Baby Week 30: At this point, you can tell your baby that the phone is not a toy, the rattle cannot be lost, or the hair of someone else cannot be pulled. At this stage babies will reject your instructions to test your authority.The baby is not intentionally disobedient, it may be just curious.

Milestone:
During week 30, your 6.9 month old baby may do the following:

  • Sit without assistance.
  • When you pull your baby up, it resists the movement.
  • When you take your baby’s toy away, he or she will cry.Find dropped objects.
  • Use  fingers to grab objects and hold them in  hands, so you must keep dangerous items out of your baby’s reach.
  • Babbling, and emitting a vowel and a condescendant, like a qua, baba, mama, or respond with a reply.
  • Play peekaboo.

How to take care of your 6 month old baby? Week 30

Your baby can’t remember every word you say, so the best way to let your baby know what can’t be done is to say “no.”

A simple peekaboo game that draws the attention of your baby, and loves the game where you appear and disappear. This will enhance your baby’s understanding of the things around you.

Health information for your 6 month old baby – Week 30

Most doctors do not arrange a health check for the baby during the month.In terms of benefits, there are no serious problems with your baby, and in terms of the disadvantages, you can’t know how your baby develops.You can write down your problem first, ask your doctor on your next visit. If you have any questions you can’t drag to your next visit, don’t be afraid, call your doctor.

The needs and development of your 6 month old baby – Week 30

You should know the following:

Anemia

When the number of red blood cells (also known as Hemoglobin) in the body decreases, it is called anemia. Blood pigments carry oxygen and take away waste and carbon dioxide from tissues. Anemia can cause people to feel tired, which refrains the body from functioning normally.

Anaemia may be caused by malnutrition, genetic defects, drugs, infections or chronic diseases. The most common anaemia in infants is due to lack of iron in the diet, inability to absorb iron from food, or persistent bleeding (e.g. gut). Some types of anemia are hereditary, for example, abnormal hemoglobin causes sickle-cell disease (SCD).

Although premature babies are often anemic since birth, normal babies should also be supplemented with iron. In the first 6 months, the iron concentration in the baby’s body drops rapidly and requires additional supplements.When you bring your baby back to visit regularly, your doctor may check the amount of hemoglobin for your child’s 9~13 months to see if your baby is anaemia.

Symptoms of anemia

Fatigue, general discomfort, anorexia, pale lips and skin .Serious anemia can lead to shortness of breath, heart disease, physical or mental problems, resulting in permanent injury, increased sensitivity and even poisoning.

If your baby’s iron content is too low in the blood test, your doctor may advise you to adjust your baby’s diet or add iron. Be sure to follow your doctor’s instructions. Giving your baby excessive amount of iron can also be dangerous.

You can prevent or treat your baby’s anemia by supplementing iron. Here’s what you need to do:

  • Check if your baby is a high-risk group for anemia.
  • Factors contributing to anaemia include premature birth, low birth weight, iron deficiency in the mother’s diet, or lack of iron in formula milk.
  • Ask your doctor how to adjust your baby’s diet or add iron.
  • Feeding your baby as long as possible, there is a special iron that is well absorbed in the mother’s milk.
  • Incorporate food with iron in your baby’s diet, you can try iron-rich foods from the 8th month, including beans, spinach, egg yolk, lean, chicken and fish.
  • Give baby food rich in vitamin C to enhance iron absorption, including sweet pepper, papaya, melon, broccoli, strawberries and oranges.

Snacks for your baby

Many mothers don’t want their babies to eat sweets between meals, but in fact, the right amount of snacks is important for nutritional supplements, especially for children.Therefore, choose healthy snacks.

During snack time, give your baby the opportunity to take a slice of bread or biscuits by him or herself. You will witness how your baby try to shove food in their mouth regardless of the size, so teach your baby how to bite food in smaller pieces.

The baby’s stomach is small, so they get full easily despite eating a small amount of food, but they quickly become hungry again. It is difficult to maintain a feeling of satiety from the previous meal to the next. It is necessary to prepare snacks for your baby to meet their nutritional needs.

The refreshment time allows your baby to rest, just like most of us adults. If you don’t give your baby food during the weaning stage, your baby will always think that he needs to drink milk. Dessert reduces the need for frequent pro-feeding and helps baby weaning.

However, snacks also have drawbacks. Before giving your baby a snack, you should know the following:

A fixed time to eat snacks.

  • Don’t give your baby snacks right before meal time, but you can give your baby snacks between meals. However, keep in mind that if you give your baby snacks too frequently, your baby may be accustomed to having something in their mouth, which has a negative impact on health until childhood or adolescence. Getting used to having food too often in the mouth can also cause tooth decay.
  • From morning to noon, or dinner to bedtime, it’s a great choice for your baby to have a snack. Of course, if the late meal makes your baby too hungry, you can also give your baby a snack first.  Avoid allowing your baby to eat snacks when they are too tired or in pain and also avoid giving snacks as a reward. You can praise your baby verbally or clap with your baby.
  • Pay attention to the place to eat snacks. It is important to ensure that your baby is eating snacks in a safe place. Don’t let them eat while laying down, crawling around, or walking around because it’s easy to choke. When your baby is eating snacks, follow the rules of eating, it’s best to teach the principles of eating at the table. You should let your baby sit and eat, preferably in a chair.

Reminder for novice parents – Baby at Week 30

You may be interested in the following:

Baby’s Attitude

Most babies or toddlers, even older children, will have a different attitude towards the mother than when they are with other people. This means your baby is safer and more comfortable with you. Think of it like this: You’re a great parent, and your baby is confident that you will love him unconditionally, be able to express themselves, without fear of losing your love.

Going back to work after giving birth

Do not go home when your baby is hungry and tired. Ask your caregiver to feed your baby an hour before you return home, and take a short nap to avoid your baby’s temper, but make sure your baby does not sleep too long or it will affect your rest and your baby will not be awake on time.

Relax before you go home. Before entering the house, you should do some relaxation exercises, rather than thinking about what else is left to do, try to relieve anxiety, think about something happy and make yourself happier.

Please relax at home.Don’t just drop your briefcase and cook dinner, mail or fold your clothes when you get home. Spend 15 minutes to relax with your baby and give your baby absolute attention. If your baby doesn’t like much change, you can ask the caregiver to leave later, you should let your baby adapt to what’s going on, and then ask the caregiver to leave later.

Get your baby involved in what you’re doing.When you and your baby feel more comfortable, you can start with housework.You can put your baby on bed or on the floor while changing clothes so you can watch your baby.You can also hold your baby to collect mail together and let your baby sit on a high chair with toys while washing vegetables while cooking.

Do not handle things with personal emotions.Most working parents will feel depressed at home, please try to stay happy and stay with your baby.

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