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Discovering a World of Possibilities: Starting Your Baby on Solids

Discovering a World of Possibilities: Starting Your Baby on Solids

The best time to start solid foods is between four to six months. During this period most children have met the following guidelines indicating readiness to try solids:

  • Baby can hold their head up and sit in an upright position.
  • Baby should have approximately doubled his birth weight and weigh at least 13 pounds (5.8 kg)
  • They show an interest in food. May try to take your own food from your hand or open her mouth toward food.
  • They shows no sign of the thrust reflex that pushes food from his mouth.
  • They are hungry even after getting a normal, daily amount of formula or breastmilk. (Approximately 32 oz of formula or 10 breastfeeding sessions).

A Clean Slate: How to Clean Baby Bottles

A Clean Slate: How to Clean Baby Bottles
Washing your baby’s bottles is probably one of the most tedious tasks of parenting. It’s one of those tasks that seems to never end! It's like laundry, and it’s a chore that has to be done. Properly washing your baby’s bottles will prevent bacteria from growing and making your baby sick. So you shouldn't be taking any shortcuts!

Solving One of the Great Parenting Mysteries: Spit Up and Burping

Solving One of the Great Parenting Mysteries: Spit Up and Burping
Spitting up seems to be one of those parenting mysteries. Most babies have bouts of spit up here and there, while others seem to spit up after every feed. Most of the time spitting up is nothing to worry about, but it's frustrating, and messy! Luckily, there are a few things you can try to minimize spit up during and after feedings

Diaper Bag Essentials

Diaper Bag Essentials
Getting your diaper bag ready for your sweet baby’s arrival can be a really fun task. But there are so many baby items that you can bring with you when you’re leaving the house, it can be overwhelming! And if you’re not careful, your diaper bag may become too heavy to carry! We’ve compiled a list of essentials to keep in your diaper bag so you can have everything you need and nothing you don’t.

Feeding with Breastmilk and Formula

Feeding with Breastmilk and Formula
Adding formula into your baby’s feeding routine can be a big decision. You may wonder if it’s the right time and what is best for your baby and family. If you’re considering adding formula into your current breastfeeding or bottle feeding routine, we can help you make the transition with this simple overview.

How to Warm a Baby Bottle

How to Warm a Baby Bottle
If you are new to bottle feeding your baby then you know how many daunting steps there are to making sure that baby’s bottle is safe to drink. One of the steps is warming the bottle. But it doesn’t have to be so hard! Here we’ll go over a few easy ways to warm your baby’s bottle to help your life run a little easier.