Baby’s Development – Week 45
Your baby is becoming more independent, insisting on doing things for herself. If she wants to feed herself, it’s important to give her that freedom. You’ll be building your baby’s confidence, and encouraging her motor skills development.
Foods to avoid
Food that are high in fat and sugar, including fizzy drinks, should never be offered to babies. Banning these from the diet will help to protect your baby’s teeth, in addition to reducing the risk of weight problems in later life. Pure bran should also be avoided, as it can reduce the absorption of iron and calcium.
Air travel with your baby
Flying with a baby can be stressful – hauling around all that luggage and baby gear, in addition to a little bundle, can leave you exhausted before you even get on the plane. Then there are the in-flight issues such as sore ears, restlessness and crying episodes. Make your flight run as smoothly as possible with some pre-planning and organising.
Nearly half of all childhood accidental injuries occur at home and in the garden. It’s never too early to carry out a safety survey of your home, whether your baby is mobile yet or not. The five most common areas in which children are injured in the home are in the living/dining room, in the garden, the kitchen, on the stairs, and in the bedroom.