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Guide Happy parents


number of advice: 20


number of advice: 18


number of advice: 15

Taking care of the first teeth

advice in category: toddler

Some babies start teething in the 5th-6th month. But before your baby starts teething, accustom it to gum cleanings from the first months. A piece of gauze soaked in boiled water and wrapped around your index finger would be best to do that. Wash your baby’s gums every day after the evening feeding. Massaging will also soothe the pain of teething.

As soon as the first teeth appear, you should accustom your baby to brushing them. Stores offer baby’s first toothbrushes - special finger brushes with bristles. Your first attempts may be unsuccessful, so try to make it fun. A cheerful baby is more eager to open its mouth. Tell your baby what you’re doing all the time, look it in the eye and smile. Change the toothbrush every 2-3 months. Make sure not to use toothpaste with fluoride until your baby is a year old.

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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 a little and is afraidof strangers.

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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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Crawling and house safety

The day your baby starts crawling, the whole world will change ;-) Obviously, you will have to keep an eye on it constantly. Remember that the baby doesn’t know what dangerous means.

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