What Your Baby Should Be Doing at 10 Weeks

Your 10 Week Old Baby


Baby Week 10

Where does your baby sleep? Do you co-sleep, share your bed with your baby, or does your baby sleep in his own room in a crib? Many nursing moms choose to share their bed with their infant, or at least purchase a co-sleeper that attaches to the bed for their baby to sleep in. This makes accessibility much easier in the middle of the night.

Others have their baby in a nursery so that they can wake with their baby, feed, rock and talk to the baby during his waking hours. There is no right or a wrong answer. It is simply what you feel is best for you and your baby.

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Week 10 Milestones

At this point, if you put the back of a rattle up to your baby's finger tips, he can probably grasp it and hold on. He may shake the rattle to make noise, and laugh at the result. He might be able to hold his head steady when he is holding it up, instead of it bobbing up and down a bit.

What Might Concern You at 10 Weeks

Baby Week 10

SIDS. Every parent's worst nightmare is finding their baby in bed, not breathing. Sudden infant death syndrome is the unexplained death of a healthy infant during sleep. This normally occurs between the ages of 2 weeks and 12 months, although it has been known to happen occasionally later than that. There is no known cause for SIDS, which adds to the fear of many parents.

There are things you can do to give your baby a better chance at avoiding SIDS. Make sure your baby is always sleeping on his back. Also, remove all the soft bedding and blankets. Make sure your baby stays comfortable at night, but no extra heating, clothing or blankets. Avoid smoking in your home and around your baby, and don't allow others to smoke in your home. Many people will get a monitor so that they can hear their child's breathing.

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*Each child is different. Your baby may not progress the same as the information found here. The information here is based on the national average. It is not meant to be a replacement for any advice you may receive from your doctor. If you have any concerns about your baby, we advise you to contact your doctor.
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