This is the age when you can’t go out of the room without your baby getting worried. It’s time to start playing a lot of peek-a-boo.
When you are a single parent, a large and active network is the best support. Building such a network doesn't need to be hard. Start here.
Ouch! Your nipples can really hurt during the first few days of breastfeeding. The word "tender" is a major understatement. And it's hardly surprising - your nipples are completely unprepared for their new role. But it will get better and the pain will pass.
At parent groups, there's room for celebration, laughing and sharing successes and frustrations over a cup of tea. In short, they can be sanity savers for new parents!
Babies under six months must not be exposed to the sun, at all. And don't use sun block until the baby is at least a year old. Babies should be put in the shade and kept out of the sun.
Home again - but with a newborn baby in tow. And perhaps not much is how you expected it to be. But don't worry - you'll learn and it will soon be great.
Here is some down-to-earth wisdom from Treasures (local adaption) mums .
A common question concerning breastfeeding is how long and how often mothers should breastfeed. Your baby will probably have very strong opinions on this, and it's wise to follow their lead.
Putting your baby on the breast sounds easy, but all mothers breastfeeding for the first time can do with some guidelines on the correct sucking technique and a comfortable breastfeeding position.
Take advantage of your baby’s chilled-out nature and book a quiet relaxing trip. It’s a great bonding experience for the whole family.
Colic is every parent's nightmare. It's rare, but that's not much of a comfort when you have a crying baby in your arms. Colic is really tough and you should not hesitate to ask for help from family and friends.
When it comes to dressing your baby, layers rule, along with clothes that breathe.