Category Archives: Kids

12Jun/15

Stranger Danger: Useful Tips

It’s funny how you could be at some random place and someone starts taking pictures of a child just because they are “cute”.. I find that rather odd and discomforting. My sister, who has 2 mixed full blown American blood girls, is baffled how people can just approach her daughter and stroke her blonde hair and look deep into her blue eyes. Some even approach her eldest daughter asking to take pictures with her because she’s so pretty. That’s really flattering but to many people, it’s just plain dodgy.

Us Malaysians can be/are very friendly. It’s great how friendly people can be and honestly, it’s really uplifting. The only problem many people have is that we tend to get a little too friendly, like the above mentioned.

For me, I usually don’t say much about it as my line of industry requires the picture taking, the hand shaking, the smiling, etc, etc.

Question is, how friendly is too friendly?

From a flyer I had just recently picked up at PPBM, there were some great tips and insights.

The following are some very useful tips you could use to protect your child from stranger danger including a couple of tips of my own…

  • Establish a close and open relationship with your child at an early age, this will make it easier for them to ask you for help and builder their self-esteem.
  • Empower your child with honest and factual information about their body and let them know what is and isn’t appropriate touching.
  • Teach your child what everyone’s private areas (covered by their swimsuit) are just for themselves and no one should try touch them.
  • Most child abuse and abduction cases are by someone the child knows – teach your child to say NO if they ever feel uncomfortable around anyone.
  • Never force a child to hug or kiss a relative if they don’t want to. it’s ok to say no if they feel uncomfortable, they don’t need to be polite.
  • Establish a “no secrets” rule in your family, especially if something makes your child feel nervous, scared or they don’t have that “uh-oh” feeling.
  • give your child the names (and phone numbers) of at least 3 trusted adults ho they can always confide in, especially if you’re not available.
  • Teach your children to never go anywhere with an adult they don’t know, and if they become lost, go to a mother with children or to STOP and yell for help.
  • Never leave your child with a person you don’t trust.
  • Create a secret password between you and your children. if ever a stranger approaches your child, have your child ask the stranger for the password.

Educating your child to be wary of strangers at a very young age is always best. Personally, I try to remind my daughter on the do’s and don’ts before we get out of the car to carry on our day. Another thing I try to do is teach her how to protect herself if ever, God forbid, anything happened to her and that’s to kick punch and hit the person in between the legs, bite as hard as she can and even poke the persons eyes, not to forget, scream! I also remind her never to approach people who give sweets or who are walking their pets.

04Jun/15

“Window Painting”

Kids love to play with paint, make a mess and they also love to draw on the walls… How about mashing all that together and keep the mess aside! HOW? By keeping all in a bag! Can’t remember where i saw this idea but its pretty simple and would have your littles entertained for a bit and you only need 3 things!!

1. Paints
2. Medium size Ziploc Bags
3. Masking Tape

It’s pretty fool-proof to do this project. Your littles could help you out too!

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First you get your paints.

I find these paints pretty good they are also pretty cheap. Got these ones for RM3.70 a bottle. We use them for painting with both brushes and finger painting. Washes off pretty easy too. Dunno about on walls, carpets and couches though… eeeeekkk..

Next, you get your Ziploc bag ready. 20150604_143548

Any sort of ziplock is fine and long as it locks up coz if you use any sort of bag, you’re done with and the littles might as well paint on the windows.. LOL

 

20150604_143559Fill in about 2 table spoons of paint into each bag. Let out almost all the air out of the bag and zip it up.

 

 

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Finally, get your masking tape and tape each paint filled bag onto a window or sliding window.

 

 

 

And viola! It’s done! This may seem a bit messy but it was a spur of the moment kinda thing but I hope, if you give it a try, your littles will enjoy it. Mine certainly do.

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11Feb/15

How to handle lying preschoolers

Naturally, as a parent, you’d get pretty upset when you catch you’re preschooler telling a lie. You wonder what you had done wrong as a parent for this to even happen. Don’t be too hard on yourself and especially to your preschooler about this. Lying and untruthfulness is developmentally normal for a preschooler. And that means that every parent goes through it.

