Once your baby is breathing fresh hospital air, all the info you need is right here – from the first steps of parenting, raising children, choosing baby gear, and all the tips you need.
By this age, babies experience a lot of discoveries. When it comes to curiosity, such as for a toy or new texture, let the baby familiarize himself with it. Just make sure that the things you are giving to your baby are safe and clean. The baby can now also turn to the direction of a voice, which is a delight for parents.
He is now also beginning to reach out for objects and smiles at times. This is the time when parents see how the babies can appreciate baby mobiles.
Parents do get excited when it comes to the toys of their kids. But it is not until the baby is 5-6 months when he can already pick his toys up.
By now, the baby can hold the rattle given to him. He is now beginning to strengthen his hand muscles so you can help him by gently tugging the rattle or the object that he is holding. Hand fascination is also common at this age, so you may see your baby looking and moving his fingers a lot.
When it comes to the sleeping pattern of the infant, a 3-month old baby can sleep for five to six hours straight, but he still cannot sleep throughout the night.
A regular routine before bedtime can help with the comfort of the infant. In the middle of the night, if the baby cries, try not to disturb or interact with the infant too much when you try to comfort him.…
Your baby is now 6 months old. Six months to go and she will already be a year old. Time flies fast when it comes to taking care of your baby, most especially because infants grow at a fast rate. When it comes to feeding your baby, by this time she is already having a mixed feeding with liquids and solid foods. There are babies who have just started having solid foods at this time. This has to be done in a gradual way, starting from mashed semi-solid foods to the soft foods the baby can tolerate.
For the liquids, which can be either breast milk or milk formula, the baby needs to have around 7-8 ounces of milk every 6 hours. For the whole day, the baby should have taken at least 23-24 ounces. For the solid food, the baby can have pureed or strained fruits and vegetables or baby cereals. If the baby eats baby cereals, start with 3-9 tablespoons of cereals divided into 2-3 feedings in a day. As for the pureed fruits and vegetables, start with a tablespoon of each and increase the amount gradually to ¼ to ½ cup divided to 2-3 feedings per day.
When it comes to feeding your baby, it is important to follow the right amount of foods or milk formula to be given. It is not good to either overfeed or underfeed your baby. Giving the right amount will ensure proper nutrition which is neither too much nor too less for your child.…
Newborns sleep a lot. They typically sleep for at least 16 hours a day. However, the sleep cycle of a newborn is shorter than that of the adults. The baby wakes after two to four hours of sleeping day or night. This happens during the first weeks of life. The irregular sleep of the newborn can be tiring for the parents, especially at night when the baby wakes up and you need to feed, change diapers or carry him.
New parents may have a hard time knowing if there really is a schedule for the newborn’s sleep. Unfortunately, at this time, the baby doesn’t have any sleep schedule.
The baby will start sleeping throughout the night by 3 months of age. But as of now, there is no set schedule. However, for the first five to six weeks, do not let a newborn sleep for more than 5 hours at a time. Remember that the newborn needs to feed at least every three to four hours.
The baby’s stomach is very small, which is the reason why they need to wake every now and then to have their tummies filled up. For premature babies, frequent feedings are needed, and parents should be advised that the baby should be waked for feeding.
When putting the baby to sleep, never leave the bottle propped in the infant’s mouth.
A lot of parents may say that this helps the infant sleep better, but it can actually lead to choking and ear infections. Always make sure that the environment is not too stimulating for the baby especially when he or she is asleep.…