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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you're not producing enough breast milk, there's only one solution; feed more - and then some more. So cuddle up on the sofa, put your baby to your breast, retreat from the world (as much as possible) and breastfeed.
You might find it hard to believe, but you're very likely to develop an interest in poo - your baby's poo to be precise. Poo can tell us a lot about a baby's general state of health and wellbeing.
Thrush is a fungal infection of the mouth which many small babies get. It looks like a whitish coating. Thrush doesn't hurt, but can disturb your baby when he or she is feeding. But if you get it, it can hurt a lot.
It begins with small portions of puréed food. The next step is chewing on more solid food, until eventually, you and your child are eating the same food.