Baby care

Feeding your newborn: Tips for new parents

Feeding your newborn: Tips for new parents

11:14, 23 November 2017

Feeding a newborn is a round-the-clock commitment. It's also an opportunity to begin forming a bond with the newest member of your family. Consider these tips for feeding a newborn.   1. Stick with breast milk or formula   Breast milk is the ideal food for babies...

If teething gels are dangerous, how can I relieve my baby’s teething pain?

If teething gels are dangerous, how can I relieve my baby’s teething pain?

12:56, 31 October 2017

I’ve heard I shouldn’t use teething gels. What else can I give my baby for the pain?   You’re right: Teething gels, which contain the topical anesthetic benzocaine, shouldn’t be used. These products can cause a rare and sometimes fatal condition called...

Caring for your baby’s fontanelle/soft spot

Caring for your baby’s fontanelle/soft spot

12:45, 31 October 2017

Here’s how to take care of the little soft spot on your baby’s head.   Your baby actually has four soft spots at the meeting places between the skull bones. The biggest is the anterior fontanelle on top and slightly to the front of the head, and the second biggest is...

Your baby at 12 months

Your baby at 12 months

18:24, 14 October 2017

Move baby, move Some babies may be walking confidently now, but plenty more aren’t: the average age for their first steps is around 13 months. And if your baby is a ‘bottom shuffler’ or a really fast crawler, they may be less interested in walking than a baby who never...

Your baby at 11 months

Your baby at 11 months

18:05, 14 October 2017

What, another cold? Your baby is probably meeting lots of new people now, especially if they’re at a nursery, but they haven’t yet developed immunity to common infections like colds and coughs. Sometimes, especially in the winter, it can seem like it’s one long...

Your baby at 10 months

Your baby at 10 months

18:05, 14 October 2017

Memory skills Your baby’s memory is getting better all the time. A few months ago every day was like a totally fresh start, but now they recognise lots of familiar faces (even relatives they haven’t seen for a month), they remember their toys, and can figure out they’re...

Your baby at 9 months

Your baby at 9 months

18:24, 14 October 2017

Cruising, crawling and sitting back down. Everything you can expect to see at this age.   Your baby might be cruising soon, standing up and moving while holding onto furniture. Learning to sit down afterwards is a whole other ball game – most babies find this much more...

Your baby at 8 months

Your baby at 8 months

18:24, 14 October 2017

Dropping and throwing   Your baby will be thrilled to discover they’ve now got much better control over their hands and fingers, so they can drop things for you to pick up and perhaps even throw things. You may be less thrilled. You may notice your baby cries or whimpers...

Your baby at 7 months

Your baby at 7 months

18:05, 14 October 2017

Look at my teeth   Watch out for your baby’s seemingly endless stream of dribble this month. Many babies cut their first teeth at this age, although it’s not unusual to have to wait a bit longer. A chilled teething ring can help soothe those sore gums. Some babies...

Tips To Increase Breast Milk Supply

Tips To Increase Breast Milk Supply

17:12, 27 September 2017

   Many times, mothers assume that the milk supply is low, when it is not. The best way to confirm that the baby is nursing well and you are producing enough milk is by keeping a constant check on the baby’s weight. If you suspect decrease in milk supply and want to increase...

25 Best Foods To Increase Breast Milk

25 Best Foods To Increase Breast Milk

19:48, 26 September 2017

As a nursing mother, you probably have tons of questions running through your mind. You are concerned about your little one’s health and growth, and want to do nothing less than the best. One of the most important questions that nursing moms have is what to eat during the feeding months...

Signs Your Baby Has Gas and How to Treat It

Signs Your Baby Has Gas and How to Treat It

12:18, 19 September 2017

Babies are naturally gassy, but you can take preventive measures to keep your little one comfortable. Find out how. New parents are often surprised at the big noises that come out of a small baby. In fact, newborns can be quite the audible orchestra and gas is often part of the repertoire....

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