Signs of Growth Spurts
Signs of growth spurts first 1-3 of weeks shortly after the birth, and 6-8 weeks next. After that, you can expect that in three months, six months, and nine months of the baby signs of growth.
The first sign of a growth spurt in babies is their frequent feeding. Your baby may appear to be hungry all the time and you find yourself nursing it more than often.
The mother needs to also remember that the more the baby feeds; more will be the stimulation for the milk production so as to match the increasing appetite of the baby. In case of slightly older babies along with the breast milk they will also want to increase their intake of solid foods that they have been introduced to.
Another one of the baby growth spurt signs is that the baby will end up sleeping for longer hours. In such cases the baby should not to woken up to be fed. This is because that the baby is growing as he is sleeping and the right amount of physical development will occur only if the baby gets adequate sleep.
Handling Growth Spurts
A parent needs to know how to manage these developmental stages as they play a crucial role. You need to take care of yourself as well during this period.
Since the baby is continuously feeding you need to ensure that he gets all the essential nutrients that are required for the proper functioning of the body system. Ample rest is also important for a child undergoing growth spurts.
Growth spurts in infants is constant and necessary part of the body and mature, should be regarded as a milestone.