Oh, how time has flown by. It feels like only yesterday your little one was a mess of burps and giggles – now they’re already waiting to taste their first solid food! You’ll find that just as you’re filling up with the good stuff, that your child is developing in other ways – physically, emotionally, mentally – just as you’re growing as a parent. Well done, you!
Signs of Teething: What to Expect and Do When Your Baby Grows Teeth
Each and every baby has different times of teething. However, teething generally begins from about the age of five to 11 months.
After the first year, your child will seem to grow at a slower rate, and eat less often. While a decrease in appetite is normal, good nutrition is vital as the body is busy building new tissues, bones, teeth and blood.
Vastly improved motor skills are a major milestone for your child at 9 months old. Children at this age may be able to transfer objects from one hand to another and pick up small pieces of food already.
As your child grows older, you will begin to notice a big difference in your child’s eating habits. At this age, it is common for children to begin eating less, while becoming selective about what they eat.
We believe that breastfeeding is the best nutritional start for babies and we fully support the World Health Organizations recommendation of exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life followed by the introduction of adequate nutritious complementary foods along with sustained breastfeeding for up to two years of age.
Nestlé Start Well & Stay Well is here to share the science based information to support you as a confident parent in giving your child the best possible nutrition.