Diversifying baby’s diet is done step by step. Different products are introduced progressively and with certain textures: raw, cooked, blended, in chunks… These steps… […]
Weaning corresponds with the moment that baby stops breastfeeding to start feeding from a bottle or onto a range of foods if they are 6 months or more. It is an obligatory step that can take place very calmly if the transition is made in a gentle way by following our advice.
Golden rules for weaning baby
From birth to the age of 3, your baby’s sleep rhythm will vary a lot. At the beginning they will sleep up to 16 hours a day, and then their rests slowly become further apart until they have adapted to a day/night rhythm. Each baby is unique and will reveal themselves to be someone who needs a lot of sleep or otherwise! Table lists average values: let baby find their own rhythm.
Find out about the ideal sleep rhythm for baby
Every baby is unique and each has their own rhythm in terms of their development. Here is a list of your baby’s main achievements over the first 12 months of their life. Above all be patient, let baby take all the time they need! Dates are given as guidelines only.
A balanced diet in children from 12 months and 18 months
To wean baby gently off the breast, progressively replace a feed with a bottle. As the notebook indicates, you should start with the less important feeds in the middle of the day (as they are often less rich in milk). Replace the morning feed last, as this if often the one that baby likes best!
Breastfeeding is a very precious and intimate experience which will teach you a lot about your baby and about yourself. By keeping this breastfeeding notebook you will be able to know which position provides the most relief and which foods baby prefers through your milk!
The mother’s diet during pregnancy is essential for baby’s development. It is also during pregnancy that baby experiences flavour for the first time and starts to develop their own food preferences! So it is really important to make sure you have a healthy, balanced and varied diet. And even more importantly, limit your intake of foods that are not recommended during pregnancy.
My diet during pregnancy
The most wonderful day in your life is rapidly approaching… It is time to pack your bags for the hospital! You will be in hospital for between 3 and 5 days: don’t pack too much. The baby’s dad and wider family will be able to help with anything you might have forgotten! Focus on packing clothes, hygiene products will be provided at the hospital. Download checklist
My bag and baby’s bag for the hospital
As they grow up, baby will learn to develop their relationships with others, which means learning to express their feelings, control them and take other people’s feelings into consideration. A long journey that baby will undertake at their own pace. Periods are given as guidelines only.
Key stages of baby’s social and emotional development over the first 12 months
Teething is a very important new stage in baby’s life. It occurs at around 6 months and can pass by unnoticed or may cause discomfort and pain which makes baby irritable. Baby teeth will appear one by one until the age of about 3. During this period it is very important to take good care of baby’s teeth so that they learn to do the same themselves!
Baby has already experienced the majority of senses whilst in the womb. But at birth, these sensations will multiply! Baby has so many things to discover with your help: moments of wonder for them and for you.
How to stimulate baby’s five senses
Between 4 and 6 months, baby can begin to explore new flavours and textures. A new experience which they will really enjoy!
10 golden rules for diversifying baby’s diet
Baby can sometimes experience some benign digestive problems when having their bottle. These problems are very often temporary. Here are a few tips to help calm and soothe your baby during this period.
Calming discomfort caused by bottle feeding
Making up a bottle is a very simple art to master. There is no magic involved, you just need to apply a few hygiene rules and use the right quantities!
Illustrated tutorial on making up a bottle
During the first few months, baby will experience some minor pains and discomfort which are sometimes necessary because they stimulate their immune system. Here is our advice on how best to relieve and support them during their moments of fatigue.
How can i relieve baby’s pains and discomfort?
Contrary to during pregnancy, no food is strictly forbidden for the mother during breastfeeding. However, some products should be consumed in moderation because milk quality is affected by the mother’s diet.
A healthy diet whilst breastfeeding
Breastfeeding is natural and is a magical step in the mother-baby relationship. Nature does things well and will help you: trust your instincts and those of your baby who knows exactly what to do! Breastfeed your baby on demand, especially during the first six weeks whilst breastfeeding becomes established… here are a few bits of advice to help you become an expert in no time.
Memo for successful breastfeeding
Congratulations, your pregnancy test is positive! Here are a few key stages in your baby’s development over the next 9 months.
Your stay on the maternity ward is coming to an end: it’s time to take baby home! Baby will need their own little things. Here is a list of the essentials so that your little one has everything they need:
The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends that babies are exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months as breast milk is… […]
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Breast milk is the food best suited to the specific needs of babies. This is why Nactalia encourages breastfeeding at least until 6 months of age in accordance with WHO recommendations.
In addition, the regulations prohibit any communication on infant formulas intended for infants under 6 months of age. If you cannot or do not want to breastfeed, we recommend you to get closer to your doctor, he will advise you and help you choose the milk that is best for your baby.