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Infant Development: Parenting Tips to Boost Your Baby’s Health:

Make sure your baby is healthy through these tips
By Expert Tips
Date: October 02 2023
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Parenting might be stressful for unprepared parents. Psychologists recommend reading information about newborns, toddlers, and teenagers, but the Internet overwhelms us with information. That is why we have prepared several tips for you to know how to help your baby thrive and boost its health.

Start with Breast Milk or Top-quality Formula

The first six months of a baby’s life are the basis for the formation of some habits like bedtime routine and eating regime. Their organism adapts to the environment after birth, so it needs healthy food to thrive. Pediatricians recommend either exclusive breastfeeding or proper baby formula feeding. 

If a mother breastfeeds, she needs to keep to a diet that excludes alcohol, excessive doses of caffeine, nicotine, and most medicines. These substances penetrate breast milk, and they hurt a baby’s vulnerable organism. 

If you cannot breastfeed, you must choose a good-quality baby formula. It must be without chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, hormones, sugar, and GMOs. Besides, you should select the formula that suits your baby. While one baby can be OK with any formula type, another baby needs only organic hypoallergenic formula to get the required nutrients without adverse effects. 

Provide Healthy Nutrition 

A 6-month-old baby starts learning the world of solid foods with the help of parents. Your job is to provide the required variety and make each piece of food safe. 

The variety allows your baby to get acquainted with all fruits, vegetables, cereals, and berries. It is better to avoid sugary products and salt to develop healthy eating habits. Salt must be introduced when a baby is 1 year old.

Safe pieces let kids enjoy meals and learn new tastes without the risk of choking. Traditionally, nutritionists call it “finger food” to give a hint of the required size and shape. Speaking about products that should be processed, it is better to provide blended, mashed, or soft food to guarantee meal safety.

Create a Secure and Healthy Environment

You should make the living environment safe for your baby. Safety includes the following things:

  • natural clothes

  • healthy snacks

  • natural topicals

  • body care things of high quality 

  • fresh air

Natural clothing lets air in and out, so a baby does not feel hot and sweaty. Healthy snacks do not contain sugar and artificial ingredients, so they provide a baby with the needed nutrients without harm to health. Natural topicals cure dry or irritated skin, and body care things let you keep your baby clean without allergic reactions. Spending time in the fresh air is a source of oxygen and prevention of respiratory diseases or faster recovery during medical therapies.

Play Games for Proper Development

Kids learn the world through gaming. Newborns require specific toys, while toddlers express their feelings and emotions through role games. Read more books about the required milestones for each month of a baby’s life and supply your kid with the needed toys for physical and mental development.

Consult a Good Health Advisor

A skillful health expert is a must on your tip list. Only a professional can tell you what vitamins and minerals your baby needs, what formula to choose, and how to manage various infections without harm to a baby.

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