Monthly Archives: January 2016

Healthy nutrition for your baby

Just like adults, babies require vitamins, nutrients and minerals if they are grow up to be healthy. Now since they obviously can’t purchase or prepare food for themselves, it is up to their parents to decide what they eat and prepare nutritious meals for them.

As a first-time parent, you will obviously have a number of questions in your head regarding the organic and commercial foods you can feed your child. You no longer have to worry about anything. This article is the perfect guide and will provide you with numerous tips on selecting and preparing the appropriate food for your babies.

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Every baby, irrespective of how old they are, deserves foods that are healthy, nutritious & rich in vitamins and minerals. The milk they get through breastfeeding is very important for sure but there will come a time when they will also begin eating soft foods. Remember that babies are only supposed to be breastfed till they are 2 years old. After this you need to start introducing them to baby foods. Take the advice of your pediatrician while determining the healthy, supplementary foods you can give to your baby. Good and healthy nutrition is very important to the overall development of the brain & immune system of babies. Apart from minerals, calcium and vitamins that they get from milk, there are certain other foods which they require for additional minerals, antioxidants and vitamins. Continue reading

Great learning activities for your baby

Everyone would want their kids to be geniuses, right? But this doesn’t mean you can take out the quantum physics textbooks just a few months after they are born. As a parent, you do have an important role to play in the development of your baby’s brain.

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Something as simple as engaging with them positively on a daily basis can help develop their problem solving skills, language and emotional IQ. But you can’t make this like school. You can’t try too hard. It has to be fun. Here are a few simple activities for you to try out:

1. Try narrating your entire day to your baby. This may make it easier for your baby to pair words with the things around. Speak slowly and simply using high-pitched speech. Don’t feel embarrassed talking to yourself. Babies start understanding most of what is being said months before they begin talking.

2. If you are going for a walk with your baby it is important that you help them take in everything that is around. If you hear a dog barking, try to make the baby associate the sound with the dog. If it starts to rain, let the baby feel the first few drops of rain on their face and then describe the rain to them. This can go a long way in developing physical sensations. Continue reading