During infancy, babies undergo a lot of changes pretty fast. Just when a parent feels the baby is getting used to one pattern, everything changes. Most of these changes are accompanied with growth spurts. Parents are not prepared for such changes and may need some help in understanding that such changes are in fact, normal and absolutely healthy.
Every baby is different from the other. It is unfair to assume that they will all grow at the same rate. They do not come with calendars or clocks; so it in all likelihood their growth rate may differ from the standard charts. But that does not mean that it is a sign of abnormality.
In general, baby growth spurts occur during the following periods:
You will notice these key signs in a growth spurt.
Growth spurts are a normal, physiological phenomenon and should not worry you. However, if parents are noticing these baby spurt signs, but they are persisting for days and weeks, other factors are to blame. Babies can present with changed eating and sleeping patterns when they are under stress or getting sick. It is important to consult a paediatrician to understand whether these symptoms are due to a growth spurt or not, to ensure that your baby remains heathy.
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