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Baby’s Development – Week 28

Your little one is starting to discover just how useful her hands can be. From playing clap handies, to wanting to assist when you’re feeding her. This could be a sign that she’s ready for finger food. Watching your baby feed herself is a wonderfully exciting time.

Nutritional tips

Iron is an important mineral in your child’s diet, particularly from 6 months, when their natural stores of iron begin to decrease. At this stage, it becomes even more vital to include iron-rich foods in the weaning diet such as red meat, chicken, well-cooked eggs and leafy green vegetables.

Taking your baby on holiday

If you’re feeling in need of a break, and are planning on taking your baby on holidays, some military planning is in order. Travelling with a baby is obviously a greater challenge than when it was just you and a suitcase full of holiday gear. Making sure you’re adequately organised will minimise stress and make the trip as smooth as possible.

The weaning menu

You‘ll notice your baby’s feeding habits will begin to change at the 6-month stage, when she’s ready to start eating solids. While she might have a good appetite, she may not have teeth yet, so start with soft foods that dissolve easily in her mouth. Always offer cooled boiled water with each meal, or try some unsweetened, very well diluted fruit juice. Remember, cow’s milk is not suitable for children under the age of one.

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