What Your Baby Should Be Doing at 25 Weeks
Your 25 Week Old Baby
If you are breastfeeding and have decided to introduce the bottle, you are likely to encounter some trouble. Whether you are doing this as another form of feeding or if you are trying to wean from the breast, this process can feel overwhelming. Breastfeeding lets your baby feel closer to you and he has already gotten used to this.
There are a few things you can try to help make the transition easier. Try feeding him either on an empty stomach, or if that doesn't work, when he is almost full. Don't let him know this is a big deal. Act like it doesn't mean anything, and that it is just something new you are trying. Try letting someone else feed the baby his bottle. Babies tend to take a bottle better from someone other than their mother, especially since a baby's sense of smell is acute and he can smell breast milk, even if the breast is not exposed.
Week 25 Milestones
Your baby might be easily picking up small items or finger food like Cheerios to feed himself. Make sure you know what is within your baby's reach and watch him carefully. Don't let him pick up anything that shouldn't go in his mouth.
What Might Concern You at 25 Weeks
Are shoes good or bad for your child's feet? There are many opinions on this. There are hundreds of cute baby shoes on the market these days, and some outfits just need shoes to make them look "complete". There is nothing wrong with this on occasion.
However, having a baby in simple socks or barefoot as often as possible is helpful in helping him develop strength in his feet which will help the stability he displays when he takes his first steps.
Remember your baby's feet will grow quickly, so don't spend a lot of money on shoes when you buy them, and make sure you get breathable shoes for your baby. Stay away from the plastic.
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