Category Archives: Infants and Toddlers

Introducing Solids to Your Infant

By Shaista Tariq      

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Image source: freeimages

                         

Infant nutrition means making sure your baby is getting enough nutrients during her first year. Feeding your baby is one of the most important things you do as a parent. Making sure your baby has good nutrition can protect her against diseases. It also helps her stay healthy as she grows older.

Breast milk or infant formula are the only nourishment needed by most healthy babies until they are 4-6 months old. Cow’s milk or other dairy products should not be given until at least one year of age. Your baby’s kidneys cannot handle the high protein and mineral content well until that age.

Daily servings of milk for an infant diet are as follows: 0-3 months: 18-32 ounces/2-4 cups 4-6 months: 28-40 ounces/3.5-5 cups 7-9 months: 24-36 ounces/3-4.5 cups 10-12 months: 18-30 ounces/2-3.75 cups

How To Potty Train Your Toddler

by Iman Khan

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Training your toddler to use the toilet can be a daunting and intimidating chore for most inexperienced mothers. But with the right mindset and attitude, your anxiety and misgivings can be put to ease, and this duration can actually prove to be a valuable bonding time between you and your child.

What is the best time to start?

Like most child-related breakthroughs, the ideal time to start your son or daughter on the potty, varies greatly from one little one to the other. As a caregiver, the onus is on you to determine your child’s physiological readiness, bladder control, his/her comprehension skills and ability to follow instructions.

It is not advisable to force your child into the issue; instead let them guide you to when they are ready!

Keeping Up With Ibadah As A Busy Mom

By Mona Ismaeil

 

Prayers

MashAllah, being a mom is by far the greatest gift that any woman can be given. Nothing can fill your heart and your life like the smile and laughter of a child. Nothing can soothe your soul like the touch of your child’s hands, a messy kiss on your cheek or a tight squeeze. Being a busy mom has its pros and cons of course.