Baby Week 39: During this week, your baby should be able to do the following/milestone:

  • Play clapping, or wave  hand to say goodbye.
  • Babbling which might sound likee real words, phrases or sentences.
  • Touch around the furniture.
  • Know the meaning of “no”, but will not necessarily obey it.

How to take care of your 9 month old baby – Week 39

Your baby understands your tone better than what you’re talking about and knows when you’re happy, so you can say a few more compliments, for example: you picked up your toy, that’s great! The more you talk to your baby, the more your baby will learn how to communicate.

Babies begin to understand the meaning of “no”, but will not necessarily obey it. For example, if you tell your baby that he or she can’t touch something, your baby may continue to touch it. It is best to use the word “no” with caution when saying that, remove the baby from the scene of trouble and guide the baby to do other things, so they understand the concept of saying no.

Health information for your 9 month old baby – Week 39

Your doctor will perform different tests depending on your baby’s situation. However, in general, you can expect a physician to perform the following examinations:

  • If no previous vaccination had been done, it may be carried out this time.
  • If there are any previous medication reactions, be sure to discuss this with your doctor.
  • Hemoglobin or Hematocrit may be checked to confirm for anemia. This is usually done by fingerstick, which is also known as finger prick.

Needs and development of your 9 month old baby – Week 39

Streptococcal pharyngitis – Strep Throat

Your baby rarely gets streptococcus, so be careful if someone around you, like your baby’s siblings, is infected. Check the tonsils for swelling, and red and white spots. Another symptom includes sore throat for several days, temperature above 38 degrees celsius, chills, or swelling or pain in the baby’s jaw’s lymphatic glands.

If you are experiencing these symptoms, or if your baby has difficulty breathing and swallowing, please call your baby’s doctor. If your baby’s Streptococcal test is positive, your doctor will prescribe antibiotic therapy. Even if your baby’s symptoms improve, take the entire course of treatment. If you discontinue the medication early, a more serious complications can develop.

Flat foot on babies

Having flat feet for babies are very common. For the following reasons, first of all, little babies rarely walk, and their foot muscles do not get enough exercise to develop the arch. Moreover, fat on the soles of the feet is filled up on the arch, which is difficult to identify, especially in chubby babies. Finally, when baby starts learning to walk, his feet are opened to maintain balance and weight is placed on the arch to make the soles even.

In most children, flat feet will slowly disappear, and once fully grown, they will have a beautiful arch. Only a few people will really have flat feet.

Start walking early.

Early learning does not cause leg bending or other physical problems. In fact, both activities are good for the baby, exercise and strengthen the muscles that are only used when walking. If your baby hits barefoot, it also helps increase leg strength. Of course, do not force this stage if your baby is still reluctant to walk or learn to walk.

Reminder for parents

During week 39, you might be interested in the following:

The baby is afraid of strangers at week 39

In the first few months, babies will clearly prefer their parents and children under 6 months usually react positively to adults; whether you know the person or if they are strangers, they think of them as someone who can take care of and meet their needs. When your baby is 8 to 9 months old, it begins to notice which side of the cookie is cream. Parents are the primary caregiver, and babies will start to stick to parents and avoid others who want to separate them from their parents. During this period, even grandparents can be rejected by their baby.

After hitting the age of 1, emotions towards strangers will soon disappear, or it reaches its peak .About two out of 10 babies have never go through this stage, or won’t discover it at all. If your baby shows anxiety to strangers, don’t force your baby to overcome it and let your baby respond according to how to your baby wants to response. At this stage, you should tell your family and friends about the current situation of your baby, such as approaching the baby too quickly can scare him.

If your baby is still anxious when you leave your baby alone with your other trusted people, you should reassess the condition of your nursery.  Maybe it’s because the mother doesn’t give the baby enough attention and love, or it can simply be extremely anxious about strangers. Some babies, especially parent-feeding, will cry for hours after their mother leaves, even if they have a nanny, daddy or grandparents. In this case, you should limit the time to be separated from your baby until this stage is over.

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