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Growth spurt baby: How the baby develops in the first year

Everyone who is allowed to accompany a baby within a year is always astonished at the developmental and growth spurts it makes during this time.

The small, helpless newborn baby has become a small child who has acquired many skills. It can crawl, it makes understandable sounds, it may already be able to walk, communicate with its parents and point out what it wants. It's a wonderful time for parents who look forward to each growth spurt with great joy.

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What happens during a growth spurt?

Supposedly the baby is growing faster? Not quite! A growth spurt doesn't just indicate that it's growing faster. If we talk about a growth spurt, we mean the developmental spurts. At certain intervals, the small human child undergoes certain developmental leaps. In the process, motor and cognitive development increases rapidly:

  • In the first 14 months of life, there are 8 growth spurts

    First growth spurt:

    From the 5th week. The baby perceives its environment more consciously. It gives you its first smile. It wakes up more often, its sense of hunger increases.

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    Second growth spurt:

    From the 8 week.The senses are strengthened. The baby can see the world in colors.

    Third growth spurt:

    From the 12th week. Communication with the baby increases. The voice helps him to do this. The baby's movements are becoming more confident.

    Fourth growth spurt:

    From the 19th week.The baby's growth increases rapidly, and the muscles grow along with it. The baby can lie stably on the stomach.

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    Fifth growth spurt:

    From the 26th week, the baby learns new sounds. It also learns to discover feelings for itself.

    Sixth growth spurt:

    From the 37th week. The sixth growth spurt focuses more on motor skills. The baby learns to crawl and explore its environment.

    Seventh growth spurt:

    At 46 weeks, the baby is already pulling himself up on objects. Motor skills in hands and feet continue to increase.

    Eighth growth spurt

    From the 55th week. The baby takes its first steps. It follows the actions of the other family members with great interest.

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    How do I recognize a growth spurt?

    If a new growth spurt is present, the baby often shows itself to be more weepy and more clingy. Without further ado, it reacts more sensitively to its environment. But also in the Essverhalten the development thrust makes itself felt.

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    Either it has increased hunger because its little body and muscles are growing strongly, or it spurns its favorite gruel because the feeling of hunger is simply not there. One time it has more hunger and then again less, this is nothing unusual.

    Sleep behavior is also affected by the 8 growth spurts, because the child sleeps more restlessly. It often demands all of the parent's attention before it embarks on the journey of dreams.

    When do growth spurts occur and how long do they last?

    The above information is merely an indication of time, a guideline, so to speak. Nevertheless, the individual growth spurts are quite individual, because each child sets its own pace of development. The time data are mean values of the statistics. Nothing more.

    How long such a thrust durates, is also from baby to baby quite individually. As a rule, such a push lasts for one week. In the process, the little human child shows itself to be much more affectionate and constantly seeks contact with mommy and daddy.

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    How can I help my baby with the growth spurt?

    The magic word is proximity. The baby needs more closeness during this time. This gives security and builds trust with the parents. From now on, they must learn to interpret their offspring's wishes even better.

    A harmonious coexistence now requires increased understanding and a lot of time together. Weepy phases are not uncommon there, a gentle caress, being taken in the arm, that helps.

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    Also, give your baby all the time in the world. It needs time to get used to the new situation that the growth spurt brings. A familiar environment and plenty of nest warmth are the most important things now.

    The baby's body growth in the first year

    The growth plays an important role for the child, so a healthy babygrows up to 25 cm in the first 12 months. It is about 2.5 cm per month from birth to the 6th month of life. From the 7th to the 12th month of life, 1.3 cm per month is reached. As much growth, as the little human child achieves in the first 12. months of her life, she will never achieve again in later life.

    Time marches on and the little adorable creature that was all helpless and small at the beginning of its life has become alively toddler who wants to discover the world for itself.

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    Many parents find it difficult to remember the beginning of their baby's being and in how small and fragile it actually was at birth. The adventure of growing bigger picked up speed too quickly and made the baby's development perfect.

    You often find it hard to imagine how tiny this little whirlwind once was. What was the reason for that? It's a very normal thing. Even parents can't always remember everything, time erases the memory or small parts of it. All the better if parents have the fitting memento at hand, which shows how it all began.

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    The personalized baby poster

    The personalized baby poster is made to capture a very special moment of life - the moment of the baby's birth. By means of the baby poster, a birth image on a scale of 1: 1 is shown. A poster matched to the little earthling, is a truly unique, which may henceforth decorate the walls. Because so small everything once found its beginning. The personalized baby poster gives it before.

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    Various design options of personalized baby poster

    In which design your baby is represented, that determines you. From many design suggestions you can choose and determine the position of your baby on the baby poster. 

    Is there a sibling? Then this may sometimes also immortalize on the baby poster, if there is no birth poster for this in the scale 1 : 1.

    Also with the colors you have the choice. 7 different colors are available for you to choose from. What may be the background color of the baby poster? White, gray, beige, rose, green, dark gray or blue?

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    The baby's date of birth is an important part of the baby poster. Equally important to many parents is that they can forever record the weight and height of their offspring. That's why this data is equally included on the birth poster at 1: 1 scale.

    The time of birth, a very striking time that henceforth turns life upside down. Nevertheless, it will be quickly forgotten if the matching memento on the wall does not remind. Thus, the time of birth - the birth time - may also be noted on the personalized baby poster.

    Create his own baby poster and the time so for ever can hold. Admire a formative event in life forever as wall decor action and know beautifully framed.

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    A poster that has your baby's name on it and makes its presence known on a high-quality paper is a piece of you. It makes you proud, it brings confidence in the future years together and it gives you an idea of how you felt back then, when the wish child saw the light of dayt. At that time your heart was filled with endless joy and this joy was omnipresent when you marvel at the birth poster in scale 1 to 1.

    Your life has given you a very special gift - your baby. But this will not remain small forever, so the special production in poster form should be used that you can hold your little miracle so forever.

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    Milestone cards: the first year documented

    In life, people document, write down, record. But what about the very important experiences in life? Are they written down or do they just get forgotten? Do you still know when your baby turned for thefirst time? Do you still know when it learned to sit? It smiled at you for the first time? They were very special moments of happiness.

    Yet a suitable date to it probably no longer exists? This is also nothing unusual, because even parents can not associate each of their experiences with a date. Only if they have the appropriate Milestone cards , they still succeed many years later. After all, the individual milestone cards record all the important progress and events of the little earthling.

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    What are milestone cards?

    You can use milestone cardsto document andkeep a record of your child's individual developmental and growth spurts forever.These cards accompany you through the first year of life and create impressive memories of a time that was filled with new impressions and new things learned.

    All that the baby has learned in the first 12 months of life, the milestone cards proudly reflect. What could the baby at 4 months, what could the baby at 8 months, the milestone cards show it and let you see how fast the development has progressed in the first year. The child's development can thus be accurately tracked.

    Many parents are particularly concerned about this. So the milestone cards are not just any cards for them, they reflect the most beautiful experiences in the first year of life with the child. The growth as well as the development can be traced so perfectly after many years. Because the milestone cards from the baby hold it firmly.

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    45 A6 size cards announce the child's progress and their advancement. The cards find themselves in a premium storage box that opens and closes magnetically

    With this, parents have their own little treasure chest, revealing the special moments in the first year of life with their child. A year of life that is colorful, highly interesting and mega exciting. So fast life progresses with a baby, what remains are milestone cards in their colorful design to remind.

    Milestone cards are thus no ordinary note cards. There is a little person who makes these cards very special note cards - your child.

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