From week 7, your baby enters leap 2, the world of patterns. Your baby could show the first signals of the leap between week 7 to week 10 after the due date. You have the greatest chance of your baby experiencing the fussy phase at around 8 weeks. After going through leap 2, your baby stops seeing the world as one big mishmash and starts to discover patterns.
The fussy phase leap 2: the 3 Cs
You can recognize the fussy phase of leap 2 by the fact your baby cries more, is clingier and crankier than normal. This fussy phase occurs between weeks 7 to 10. This phase of leap 2 won’t necessarily last the entire 3 weeks.
The fussy phase of the leap is not only difficult for your baby but also for you. By putting the start of the fussy phase in your calendar, you will be prepared for it. If you have our app, you can automatically put these notifications in your calendar and the leaps will never catch you off guard again.
Discover and stimulate your baby's mental developmentDownload now
You will notice that your baby starts placing “demands” on life. The calm he enjoyed so much until now is being increasingly replaced by a need for variation. He wants to see things from a different perspective, hear other things. Your baby is already getting bigger!
The skills phase of leap 2: the world is no longer a mishmash
Around weeks 9 to 10, there is a big chance you will see your little one’s new skills! Once your baby has taken the second leap, he no longer sees the world as one mishmash. He can distinguish fixed “patterns” in that mishmash. For example, he will start to discover his hands, stare at them and twist them around in fascination. Your baby will now lose some of the automatic reflexes he initially had and will start “consciously” feeling the things he does with his body. These movements will still look rather wooden, however. Did you know that in our app, beside this skill you can also find another 400 skills associated with the leaps?
You take this leap together
This leap will not only have a major effect on your baby’s life, but also on yours. In the coming time, you will be walking around your house a lot, discovering many little spots in your house that you have not really been that aware of before.That is precisely the wonderful thing about this leap. Through your baby and the lovely intensive contact you build up with him, you will also start noticing other things in daily life. Together, you can discover the whole world leap by leap!
A key to your baby’s personality
Some babies will mainly show their motor skills during the leap and others the speech and language skills. Every baby develops in his or her own way and decides for themselves what he or she wants to develop, And the best bit is that it says something about your baby’s (future) personality! Did you know that not only can you tick off the skills of the leap in our app, but you can also keep track of them in your personal diary?
If your curiosity has been sparked and you want to know all about the 10 leaps, the fussy phases, and all the accompanying skills, order the book or download the app now!