105 Days Baby: 3 to 6 Months Baby Development

We, me mom dad, are going to Gondanglegi this afternoon to buy books at Al Haidar bookstore. Dad buys these books: Gus Miek, Sejarah Ulama Madzhab and Majmuk Syarif. While Mom buys Hidayatul Mustafid for teaching at Madrasah Diniyah Putri.

We also buy two big buckets for dustbin and fresh milk (Ultra Milk) and some snacks at Indomaret (Lays, etc). We also buy tempe penyet, ikan lele penyet and terong penyet near the Gondanglegi public grave and then we buy Pempek Palembang near Puskesmas. Lele is a kinf of freshwater catfish which mom likes so much.

Meanwhile, today I am a 105 days old baby. Meaning I am going to another level as far as baby development goes. I am now in the category of 3 to 6 month baby growh. Here's an article about the development of baby my age:


3 to 6 Months (baby development


EATING
Because they take in more now at each feeding, babies 3 to 6 months old will generally need fewer feedings. Breastfed babies tend to nurse until they are full — but should be able to do so in a shorter period of time. If a healthy breastfed baby nurses for longer than 15 to 20 minutes, it may be that he's using the breast as a pacifier. In general, if a baby is growing, peeing and pooping well, seems alert and is playing and sleeping well, chances are good that he's getting enough to eat.

Most pediatricians recommend a maximum formula intake of approximately 32 ounces a day. When babies start acting hungry despite getting this much, or start waking up more often at night out of hunger, it may be a sign that they're ready to start solid foods. It is recommended that babies start being fed solid foods (in the form of infant cereal) somewhere between 4 and 6 months of age, with some recent research suggesting that waiting until closer to 6 months is preferable (especially for breastfed babies).

Between 4 and 6 months, most babies lose their tongue-extrusion reflex, a reflex which causes a young baby's tongue to push everything but a nipple right out of her mouth. Being able to control their tongues means that babies can start to keep foods in their mouth. Since learning to eat solid foods is a task that can take time and effort, however, it is a good idea to make the first feeding of the day a breast or bottle feeding. This is particularly important when a baby wakes up extremely hungry, since many babies will not have much patience with the spoon and the challenge of eating off of it. Check with your doctor about how often to introduce new foods, and what to look for in terms of allergic reactions or food intolerance. And as you do introduce new foods, remember that your baby's bowel movements will likely be significantly different than they were before solids were introduced, potentially varying in how loose or solid they are, as well as their frequency, color, and/or smell!

Because they are growing, babies need more calories and nutrients per pound of body weight than adults. In general, there is no need to worry about a 3- to 6-month-old getting "fat" — and there's no indication that a chubby baby will become an overweight adult. Your doctor will help follow your baby's growth to make sure that he is gaining weight appropriately, and will be able to address any questions or concerns you might have about feeding your 3- to 6-month-old.

SLEEPING
By 3 months, a more predictable sleep pattern begins to emerge. In general, babies in this age range sleep about 14 to 16 hours a day, several of which are during the day time. Sleep time is usually spaced out in two or three naps and a solid block of about six hours (sometimes much longer) at night. There are, of course, great variations in babies' sleep needs and schedules. As a general rule, it's a good idea to push for longer periods of uninterrupted sleep at night and try to phase out middle-of-the-night feedings at this stage. Ideally, babies should be able to be laid down to sleep while still awake by 4 months of age, since learning to fall asleep on their own is often the key to a future of good sleep habits.

PLAYING
It's not uncommon for 3-month-olds to have calm, wakeful periods of up to 45 minutes. By 6 months, many babies can stay awake for stretches of two or three hours. As babies spend more time awake, the opportunity for periods of play increases dramatically. Play is vital to a baby's physical, mental, social, and emotional development, and best of all, babies at this age enjoy and actively respond to play. Remember that while toys can be fun and engaging, nothing beats the sound of your voice, the warmth of your touch, and simple human interactions.

This is the perfect age for you to start reading with your baby — that is, if you haven't already. Board books are specifically designed to be explored by babies (and their mouths), and having your baby sit on your lap and listen to the sound of your voice as you point out the colorful pictures can help your baby develop an early love of reading and learning.

Babies are fascinated with objects that move and make noise. Here are some ways to play with your 3- to 6-month-old:

* Hold a toy the baby can reach for and grasp. Start by holding the toy close to the baby's chest and directly in front of her eyes. She will bat at the toy. As she gets older and starts to roll, increase the challenge by holding the toy farther away and to the side, so that she will need to turn and reach to get it.
* Hold your hands a few inches from your baby's feet to create a kicking target. Safely suspend a rattle or some other crib-safe toy over the crib, low enough for him to kick.
* Help your baby gain better head control by gently pulling her from a reclining position into a sitting position. To do so, simply lay your baby on his back and grasp his wrists in each of your hands. Gently draw him by the arms into a sitting position, holding his gaze as you do. By the fifth month, you may be able to pull the baby onto his feet.
* Put your baby in front of a mirror. Babies this age are increasingly interested in their own images and will often smile and be quite entertained with this simple game.
* Remember that babies this age can be moody, and that they may not always feel like playing when you do!






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