Your 16 Week Old Baby's Development And Milestones

by Scary Mommy
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You officially have a 16 week old baby!

The best sound in the world is coming!

Happy four months! Parenting is never simple, but in the grand scheme of childhood, this is a pretty blissful time. Your baby is young and immobile enough to be safe whenever she’s on the floor, but old enough to lift herself up on her arms and look around and be entertaining; she’s young enough to take several naps during the day, but old enough to have developed somewhat of a sleep schedule; she’s young enough that feeding her is still a relatively simple task, but old enough to be contented a little longer between mealtimes. Any rough patches are quickly smoothed over by a flash of her sweet, gummy smile. And soon, you may even be rewarded with a laugh: one of the best sounds in the world.

Your 16 Week Old Baby’s Development & Growth Milestones

It’s time for the second round of vaccinations, so put on your brave face! This is one of those moments of “this hurts me more than it hurts you.” Just think of it as practice, because you’ll encounter plenty more along the way.

Your baby’s ever-improving eyesight and hand-eye coordination is allowing him to grab at any and everything now – and in most cases, bring it straight to his mouth for closer examination. He’s getting pretty good at reaching stuff he’s interested in (you’ve probably had your hair or earrings yanked a time or two), so make sure he isn’t able to snatch up any choking hazards. A handy rule of thumb: if an object will fit inside a toilet paper tube, it’s too small for him to hold.


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