3 weeks to the child: development
With the advent of the child's family, the life of parents changes radically. I want to do everything right, because a little karapuz so tries to get used to the world around faster. Many people say: "3 weeks to the child, what can he do, because he is still quite a tiny?". Pediatricians claim that this period is quite responsible and, perhaps, the most difficult for children. Every touch, movement, new sound, smell - all this is for them a novelty. Therefore, it is so important to give the child love, affection, support. This will help the child understand that he is not alone in this vast world.
How the kid looks like
Those parents, in whose family the firstborn was born, often wonder: "What does a child look like in 3 weeks?". By this time the skin of the baby acquires its normal shade, it passes dryness, a natural yellow matter.
As a rule, from the face of the baby descend the milies, which are of natural origin. The umbilical wound should already completely heal and not disturb the parents. If this does not happen, you need to seek the advice of a doctor or health visitor. Perhaps prescribe medicines that will contribute to its speedy healing.
The kid adds well not only in weight, but also in growth. Appearable folds on the handles and legs, rounded cheeks. In general, when the child turns 3 weeks old, he looks like a full-fledged pink-cheeked carapace, which is depicted in all medical textbooks and magazines.
Pay attention to the nails of the child, perhaps it is time to cut them. Since the growth of hair and nails in this period is very intense.
Newborn (baby 3 weeks): development of thinking and general skills
It is worth noting that at this time the child spends less time in a dream. Now for him, interesting objects that surround him, the sounding sounds and smells. Hypertension of the muscles gradually disappears, the movements become more smooth and not so chaotic. If this does not happen, you should consult a neurologist. The doctor will prescribe a firming massage, which is useful to any baby.
When the child turns 3 weeks old, you can try to spread it on your stomach. At the same time, he will try to keep the head, but, since the muscles and spine are not yet strong, it is very difficult to do this. Do not rush and immediately demand results. Mostly this exercise is aimed at the digestive system, such a unique tummy massage helps to cope with colic that torment children during this period.
The grasp reflex, why it is so important. Opinion of scientists
Many people ask: "To the child 3 weeks, can he tactilely distinguish objects?". This is a confirmed fact. During this period it is very important for a baby to feel and try to learn things. They did not notice that if they put their finger in the palm of their hand at this age, they would instantly squeeze it into a fist. All this happens for the reason that children are still shortsighted, and it is difficult for them to keep the subject in sight for more than 1-2 seconds. Therefore, they can learn their mother either by voice or by touch.
This is a scientifically proven fact. Scientists were put to an experiment. The kid at that age put a prism in his hand, after a certain time he threw it, as it was repeated several dozen times. And with each time the holding time of the prism in his hand was constantly reduced. Based on this, the scientists came to the conclusion that the child subsequently recognized the subject immediately and simply threw it away.
Therefore, if a crumb becomes interested in a thing and pulls it for a long time in its hand, do not take it away from it, thus it becomes familiar with the objects around it.
How to cope with the whims?
Many parents note that during this period children become irritable and whiny. And it's not surprising. If the baby used to eat and sleep, and only stayed awake for a couple of minutes, now the dream recedes into the background.
Firstly, crying a crumb can show that something is bothering him. The most common cause is gas and abdominal pain. You can cope with this with the help of special massages, homeopathic remedies.
Secondly, the kid gets a lot of impressions during the day. Nerve fibers at this time are not yet fully ripe, so crying is a manifestation of fatigue. In this case, bathing in warm water helps.
During whims, do not leave the crumb alone with yourself. Take it in your arms, caress, sing a song and talk quietly. Many children immediately fall silent. But if nothing helps, you can use the help of a dummy. The sucking reflex will help to calm down and relax.
Baby food during this period
"How much should a child eat in 3 weeks?" - a question that worries almost all parents. For the first month, the baby should gain about 600-700 grams in weight. At this time, feed the crumbs often, it is better to do it on demand, and not surviving a four-hour break. About 10-13 feeds per day. Do not forget about the night attachments to the chest. It was during this period that the milk reaches a maximum.
If the crumb does not eat at one breast, offer him another. If on the contrary, there is a lot of milk, you can decant and freeze it. Believe me, it will be useful to you, if you decide to leave your baby for a short time with your grandparents.
To find out how much the child eats in 3 weeks for one feeding, it is enough to weigh it on special electronic scales after he ate. On average, the weight should increase by 70-100 grams. If this does not happen, the lactation process should be properly adjusted.
We follow the regime
When the child turns 3 weeks old, one should think about observing the regime of the day. Sleep still plays an important role. Typically, the baby at this time sleeps 4 times in the afternoon. Night sleep should be interrupted only by feeding. There should not be any games. Otherwise the crumb will mix up the day with the night. Thus, having delivered a lot of problems to parents.
Do not forget that at any time of year the child is interested in outdoor walks. If the street is very cold or rainy, a balcony will do.
Communication with the baby also plays a huge role. Tell him little poteshki, perform massage in a play form, sing songs. Thus, you will show the child caress and care for him.
Tips for parents
There are general rules and recommendations to which parents whose children have reached three weeks of age should listen.
Show love to your baby. In the period when the baby is crying, be sure to take it in your arms.
Correctly build your daily routine. An overworked child will cry, be nervous, hard to fall asleep. Remember this.
Colic is the problem that occurs in babies in this period. Perform a special massage, apply a warm diaper to the tummy. All these methods will help you cope with the gazikami and abdominal pain.
Pay attention to crying, thus the baby gives you a signal and a request for help.
Avoid bright lights and loud sounds. Children are very responsive to this.
The time when parents notice that their child begins to mature - 3 weeks. The development of an infant at this age is significantly different from the first weeks. Doctors say that a baby can recognize by voice the people closest to him, especially mother, to distinguish objects, respond to sounds, blurry to see bright, large toys. Agree, for such a small child is not so little!