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Guide Happy parents

infant

number of advice: 20

toddler

number of advice: 18

junior

number of advice: 15

Separation anxiety

advice in category: toddler

In the 7th-8th month the baby’s attachment to mum becomes very obvious and is clearly expressed. At this time the baby can experience separation anxiety - it doesn’t let mum go away even for a little while and is afraid of strangers. If the baby can crawl, it will follow the love object everywhere. The need to be close to mum is natural and makes the baby feel absolutely happy. At this time nights can become more difficult if you go back to work.

Your baby will want to compensate for your absence at night. It will want to hug you and feel your smell and warmth. Consider sleeping in the same bed with your baby, but remember that weaning it from this habit won’t be easy. You can lull your baby to sleep in the crib by singing and stroking it, which will be soothing and the baby will soon understand that you’re supposed to sleep at night. More about separation anxiety in growth spurts.

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Introducing new food

Mothers who feed their babies naturally can choose only to breastfeed for up to six months. But if you see that your baby demands something more or different or if you feed your baby with formula, you can start to introduce new flavours to its diet as early as the end of the 4th month.

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Baby in a car

The fact that your baby is little doesn’t mean you have to give up driving a car. All you need is a child safety seat appropriate to your baby’s age, installed in your car according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Don’t buy a safety seat that’s not safety-attested.

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Lying on the belly

If you want your baby to develop normal motor abilities, make sure you lay it on its belly.

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