- 4-6 month baby feeding:
The amount of food intake varies greatly among children aged 4-6 months, I still hope to insist on exclusive breastfeeding at this time. If artificial feeding, the average child can eat enough for 150 ml per meal, while some children with fast growth will obviously have more milk than children of the same age. It is not enough to eat 200 ml at a time. Some have to add cake powder. When the child can eat some porridge, the amount of milk can be reduced a little, but such a child should still use milk as the main food.
In addition to breastfeeding, in this period ,children should gradually increase the amount of semi-liquid food in preparation for eating solid food in the future. As the baby grows with age, the digestive enzymes secreted in the stomach increase. Some starchy semi-liquid foods can be eaten. Start with 1-2 spoons and gradually increase. Don’t feed if the child doesn’t like it. Don’t force him. When you increase the food such as rice porridge, you can stop feeding the cake powder. In order to supplement the body’s vitamin C, in addition to continue to give children to eat fruit juice and fresh vegetable water, you can also do some vegetable puree and fruit puree to feed the child. In the process of adding complementary food, it is necessary to pay attention to whether the child’s stool is normal and whether there is any unsuitable condition. The added amount should not be too much each time, so that the child’s digestive system gradually adapts.
Feeding time can be fed at 6:00, 10:00, 14:00, 18:00, 22:00, and fresh fruit juice between feedings. Calcium tablets can be fed 3 times a day, 2 tablets each time. Cod liver oil is fed twice a day, 2 to 3 drops each time.
Method of making complementary food:
- Watermelon paste: Remove the watermelon and crush it in a container with a small spoon. There is a diuretic effect in summer.
- Banana porridge：Take the appropriate amount of bananas and milk, put them in a pot, cook while stirring, and become banana porridge. Add a little honey after turning off the heat. This is especially true for children with constipation.
- Pear sauce：The pears are washed and peeled, cut into thin slices, boiled with a proper amount of rock sugar and water, boiled into a paste, and ground into a mud. For coughing children have a certain effect.
- Orange paste: Remove the orange petals from the endothelium and nucleus, place in a container, and add a little honey to stir. The content of vitamin C is high.
- 4-6 month baby’s body development
The baby’s body is getting stronger and stronger in 4 months. The average weight of the boys is 7.4 kg, the average girls is 6.9 kg, the average height of the boys is 65.1 cm, and the average girls is 63.5 cm. The rapid growth of 3 months ago has gradually stabilized, and the daily weight gain is about 17 grams, and the baby development is relatively stable. He can use his forearm to support his head, and his upper limps can support his upper body. The small hand can hold the things around and will hold the small toy handed over. Seeing what he like will move and want to catch. The head can be balanced when hung up and can be flipped from the supine position to the lateral position.
The growth rate of five months is getting slower and slower. The average weight of boys is 7.8 kg, the average girls is 7.3 kg, the average height of boyd is 66.7 cm, and the average girls is 65.2 cm. The daily weight gain is about 13 grams, and the amount is increasing less and less. He can more skillfully turn from the supine position to the lateral position, then to the prone position, he can sit on parents’ legs ,he will put things in his mouth.
The average weight of 6 months is 8.2 kg for boys and 7.7 kg for girls. The average height of boys is 68.2 cm, and the average girls is 66.6 cm. The weight gain is equivalent to 5 months, about 13 grams per day, but it will vary depending on your baby’s condition. Baby develops rapidly in 4-6 months. He can hold his hand forward and sit alone for a while. When he stands up, his legs will do the jumping action. He will hold the things with both hands at the same time. There will be a hand change, knock, pinch, etc., which will shake the sounding toy.
- 4-6 month baby brain development:
When the baby grows for 4-6 months, he begins to have a clear understanding of himself. During this time, the child’s brain is the most sensitive and fastest growing period, and the brain is of the most demanding period for stimulation and learning. It is called “early window” of development.4 months of babies, with a relatively complete visual function, he can look at distant objects and begin to visually reflect. Will pay attention to himself in the mirror.
The 5-month-old baby begins to recognize the person and recognize the mother, can hear the mother’s voice and express happiness. Start to recognize stranger , do not like to let the stranger hold, he can make some simple monosyllables. The scope of visual attention has expanded, and he will pay attention to things he often use, such as small spoons, bottles, and so on. Can do simple games, such as looking at mirrors, hiding cats, etc.
6 months old baby will unconsciously issue “Dad”, “Mom” and other sounds. It also emits more complex sounds, such as “a”, “o”, “e”, “i”, “u”, etc., which will express different reactions with different sounds. Start to feel different emotions, crying when he can’t get what he wants. It will show strange and unpleasant reactions to strangers.
What should parents do?
Language training: Language is a tool for human interaction and a tool for expressing personal thought. It is a peculiar psychological phenomenon of human beings. Language development is divided into three aspects: pronunciation, feeling and understanding, and expression. 4-6 months of babies mainly learn pronunciation and understand words. In daily life, speak to baby, induces and strengthens the baby to make meaningful sounds, and can also promote the baby’s understanding of the language by singing children’s songs.
Cognition and interaction training: Your baby’s cognitive and communication skills are developed through games and daily life. The smart father and mother know how to grasp the characteristics of the baby’s monthly age, grasp the “early window” of brain development, choose the right venue, the right toy, the appropriate early education game, and choose the appropriate early education method. “Parent-child early education” can promote children’s all-round development, enhance parent-child relationship, develop potential and cultivate a good personality of the baby. Parents should maintain a happy mood, control the speed of playing with 4-6 months old baby, choose a suitable toy for 4-6 months old baby to play with the baby, let the baby learn to play.