Baby’s Development – Week 31
Your baby is beginning to use his little chubby hands to pick things up, with most everything landing in his mouth. Make sure there’s nothing within reach that’s small enough to swallow!
Raising the 21st century child
As a society, there’s a lot focus now on how we ‘should’ bring up our children – the rights, the wrongs, the musts and shoulds. The never-ending traffic of information on how to properly raise our children can make any parent stressed to the gills. Finding the balance between trusting our own judgement and letting our children be children, while making informed decisions about what’s best for them, is key to a healthy and happy child, and parent!
There’s nothing like seeing your baby smile, sit up, crawl, chat, for the first time. Some babies fly through each milestone with gusto, full of enthusiasm for the ‘next thing’. But while general guidelines are given as to when to expect your baby to reach these milestones, all babies are different, and will reach their next stage in their own time. If you feel that your baby’s development is excessively delayed, talk to your doctor, who’ll more than likely allay your fears.
Facts about dairy
Dairy products provide a unique package of nutrients that are essential to good health. Consumed as part of a healthy balanced diet, dairy products are a naturally delicious source of the essential nutrients we need. Some babies display symptoms of a dairy allergy, such as wheezing, diarrhea, vomiting and itching. Cow’s milk allergy can affect two to seven per cent of babies, although most children grow out of it.