How manifest. From about 4 months, baby begins to suck hands, feet and toys. So he gets information about whether a hard object or a soft, rough or smooth, whether it can be eaten, because the child does not know how to ask questions.
In addition, between 4 and 7 months, infants begin to erupt teeth and gums itch badly.
What to do? Keep all potentially dangerous, especially small items where the crumb can not reach them.
When the baby begins to crawl, look at the interior from the height of the growth of the crumbs, or even better, crawl on the floor in a rattling way: you will immediately understand what kind of interference may occur in the way of the little traveler and what could be dangerous for him. At about 1.5 years old, the baby will stop dragging everything into his mouth.
How manifest. At 7 months, the baby may be afraid of even relatives, whom he rarely sees. If the stranger tries to take him in his arms, the crumb will protest loudly, or even weep.
There is an opinion that the child’s instinct for self-preservation is manifested in this way. For him, strangers are part of an unfamiliar environment from which he seeks protection.
What to do? In no case can not blame the child or even “scolding” for his fear.
Targeting to deal with such fears is also not worth it, they will weaken by themselves. This is a normal reaction associated with the stage of mental development. Just do not pass the child too quickly into the hands of strangers.
Let me first get used to a new person, make contact. By 14-15 months such fears will disappear and the baby will learn to communicate with strangers.
How manifest. At 7-9 months, the child has a new entertainment – to smear food in the face, on the table, in the hair, but just do not send it into the mouth.
The kid suddenly discovers that if you pat the porridge with a spoon, the spray will fly in all directions. The little one studies the properties of different products and the consistency of food – liquid, solid, mushy.
Moreover, for the present so few things are under his control, and in the game with food he dictates his own rules.
What to do? Suppress in yourself the desire to take away a spoon and quickly feed the crumbs, otherwise he may have the desire to learn to eat independently. Just gradually direct the baby’s spoon towards the mouth and do not pay attention to puddles of porridge and crumb.
Be sure to praise the baby! By 2 years old, he will start eating more carefully.
How manifest. By the age of 8-9 months, the baby already understands that mom is involved in his life more than his father.
Naturally, he will give preference to the one whom he sees more and with whom he communicates more actively.
What to do? If dad works a lot and sees little with the baby, he will need more time to develop his style of communication with the crumbs.
It makes no sense to be offended by the child who prefers mom, and show him his offense. It is better to try to devote each free minute to communication with him. Joint walks, swimming, games – this is the way out.
Mom should step back into the background and let her husband communicate with the child. Another tip: involve your dad in feeding, “walking” the baby, so that the little one will understand that the routine life is not just a mother.
How manifest. About 9 months, the baby may have trouble sleeping again, especially at night.
Paradox, but the less a baby sleeps during the day, the more likely it will be harder to lay him down and he will sleep badly at night. The causes of nighttime awakenings and crying can be some diseases, cutting teeth, neurological disorders, as well as a bad dream, which could have been crumbled.
After all, a small child does not know how to distinguish dreams from reality. And the reason may lie in the fact that in the near future the baby will learn to do something new for itself, for example, it will start to walk or talk.
Now he directs all his energy to the development of this skill, so there may be problems with sleep.
What to do? Pay attention to the mode of the day baby. He should sleep enough in the afternoon.
Continue to put him to bed, as usual, sing lullabies for the night, tell good fairy tales. It is very important to follow the usual bedtime rituals.
If the health of the child is all right, the habit of sleeping soundly at night will be back soon.
How manifest. If earlier, dropping the rattle, the baby thought that it had disappeared forever, then by 9-10 months he realizes that the toy exists even when he does not see it. And he begins to drop endlessly, that is, to “lose” various objects and is looking forward to when mom returns them.
At the same time, the baby establishes a causal relationship: I dropped it, my mother picked it up. But sometimes he abuses it.
What to do? The more actively you participate in this game, the more the child likes to have fun in this way.
As soon as you stop raising and returning the abandoned baby – the game will end, the interest of the crumbs will die out. If a baby starts dropping objects during a meal, it means that he is full and ready to proceed to the next item on the daily program.
In order not to bend over the “lost” toys every time, tie them on ribbons and show the child how to pull them to themselves.
How manifest. Between 10 and 12 months the baby is acutely experiencing even a brief separation from his mother.
After all, he already imagines her mentally, even when his mother is not with him. As soon as she disappears from his field of view, like a crumb, she thinks that separation is for a long time, and raises an indignant cry.
What to do? Leaving the room, continue to talk with the baby. Hearing your voice, he will understand that mom is near.
Returning, be sure to tell about it: “I came to you again, that’s great!” When you need to leave home, ask an adult who will stay with a crumb to come early so that the child can get used to the changes. Be sure to say goodbye to him, kiss him, ask him to wave the pen and tell him that he will be back soon.
Difficult partings can continue up to the kindergarten, but children who occasionally stay at home with someone other than their mother are more likely to experience separation.
How does it manifest itself? By the age of 9-12 months, the baby has mastered coups, crawling, and it is already boring for him to lie down while dressing or changing his diaper.
So he uses every minute to train his skills to pull up, roll over, get up on all fours. This is all the more interesting because every time the child opens the world from a different angle.
What to do? Try to distract him, and even better to dress the baby on the floor.
Thus, you will reduce the risk of injury when trying to crumble away from you. You can also try to change the baby on the run.