Parenting 101: What Are the Different Types of Baby Food Products?

Baby foods are industrially produced milk-based products, adapted to the physiological needs of your child’s body. There is a huge range of baby food products on the market. And though they have a lot in common, they are still distinctly different in terms of composition, consistency and properties.

Here’s a list of different types of infant foods based on various characteristics.

Based on a baby’s health indicators

  • Formulas for healthy babies;
  • Infant foods for children with special nutritional needs;
  • Products for therapeutic feeding.

Based on consistency

There are dry, semi-dry, and liquid baby foods. 90% of all formulas on the market are dry powdered versions. While liquid products are ready to use, dry ones have to be mixed with warm water before feeding.

Based on age

  • Stage 0 (sometimes, Pre formulas): foods for preemies and low-weight babies.
  • Stage 1: for children from birth to 6 months;
  • Stage 2: from 6 to 10-12 months (HiPP formula Stage 2 is among the most popular ones in this range);
  • Stage 3 (sometimes also Stage 4): for 1-year-olds and toddlers.
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Mum Lists: 5 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Becoming A Parent

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Julie Johnson

Having a child is a joy and a completely fulfilling endeavor, but that’s not to say that there aren’t moments, or even entire days, when you wonder if you made the right choice. People will tell you that you shouldn’t have kids until you’re sure you’re ready, but the truth is ~ you’ll never be completely ready. However, knowing what to expect can help, so here are some top things you should know before you decide to become a parent.

The First Few Months are Pure Torture

You are going to love your little one with a fierceness you never expected, but the truth is that life with a newborn is not easy. In fact, it might be the hardest thing you’ll ever do. In addition to keeping this tiny human alive, you’ll also have to learn what each of his cries mean, how to swaddle, how to change a diaper, how to leave the house without forgetting anything important and how to balance your marriage and work life with being a new parent.

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Parenting 101: 5 Tips To Help Your Baby To Start Walking

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One of the best feelings a parent will experience during their baby’s early stages is when they learn how to walk on their own. Seeing them accomplish this feat brings a sense of pride and accomplishment exclusive only to parents. There is nothing better than seeing your own succeeding and growing into a fine and healthy kid.

If you are a new and excited parent that wants to see your kid walk his/her first steps, then you definitely need a lot of patience and effort before you can see that crowning moment. But, trust me, it will all be worth it. Once you see your kid walk his first steps, I bet that you will unconsciously cry your heart out with joy. And that you would want to share and let everybody know about your baby’s first steps.

Luckily, our friends at baby lovers from https://www.mykidneedsthat.com have shared 5 tips that will help you in training your baby to walk.

1. Develop their leg muscles

At about 4-7 months, you will notice that your baby will start bouncing. Once you notice this, try to assist your baby and help him/her bounce as much as possible. Bouncing will help develop his/her leg muscles which are very important in walking.

The next thing you will notice is your baby sitting and crawling. This will help develop your baby’s back and neck muscles that are essential in maintaining balance. During this process, try to guide your baby at first until gradually letting him do it independently.

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