Development of 48-week-old babies
How should the baby develop at week 48?
If the baby is unable to walk, the baby may take the first step on his own soon. If not, don't worry. Some normal babies are aged 16-17 months before starting to walk.
In the last week of the 12th month, the baby is able:
- Stand yourself well
- Runs well
- Can express his wishes other than crying
- Play a ball (roll the ball back to you)
- Drink with your own glass
- Uses childish language (even if it's an obscure homemade foreign language)
- Responds to a one-step command without movement ("Give it to me" without us needing to reach out)
- Say three or more words other than "mama" or "chest"
As always, make sure the baby is in a safe environment to practice his new skills. Follow standard guidelines on how to protect children and never leave children alone. And always prepare the camera. There is no happier thing than seeing your baby begin to step for the first time.
You can push him to walk by standing or kneeling before him and holding his hand. Or hold both hands and walk with him. The baby will learn to walk with his arms on his side and his elbows bent, his legs sticking out, his stomach in front and buttocks protruding to maintain balance.
Health for babies aged 48 weeks
What do I need to discuss with the doctor at week 48?
Most doctors do not check for babies this month because babies at this age are not happy to be held during the visit. Babies who are afraid of strangers may also dislike doctors, even those who are warm and friendly. Contact your doctor if there is an emergency problem that cannot be waited until the next visit.
Caring for babies aged 48 weeks
You should start detecting symptoms of chickenpox. Be aware of red spots, especially if you know your child has been exposed to another child who has chickenpox. It takes 10-21 days after exposure to the virus until finally symptoms appear.
Symptoms of chickenpox
You will see a small, red itchy lump that develops into a pink, fluid-filled lump, then it becomes dry brown, first from the body and scalp, and then spreads to the face, arms and legs. Babies may also look very tired, not hungry, and have a low fever.
What should be done if the baby has chickenpox?
You can consult a doctor. To avoid infection and scars, help prevent by cutting the baby's nails and not allowing them to scratch or squeeze the wound.
Some parents wear cotton gloves on babies. You can relieve itching by bathing the baby with cool water mixed with baking soda or oatmeal and applying calamine lotion. Treat fever with paracetamol, but don't use aspirin. Let the doctor know if the symptoms appear to be worsening. These worsening symptoms include:
- Many spots
- Pain in the mouth or eyes
- Baby fever for several days
- The skin is swollen, softened, or very red.
Click the following link to find out more about how to treat childhood chickenpox.
What to Look For
What do you need to watch out for at 48 weeks?
In the last week of the 12th month, you might be worried about a number of things. One of them is sucking pacifiers. You might feel that making a baby apart from what he likes is a cruel act, but experts say that it's time to start keeping him away from pacifiers.
There are two reasons to stop using pacifiers. First, the longer the baby sucks on the pacifier, the harder it is to stop it. However, another reason is the beginning of the development phase of speech. Babies may be more reluctant to chatter if they have something in their mouth all the time. Taking a pacifier can be a hassle. Do it slowly: Limit use during the day and try not to use the baby at night. You can also try replacing dot with stuffed animals or toys.
How is the baby developing the next month?