You are halfway through your pregnancy, 20 weeks marks the midpoint. Remember, pregnancy is counted as 40 weeks from the beginning of your last period if you go full term. Baby now weighes about 11 the baby’s development in week 19 and is roughly 7 inches long.
Baby is 17cm long crown to rump, and weighs about 310 grams. The baby can hear and recognize the mother’s voice. The mother will probably start feeling the first fetal movements. The toenails and fingernails are growing. The growth of hair on the rest of the body has started. The heart can now be heard with a stethoscope. Your baby now weighes about 11 ounces and at roughly 7 inches long they are filling up more and more of the womb.
Though still small and fragile, the baby is growing rapidly and could possibly survive if born at this stage. After that, they are measured from head to heel. This is because a baby’s legs are curled up against the torso during the first half of pregnancy and very hard to measure. It is not intended to replace medical advice from your physician, doctor or health care professional.
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Read on to find out more about your baby’s sight, touch and starting to wean your baby. Stranger anxiety is normal from this age. Stimulating their sense of touch is great practice for weaning when they are trying differently textured foods and will also help their curiosity and attention span. Your baby’s motor skills developments at six months old Speech Talking to baby is a key part of their language development. Count the stairs as you climb, show them the leaves on the trees and give everything around you a name. To move or not to move?
Some babies choose to commando crawl across the room on their arms, others roll about, and some shuffle on their bottoms. Whatever method your baby chooses to take is normal, so don’t worry. However, the more tummy time your baby has, the stronger their arms and legs will be and the easier they may find moving. Some babies will take off at six months, others won’t move until 10 months and some will skip crawling all together.
Other 6 month old developments Weaning From 6 months old you may be thinking about start to wean your baby onto solids. This is an exciting time for your baby as they learn to try new tastes, textures and even colours of food. It’s an important time for both you and your baby and is a great bonding experience as they learn and experiment with their food. View our range of feeding accessories and highchairs at Bounty Boutique. Many become clingy and anxious around people and may cry if anyone but you comes near. Show him pictures of animals in a book and make all the noises, one by one. Your baby needs plenty of stimulation but don’t think you have to be madly waving toys and making realistic animal noises all day long.