Feeding the child between four and six months
Between four and six months, the infant can begin to take small amounts of solids in addition to breast milk or formula adapted.
- The right foods are rice porridge, mashed carrots or boiled potatoes, grated apple, mashed banana, and apple juice.
- The introduction of new foods into the infant’s diet should be done gradually to allow your digestive system time to adjust. The size of a teaspoon is enough the first time. You can then gradually increase to three or four tablespoons. If the child is hungry may not want to try a new food, so sometimes it is best to breastfeed before trying a new food. Always leave a few days after introducing a new food before introducing the next. Read the rest of this entry »
The child’s growth depends on his power
All children need love, caresses, care, rest and good food to feel comfortable and happy. No two children are alike and their needs are not the same. Each is a different person, and when a new human being comes into the world, we must strive to meet this new person.
At first it may be difficult to interpret the messages that conveys the newborn, but will gradually be easier. Often, these messages are related to feelings of hunger and thirst, but the child may want something completely different. It is important to note that no child is behaving exactly like what they tell us the books. Each child is different.
When should you start your child to take solid foods?
During the first four months of life, infants need only breast milk or adapted formulas. Foods other than milk are unnecessary and can be dangerous at this age. Read the rest of this entry »
Many new parents wonder if they should use disposable nappies or if they should purchase reusable cloth nappies. This decision is a personal one, and parents should take their lifestyle into account when making this choice. For many parents, the environmental benefits of disposable nappies outweigh the convenience of being able to throw away the dirty nappy. Other parents are more concerned about which type of nappy is more comfortable for their child. Although every baby is different, some parents find that reusable cloth nappies are usually more comfortable for their infant than plastic disposable nappies. The cloth of reusable nappies is gentle on a baby’s skin. Most babies do just fine with either type of nappy.
Additionally, many parents report that when they use reusable nappies for each nappy change, their baby is less likely to suffer from nappy rash. Some people believe this is because of the chemicals in disposable nappies. Other people believe that cloth nappies cause fewer rashes because they allow for more airflow to a baby’s skin. A baby with nappy rash is not a happy baby. If your baby keeps getting rashes, you might want to give cloth nappies a try to see if they reduce the frequency of your baby’s rashes.
For some families, the ideal solution is a combination of both disposable nappies and cloth nappies. They use the cloth nappies most of the time, but use disposable nappies when they are away from the house. If you are thinking about purchasing reusable nappies, keep in mind that many childcare centers do not support the use of cloth nappies, due to the difficultly of storing dirty cloth nappies all day. Make sure that your daycare center or childcare provider is willing to use cloth nappies before you invest in an expensive set of cloth nappies.