All parents know weaning is a tricky thing: since every baby is different, there is no clear answer on when or how to start.
Your beautiful baby is already here! Pregnancy is behind you, and now your new life begins. You are a mother, and that is a huge responsibility! Load up on patience and energy – you will need both! But load up on love too, because you are going to be giving and receiving a lot of it as well. Is there anything more rewarding than your baby smiling at you or grabbing your finger for the first time?
Get ready for a lot of new experiences: your whole world is going to turn around your baby and you are going to be flooded with nappies, baby bottles and toys.
At the beginning, your newborn baby will mostly eat and sleep. Breastfeeding is the best option for your baby, as breast milk is the perfect food for him: it provides him with all the nutrients he needs and has an extra of antibodies and protection that will make him stronger. However, baby formula is a perfectly valid option as well!
Caring for a baby is a tough job, and you will need all the help you can get. Count on daddy and the baby’s grandparents, and go to our forums to get extra help from expert mummies. From Captain Mums, we also try to ease your path a little bit with a lot of helpful information. Check out our series of articles on baby milestones month by month to learn what you should expect from your baby as he develops: teething, crawling, walking and the first words are some of the basics of your baby’s development. Remember that each baby follows his own pace. Don’t stress if he’s a late bloomer in some of them!
We also provide information on some important and common baby problems, such as baby colic or separation anxiety. Read on to help your baby through them and to live them with some peace of mind.
Watching your baby grow is priceless and you should enjoy every moment with him. He will soon become a toddler!
Once your baby turns 6 months old, it's time for you to try spoon feeding him. Up to this point, he's been exclusively fed either with breast or formula milk, but that's about to change.