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Time for Baby to Talk

Time for Baby to Talk

Initially when a baby is born, the child only speaks in gibberish, making cooing sounds and mostly just crying. A baby as young as 6 months begins to utter small words such as ‘Mama’ which is extremely endearing, especially to the parents. Thereafter, from the age of 6 months to 18 months children start picking …

Introducing Solid Foods to Baby

Tips to Introduce Solid Foods to Your Baby

In my previous articles, I discussed breastfeeding a baby, and formula feeding as well. In this article, I will highlight the importance of introducing solid foods to your baby. Many first time mothers are apprehensive about when to start giving solid foods to the baby, which foods to introduce, how to introduce them and what …

Guidelines for Introduction of Solid Foods

Guidelines for Introduction of Solid Foods

Sometime between four and six months, your baby may be ready to have her first taste of solid food. It is believed that delaying the introduction of solid foods may be of benefit to babies. For example, it gives the gastrointestinal tract time to mature, it may help prevent future allergies from developing, and it …

Bottlefeeding and How to Prepare Infant Formula

Bottlefeeding and How to Prepare Infant Formula

Experts agree that breast milk is the most perfect food for babies. But if you choose to use infant formula, you can feel good knowing that iron-fortified formulas provide all the nutrition your baby needs during the first year of life. Bottle feeding offers another opportunity for you and other family members to comfort your …

Child Car Safety Tips

Child Car Safety tips

Your child should remain rear-facing until he reaches the maximum weight for his car seat, as long as the top of his head is below the top of the child safety seat back. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children should remain rear-facing as long as possible. For information on how to properly install …

What is Attachment Parenting?

What is Attachment Parenting?

Although it is still a controversial parental application, there is an important buzz around attachment parenting. More and more parents are opting to raise their young children by following the principles behind this theory – while it is becoming a popular option, there are still many families who haven’t heard of attachment parenting and are …

How to Soothe Your Baby’s Sore Gums

How to Soothe Your Baby’s Sore Gums

As my children grow and develop through the teething stage, I feel overwhelming compassion for the pain that they don’t understand and can’t alleviate on their own. I am, however, concerned about over-medicating my children, so I researched and used a few ways to help them through this time. 1. Stages of Teething The point …