Development of Infants Aged 36 Weeks
How should the baby develop at week 36?
In the last week of the 9th month, the child may be able to:
- Clapping or waving.
- Walk holding furniture
- Stand alone for a moment
- Understand the word "no" but don't always obey it.
Once a baby starts to stand and walk around, you might wonder if the baby needs to start wearing shoes. Until the baby can walk outside regularly, most pediatricians and development experts think otherwise. It is natural for babies to walk with their legs slightly bent out or with their legs slightly straddled, and the soles of their feet may look flat. Walking barefoot can help to bend and strengthen the baby's leg muscles, and feeling the texture on the floor surface can help him balance the body.
There are various ways to help babies learn to walk. Stand or kneel in front of the baby, and help him walk in front of you holding both hands. Hold his hand just to encourage him. Some babies love to drive cars, which provide support and mobility. Look for a basically wide and stable one.
What is also important for you to do is lock the door and the closet door with a deadbolt. This is the first thing that attracts a baby's attention. You can also put all cleaning substances or potentially toxic substances on top of a higher cupboard. In addition, the baby crib mattress must be installed in the lowest position to keep it from falling when trying to get out on its own.
Health for babies aged 36 weeks
What do I need to discuss with the doctor at week 36?
Most doctors don't do general examinations this month. This might not be a problem, because most children at this age don't like going to the doctor. Contact your doctor if there are problems that cannot be waited until the next visit.
Caring for babies aged 36 weeks
There are a number of things you know:
If your head hits the bump, you have to comfort it, but not overreact. Lumps are common in infants who are learning to walk, and some are not too severe or cause serious injury. Compress with an ice bag for 20 minutes to remove the lump. Try feeding or distracting the baby so he doesn't overreact because of the coldness of the ice bag.
If the baby faints, call 118. If you don't breathe, call an ambulance, then do CPR.
Contact your doctor if the baby changes his attitude after being hit. More specifically, if the baby vomits, it appears irritable or confused, looks drowsy or dizzy, cries or yells for a while, or a very clear lump, deep or continuous bleeding, bruising behind the ear, soft area on the scalp bruising without cause, the white part of the eye bleeds, or clear or reddish liquid or blood coming out of the mouth, nose or ear.
You can't prevent the baby from falling and bumping, but there are some effective warnings:
- Fix the position of the furniture that is not stable and keep the lamp out of reach of the baby.
- Monitor carefully if the baby climbs the furniture.
- Consider installing pads on the end of the furniture and scratch-resistant pads under the carpet.
- Keep your eyes on when the baby is on a high surface or in a shopping cart. Use a safety strap to look after it, but remember that you cannot fully rely on it.
- Lower the height of the baby crib when he can stand in the box.
Safety of baby cribs
Because babies become more active and enjoy exploring, the world starts to open up and there will be various kinds of problems. Even though the baby crib looks like the safest place for your little adventurer, this won't last long because he will be able to climb the edge of the box. Although some babies have never tried to escape from the box, many have done it, so a wise way to prevent it is:
- Lower the mattress as best you can, and check the mattress support regularly to make sure the mattress isn't loose
- Consider removing the baby cot barrier
- Don't leave large toys in baby cots that can be stacked and used as a ladder to get out
- Keep objects that the baby can pull from inside the box
- Keep not keeping fluffy pillows and all soft toys in the box because of the danger of SIDS
- Never use a canopy on the box;
- Pull the box at least 30 cm away from all the furniture and walls so the baby doesn't climb. As always, make sure the box is not close to the curtain or window cover.
- If the baby tries to get out of the box, put some soft pillows or blankets on the floor next to the box to be cushioned.
When the baby's body reaches 90 cm, it's time to sleep on the bed.
What to Look For
What to watch out for when the baby is 36 weeks old?
Right or left hand
We live in a world where holding things is never the same. Most doors, irons, potato peeler, scissors, and tables are designed for people who wear their right hand. In the past, some parents continued to try to force left-handed children to use their right hand. Experts have believed that parental pressure to change genetic traits will lead to stuttering and a series of learning difficulties.
Right now, even though they still don't suggest trying to change the child's dominant hand, they suspect that some human traits are connected with left-handed hands. Most of this is related to the difference between left-handed and right-handed people with developments in the right and left brain hemispheres. For left-handed people, the right hemisphere is the dominant one, making them talented in areas such as spatial relationships, which might be shown in the fields of sports, architecture and art. Because men are more left-handed than women, there is a theory that testosterone levels, male hormones, affect brain development and hand use.
Most babies use both hands at first; some prefer to use one hand or another hand in a few months, others haven't shown it until they are a year old. Some seemed to prefer one hand before changing to the other. The important thing is to let the baby use the hand that he thinks is most comfortable.
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