Your 6-Week-Old Baby s Development

 

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At 6 weeks old, your baby is gaining weight at a rate of about 1.5 to 2 pounds per month, so by the end of two months, your infant could have packed on an additional 4 pounds since birth. 2  Considering that your baby probably only weighed around 7 pounds to begin with, that’s an impressive feat!Your baby may not be able to talk yet, but his face is sure telling you a lot. He’s experimenting with different facial expressions – pursing his lips, raising his eyebrows, widening or squinting his eyes, and furrowing his brow.

Your baby may be trying to tell you something – perhaps a diaper change is in your future – or maybe he’s just exploring his newfound abilities. Remember, your baby. Now that your baby’s awake for longer periods during the day, you can use these times to support his sensory development. Try singing your favorite lullabies or playing music. You don’t have to limit yourself to children’s songs.

Fill the house with your favorite music and watch as your baby expresses his pleasure through coos. Your 6 Week Old Baby’s Development & Growth Milestones Around the 2 month mark, your baby should be eating every 3 to 4 hours, chowing down on about 4 to 5 ounces of breastmilk or formula. Since formula takes longer to digest than breastmilk, breastfed babies might be hungrier faster, so don’t compare your. What to expect from your baby at 6 weeks old Now your baby is 6 weeks old they will continue to grow, normally around one inch per month.

Now 6 weeks old, your baby will be coming to the end of their first growth spurt and whilst they may not look massively different, it takes strength to help them hold their head up!Baby Development Learn everything you need to know about your 6 week old baby. Track important developments and milestones such as talking, walking, growth, memory & more. Your 6-Week-Old Baby’s Growth Your baby is eating up a storm these days, taking in a total of 12 to 36 ounces of breast milk or around 18 to 32 ounces of formula each day. Six weeks old Growth spurts, check-ups and perhaps even a smile.

Here’s what to expect in the sixth week of your lives together. Your baby’s development at six weeks old Keep your eye out now for your baby’s first true, proper smile. 6-week-old development & milestones 6-week growth spurt and pumping plans Your baby may be about to embark on a growth spurt this week, and that could mean a fussy period and incessant demands to be fed. Of course, it’s just when you thought you’d figured out a feeding routine. This week, you may notice baby’s neck muscles strengthen as she is able to hold her head up for short periods of time.

Placing your little one on their tummy may help encourage them to lift their heads, which helps strengthen the neck muscles. Think of this as baby’s “exercise” and let him practice several times a day.

List of related literature:

In the first stages (birth to three months) the infant’s sucking, rooting, grasping, smiling, gazing, cuddling, and visual tracking are viewed as his or her efforts to maintain closeness with the mother.

“Ego Psychology and Social Work Practice: 2nd Edition” by Eda Goldstein, Professor Eda Goldstein, Dsw
from Ego Psychology and Social Work Practice: 2nd Edition
by Eda Goldstein, Professor Eda Goldstein, Dsw
Free Press, 1995

Thus the anticipated developmental skills of a 9-month-old baby (chronological age) born 3 months early at 28 weeks’ gestation are more like those of a 6-month-old baby (corrected age).

“Illustrated Textbook of Paediatrics E-Book: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access” by Tom Lissauer, Graham Clayden
from Illustrated Textbook of Paediatrics E-Book: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access
by Tom Lissauer, Graham Clayden
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011

For example, the rooting reflex where, in response to lightly touching the side of the cheek, a baby turns its head to that side and begins to suck until the reflex disappears, usually around 3–4 months of age.

“Foundations of Nursing Practice E-Book: Fundamentals of Holistic Care” by Chris Brooker, Anne Waugh
from Foundations of Nursing Practice E-Book: Fundamentals of Holistic Care
by Chris Brooker, Anne Waugh
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2013

By the age of six months most infants are able to belly crawl with raised head, progressing to full-fledged crawling by nine months.

“The Reciprocating Self: Human Development in Theological Perspective” by Jack O. Balswick, Pamela Ebstyne King, Kevin S. Reimer
from The Reciprocating Self: Human Development in Theological Perspective
by Jack O. Balswick, Pamela Ebstyne King, Kevin S. Reimer
InterVarsity Press, 2016

Your baby also may experience similar fussy and challenging stages at ages six weeks, three months, and six months.

“Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide” by Janet Walley, Penny Simkin, Ann Keppler, Janelle Durham, April Bolding
from Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide
by Janet Walley, Penny Simkin, et. al.
Meadowbrook, 2016

Moreover, the transition process of being mother to a new infant is different in the second and third months from the process in the first month (Pridham & Chang, 1992).