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When children break something, spill drinks and even hurt people accidentally, it is only natural for them to deny the fact they had actually did it because in actual fact, they never really wanted for it to happen in the first place and also, they don’t want to get in trouble for it. Best way to deal with these incidents is to disregard the fact that they had told the lie and focus on how to fix the problem. For instance, if your child spills her drink and denies it, don’t go crazy over her lying about, just grab a cloth and ask her (nicely) to help you clean it up.

However, if your child does mess up and actually admits it, be sure to praise him for his honesty. If this is practiced, it will encourage him to always tell the truth as he grows older.

Bare in mind, there is a difference between lying and making up imaginary stories. She might tell you that she was outside and she had found some dinosaur eggs and the little baby dinosaurs are inside and they can’t find their mummy and the eggs need to be put in a nest to keep warm so that they can hatch. Unless it is wrong and hurtful towards others, stories like these are practically innocent. In fact, stories like these are great for your childs’ mental development. To encourage your child even more, try asking her for more details of the story, maybe she found some rocks she is pretending to be the “eggs”, try have her draw what the baby dinosaur may look like, what their mummy looks like, where do they live? Activities like these help with expanding their imagination and also helps with their critical thinking.

To avoid and discourage less fibbing in the future, talk with your child and explain why lying is wrong and how it effects other people. Of course you’ll be doing all the talking while she looks around the room, playing with her fingers or hair. But it’s always good to make it a habit to discuss these issues with your children no matter how old they are. Developing a relationship of trust and knowing that, in the future, you child will talk to you about pretty much anything.

07Jan/15

HFMD – Hand Foot and Mouth desease

School is back in and it’s time for us parents to be a bit cautious on common epidemics that occur in schools mainly for the younger children.

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Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) a common, highly contagious viral illness. This disease is typically named after the breakout of sores and rashes which occur on the hands, feet and in the mouth. HFMD often occurs in children under 10 yeaThe virus can be transmitted from person to person via direct contact with nose and throat discharges, saliva, fluid from blisters, or the stool of infected persons. The virus may continue to be excreted in the stools of infected persons up till 1 month.

Signs and symptoms of HFMD normally appear 3-6 days after exposure to the virus. A person is most contagious during the first week of the illness. Common symptoms include fever, tiredness, loss of appetite, sores/ulcers in the mouth, rashes with blisters and general discomfort and irritability. The rashes caused by HFMD are rarely itchy for children however, if adults are infected, it can cause serious itchiness. Blisters on the other hand can be extremely painful. A baby with HFMD may not want to breastfeed or eat because of the sores in her mouth.

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Rashes on the soles of feet

Although you may just have to wait out the seven to 14 days it typically takes for the HFMD to subside as no antiviral treatment or vaccine is currently available for HFMD, you can make your baby more comfortable. Dehydration very important apart from body temperature monitoring because the mouth sores may make it difficult and painful for children to eat and drink.

  • Give your child paracetamol suspension, under your doctor’s recommendation.
  • Dress your child in light, thin clothing
  • Do tepid sponging with water (room temperature) as often as necessary
  • Expose your child under the fan.
  • Teething gel may relieve your baby’s pain.
  • Keep offering breastmilk or formula, or water and diluted juice for an older baby. A toddler may enjoy an ice-lolly, which will provide fluids and soothe the sores.
Specific prevention for HFMD or other non-polio enterovirus infections is not available, but the risk of infection can be lowered by good hygienic practices. Preventive measures include:

  • Wash your hands frequently, especially after diaper changes, after using toilet and before preparing food
  • Maintain cleanliness of house, child care center, kindergartens or schools and its surrounding
  • Proper cleaning of shared utensils
  • Clean contaminated surfaces and soiled items with soap and water, and then disinfecting them with diluted solution of chlorine-containing bleach (10% concentration)
  • Avoid direct contact with infected individuals (including keeping infected children home from school)
  • Parents are advised not to bring young children to crowded public places such as shopping centers, cinemas, swimming pools, markets or bus stations
  • Bring your child to the nearest clinic if they show signs and symptoms. Refrain from sending them to child care centers, kindergartens or schools.
  • Avoid close contact (kissing, hugging, sharing utensils, etc.) with children who are infected with HFMD to reduce of the risk of infection.
19Nov/14

Head Lice – Treatment and Prevention

Spotting a tiny little white thing on your child’s hair is enough to make a parent freak out. There is no need to panic. Head lice may be icky but they don’t usually cause any serious diseases.

