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14 Weeks Baby Development

Infant Health & Safety

Now that your baby is 14 weeks old, you might find that your baby will get more enjoyment out of age appropriate toys, and that you will have a fun time watching how your baby reacts to different toys. When buying toys for your baby, it is important to buy toys that are appropriate for your baby's age. These are toys that are designed to be safe and entertaining for a baby.

An average 14 week old baby will weigh around 12 to 13 pounds, and measure 23 to 24 inches in size. At this time, with your help, your baby will be able to bear a little weight on their legs, and they can hold their head up and look from side to side searching for sounds and movement. Your baby will also have a better command of his or her voice, and will be making more cooing, gurgling, and sometimes even "ah" sounds.

Your baby's eye sight is much better now, and he or she is able to track objects. He or she will stare intently at objects that interest them, and will take time to look at your face and study your facial features. When you smile at your baby, you'll likely find that your baby will smile back at you, and may even make some happy sounds! Your baby will have much better motor skills, and his or her arm and leg movements are much better controlled. Your baby should also be able to hold his or her head steadily.

Healthy Baby at 14 Weeks

It's not easy being parents. There's always so much to do, and so much more to worry about. One concern is your baby's healthy development and growth. Below are some tips and ideas to help you be a caring and nurturing parent.

Be observant and learn about your baby - your baby has his or her own unique personality. Pay close attention, and you'll slowly see your baby's personality emerge as he or she grow and develop.

Safety first - child safety is always the most important for a parent. Let your child only play with age appropriate toys, and keep small and sharp objects out of reach. Keep your baby warm, dry, and always comfortable.

Pay attention to your baby and follow cues - if you pay attention and listen to your baby, you'll learn to know what your baby wants or doesn't want. It's easy to over or under stimulate a baby. If your baby becomes fussy, cries, or turns away, he or she probably wants to stop the activity.

Engage your baby - always talk to your baby, and have simple conversations with your child. Give your baby lots of praise and encouragement.

Healthy development - breastfeeding is known to have many benefits for a baby's healthy development. You should always remember to take your baby in for regular checkups and medical care.

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