The initial years of a child are the most important years. Between the ages of 0-3 years a child’s mind and body should be given proper care. For any new parent raising a baby can be very tiresome and confusing. There are many small details that need to be taken care of. If these are in place, you can be sure that your child will be healthy and happy.
Importance of Breastfeeding
For every newborn baby, mother’s milk is the most nutritious and the best diet. Breastfeeding increases the immunity power of a baby and researches have shown that babies who were breastfed till the age of one are the healthiest babies.
Introducing Solid Food to Your Baby
Once your child starts growing he/she will need more than just the mother’s milk. At about six months of age slowly try to introduce solid food to your baby. If your baby shows interest in food items, you can be sure that he/she is ready for solid food intake.
Communicate With Your Baby
When your baby is turning a year old he/she would have started saying words. Though it is difficult to understand what they say it is very important that you keep talking to your baby. This way they will improve their listening and grasping power.
Concentrate On Physical Activity
When your child has started taking his first steps, encourage him/her to walk daily for a fixed time. As he/she grows older to 2 or 3 years of age introduce simple outdoor games which they will enjoy.
Regular Health Checkups
Make sure all important vaccines and medications are taken for your baby on time. Also take your baby for regular health checkups to ensure uniform health. This will keep you in track of your baby’s growing years.
So take care of these things and your baby’s health will be perfect. Happy parenting!