Head lice are tiny six-legged insects that cling onto the scalp and neck and feed on human blood. A louse is basically the size of a sesame seed and could be difficult to spot although you can still spot them with the naked eye. Lice eggs (nits), however are glued onto the hairs close to the scalp and are slightly harder to see.

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Head lice are most common in young children who go to day care, preschool, or elementary school. Children this age often play very closely together, have more hair-to-hair contact, and they may also share brushes, hats, hair clips, and other things kids normally do. Adults who live with children also have a risk of getting head lice.

Lice usually spreads via direct head-to-head contact that allows the pests to crawl from one person’s hair into another. Lice can also survive for a short period on clothing or other personal items, so a shared hairbrush can help a louse find a new home (head) in no time. Lice cannot jump or fly from one person to another.

Head lice can be white, brown, or dark gray. They are most often found in the hair at the back of the neck or behind the ears. The nits are oval dandruff like specks which are tightly glued to hairs near the scalp. If you try to slide the nits off with your fingers, they won’t budge.

Spotting a live louse or nymph (a young louse) is often the only sign of an infestation. Seeing nits alone can’t confirm an infestation. In many children, head lice don’t cause any discomfort. When symptoms do happen, the most common problem is itching and that could start only weeks or even months after the lice actually move in.

The itching from lice is caused by an allergic reaction to the bug bites. A lot of scratching may lead to sores or raw skin on the scalp. It’s not common, but sores from scratching could actually become infected. Call a doctor as soon as the skin becomes red, swollen, or painful; or the lymph nodes in the neck become tender. These may be signs of a skin infection.

Head lice will not go away on their own. If you suspect your child has an infestation, there are several steps you should take right away. Call your doctor to confirm the diagnosis. Notify your child’s day care or school so other students can be checked. Examine all other members of the household for signs of lice. Finally, treat everyone who’s infected at the same time to prevent it from reoccurring in the near future.

You can find lice-killing treatments over the counter which are made from extracts of chrysanthemums or a synthetic version that is similar. They are considered safe, but they may not be recommended for young children. These products kill live lice but not nits. Follow instructions on the label carefully for how long the medication should be left on the hair and how it should be washed off. A second treatment may be needed 9 to 10 days later. If two treatments don’t do the job, see your doctor for stronger medication.

Ridding Your Home of Lice

Although lice don’t survive long on bedding, it’s best to wash the sheets of anyone being treated for lice. Clothing worn in the past 48 hours should also be washed in hot water. While parents are sometimes told to clean and quarantine all of a child’s stuffed animals, experts say this is not necessary. If your child sleeps with a favorite plush toy, put it in a hot dryer for 20 minutes. That should kill any creepy-crawlies.

Unlike fleas and ticks, which can live off the host,  head lice must live on its host to survive. Therefore there is very little benefit in spraying buildings or subjecting children’s environments to the other remedial treatments.

Parents want to take immediate action for the lice problems their children bring home. Unfortunately, many often think their homes to have lice rather than the children. The truth of the matter is that the majority of head lice transmissions occur through person-to-person contact. Spraying the environment or hiring extermination services for head lice eradication is unwarranted, and can also pose potential health threats.

Fine-Toothed Combs

The famous kutu-comb! Fine-toothed combs are another way to get rid of lice. This comb has teeth fine enough to pull out lice and their nits. It worked for the ancient Egyptians — nit combs have been found in their tombs. The drawback is that it takes a very long time and patience (for both the comber and the child) to comb every last nit out of a child’s hair. It may be more effective to comb the hair after treating with a medicated shampoo to get rid of any stragglers. If your child is 2 years old or younger, you should not use medicated lice treatments. You’ll need to remove the nits and lice by hand.

Head Lice Myths

Head lice are not a scourge of the lower classes, nor a sign of poor hygiene. They affect children across all levels of income, social class, and cleanliness. The bugs can survive underwater for up to 6 hours, so kids who bathe regularly are just as vulnerable. The good news is lice don’t carry diseases.

Head Lice at School

If your child is infested with lice, it is best to inform your child’s school immediately so parents can check their children and take appropriate measures.  After treatment, dead eggs may remain in a child’s hair until they are removed. Some schools have a “no nits” policy, meaning the eggs must be removed before the child returns to class.

