• Baby's Moving-up Milestones
    Your little one is stepping up!
  • Your baby's first year of life is a truly dynamic period—one minute, he's making cooing sounds, and the next, hes saying "Mama" and "Papa." While you want to cherish every minute of your child's babyhood, you're also excited when it’s time for your kulit-bulilit to move up to the next level.

    We round up some of the biggest milestones in that magical moving-up phase from babyhood to toddlerhood, and how you can ease your little one's transition.

    From taking milk only to eating solids (4 to 6 months)

    According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, your baby's digestive system is prepped with the right enzymes for digesting solids beginning his sixth month. Here are some telltale signs: if he can hold his head up well already and if he can sit with assistance. Start with smooth purees of bland fruits and veggies such as bananas, squash, and sweet potatoes. You can mix in some breast milk or formula to achieve that ideal, practically drippy consistency.

    From pulling up to walking (9 to 12 months)

    Your active baby is starting to get even more mobile! The key to learning how to walk is to strengthen the neck, back, legs, and arms, as well as his sense of balance. You'll know he's ready when he can already pull himself up to a standing position. Try placing a toy in front of him and moving it from side to side. 

    From babbling to talking (7 to 12 months)

    When your baby starts repeating sounds, that's a healthy cue of his language and vocabulary development. At nine months, he'll begin to comprehend gestures, pointing and grunting to express what he wants. Make sure to avoid using "baby talk" and instead use regular words to refer to objects so your baby learns the right names to call certain objects and actions. Speaking slowly and adopting a high-pitched voice (or sing-song style) also help.

    From diapers to pants

    When your kulit-bulilit starts to turn, crawl, and become more active, you'll know it’s also time for him to move up from his ordinary diapers to Huggies Dry Pants! It comes with a cottony soft waistband and 360-degree comfort fit that gently adjusts to Baby's every move. Your angel's skin also stays dry for up to 12 hours with its quick-dry layer. We know your active baby just wants to play all day, and with the Huggies Dry Pants easy tear-off feature, changing diapers becomes a breeze—just pull up!

     

    References:

    http://www.whattoexpect.com/first-year/start-solids/

    http://www.thebump.com/a/baby-milestones

    http://www.parents.com/baby/development/talking/baby-talk-a-month-by-month-timeline1

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