Your baby’s 42nd week
Watching the baby in the mirror is sure to be one of your little one’s favorite past times. You’ll be amazed at how he’ll entertain himself by simply staring at his own reflection.
His memory is steadily evolving now. He’s able to form mental images of familiar objects when they’re out of sight. Expect him to remember a favorite toy even after it’s been carefully put away. He’s mastering the concept of object permanence. That is, understanding that an object continues to exist even when it has been removed from his sight. Although it may take several weeks, or even months, for this concept to completely set in, you’ll notice his separation anxiety lessen as he realizes that you continue to exist when you have left him with another caregiver. He now knows that though you may depart momentarily, you’ll soon return.