School administrators should not consider spraying lockers or coat racks, but rather should adopt a sanitary strategy for the short term storage of hats and coats. In the home, parents should be more focused on thorough nits removal than with unnecessary housework or bagging. Vacuuming is the safest and best way to remove lice or fallen hairs with attached nits from upholstered furniture, rugs, stuffed animals and cars. Placing items like bed sheets in a dryer for ½ hour on high heat is just as effective as washing them. Additionally, parents need only be concerned about items and surfaces that have had recent contact with affected individuals.

Guarding Against Head Lice

If you have young children, there’s unfortunately very little you can do to ward off head lice. Children will be children, and when they put their heads together or share hair bows, lice get a free ticket to ride. Your best defense is to examine your child’s hair and scalp regularly so you can catch an infestation early. Quick treatment will help prevent the bugs from spreading to the rest of the family.

No matter how long the problem lasts, be sure to remind your child that although having lice can certainly be very embarrassing, anyone can get them. It’s important for kids to understand that they haven’t done anything wrong and that having lice doesn’t make them dirty. And reassure them that as frustrating as getting rid of the lice can be, there is light at the end of the tunnel.

11Nov/14

KL Kids Festival

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Mark your holiday calenders! Fasten your seat belts and get ready for Malaysia’s first ever KL Kids Festival!!

Created and dedicated for kids. Expose your children to an educationally fun filled day of arts, culture, science and technology which they are sure to enjoy.

Highlights

  • Tropical Safari for arts and crafts, drums and explore different type of animals
  • Meet & Greet sessions with Iron Man and Transformers
  • Dinoland gets closer with dinosaurs in 4D experience.
  • Robot-making workshop
  • Main Stage where kids can dance, play music and watch pop group, Go! Go! Go!, Pororo, and Harris Alif
  • Magic shows, circus, acrobats and Frozen sing along
  • Superspace provides an environment that exposes children to science & technology.
  • Hometown Square for the whole family to rest and relax

The KL Kids Festival will be an event that brings families and children together during the school holidays.

When? 5 – 7 December, 2014
Where? Hall A & B, MARTRADE Exhibition & Convention Centre (MECC)
Time? 10am-8pm

Get your tickets at a 40% discount on groupon. It’s RM40 per child and RM24 per adult (after discount). There are also lots of bulk ticket purchase packages available too. If you like, you could also sponsor underprivileged kids to join the festival.

The KL Kids Festival is jointly organised by Mojo Live and Universal Music Malaysia, and is supported by Malaysia Major Events. For more information on what will be happening at the KL Kids Festival you can check out Mojo Live. You can also LIKE the KL Kids Festival Facebook page and follow them on Instagram.

05Nov/14

Is Early Childhood Education Important?

The rat race isn’t just in the corporate world. Competition starts for children since the day they were born, well, these days anyway. Nowadays it’s all about how many teeth does your baby have? Can your baby walk yet? What words can your baby say already? Can your toddler read yet? What other languages can your child speak? Is your toddler potty trained yet?

The list goes on! Just when you though high-school was finally over, peer pressure is never-ending! Welcome to motherhood! Its a whole other level of peer pressure and it can be very stressful to a parent. But all of this can be conquered if you just let go.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela

Of course we want our children to be successful, for their potential to shine and to change the world, who wouldn’t want that for their child? But when it comes to early childhood education, does that education really need to be about reading, writing and doing math?

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Not every 3 year old can read a Peter and Jane book and not all 2 year olds can sing the alphabet. Not all babies can walk at the age of 11 months and not all can roll over by the time they turn 4 months. ALL CHILDREN ARE DIFFERENT and people have got to start realising that!

Early childhood education is a big thing these days. Parents are sending their children to pre-schools and kindergartens at the age of 3. Yes, it is possible to teach a 3 year old to read but what is the rush? In many European countries, children don’t even start learning to read until they turn 5, yes, FIVE! Children generally start school at the age of 6 or 7 and then it’s full speed ahead from there. There is primary school then secondary school then college then university then work; work, work, work, work, work!

All this doesn’t mean you need to throw away your career just so you can stay at home and do all this yourself to avoid sending your children to nursery or play school, no. A working parent should not have to feel guilty that they have to send their children to school so that they can earn a living in order to put their children in good schools and live a stable life. That’s not the point. Point is, learning starts at home.

