TV: Infant Development

TV: Infant Development

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Dr. Frans Plooij is a leading expert in the field of infant mental development and the celebrated author of the worldwide bestselling infant development book – The Wonder Weeks. Aimed at preserving every parent’s sanity, his book has helped many parents across the world understand what is really going on inside their baby’s head in the first two years of life, while giving them insights on what babies actually need at each stage of their development. Worldwide experts on infant developmental and authors of The Wonder Weeks have found the key to unlocking the reasons babies are fussy at set times during ten leaps, or ‘wonder weeks’ before the age of two. In this Ask The Expert Live session with Dr. Frans Plooij, he will be answering your questions about infant growth spurts and these mental leaps that your baby goes through!
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What are some of the most obvious signs of a baby's growth spurt?
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Most obvious would be feeding on demand and can go up to an hour or so. Else, for mine would have changes in sleeping pattern. Shorter naps, cranky.
I read that babies going through a growth spurt will sleep more than usual. Apparently, there are important physiological changes that happen during sleep that are essential for baby's growth.
The most obvious would be keep wanting to drink milk despite already ded him/her. Especially if u r breastfeeding, u will feel fhat milk is nvr enough. Like for mine, he usually drinks every 2hr
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anyone tried leap frog for their toddlers? is it worth it?
yes we just recently bought the Leap Frog for our younger one and she has been using it non-stop. earlier when they had launched in India the prices were really too high, so we had refrained from buyi
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anyone bought a Leap Frog for their 4 year old?
Yes
Yes I did.
My baby is 3 months old and likes to babble a lot - when I speak to her she seems to be having her a conversation with me. Are we actually talking? Does she understand anything I am saying?
yes! they actually do understand!
continue it this way! Just reply her as though u understand what she is talking! but answer her in proper words and sentences. This way she can also learn!
That's baby way of talking to you. it's their way of expressing and communication. It's too adorable.
She loves your voice and enjoying the way your expression, tone and pitch. My boy just turned 3 months... i can totally relate it. He will also babble sounds and give a loud scream when he is excited.
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I think your baby has discovered her voice and is experimenting with it! Though I don't think she can comprehend what you are saying at such a young age, she is likely able to recognize your voice.
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I do not understand if it's a temper tantrum or she's just trying to push us to our limits. We've been trying to get her to acknowledge her elders by greeting them. She has no problem identifying who
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i definitely feel she is shy and uncomfortable in front of people. even if she knows them otherwise, it is possible that she gets uncomfortable or awkward in front of them. i would suggest don't pu
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come on mamma, i don't think your baby is trying to push you to your limits deliberately. babies are not capable of thinking like this, and there are many reasons this could be happening. the first
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From young, everytime we go my own house, i will tell my babies, we are going to grandparents house. After they saw the person, i tell her call "ah gong", "ah ma" etc, everytime till she open mouth an
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Hi Suzanne, Thank you for your question! It was answered live on air with Dr Frans: This is a very normal phenomenon, you have to give your baby time to get used to you. If you come in, and the
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How old is your child? Maybe she's just shy or suffering from "stage fright" when it comes to addressing her elders in person. Honestly, don't be too hard on her. She's just going to associate you bei
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Does baby being fussy while breastfeeding could mean growth spurts? Tried (my sister) switching boobs and position and dun think bec of gas but still baby won't stop crying and like throwing his whole
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How old is the baby? Growth spurts occur at certain points of a baby's life, and it may happen only once in a while but not always. Try to familiarize the baby's cues.
There are lots of reasons why baby could be crying --- here's a helpful article: https://ph.theasianparent.com/reasons-why-babies-cry-after-breastfeeding-2/ For my daughter though, that level o
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What's the difference between a leap and a growth spurt?
Growth spurts are physical spurts, leaps are mental ‘spurts’.
Leaps are related to brain development while growth spurts are periods of physical growth and weight gain. A baby may become fussier and clingy during both periods. Baby will likely cry more and needs
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My friend, who works in the early childhood, tells me that a leap is a developmental growth (mental and emotional) while a growth spurt is related to physical growth. But they share one thing in commo
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Is the baby trying to learn more about his or her environment and is fussier and sleeping lesser during the leap?
Yes, in the first phase of a leap, the fussy phase, all babies are more Clingy, Cranky and cry more. The sleeping pattern and eating pattern are disturbed. In the second and third phase of a leap, the
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Yes, I think it is largely due to the fact that they are learning new information and developing mentally which causes them to be fussier. It is a complicated process where they begin to comprehend a
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My baby is almost 6 months old and has been waking at midnight for the last 2 weeks, and taking up to 2 hours to get back to sleep again, getting very upset and screaming. Previously she would settle
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To be short: yes this is typical. Most kids get back to their normal sleeping pattern when this leap is made.
i realised my 3mths old baby is tending to keep twisting his body and stretches himself at this stage now, how can i encourage or teach my baby to learn how to flip successfully?
Baby’s gross motor skills all develop at different paces. So first of all, let your baby determine when he’s ready. Of course you can facilitate the process. Be sure to remove any obstacles that might
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I give my baby a help. I will help him turn and lay down for tummy time. No1, i let it naturally, hence everything is slow. No2, i give a helping hand, he is learning everything fast. Just be gen
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he will do so naturally. don't try anything. this is a learning phase. let him learn.