7 week old baby development

Your baby is slowly starting to interact more with the world around them and you’re both learning new things every day. As you near the two-month mark, we’re here to answer all the questions you have about your seven week old baby’s development.

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How should a 7-week-old baby be physically developing?

Your baby has likely grown almost two inches since entering the world and is starting to realise they can use their tiny limbs to do different things. Reaching out with their arms is a big step this week, as they may start grabbing onto things all around them.

They may have recently had a little growth spurt, or be in the midst of one right now, which means they are starting to look more and more like a little person. If they haven’t started to lift their head up when they’re on their tummy, now is the time to start encouraging it. Lay on the floor in front of them so they have something to look up at – this will help strengthen their neck muscles.