Yes, all we want is for our children to grow up and be the best but what we really need is to let our children be their best at their own pace. Being  a child shouldn’t be so stressful, besides, you’re only a child once and then you have to put yourself in that big dark box we call society and where playing about is considered ‘childish‘.

Things like saying please, thank you, excuse me, treating others with respect, eating with your mouth closed, not interrupting a conversation, picking up litter, not littering, consideration for others, table manners…. There are soooooo many things a child will not learn in school and that is etiquette.

It’s like what they say in Malay, “adab itu lebih tinggi daripada ilmu” which means etiquette is far greater than knowledge. One can have all the knowledge of the world but without ethics, that knowledge is useless.

04Aug/14
ergobaby 360 carrier

Ergobaby

Ergobaby media launch

The Ergobaby 360 Carrier is in a league of its own. Designed for the comfort of both baby and mummy which features a bucket seat to support your baby’s spine and hip positioning, the Ergobaby 360 Carrier is definitely a winner.

The highlight of the Ergobaby 360 Carrier is the option of wearing your baby forward facing, as well as front inward, back, and hip for the ultimate in flexibility.

To many baby wearers, forward facing carrier aren’t safe for the child but chiropractic practitioner Dr Moira Robertson explains that, ‘”a front-outward position is safe if a carrier has good features. A good carrier must have a wide base so that the baby’s hips are properly locked into the socket, besides supporting the wearer’s back health. Child’s leg and hips should not be dangling down or straightened.”

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After giving the Ergobaby 360 Carrier a try myself, I can agree that it is a very comfortable carrier and it has no negative effect on my back. I have yet to use the carrier long term as i have been using other carriers which have been either passed down to me or given as a gift.

The Ergobaby 360 Carrier is available in two colors: Black and

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Grey and it is price at RM689.

The Ergobaby Wrap may seem to be like any other wrap but the difference is its fabric. The Ergobaby Wrap features a 4D Stretch material which stretch in four directions to provide the best comfort and position for both you and your baby. With this ‘oh so good feeling’ material, it also avoids sagging after long time wearing which i suppose allows it to last much longer than usual. Wrapping is basically the same as any other wrap although the instructions for the Ergobaby Wrap does seem simpler. When not in use, the Ergobaby Wrap can be easily folded into its front storage pocket for travel and storage convenience.

ergobaby wrapI’ve always used a wrap but I didn’t feel too comfortable with it as it was thick and it was hot, so if it was hot for me, it would have been horrible for baby. Maybe it’s time I gave this one a go!

Ergobaby Wrap is available in two colors: Eucalyptus or Pepper and it is priced at RM349.

The Ergobaby Swaddler was developed to encourage healthy hip and arm positioning for unprecedented sleep safety and comfort. The Ergobaby Swaddler helps to keep baby’s hips in the physician-recommended, ergonomically correct “frog-leg” position. The Ergobaby Swaddler also marks the brand’s expansion of its ergonomic design innovations into a new product category. The new Ergobaby Swaddler is a user-friendly swaddle blanket that promotes longer, safer and more comfortable sleep for newborns and infants up to 6 months.

ergobaby swaddlerPersonally, I swear by swaddling a baby. Swaddling keeps a baby feel secure especially after being in their comfy little cocoon in mummy’s tummy. When my children were baby’s, I created my own little swaddle to keep them nice and tight but also some freedom to move about. The Ergobaby Swaddler is an amazing innovation to swaddling and if I were to ever have another baby (hopefully) I would surely give it a go.

The Ergobaby Swaddler is available in two sizes: Small/Medium and Medium/Large, with two color options: Blue and Pink. Each pack includes two swaddlers for RM189.

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Authorised Ergobaby retailers include: Mothercare, Fabulousmom, Little Whiz, Bebe Totz, Baby Invasion, Bebehaus and other leading mom and baby retailers. For more information on Ergobaby, please visit www.ergobaby.com or log on to www.bloomandgrowasia.com

19Jun/14

Little Spa Kingdom

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Little Spa Kingdom, fit for the cutest kings and queens.

