Your baby 5 weeks old
ZP® - English, 21 maart 2019 14:03Laatste update op: 7 februari 2106 07:28
For the first few weeks, your baby cries without tears. Its tear-ducts still need to develop further.
This doesn't detract from the sorrow your baby feels when crying, so go ahead and comfort him or her.
The skeleton of a newborn has 270 bones and an adult skeleton has 206. Isn’t that extraordinary? Your baby will lose 92 independent bones and gain 28 others over the years. Upon birth, your baby does not have any hard wrist bones yet, and only two anklebones. An adult has eight. What’s also interesting to know is that your baby is born without kneecaps. They don’t develop until its second birthday.
You are probably getting accustomed to new life with your baby; you are starting to understand your baby a little and you can communicate a little with him or her.
Newborn babies have a few ways to communicate at their disposal and they use them well. It is a special moment when you start to recognize what your baby wants to say. The best known means of communication is crying.
You and your partner
You are gradually starting to get used to your new life, which is currently all about your baby. Still, it is important to have some time alone with your partner once in a while, just the two of you. Having a child can put a lot of strain on your relationship, so try to give your relationship the attention it deserves.