tricks instead. If your baby behaves well, don’t be stunned to give positive feedback as this is a good way to teach your baby how to behave correctly.

Health information for your 6 month old baby – Week 25

Depending on your baby’s situation, the doctor will perform a comprehensive medical examination using different diagnostic techniques and procedures.Depending on your condition, your physician or nurse will perform all or part of the following examinations:

  • Ask about the diet of you, your family and your baby.
  • How well your baby is sleeping at home.
  • Baby’s progress and care
  • Measure height, weight and head circumference to draw growth curves from birth.

The needs and development of your 6 month old baby – Week 25

You should know the following:

Asthma

Asthma is a serious chronic disease that most often occurs in children, and to be precise, inflammation makes the respiratory tract narrow and thus leads to dyspnea. The term asthma is often used to describe the symptoms of gasping, not the cause or persistence of its occurrence. Allergies can be caused by pollen, mold spores, parasites, animals, germs, or respiratory harmful substances, including tobacco or vapor. Respiratory infections are caused by viruses, while asthma is due to lack of exercise or inhalation of cold air.

Asthma is a serious chronic disease, but with proper treatment, most children with asthma can enjoy healthy lives and regular activities. As the child grows older, the respiratory tract becomes larger and the severity of asthma usually decreases.

If the child has a constant cough (especially at night), allergies, eczema, or family history, asthma may occur. Signs of asthma attacks includes; difficulty breathing, persistent cough, gasping, whezzing, slightly swelling of the baby’s nose while breathing, oppressed muscles around the ribs, tired and pale.

If you think your baby has an asthma attack or breathing difficulty, especially if you feel that their neck, ribs or abdomen is slightly bloated, call the emergency service immediately or bring your child to the emergency room. Ask for immediate assistance if your baby’s lips or fingers are purple, or if they look sleepy, restless or uncontrolled.

In general, children with a cold may also have symptoms of wheezing, but chronic cough at night is usually a potential asthma sign. If your child has trouble falling asleep due to wheezing or coughing at night, call your doctor immediately.

If your baby is diagnosed with asthma, your doctor will teach you how to control it. You may also need to find out what causes their asthma, which may be respiratory diseases or environmental factors such as allergens or cigarettes.You should use a spray machine to cool down and raise your baby’s head and neck to 30 degrees while your baby is sleeping, for allergen testing may also help because knowing by knowing allergens, you can avoid environmental risk factors.For example, remove carpets, curtains, stuffed toys from the room to reduce dust.

Medically, inhalation bronchodilators can be used to expand the respiratory tract, while prescribing anti-inflammatory drugs to reduce inflammation of the respiratory tract. If there are symptoms of infection, antibiotics are also used to identify the root cause of allergies.

Risk of sudden death at home at night

Experts believe that as long as a child is able to adjust his own posture, the chances of sudden death is low. If the baby rolls over without knowing how to roll back, then it is most likely the cause of sudden death.

According to experts, you should let your baby sleep in bed and let him fall asleep until the first year, but be careful not to wake your baby when changing postures at night, because this will reduce his sleep time. In addition, you must make sure your baby’s bed is safe and follow advice to prevent possible diseases such as using a specific mattress and avoid certain types of pillows, blankets, towels or toys.

Safety rules for 6 months old in large bathtubs – Week 25

To ensure that your baby’s bathing time is not only happy but safe, you should observe the following:

  • Wait until the baby can sit well
  • When your baby is able to sit on his own, or when assistance is less needed, your baby will feel more comfortable in the large tub with you.
  • When your baby is wet, sit in a safe position, because it is easy to accidentally slip at this time. Even a sturdy chair can tilt in the bathtub.
  • If you slide in the tub, it’s not too dangerous for your baby, but be careful.
  • Have a towel, bath towel, soap, shampoo, toy, or other necessary items ready before your baby enters the bathtub.
  • Accompany your baby. If the baby is below 5 years old, adult supervision is required for each bath.
  • Use your elbow, wrist or thermometer to check for proper water temperature before placing your baby in the bathtub.

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