Monday, February 28, 2011

Introducing Complementary Foods

* Introduce one new food at a time. Continue with the same food for 3 to 4 days.
* Start with small amounts of any food - a teaspoonful or less.
* Use thin puree consistency when starting solid foods. Gradually shift to a more viscous food with higher nutrient density.
* Never force an infant to eat.
* If baby objects to taking some food, mix it with other foods he likes until he becomes accustomed to the flavor.
* If after several trials, the baby refuses to eat a particular food, omit it for a week or two, then try again. If the dislike persists, omit entirely and substitute with another food or similar nutritional value.

* Foods maybe seasoned slightly. Salt should not be added to the diet of the infant before the age of 1 year, since the baby's maturing kidneys cannot handle sodium efficiently.

* When baby is able to chew, gradually switch to finely chopped vegetables, fruits, fish, and meats. Do not continue soft smooth foods for too long.
* A mother's dislike for a particular food must not reflect in the choice of foods for the baby.

SOURCE: Nutritional Guidelines for Filipinos (FNRI-DOST, 2000)

Sunday, February 27, 2011

OBM Baby Blast Event 2011

Come to the OBM Baby Blast Event happening on March 5, 2011 (10pm - 8am) at the Trinoma Activity Center, Quezon City.

Goodies and Free Baby Pampering await the first 100 pre-registered participants.

To pre-register and for more details regarding this event, kindly visit their Facebook Fan Page.

Ivan's Creative Mind

My son Ivan Derek is now fascinated with blocks and stackables or anything that has shapes.

I was totally amazed when he showed me this. He said it's a "SUN", made out of a roll of of scotch tape and dominoes.

This one he did when we went to MOA, there was a free lego activity wherein he joined other kids and created his own version of a "sword" and "digicam" in one :)

His own version of the Empire Building, oh I think its the Eiffel Tower.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Aprica Philippines Launch Event

APRICA (Japan) is now in the Philippines! Baby Company together with Aprica presented the latest models of carriers & strollers in a fashion show at the Rockwell Power Plant Mall, Makati City last Saturday February 19, 2011. The launch was attended by moms & dads together with their babies.

One lucky mom won an exclusive Aranaz designer bag, One expecting mom won an APRICA - "Cookie" stroller and another mom won an APRICA - "Stick" Stroller.

I am a lucky mom as well. Got invited to this event through an online promo.

We also received generous gifts, my son loves them.