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Guide Happy parents

infant

number of advice: 20

toddler

number of advice: 18

junior

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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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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Holidays with a baby

The fact that a couple has a baby doesn’t mean they have to give up holidays from time to time until their baby goes to school. Holidays just need different preparation - and a lot more luggage.

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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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