As your baby continues to grow in the seventh month, mobility is the key development. In a very short time, your baby will be in constant motion, and you can expect to see some of the following developments:
Don't be surprised if your baby tries to grasp an object with her fist closed -- she will soon learn to open and close her hands around an object. She may have learned to use her thumb and forefinger together in a pinching manner.
The first foods you should feed your baby are those that are easily digested and least likely to trigger an allergic reaction. Opinions vary, but the most often recommended first foods are baby rice cereal, avocado, sweet potato, ripe banana, and if your baby is older, millet cereal and yogurt.
Don't be surprised if your baby "talks" more to females -- this is common because of the softness of female voices. Your baby may well vocalize displeasure by grunting and growling when she is displeased. But she'll also show pleasure by cooing and laughing.
To Grandmother's house we go! And you'll be in the car for five whole hours -- how can you make the trip enjoyable with a baby along? There's no question: Marathon car trips with a baby on board take a good amount of planning and organization. But it can be done.
Whether it's a toddler who brings a whole new dimension to leisurely dining, a preschooler who redefines pickiness, or the day-to-day challenge of getting dinner on the table, Ann Douglas offers these solutions to your family's toughest mealtime challenges.
One of the first things that goes through a new parent's head is the need for safety. Baby proofing your home is a major concern -- and rightfully so. Many accidents that happen in the home can be prevented with a few safety precautions.
Looking for ways to encourage healthy eating and sidestep "food fights" with your baby, toddler, and preschooler? Here are some solutions drawn from Mealtime Solutions for Your Baby, Toddler, and Preschooler: The Ultimate No-Worry Approach for Each Age and Stage.
You may have heard the term colic applied to any baby who cries a great deal. Not all crying babies have colic, but all colicky babies cry and they cry hard. They may stiffen their little bodies, or curl up as if in pain.
Send out those baby announcements -- your bundle of joy has finally arrived! You've completed your first nine months of the journey. Now, here's how you, grandparents, and caregivers can help keep baby's food safe from here on...