Entries by Sharon Garcia

What To Feed Your Baby From 6 To 9 Months

Your baby needs iron for good health. Continue to breastfeed and provide the extra iron that your baby needs by offering her the iron-rich foods. Feed your baby at regular times. Include her at family mealtimes. Talk to her gently. Start your baby on pureed foods. Next, move to lumpy, mashed foods. As your baby […]

Starting Solid Foods at Six Months

Since birth, your baby has been growing on breast milk. At six months old, breast milk is still the most important food but the time has come to add solid foods. Extra iron is needed at six months. Solid foods provide a variety of nutrients, flavours, and textures for your baby. How do I tell […]

Baby Shower Games

Bottoms up: Get 5 little plastic babies (in the cake decorating department). Put them in a cup. Each guests get three “rolls” as they try to get the babies to land with their bottoms up. The player with the most bottoms up after three rolls wins or faces off in tie. Cotton Balls: Put about […]

Choosing a Carrier

Most parents find a baby carrier to be invaluable during the first year of their baby’s life. There are many types and styles to choose from. The different types of baby carriers fall into three main categories: slings, front packs and backpacks. Slings These are made of fabric and are available in a wide variety […]

Postpartum Depression vs. Baby Blues

What are the signs of postpartum depression vs. simple “baby blues” (a.k.a. the “postpartum blues”)? The “baby blues” (a.k.a. the “postpartum blues”) typically peak four to five days after you give birth and fade away around the tenth day postpartum, as your body makes the hormonal transition from a pregnant to a non-pregnant state. While […]

Basics of Baby Teeth and Teething

Many people are not aware that prevention of dental diseases can be started as soon as a child is born. From the seventh to the ninth (last) months of pregnancy, the primary baby teeth are just about to be fully formed in the bone. Development of permanent teeth begins at birth. Even before the teeth […]

Baby Wearing – One Mom’s Experience

When I became a mom, something magical happened. An inner strength and desire to protect, love and nurture rose up within me. Desires, dreams and fears awakened in my heart that once lay dormant. I felt fit for the task and excited for the adventure of motherhood that stretched out ahead me. When my relatives […]

Signing with Baby

Often I’m asked “What is the optimal age to introduce signs to our baby?”. I tell families I started signing with Joshua and Sabrina when they were 6 months…but now, knowing what I know, I would start much earlier…from birth. Babies have the motor skills to sign back between 8 and 11 months, typically when […]