What Your Baby Should Be Doing at 14 Weeks

Your 14 Week Old Baby


Baby Week 14

This is the beginning of your baby's fourth month of life. Hasn't time been flying! Now that you are settled into a routine, you need to start thinking of age appropriate toys that will help keep your baby entertained, as well as help him learn.

Most baby toys have age specifications on them, so make sure you are paying close attention to these. Good toys for babies this age would include rattles, crinkly toys, noise makers, toys they can hold with their hand, but are big enough they can't swallow them. Remember, anything that could fit through a toilet paper roll could be dangerous for your baby.

Keep toys away from your baby that are small, sharp, or have little pieces that may break off. Remember everything that makes it in your baby's hand will probably make it into his mouth at this point, so don't let him play with stuffed animals or other toys that have glued on eyes, noses, etc.

Photo of 14 week old Lailah submitted by Babies Online member Monique A.

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Week 14 Milestones

Most babies will be able to raise up on their arms by now, but don't get too excited. This is only half of the package needed for them to start crawling. Some babies that can move their upper body with their arms might actually learn how to do the "army crawl," where they use their arms to move themselves around the house.

What Might Concern You at 14 Weeks

Baby Week 14

Where did the wiggle worm come from!? For some reason, your baby just won't lay still now when you are trying to change his diaper or trying to get him dressed. You might be finding it hard to place your baby on his changing table, and accomplish the diaper change in in just a few seconds. The more frustrated you get, the more humorous your baby will probably find it.

Remember your baby is just learning and growing. At this point it is probably best to make sure you are using straps on your changing table, to keep the baby from falling off. If you do not have straps, try placing your baby in the middle of a large bed or on the floor when you are changing him. At least then if he is moving around, you know he won't fall off and get hurt. Never leave your baby alone and unattended while changing (or any other time) unless he is on the floor and can't get hurt.

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