Often we are asked how we go about what to talk about on our Organic Babe Blog – as in particular there are so many blogs out there reaching out to mums-parents to be.
As Mums ourselves we have discovered along the way just how important it is for baby to have the best beginnings in life and once able to understand and verbalise to know that what we are feeding and buying our babies and children is pure and free from chemicals and dyes and harmful bacteria.
Today we will emphasise that whilst all care is taken to cloth your baby without chemicals and dyes and pesticides it is still considered an expensive alternative which a lot of mums are just not able to afford.
The good news is that organic baby clothes have become more popular over the years and because of that have reduced significantly in price which allows our mums, grandmothers, friends and family to buy that someone special in their lives a beautiful organic baby product.
Coming from a large family myself we now have nieces and nephews who have become parents themselves and to see their journey of how they are bringing their babies into this world and what steps they are taking to make sure they live in a friendly environment is inspirational.
What I have noticed is they are going back to basics with growing their own vegetables and choosing wiser options of chemical free food and vegetables.
Truly I could go on and on and at the end of the day it took me a long time to realise that buying organic and living organically has not only helped me to my path of living a healthier lifestyle but infact have become an advocate of sharing with you all in buying organic.
Enjoy the rest of your week.
Mums and Dads and Friends
Your baby probably isn’t content to just sit and lie around watching things anymore.
He or she is likely to be intensely interested in everything he can get hold of and will be moving their little body in all sorts of ways to try and get to things.
They will want you to play with them more, talk, and find interesting things to play with and investigate.
You will notice that your baby seems to have unlimited around of energy when he’s awake. You will need to bring more patience and humour to your role as a mother.
Babie social skills when they see strangers may cry but smiles at familiar faces and voices.
Babies little muscles are developing and are pretty good now when they reach out to grab things.
Feeding well they won’t be ready to try solid foods until they are six months old when their tongue control and ability to swallow should be well developed. Solids are about learning to eat, which is why they are not introduced by bottle. At this stage you should only be watching them for signs that they are starting to get ready to try solid food.
They might start:
- showing an interest in food, including what’s on your place
- * showing an increased appetite for breastfeeds or formula
- * opening their mouths when food is offered on a spoon (but don’t let them eat it yet)
- showing very good head and neck control and the ability to sit upright when supported.
The importance of a good sleep pattern is establishing towards a regular pattern.
Maintain a bedtime routine
Put them to bed awake
Wait and listen when they wake and don’t rush in
Make day and night difference
From We Mums
Starting solid is an exciting and messy time in bub’s development. Its best to wait until around six months before starting those first test-tests says the spokesperson for the Dietitians Association of Australia. “At this age babies are developmentally ready for solids and need additional food to get all the nutrients they need”.
Stage 1 – Smooth purees are ideal solids. Apart from honey, which should be avoided until after 12 months, there’s no need to delay any foods. Withholding foods such as egg and fish can actually increase gallery risk.
Cook your baby’s food well and make purees a little thicker than breastmilk or formula at first. Offer them on a soft spoon at a time your child is alert and happy.
When your baby gets the hang of runny purees, you can introduce a more yogurt-like texture.
Stage 2 – Lumpy mashed and minced foods are next. “The puree stage only needs to last a few weeks and increasing textures is important for oral development.
Research shows bubs introduced to “lumpy” foods after 10 months are more likely to have later feeding difficulties than those introduced to them between six and mine months.
Stage 3 – “Most babies can manage finger foods by eight months” but be led by your baby’s individual readiness. This stage is fun, and feeding themselves is great for your child’s fine motor control.
Every new mum needs to know where they can get help once having a baby.
You will get advice from everyone and whilst they are trying to help and are excited to let you know their journey it doesnt necessarily mean its right for you!
So we have listed some important and useful contacts for you.
Family Planning – Australian Multiple Births Association
Ph: 1300 886 499
Ph: 1300 301 300
Queensland Centre for Mothers and Babies
Ph: 188 704 539
Pregnancy Birth and Baby Helpline (DoHA)
Ph: 1800 882 436
We are here for you all and more information will be available in our next blog