My son will be 30 weeks on Friday and a week and a half ago he became super clingy and impossible to do anything around. Don’t get me wrong, I already know I have a very attentive baby who demands that his needs are met immediately (will be discussed in a future blog) but these past weeks, he freaks out when being placed in his crib for a nap as if I’ll never come back. I knew he just went through Leap 5 and the next Leap isn’t til May but out of curiosity I popped into my Wonder Weeks app. What do you know? Week 29 & 30 include fussy and irritable behavior due to baby learning about distance!
Before I was pregnant or had Baby Viking, I had no clue about spurts leaps or Wonder Weeks. Of course, I heard about it in one of my baby groups! The book was written by a Dutch couple and outlines the weeks babies go through the first 20 months of life which include sleep regressions and periods of fussiness. It offers parents insights to understand what is going on with your baby’s new skills.
I do not own the book but I do have the app on my phone. It cost a mere $1.99 but so worth it to get a better understanding of why my baby is impossible or suddenly can’t sleep through the night. The weeks are based off due date but I added both to my app and quickly realized Baby Viking was following along with his birthdate. Every. Single. Time. that he is impossible, after a few days I log into the app and go OH! We are going through something! I was so skeptical at first and just downloaded it almost to say yeah okay this is bologna but nope, it has helped so much! Also, after every wonder week he develops a new skill and my jaw just drops how helpful it is.
This is just one thing out of the millions that I’ve learned in the last half year and hope this book or app can help you get a bit of understanding of your little one!
Ps. Leap 4 and 5 were definitely the WORST!