A good night's rest is something we all need, including your baby. Every time you lay your baby down in his crib, make sure his sleeping environment is not only a safe one, but is one that's comfortable and welcoming. Here's a list of crib and accessory essentials:
Your Baby's First Taste of Solid Foods
Making the transition from breast or bottle to solid foods is a big event for both you and baby. Starting on solid foods is not just about nutrition; it is baby's exciting introduction to the world of new flavors and to the enjoyment of chewing and eating. Here are some tips for starting out on the right foot with solid foods.
Your Social 6-Month-Old
These days, your baby revels in her social-butterfly status. So take advantage of it. Expose baby to a variety of people during social outings; teach her to say "hi" and wave good-bye. While you're out and about, your baby will recognize her own name if it's called, and she'll turn to whoever calls it. When she wants to be picked up, baby will use not only her voice, but gestures like raised armsGÇôand from a proud sitting position, no less. When you do pick baby up, be prepared for squeals of delight.