Babies that are less than a year old (including newborns) are called infants. During this stage, an infant is very delicate to take care of since they are very fragile and they need constant care and attention to grow.
Healthy infants are however fast learners. Every month, they achieve a milestone that parents and guardians alike will be very happy to witness. This includes his/her first time to babble, their first time to wear baby girl clothes online, and their first time to stand up, kneel and crawl. But to make sure that the infant can achieve his/her milestones each month, he/she has to be healthy, safe and comfortable at home. Below are 3 of their most basic needs:
- Food (Milk)
During their first six months of life, infants only rely on breastmilk. No soft food or water – just milk. Breast Milk contains all the required nutrients for the baby to survive during this time. For some moms who can’t produce enough breast milk, powdered formula milk can also be used. Babies who are already 6 months and older can start eating soft foods such as mashed vegetables and fruits. During this period, babies are now slowly introduced to many other tastes and types of food that they can grow accustomed to.
- Comfort and Care
Of course, babies have to be comfortable and snug in their clothes. Moreover, they have to be clean at all times. Diapers should be changed every other hour or so, and the infant should be bathed daily in lukewarm water. Most parents may not have time to shop for new baby clothes because the days are all spent just by taking care of the baby and cleaning the house. Luckily, shopping for baby clothes can now be done online.By simply clicking baby clothes sale Australia for instance, you can choose from different designs at a much affordable price. You can also choose different sizes of your infant’s top, bottom, sweater and shoes without ever leaving home.
- Lots of sleep!
We all know that if an infant is not hungry, he/she will spend most of their time sleeping. This is because infants are used to sleeping when they are inside the womb. At most, it will take 6 months or more for them to adjust to the outside world. Infants usually sleep for around 6 to 8 hours in a day, but this is not continuous. Sometimes, they are awake for 2 hours, then go to sleep for another 2 hours, then wake again for an hour or so. Babies don’t have a sense of time yet, that’s why their body clock and waking hours are different from that of adults.While they are awake, try to talk and entertain them through toys and sounds. By doing so, can easily recognize you as a parent/guardian through your face and voice. These activities also stimulate their senses (vision, hearing, taste and smell)., and they can start to learn more through mere observation and human contact.