Baby Week 35:  In some ways, your baby’s vision is now as good as a healthy adult. In fact, your baby’s eyesight is best at close range, but their ability to observe from distance is also very good, so the baby can identify people and objects inside the room easily. Babies may see the toy on the other end of the room and climb towards it. The eye color at this stage will be their eye color in the future, although minor changes may occur.

Milestone:
During Week 35, your 8 month old baby should be able to do the following:

  • Have better vision.
  • Wiggle or crawl
  • Use their thumb and other fingers to pick up tiny things, so keep all dangerous items away from your baby’s reach.
  • Call for mom or tries to get your attention

How to take care of your 8 month old baby – Week 35

At some stage, babies will be afraid of things that they can’t understand, including things that have never bothered them before, such as the doorbell, or the sound of the kettle, or the sound of water boiling.When this happens, the most important thing is the comfort you provide as a parent, let your baby know you’re there and they’re still safe and in good hands.

Health information for your 8 month old baby – Week 35

This month, most doctors will not arrange regular health check-ups for your baby.This may be a good idea, because most babies at this age don’t like to go to a hospital or clinic.If you have anything that worries you and don’t want to wait for the next month’s appointment, please contact your doctor.

The needs and development of your 8 month old baby – Week 35

Here are some things you should know:

Cough

Babies can cough just like a normal human being. If you see your baby coughing, you shouldn’t be too worried because coughing can actually effectively remove secretions from your baby’s respiratory tract, helping your baby breathe more smoothly. After the disappearance of other symptoms of the disease, cough often persists, but not all cases are the same. For example:

  • If your baby has an asthma or asthma attack, they may be affected by Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) caused by Bronchiolitis.
  • If babies have a deep cough and cough that sounds husky, they may have a Croup, a viral infection affecting the upper respiratory tract.
  • If your baby has symptoms similar to colds and chronic nocturnal cough for a long time, they may have allergies or Sinusitis.
  • If your baby has no other symptoms of a cold and has a sudden and persistent cough, it may indicate an asthma attack or inhalation of foreign objects.
  • If your baby continues to cough and is accompanied by dyspnea, fever and chills, it may be Pneumonia.
  • If your baby has a strong cough for 20 to 30 seconds, and then makes an owl cry, similar to trying to breathe deeply, this may be Whooping, cough or pertussis.
  • If your baby often coughs, accompanied by mucus that causes difficulty breathing, you should check for cyst fibrosis.
  • It is not recommended to use appetite suppressants, decongestant, or Antihistamine. However, you can:

    • Try making your baby drink water and other liquids to help remove secretions, and put a humidifier in your baby’s room at night.
    • Holding your baby in a damp, steam bath helps your baby reduce cough, stay calm and breathe more smoothly.
    • If you suspect that your baby’s chronic cough is an allergic phenomenon, remove the stuffed toys from the room, and other fluffy quilts, try to keep the room clean and forbid pets from entering the room.
    • Make sure your baby is not exposed to cigarette smoke at home or in the car.

    If your baby’s cough is starting affect their eat or sleep, special care must be taken.Consult a doctor immediately if your baby has the following symptoms:

    • Cough blood, dyspnea, or other serious symptoms such as fever, accelerated heartbeat, drowsiness or vomiting.
    • If your baby swallowed or inhaled foreign matter, call your doctor.
    • If your baby is unable to breathe or is unconscious, you must perform CPR and immediately call 911 for an ambulance.
    • Allergies, foreign substances or asthma can also cause chronic cough.If the cough lasts more than a week, call a doctor.

    Crawling for Baby at Week 35

    As long as the purpose of the baby is to try to hang around on their own, it doesn’t matter how they do it. However, you need to note that if the baby is unable to coordinate the movements of both sides of their body, that is, the baby has no way to move their arms and legs simultaneously, this can be a sign of motor disorders. Early detection of early treatment will be very effective and can easily fix this problem.

    Reminder for parents – Baby Week 35

    Here are some things you might want to be aware of:

    How to read a story book to your baby

    It’s important to encourage your baby to read from childhood, and it’s a great way to help your baby develop even if they don’t understand the contents of the book. The following tips can help you get started:

    • Read loud to your baby.
    • Collection of baby books.
    • Use exaggerated expressions and limb movements, gestures while reading to your baby.
    • Turn reading into a routine, and it’s the best time to read bedside stories before going to bed.
    • Let your baby participate in the selection of books that he is interested in.

    These methods can turn reading time into moments that make your baby excited and happy, and your baby’s reaction will surprise you!

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