“Breastfeeding and Human Lactation” by Karen Wambach, Jan Riordan
from Breastfeeding and Human Lactation
by Karen Wambach, Jan Riordan
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2016

At 3 to 4 months of age, the infant can begin to follow a light or small toy to determine the full range of motion of the head and neck and the function of the musculature.

“Pediatric Physical Examination E-Book: An Illustrated Handbook” by Karen Duderstadt
from Pediatric Physical Examination E-Book: An Illustrated Handbook
by Karen Duderstadt
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2013

The developmental milestones listed in this book will give you a general idea of the changes you can expect, but don’t be alarmed if your own baby’s development takes a slightly different course.

“Caring for Your Baby and Young Child” by Steven P. Shelov
from Caring for Your Baby and Young Child
by Steven P. Shelov
Oxford University Press, 1997

Smooth pursuit eye movements show the most maturation from 2 to 6 months old, and reaching almost an adult-like gain by 18 months old [3].

“The Eye in Pediatric Systemic Disease” by Alex V. Levin, Robert W. Enzenauer
from The Eye in Pediatric Systemic Disease
by Alex V. Levin, Robert W. Enzenauer
Springer International Publishing, 2017

As we described earlier, the stepping reflex typically disappears at about 3 months of age as babies become chunkier and they cannot support their heavy bodies with their small legs (Thelen, Fisher, & Ridley-Johnson, 2002).

“Child Development” by Laura E. Levine, Joyce Munsch
from Child Development
by Laura E. Levine, Joyce Munsch
SAGE Publications, 2013

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  • So many ignorant people in this comment section. Just because people didn’t do something a certain way in the past, does not mean the new ways of doing things are wrong. As humans, we must constantly learn and improve the way we do things. Sure, you can do things the old way, and it may turn out fine, but it isn’t for the best. If your baby doesn’t tolerate being on their stomach on a surface, then just hold the baby against your chest so they can practice using their neck muscles that way.
    As for the sleeping on their backs, it reduces risk of suffocation and death. Why risk it? Don’t ignore this advice, it could cost your child’s life. That should be enough motivation to follow it. No matter how big or small the risk, why risk at all, when it comes to your child’s life?
    At the end of the day, ask your pediatrician for advice if you are curious about the necessity of things like in this video.

  • At 1:45! Can I just warn moms not to hold their babies without head support (like the woman in the video) I only did it once on the couch with my sleeping baby and she did a dive down backwards, in her sleep! Thank god we were on the couch so she didn’t hit her head but if I sat with her (or stood) anywhere else she’d been crashing straight onto the floor. I see people carrying their children like this and it makes me so anxious, it’s an accident waiting to happen.

  • Please don’t do this to newborn 8 weeks

    Their neck muscle and abdominal muscle is not developed enough

    Unlike adult, babies have abdominal thoracal breathing pattern in which they use abdominal muscle to initiate breath and expand diaphragm, the only time newborn 2mo need to be lie on back is when you are burping them and even then not on the floor or blanket (you hold them gently)

  • This video was terrific and “the good bad and ugly” sums up week six well. Not complaining tho, my beautiful girl has been sleeping through the night for the last 8-9 days. It’s been glorious! Breastfeeding is finally getting easier too. Mum and baby are very happy!

  • You should this every time you diaper change and let them get a good fit on every time so they get stronger don’t pick them up the minute they start fussing!!!

  • The smiles are so amazing and adorable!
    Problem is 6 week old grandson only sleeps about 6 hours total in a 24 hour period.
    Naps are only 45 minutes to 2 hours.
    Is this normal?
    He looks exhausted and wants to sleep but he only will fall asleep with nursing.

  • Have a 6 week old, he’s definitely a lot more irritable, but on the flip side, he’s smiling, looking at things and paying far more attention to me and his mum. He just doesn’t want to be put down sadly.

  • At which point in the video were you going to put the babies on their tummies and show us the “Tummy time exercises”????????????? ��

  • my baby has been doing real smiles since before she was a week old. Even her doctor saw it and confirmed at her 1 week appointment

  • In this video you can find out all you need to know about your 6 week old baby’s development. Let us know how you and your baby are getting on in the comments below!

  • I had terrible colic everyday at 6 pm. Back in the day, when a baby cried, they gave the baby a bottle. Many times, colic can be caused be reflux so that was the wrong thing to. I needed massage and tummy time. Such a simple remedy.

  • I’m sorry, but I seem to be too stupid to understand… is a 6 week old baby in their sixth week or is the sixth week concluded and you’re talking about what will happen in the following, seventh week? ��

  • My little boy is 7 weeks now, and at week 6 he did show off his smile! He was 7 weeks premature so we didn’t expect to see it at 6 week!

