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But if your child rejects your attempts at giving her solid food, then maybe she is not ready. Not as yet. Try to give her some solids again, after an interval.
Your 18-week old will recognize familiar faces now. She can distinguish between faces she knows and the ones she doesn?, and when it comes to strangers, she is sure to turn away.
Yes, your little 18-week old is turning savvier, day by day!
Do not panic if your little one is not gaining weight by leaps and bounds. An infant? growth chart is marked by spikes. And it? also not practical to keep getting her weighed on scales every now and then. Unless there is a serious drop in the weight, at which time you should be taking her immediately to the doctor, the best thing to do is to weigh her before she starts going to school. It would be in the natural course of things to use your instincts and of course, some natural rule of thumb.
To calm yourself during the day, take a quick break off from all that routine every now and then. Get some moments off, to re-balance your body and mind with some quick yoga or meditation, what we call ?top-lightmeditation. This meditation is quick and gets over in a jiffy- as fast as when you are at a traffic signal, and waiting for the lights to change from red to yellow to green! Sit comfortably, inhale to a count of 4, wait for a count of 4, exhale to a count of 6, and wait again for a count of 2! Do this for as long as you can. Even 5 minutes of this is sure to relax, soothe, calm and get you ready for all the action again!