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Avent Express Bottle And Baby Food Warmer
Not necessary early: During the 50's & 60's when moms made their own cow milk based formula, it was important to feed solids to make up for the deficiencies of cow milk.Today the breast or commercial formula fed babies need no solids the first year. We have a need to teach them the different skills needed to feed solids & most are ready @ 6m when they start sitting with assistance. This is a good time to start. ...Read more
What type of bottle nipple should I get for my 7 weeks baby? She uses Phillips Avent bottles level 1 but I don't know when to start on level 2.
Delay until 6mo: Solid foods were once used to make up for deficiencies in home made milk formula used in the 50's to 80's.A return to breast FDG & modern formulas changed the value of solids from nutrition, to a pathway to teach baby to eat & transition to table foods.Waiting until 6m allows baby to sit & participate in a feeding, much as the will when older.Start with a few tablespoons as a paste. ...Read more
Around 6 months: Short answer: when an infant has enough upper body control to indicate hunger and satiety, has doubled his birth weight, & can push the food from the spoon to his throat.However, the american academy of pediatrics recommends breastfeeding as the sole source of nutrition till about 6 months & continuing till 12 months. See "nutrition:what every parent needs to know" on www.Aap.Org. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Around 6 months: Short answer: when an infant has enough upper body control to indicate hunger and satiety, has doubled his birth weight, & can push the food from the spoon to his throat.However, the american academy of pediatrics recommends breastfeeding as the sole source of nutrition till about 6 months & continuing till 12 months. See "nutrition:what every parent needs to know" on www.Aap.Org. ...Read more
4-6 months of age: Generally we prefer to wait until the infant is older before starting solids. Everything they need nutritionally is in breast milk or formula. When starting, begin with baby cereal and then move onto green/yellow veges. Avoid fruits for awhile as the tastebuds of an infant are very keen on sweets. Fruit intro before veges may lead to the child resisting the veges. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I wait until sitting: Studies of various populations show that breast milk alone supplies balanced nutrition for the first year +. Most early solid feeding pressure comes from the days babies were fed home made blends of boiled cow milk/karo & vitamins.At the time early supplements made sense, now they are overdone.Starting should focus on training baby to sit up & eat in preparation for his/her position at the table. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I bough a new formula dispenser and avent philips bottles, should I boiled them before use? Or soapy wash and boiled water is enought?
Boil them!: Don't take chances. After that, use the dishwasher. ...Read more
I am feeding my boy with avent philips bottles, he's 4 month&20 days old, on a bottle wrap is written 1+, should I change bottle nipples or? Harm?
Is it possible a portable heater could make my nursery a little too humid & warm, causing my babies to get sick more easily?
Unlikely : Heaters will actually dry out a room, not make it humid. Often, the humidity can drop 10% or more in a room with a heater compared to the rest of the house.A simple humidity gauge can help you monitor the situation. Many run on button batteries and can register rapid change in humidity.The preferred humidity within a kid space runs 40-45%.Above 50% you increase dust mites, below 30% they cough. ...Read more
What is the best way to clean an infant (1~12 month)? What I do now is take off her clothes first, then dip into a baby tub filled with warm water.
Bath time can be fun: You can put her in a partially reclining baby tub or other baby bath device (some even come with safety belts!), and using a baby or sensitive skin cleanser and a washcloth, bathe her all over, then rinse all over. Babies do fine with only a few baths each week. Make bath time fun by talking or singing to her entertaining her with bath toys. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My baby is two days old and he seems to be shivering and random times. I know that babies don't shiver to keep warm, should I be concerned?
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