Baby week 37

Your Baby Is 37 Weeks Old!

Baby's becoming more aware of what's going on when she's in an unfamiliar environment or with someone besides you or your partner -- good news in terms of cognitive development, but a little rougher in the separation anxiety department. Pack familiar toys, books, and security objects when you travel to help soothe and distract baby through the stress of a new environment. Sticking as close as possible to baby's normal routine will further smooth the adjustment.

Photo: Christine Sandrock of Simply Bloom Photography / The Bump

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> Nanny training basics?
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Growing up
It's time for baby's nine-month checkup! This appointment won't be too different from her previous visits -- the doc will measure baby's growth and perform simple tests to evaluate her development.

To-do:
> Prepare baby if you're changing daycares
> Help baby adjust to your coming and going
> Give baby a chance to self-soothe

[ tip ] If you're bottle feeding, limit baby's daily intake to 16 to 24 ounces of formula or breastmilk. If she still wants more to drink, offer water.

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All medical information reviewed by Dr. Paula Prezioso of Pediatric Associates in New York City

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