New Moms!

Canada
September 21, 2010 10:30am CST
Where are the new first-time moms out there? Let's start a discussion for all the little things about newborns you never knew before (but learned really fast!) How often do you all give your little ones baths? My daughter is three months old and I notice she doesn't need full-out baths all the time, usually wipe-downs with a soft washcloth using gentle baby wash is enough. Anyone with a baby showing signs of wanting solid food? Like smacking lips and reaching for your food when you're trying to eat? I would love to get responses from moms in other countries and cultures and learn how babies and children are taken care of all around the world!
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@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
21 Sep 10
Hi, Being a new mom is not easy...Alot of things need to be learnt and has to adapt herself into motherhood life. From my experience, I bathed my son once a day when he was young(below 1 year old), I have to make sure that he stays clean all the time. Of course, I have to use warm water to bath her in the morning and at night, I will only wipe his body with warm towel before changing his pyjama. Before a child hit 6 months old,it is best not to offer any solid food as their digestion system still not properly perform well. You can start with porridge or puree when your child reach 6 months old, you can always add some vegetable puree into the porridge and try on small portion,once your baby has get used to it,slowly increase the portion bit by bit. You can always cook different menu of porridge for your child. As he grows up, then slowly you can introduce more solid food to him like noodle,vermicelli,pasta.
• Canada
22 Sep 10
Thanks for commenting! I will be holding off on solid food for awhile, even though my daughter already watches everyone eat and tries to grab the food while smacking her lips! She is very active, kicking and raising up her legs all the time. She can roll from front to back and almost all the way from back to front.
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
25 Sep 10
Hi, It is good to have an active daughter,it means your daughter is pretty healthy. Slowly introduce solid food to her when she is ready,try in small portion and gradually increase the portion if she shows an interest to eat more. Hope you enjoy your motherhood.
@sayariza (146)
• Indonesia
24 Sep 10
I am not mom but I can tell you something actually there is no good book "how to be a good mom", all what we said good mom was actually they had no idea how to be , all of them are learning by doing. I have still 5 mo. baby at home, we give him twice a day, most of time his sitter does it, I do for once a week, my wife does it when he is off duty (she is nurse) when a baby wants a solid food? what you tell can be a sign but there is another sign. If your baby already get enough milk but he/she cries, you can check there possibilities: his diaper, he/she feel trouble (itchy or hot) or he/she is still hungry. my baby get solid food at his 4 months, it is self made (not difficult)...he eats solid food three times a day now.
• Canada
24 Sep 10
Thanks for commenting with a dad's point of view! I am thinking my little one may be wanting "grown-up food" as she always watches us when we eat, grabbing and smacking her lips!
@indahfth (11173)
• Indonesia
24 Sep 10
I am not a new mother. My boys are now 7 years old. I still remember when a new mother. I'm still stiff when picked, I also do not dare to bathe my children. But every day I learn, so I can carry my son properly, and I could bathe my children. A lot of things I need to learn quickly. I really enjoy the moment. It feels like returning my son to be a baby anymore.
• Philippines
23 Sep 10
I'm a new mom too way back 3 years ago, but I think until now I'm still new to explore everything, as my son is growing fast and he will go to school by next year.. Actually, I didn't learn how to bath a baby, LOL.. because I'm very scared. The time when I give birth, I never experienced holding a month-old babies before, so that's why I'm so much thankful to my parents and other relatives who helped me and taught me lots of things a mom should do (including some of funny or unbelievable superstitious)..