Understanding Your Child's Personality (month5_929)

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Understanding Your Child's Personality

5-6 Months

Now that you've had a few months to get to know your baby, you're probably noticing she has a personality all her own. The part of personality your baby was born with is called temperament. Research on temperament shows babies may differ in several ways:

Some babies eat, sleep, even mess their diapers at around the same times each day. Others never do things at the same times from one day to the next.

Some babies shy away from new things, while other babies seek them out.

Some babies won't take their formula if it isn't the right temperature and some babies can only sleep in their own cribs. Others seem to do fine wherever they are.

Some babies notice the tiniest change in their surroundings. Others can sleep through thunderstorms.

All these things together make up your baby's temperament.

If your baby is uneasy with change introduce new things slowly so she gets used to them and praise her when she accepts something new. Baby needs to learn how to adapt.

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