What Your Baby Should Be Doing at 29 Weeks
Your 29 Week Old Baby
Your baby probably already has his first couple of teeth, with many more to come over the next 18 months. Each new tooth is a big deal for both you and your baby because they give a little bit more creativity to your baby's diet.
Some baby teeth might appear to be growing in slightly crooked, which can be a concern for some parents. However, crooked baby teeth don't have any bearing on the future shape of the adult teeth that your baby will start getting when he is five or six, so they shouldn't be a concern now. By the time he gets all of his baby teeth, normally by the age of two, much of the crookedness could have straightened itself out on its own.
Week 29 Milestones
Babies emulate what they see, so you might start seeing your baby wave at you and at strangers as you walk down the street. Not only is this cute, but it is a new way that your baby can communicate.
What Might Concern You at 29 Weeks
Babies get sick, just like adults. It can be a bit scary for adults when their babies get sick. Seeing your baby with his little body, fighting a bad cold or not able to hold anything down, can send a parent straight to the phone to call the doctors office.
However, before you burn out the numbers on the telephone, there are some things you can try at home to help your baby feel better. First, take your babies temperature to see how high it is. If you feel it is very high, be sure to call the doctors office to get the nurses advice before you do anything at home.
If you stay home, try to keep your babies nose clear with a bulb. Offer cold foods if your baby is willing to eat, and cold liquids as the cool will help their throat feel better. After checking with your doctor to see what is safe for your baby, there are several over the counter cold medications that might help your baby feel better.
If your baby is having problems keeping food down, or in for that matter, a diet of plain foods and white grape juice may be in order. White grape juice has been shown to have fewer sugars and be easier on your babies belly than the purple grape juice, and the normal apple and pear juice you give your baby. Try to feed your baby the BRAT diet which consists of bananas, rice (cereal), applesauce, and toast (only if your baby can successfully gum the bread), but steer clear of any of these foods if they pose an allergy risk. If your baby refuses to eat, don't force the matter. When your baby starts to feel better, he will start to want to eat a bit more.
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