  • Eye contact is good with the baby even right away. They are very smart and like to see a happy face and someones eyes and it comforts them too

  • We do daily tummy time with the NICU preemies as part of their therapy and some of them actually don’t mind it at all (which means that they do what they’re supposed to without fussing and/or crying). And then we’ve got the micro-screamers and the micro-screamers absolutely hate tummy time so they just lay there on their bellies and scream their heads off the entire time until tummy time is over. Luckily since the micro-screamers voices are still extremely low and weak due to their prematurity, all the other preemies in the room can still get their sleep/rest without being disturbed, Lol.

  • My baby smiled from 5 days old…I was always told 6 weeks will be the starting point for this..he is 6 weeks today and already giggling…copying sounds I make and mirroring them back etc so glad I captured it all on video ��

  • My baby cries aaaaaall the time:( she’d only stop if I hold her. It’s really difficult. She gets infacol for gas, she’s being fed anti reflux food for the spit ups, she’s being burped and changed and cuddled and played with and she just cries and cries no matter what. It’d go on 6-8 hours sometimes, she would only doze off for 5 minutes then cry again.

  • We have a 6 week old baby! He is smiling a lot. He is formula and breastfeeding. He sleeps a lot better on his tummy. We are not sleep deprived because we take turns rotating who gets up with him each night

  • ok, but why? what’s the reason for this? Will he not be able to build strength later without doing this? Do we have bad time, so that we have to do this quickly? We do this, only to pass time? What’s the reason for doing this?

  • My baby is 10 weeks old (6 adjusted)hes only smiled really like 3 times:( and hes still so wobbly even with tummy time/neck. He makes a couple grunts and coos but not when he spots us. Doesnt look excited to see us. Hes more alert though watching everything.

  • Doing this every diaper change is a genius idea! My baby hated tummy time, but doing tummy time every diaper change for a minute from birth will definitely teach them to tolerate it.

  • Hello mama can I stop water to my 2 months baby can I give him gripe water what is good for gaining weight for my baby reply me soon

  • My 6 weeks old has a lot of gas trouble and is not taking a nap longer than 15min that too or my chest. Even after multiple burps he spits up n feels uncomfortable to lay down. ☹️☹️

  • How different are times now!! My 43 year old son I was taught to sleep him on his tummy!! So he would not choke on spit up or vomit! Times have certainly changed x

  • So my baby is one week and two days old he’s keep sleeping on his side I try make him sleep straight but he just won’t stay stringy when I try flip hip straight he keeps crying and flip him self to side?! Is that normal thing or what should I do

  • I had a 15 month old in therapy with severe reflux. I had to be inventive to get her to do tummy time. I place her on her tummy and of course she raised her head and wanted up. So a placed a doll just out of her reach and made it into a game. She reached for the doll and at the same time flexed the muscles in her tummy. She laughed while trying to reach the doll. Of course I let her play with it for a bit as a reward for reaching. I offered other toys and cookies. You have to be more inventive with older children bc they are more mobile.

  • To loft the head we are not using abdominal muscles.. we are using the erector spinae muscles on the posterior side of the body. Still core muscles but totally opposite from abdominals

  • She latches and unlatches herself and starts crying and repeats this. Tried giving her a paci but she doesn’t want it. Arches her back and cries. Tried giving her a bottle but she cries murder too. It can go on for hours.. usually from 8-11pm. Need help pls!

  • Hi wonder if you can help me
    I have recently had my first baby (6 weeks old) and I’m currently in my final year of university.
    I want to give back and bring more awareness to the YouTube mummysphere, as it has helped me loads on my journey.

    My dissertation question is How mummy vloggers influence expectant or new mothers in the UK.

    Online interview or phone call should last 20-30min. If you are interested please email me [email protected] chester.ac.uk
    It will be more of a conversation rather than interview:)

    Thank you

  • i am a new mom and have 6 weeks old baby.my baby takes cat nap all day long for like 5-20 minutes and sleeps like 7-8 hours at night including Feeding se ssion.she Doesn’t want to stay at her bed or crib. Always wants to be held on arms and keep moving and sometimes sleeps only on arms and instantly get awake after putting her on the bed. And cries and fusses a lot frequently. It seems she wants to sleep or feeling sleepy but wakes up instantly.i cant swaddle her as she doesn’t likes it and fusses more and its hot here. It has become very hard to maintain other chors during the day with this going on.how can i make my baby to take long naps for at least half an hour during the day..badly need help.

  • How do you have a consistent bedtime with inconsistent naps? My baby is almost 7 week and I find that every evening he wakes up from his nap with too little time for another nap but too much time for him to be awake before bedtime.

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  • Your voice is calming my baby’s witching hour after the five S stopped working so now I’m playing it on repeat until it stops working ��