What Your Baby Should Be Doing at 44 Weeks

Your 44 Week Old Baby

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Not only is your baby getting into things he should not be, but he is probably learning how to escape from places you would rather have him stay. Any cabinets, drawers and doors that are not secured are fair game and you can be sure that your baby will discover them.

Your baby will start to crawl, wiggle, and climb out of numerous situations. He may try to climb out of his crib, or scale baby gates. Diaper changes will become even more challenging. He will also try to escape from strollers, high chairs, and baby swings this month as well.

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Week 44 Milestones

As the month goes on you will notice your baby understanding more and more of what you say. It will become clear that your baby does know what you are talking about, and he will start responding appropriately, but only when he wants too. Questions and comments like, "Are you hungry?", and "Bring me that book." will be understood and responded to.

What Might Concern You at 44 Weeks


Has your baby taken a few steps but looks a little bowlegged? If you are concerned about this, have no fear. Most babies start out bowlegged and stay that way for a couple of years. The bones are not mature enough and the muscles are just not strong enough.

Overtime your babies legs and ankles will straighten out and even up. Your baby will be running and playing like other kids and will look exactly the same. If you are concerned, be sure to ask your doctor at the baby's next visit. He will be able to judge if the extent of your baby's bowlegged ness is more than what is normal for your baby's stage of development.

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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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