Mummies, step aside! It’s time for your little one to have a little pampering herself! The Little Spa Kingdom can do just that! Catering to children of all ages, Little Spa Kingdom provides baby swimming, baby yoga, mani-pedi’s (for older children), hair cuts and even neck and shoulder massages for parents.

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Hair cuts are only available on weekends and by appointment so if you plan take have your child’s hair done, calling for an appointment prior your visit would be most necessary to avoid disappointment.

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Little Spa Kingdom is located in one of the most happening places in town, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, which is also one of the most perfect place for mummies to take their children out for playdates. Speaking of which, play dates at the Little Spa Kingdom just sounds perfect enough! While the little ones have a dip in the “pool” why not mummies sit back, have a massage while they catch up. Not to worry, each child has a designated caretaker who will be by your child’s sides at all times.

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Its always great when both mummy and baby have fun and the Little Baby Spa will make sure you have just that. So call them up, make an appointment and chill out and one of the most unique places to go.

16Jun/14

Introducing Solid Foods

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Introducing solid foods to your baby is what every new mummy can’t wait to do. It is an exciting milestone for us mummies and a nerve wrecking one too. There is always the question on when a child should really be introduced to solid foods. It’s always recommended for a baby to be introduced to solids as soon as they turn 6 months of age. Bare in mind that before introducing solid foods to your baby, make sure your baby is doing the following:

  • has good head and neck control and can sit upright when supported
  • shows an interest in food – looking at what’s on your plate
  • reaches for your food
  • opens her mouth when you offer her food

Solids do not replace breastfeeding or formula. Your baby will still need breastmilk and/or formula along with solids until at least 12 months. If you replace breastmilk and/or formula with solids too quickly, babies can miss out on important nutrition.

Baby’s First Foods

Cereal. If you start with cereal, pick a single-grain variety (rice, barley, or oat — hold off on wheat, a common allergen for many babies, for now). Mix a small amount of cereal with formula, breast milk, or even water to create a soupy like texture. Try not to sweeten the taste by adding things like mashed bananas, or juice. If you start off your baby with sugar, she’ll soon want everything you offer her to be just as sweet.

start with cereal, pick a single-grain variety (rice, barley, or oat — hold off on wheat, a common allergen for many babies, for now). Mix a small amount of cereal with formula, breast milk, or even water to create a soupy texture. Try not to sweeten the taste by adding things like mashed bananas, applesauce, or juice. If you start off tempting baby with sugar, she’ll soon want everything you offer her to be just as sweet.

Vegetables.Veggies are wholesome, nutritious, and not likely to trigger allergies. Start with sweet potatoes and carrots before moving on to things like peas and string beans, which have slightly stronger flavours. If your baby rejects what you have given her, try again the next day and the next day and the next. Some babies need to be introduced to a new food a few times before they accept it. Don’t give up, all this is new to your baby too.

Fruit. Delicious, digestible first fruits include finely mashed bananas, papaya, or cooked pears. Babies just love the sweetness of fruits.

Allergies

Food allergies are pretty common in babies but the good news is that most children usually outgrow them. Even so, allergies are to be taken seriously! A Baby’s reaction to food can range from gassiness, diarrhea, or even mucus in the poop, to vomiting and rashes — especially around the mouth and/or bum. Other symptoms include a runny nose, watery eyes, wheezing that doesn’t seem to be due to a cold, and unusual wakefulness or crankiness, day and/or night.

If you think your baby may be allergic to something you’ve fed her, wait about a week before trying the food again. If you get a similar reaction two or three times in a row, you can probably assume she’s sensitive to it. Eliminate that food from her diet for several months, then try it again if your pediatrician gives the go ahead. If your baby seems to react to almost every new food you offer, or there’s a history of allergies in your family, wait a full week between trying any new item, and do check in with your doctor.

What’s Next?

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Once your baby has had a taste of her first foods, it’s time to expand her world of taste and introduce more foods. Chicken, beef and other types of vegetables. By now your baby is able to eat foods with a little more texture – try not blending too fine. Meats however are harder to digest hence blending meat as fine as possible would be best. Think outside the box, just because you may not eat certain foods doesn’t mean your child may not like it.

Best To Avoid

Processed foods with high levels of fat, sugar and/or salt – eg. cakes, biscuits, chips, fried foods – aren’t good for babies and children. If you start your baby with healthy eating, this helps set up good eating habits for the rest of her life.