Your baby is 25 weeks old

Your baby is 25 weeks old!

25 week old baby

Your baby this week

This month your baby’s comprehension is improving as he starts to know his name and may attempt to say Da-da or Ma-ma. He is growing more and more independent with every month and would rather explore his surroundings by putting anything he finds in his mouth, than have a cuddle from mum! You may also notice him clapping his hands in delight or waving goodbye as he can physically express to you how he is feeling.

If your 25 week old baby has been sleeping in your room, it may be time to move him out of your room and into his own room. 

Some tips for creating a safe sleeping environment:

  • The first is by not smoking. This has been shown to increase the risk of SIDS occurring. If you or anybody else must smoke, preferably do it outside of the house, not in the same room as your baby, and especially not the room she is going to sleep in. Also, avoid visiting smoky places.
  • The second is the baby’s sleeping position. Going against earlier advice, it is now accepted that the safest position for your baby to sleep in, is on her back. Sleeping on her front is a position now known to be associated with SIDS. Ensure that her feet are at the bottom of the cot or crib.
  • The next factor that influences the possibility of cot death occurring is temperature. Do not let your baby get too hot. This means checking the central heating is not too high and that your baby has the right amount of blankets to keep her warm. Make sure her head is not covered over by blankets (put her feet to the bottom of the cot so she can’t wriggle down under the covers). If your baby is feverish, reduce her covering to help her regulate her body temperature.
  • Parents are usually advised not to share a bed with their 25 week old baby if either one of them are smokers, have been drinking alcohol, are on drugs or medication, are very tired or if their baby was born prematurely or was small at birth. The baby may also roll out of bed and be injured or become caught between the wall and the bed.
  • Parents are also advised never to fall asleep with a baby on an armchair or sofa as there is a risk you could roll over and suffocate your baby.

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