Your Baby Is 38 Weeks Old!
Somewhat total recall
By this point, baby’s recall memory is pretty well developed — he’s able to remember specific information, like where things are or what certain signs from you mean. His ability to remember experiences, though, still only extends back for a short time and won’t fully develop until age two or three (the same point at which language begins to significantly develop). The fun part: He can wave good-bye on command. The frustrating part: His insistence on opening his favorite drawer — the one you’ve said “no” to because of what’s inside (he hasn’t forgotten his curiosity).
[tip] Cut some of baby’s food into pieces he can handle himself while you feed him the rest with a spoon. He stays distracted and gets to practice his motor skills, you make sure he gets enough food in, and everyone winds up happy.
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All medical information reviewed by Dr. Paula Prezioso of Pediatric Associates in New York City
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