Excessive warmth and overdressing are as harmful as cold weather. Temperature inside your home should not exceed 23 degrees ||It’s never too early to read for your child ||To help your kid stand up to negative peer pressure, encourage him to talk, use role playing with him, get to know the parents of your child's friends and finally deal with your own peer pressure. ||There are parenting mistakes that are harmless. When in doubt, ask your pediatrician ||Don't allow your pet on the couch while you are holding baby. This makes dogs bigger and taller in relation to your infant and may encourage aggression. ||Breastfeeding releases Oxytocin which causes contractions of the uterus, helping to stop hemorrhage and initiating weight loss ||Plan for regular family meals. Enjoy being together as a family and give a chance for everyone to decompress from the day ||Ask your baby's doctor about vitamin D supplements for the baby, especially if you're breast-feeding ||Set aside time to spend with each child individually, so they don't feel like they're competing for your attention ||Try to keep other elements of your baby's routine as normal as possible during the strike. ||
Nutritional advices


Basic advices for this age:

 

Allow your child to eat solid foods as much as he/she needs. He/she controls the quantity; you (the parent) control the quality.

 

You are advised to offer your child at least one meal containing fruits &/or vegetables &/or salad, at least another meal containing animal proteins (other than milk and dairy products) e.g. egg, fish, chicken or meat (all better boiled and mashed). These are the two essential meals for your child at this age in addition to breast feeding (or formula feeding in some children). He/She should have these two meals at least 5 days a week regularly.

 

If your child is not receiving these essential meals for more than 2 weeks in a row you need to contact the doctor or 2356 for advice including vitamin and mineral supplementation. Cereals and carbohydrates are allowed but are not daily essentials. Note: Better avoid cereals containing milk if your child is breastfed.

 

Better avoided foods include milk (until the age of one year) and dairy products including yoghurt and cheese for all those who were exclusively breast fed (until the age of nine months); salt and sugar (until the age of one year); oranges and citreous fruits until the age of 8 months.

 

Never force or threaten your child to eat. You just offer him/her to eat the right choice of food then leave to him/her to decide when to eat and how much to eat. On the other hand, if he/she refuses do not allow other unnecessary foods (sweets, fried potatoes..etc). Be patient, it might take few days until your child eats the proper food you are offering.

 

 

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