Baby’s Development – Week 8
One of the cutest milestones of your little one’s physical development at this stage is watching her trying to lift her wobbly head when on her tummy. Perched on her forearms, she becomes more determined by the day. Gradually increasing tummy time will help strengthen her neck and arms.
Nutrition for vegetarians
If you follow a vegetarian diet and are breastfeeding, it’s extremely important to choose foods that are packed with key nutrients. Ensure you include plenty of iron, protein and calcium in your diet.
Extra fluids for baby
Babies can occasionally become become dehydrated, when they’re ill or during warm weather. Keep your baby well hydrated by offering sips of water at regular intervals throughout the day. Most bottled water is unsuitable for babies due to the added salts and minerals. It’s best to use ordinary tap water, preferably filtered, then boiled and cooled. If after giving her regular sips of water, she’s still not wetting nappies regularly, you might want to contact your GP.
Getting that much-needed rest
While you might be tired for the first few weeks of your baby’s life, the excitement and adrenalin of this new life keeps you trucking along. It doesn’t take long for reality to kick in though; those naps that you gave up for cleaning the house or cooking, are looking much more attractive these days. Trying to nap when your baby naps, leaving the cleaning for later or taking up offers of help, will keep you sane and upbeat when yet another sleep-broken night looms.