6-12 Months

Your baby is quickly developing during this time. Read maternity & infant’s guide to weaning, including when and what to feed baby and whether your little one is hitting all the right baby milestones. Plus health & well-being for mum, it’s not all about baby!

 

Latest 6-12 Months Posts

Baby-led weaning: 10 things you need to know

Baby-led weaning means letting your child feed themselves from the moment they start on solids. Most babies will start to reach for food around six months, which is the time when the World Health Organisation recommend your babies are weaned onto solid foods. Remember that every baby is different; some parents choose to start weaning […]

Living with allergies

Dealing with allergies in children can be challenging for parents. Writing for Maternity & Infant magazine, Arlene Harris talks about her own personal experience as a mum and chats to the experts about what to do. I have always been thankful for my three strapping sons. Apart from little bit of asthma, eczema and a few […]

Breastfeeding: There IS support out there

There is no doubt that when it comes to feeding your baby, breast is most definitely best. But despite most of us knowing this, Ireland has a very low breastfeeding rate. A recent study found that while more than three quarters of Irish mothers will try breastfeeding their new baby at least once, by the […]

New childcare guide from Barnardos

With over 170,000 children attending an early years service in Ireland, Barnardos has produced a handy guide to support parents in making decisions about the best quality option for their child. Written by early years experts in Barnardos, the Choosing Quality Childcare guide provides parents with information about what to look for in a quality […]

Reasons to read with our toddlers for World Book Day 2017!

For World Book Day 2017, we’ve gone through the reasons why it’s important to read to your toddlers. From fairy tales to action adventures there are books out there that cater to every child’s interests! What book are you reading today? Building relationships Reading a story book with your child is one of the key […]

4 tips to help your baby start crawling

All babies develop at different rates. Some babies don’t crawl till they’re over a year old, and some start moving bright and early. Some babies bypass crawling altogether and simply start walking one day. Walking and crawling gives your child their first taste of independence. They’ll love being able to go wherever they want, when […]

Tips for moving your baby into their own room

While we know it’s better to start younger rather than older, getting your child used to sleeping in a different room can always be tricky. When they’re small, it’s best that parents and baby sleep in the same room to help with those nighttime feeds – and it’s recommended that the baby should sleep in […]

More Unfounded Headlines About Vaccinations & Autism: Let’s Stick to the Facts, Folks

Vaccinating our children is a topic never too far away from the headlines. Despite the HSE stating again and again that the vaccinations given to our children are proved safe before they are included in any schedule, there still lingers some doubt among a minority of parents that there could be a link between certain […]

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