Your baby’s 47th week
Your little one is beginning to understand certain trigger words and their associated cause and effect relationships. Though her comprehension is still limited, she’ll now anticipate the departure that is to follow when she hears you say “bye-bye.” When you’ve stepped out of the room and she begins to cry, the words “Mommy (or Daddy) is coming right back” may help to calm her as she forms a mental picture of her beloved parent. Expect her to still be upset when you try to leave her at daycare or with a trusted sitter. Although they’re a great advancement in the battle against separation anxiety, mental images of loving parents will never replace your warm embrace. Rest assured however, that her crying will most likely subside moments after you depart as she’s distracted by toys, games or other children.
During playtime, her interest will probably be peaked by stacking and nesting toys. She’ll also enjoy filling and emptying containers.