Your 40 Week Old Baby's Development And Milestones

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Your 40 Week Old Baby’s Development And Milestones

Babies Love Dog Food. You’ve Been Warned

Your baby is very busy, which means so are you. Crawling is probably happening (but maybe not), along with pulling up onto furniture and cruising in a beeline to eat the dog food. Babies love dog food. Now is a great time to make sure you have REALLY baby-proofed your house. Cover outlets, wind up drapery cords, pad those sharp corners, and open up your home to the wonderful world of baby gates. Welcome to your new exercise program: 500 leg lifts a day while trying to navigate your home.

Your 40 Week Old Baby’s Development & Growth Milestones

At this age, you can enjoy rockstar status. Your baby will do anything to get you to smile, so have fun watching him blow bubbles, babble, and imitate your every move. You don’t need any fancy-schmancy learning toys or DVDs — the best things you can do are read, sing, and talk to your baby and they’ll most likely not be living in your basement when they are 30. In related news, this is a good time to work on the word, “No.”

Stranger anxiety is likely in full bloom, so try to warn your MIL the next time she comes over so that her feelings aren’t hurt when your baby has a major freakout in her arms. You should probably practice hiding your smug little smile, too.

At this point, it’s wise to invest in an industrial broom or a dog because food will be flung like a tiny tornado was let loose in your kitchen. And if you are brave enough to ever give your baby a bowl of spaghetti, just skip the clothes. TRUST US.

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