Questions tagged growth

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Hi Andrea, This is often a trying time of night. I would suggest you follow a feed/play/sleep routine so you can catch tired signs rather than con...

Answered: 01 Jul 2009
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Hi Sharlene, That`s fab that the book has been helpful, I am really thrilled! You will know my motto by now, `let baby be your guide`. Yes idea...

Answered: 29 Jun 2009
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Hi Jessica, Just on the easier of the topics, water, I would keep offering him water, as often as you can over the day. It took my son till 11 mo...

Answered: 29 Jun 2009
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Hi Julie, That`s fab! Glad you have found my book helpful, I loved writing it! You are right rice is considered a `hazardous food` it has certa...

Answered: 29 Jun 2009
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Hi There, Sounds like you are going great, glad baby has taken off with his solids. Yes, that`s it, let baby lead the way. As long as he is havi...

Answered: 29 Jun 2009
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Hi Kim, Good feeding times are 2,6,10,2,6,10. Always follow a feed/play/sleep routine and always settle baby awake into the cot. At night replac...

Answered: 29 Jun 2009
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Hi There, Sounds like you are going along great, if you have a good eater at two then you have done really well. I can recommend the Huggies re...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi Robyn, There can be a few reasons why a toddler has a distended belly, often it is quite normal as their tummy muscles aren`t well developed. ...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi There, It is quite common for bubs to drop their intake of formula and really it is a case of `leading a horse to water`. So, baby is taking...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi Caroline, Yes you can make things like custard and of course add a tiny bit of vanilla essence. You can make it as per a normal custard, thou...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi There, When you start out on solids, it is generally good to begin water in a sipper cup at the same time. Babies need more water than we do ...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi There, I do know of one gluten-free baby rusk, Baby Mum-Mum, website of the same name, though I haven`t seen them about for a while. The othe...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi Belinda, You need to stop offering the bottle during the night as they are waking out of habit for it as a comfort thing to return to sleep. Yo...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi Nikkii, Your doctor needs to confirm that you are pregnant. In the early weeks many problems can occur and they need to be ruled out. Sometimes...

Answered: 15 Jun 2009
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Hi There, It can all get a bit confusing can`t it. Firstly, its important to keep in mind that it is the consistency of baby`s growth, so if he ha...

Answered: 15 Jun 2009
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Hi Lisa, 5 months is a good time to start! I love avo as a starter for bubs, it has a similar composition of fats to breastmilk and is a lovely fo...

Answered: 15 Jun 2009
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Hi, It is not unusual to have a couple of due dates. Remember it is an EDC (estimated date of confinement) and babies are born at term from 38 wee...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi, Pregnancy can upset your bowel from hormone changes and also the baby getting in the way. You usually start to feel movements from 20 weeks an...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi Katrina, I can imagine you must feel like your feet have barely touched ground! I can tell you that babies kidney`s don`t reach full function...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi There, It can take a while for bubs to adjust to changes, often it is a matter of practice, opportunity and repetition. It can take weeks to g...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi There, The first time around it can seem like a minefield of questions, but it all gets easier and easier, month by month. So, regarding soli...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi Anita, Yes it is true, generally fussy eating passes, though what few tell you is that it`s not until the latter years of primary school. Mos...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Hi There, I do understand your concern and it is easy to say that it will sort itself out. Or that your little girl is simply heading towards he...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Hi There, you don`t mention how much formula or milk your toddler may be on and if this has affected her growth at all. This can sometimes be a ...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Hi There, there really aren`t any specific food group requirements at this age, to be honest much of what you are doing is offer taste and textur...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Hi There, It`s good to keep in mind that even children on the lower ends of the charts are just as likely to be healthy, often if one or both pare...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Hi There, I have a 6-year-old who is a little the same, fantastic eater right up to toddlerhood but now he smells his food and gives it a little t...

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Hi, Your baby may be born at an above average weight (average being 3.5kg). This is not unusual and nothing to worry about. Babies grow very quick...

Answered: 22 May 2009
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Hi There, Yes that`s very normal, tummy upsets can not only take a few weeks to get over, but also set up some negative associations with food. ...

Answered: 22 May 2009
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Hi Bek, You don`t mention the age of baby? So just keep in mind I am writing this without a very important piece of info. Oh, sorry I take that ...

Answered: 22 May 2009