Many parents turn to the pacifier to calm a fussy baby, but this easy solution can often create its own set of problems. Experts agree that you need to start weaning by 18 months, to prevent teeth and speech problems. Unfortunately, your child isn’t going to give up his or her beloved ‘bingky’ without a fight! Here are some tried and tested parenting tips on weaning your baby from a pacifier. [Read more…]
Sooner or later, your baby will have to stop feeding off a bottle. When this time comes, however, you might find it a bit of a challenge to get your baby to use a sippy cup or anything else to drink his milk or water. This is something that every parent and child has to go through no matter how difficult it may be. In some cases, though, babies simply take to the sippy cup without any issues at all.
Before you even think about steps that will lead you to your goal of weaning your baby off the bottle, you have to determine when you should start. There are no clear cut rules for this, but in general, parents can try weaning their baby off the bottle when they are around 6 months of age. Other parents try as soon as their baby can sit up. Once you are ready to give it a shot, here are some tried and tested tips that can make the process smoother for you and your baby. [Read more…]