Once your baby is enjoying their first solid foods three times a day, start to increase the amount and introduce variety. The consistency should still be mashed / pureed.
For breakfast my whole family has always started off with Baby rice cereal, Ready Brek or Weetabix.
For lunch / dinner vegetables are the perfect food to introduce as your babies first solid food for baby, veggies are both nutritious and easy to digest. Some parents prefer to introduce vegetables before fruits, if your baby gets used to the natural sweetness of fruits first, they might not be so willing to accept vegetables later.
Once your baby is enjoying these vegetables and fruits, how about veggies and fruits together for some unique and surprisingly delicious flavours, apples and carrots are wonderful together, taste for yourself and see! We also recommend apples or bananas with sweet potato, they taste great together.
All families have days when life is so hectic that they open a jar of baby food for convenience, don’t worry, it will do your baby no harm and can save you the stress of quickly trying to prepare food for a hungry, crying baby. However, commercial baby foods are not ideal to give your baby on a regular basis, reports have shown that added water and thickeners are used to bulk out the contents of jars and cans. Some meat based baby foods may contain as little as 20 percent [...]
Get all your diaper items together.
- Clean Diaper
- Clean cloth to lay your baby on.
- Clean washcloth with warm water, do not use diaper wipes until your baby is at least 6 weeks old even then i wouldn’t suggest using them.
- Dry, clean towel.
- Cornstarch, in hot weather.
You ask what SBS is? It is called Shaken Baby Syndrome. It is when a child’s brain and body are injured when a baby is shaken done by a caregiver, a mother or father when they get upset with a crying baby and they lose control or stresses and shakes the baby. Most cases show that a baby is shaken by the father or a mother’s boyfriend.
Shaking Baby Syndrome Causes:
Learning and Behavior Problems
To Prevent these injuries never shake a child and make sure your other children or younger children around your baby know this. Always support your baby’s head and neck when holding your them. Always be gentle with your baby’s head.
Signs and Symptoms of Shaken Baby Syndrome:
Blood spots in eyes
Poor muscle tone
What you can do to make your baby stop crying? Well all babies do alot of crying the first few months of life but that does not mean that they are being bad. Sometimes babies just need to cry, they have no other way of communicating.
Here are some tips:
Check to see if they need a diaper change.
Check to see if they are too hot or too cold, or are hungry, feed your baby slowly and burp often.
Rock your baby.
Give your baby a pacifier or let your baby breastfeed.
Play soft music, sing or [...]
Establishing a sleep time routine is essential for making bedtime tear free. Even as adults we know that if we have a daily routine that our day seems like stressed and chaoatic, children also adapt better to bedtime if its done in the same manner each night, here are a few tips to help you make bedtime a stress free time with no tears.
Establish a routine, it can be any of the following or a combination of them all…
- Having an evening time bath
- Getting into pajamas
The sleepier your baby is when you put them down, the better your chances of having your little one stay asleep. Turn the lights out (leave a night light one), pat your baby on the bacck, say goodnight and leave, start as you mean to continue.
If your baby cries, go back in, rub their back until they settle down, say goodnight again, and then leave.
Avoid roughhousing or any other stimulating play right before bedtime, a lot of light in the room, having the TV blaring, and letting your baby fall asleep nursing or sucking on the bottle.