By now your little one is likely to have started to get the hang of crawling, and is probably well on her way to cruising. It’s amazing to think she’s come so far so quickly and figured out how to get from the floor to standing, and maybe even to walking. Here’s what you’ve got to look forward to.
Jan 27, 2021
Cruising is your baby’s way of walking or moving sideways while holding on to furniture for support. Most babies are able to master the skill of crawling between 7-10 months of age. And while every baby is unique and develops at their own pace, many babies take their first step right around their first birthday. There is so much fun for you to have as you are active together every day and she learns more and more about movement and balance. See how these parents might share the excitement of their baby’s milestone moments…
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Breast milk is best for babies. The World Health Organisation (WHO) and Health Promotion Board (HPB) recommend exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life. Unnecessary introduction of bottle feeding or other food and drinks will have a negative impact on breastfeeding. At around six months of age (but not before 4 months), infants should receive nutritionally adequate and age-appropriate complementary foods while breastfeeding continues for up to two years of age or beyond. Consult your doctor before deciding to use infant formula or if you have difficulty breastfeeding.
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The content on this website is intended as general information for Singaporean residents only and should not be used as a substitute for medical care and advice from your healthcare practitioner. The HPB recommends that infants start on age-appropriate complementary foods at around 6 months, whilst continuing breastfeeding for up to 2 years or beyond to meet their evolving nutritional requirements. If no longer breastfeeding, toddlers can switch to full cream milk after 12 months. This should be complemented by a good variety of solid foods from the four main food groups (fruits, vegetables, grains, meat and alternatives). For more information on the nutritional requirements of infants and young children, please visit www.healthhub.sg/earlynutrition.
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