Baby's 9th month

Your baby's 39th week

Now that you’ve had several months to gradually introduce cereals, fruits and vegetables, your little one is likely ready to begin eating meats. Meats are just as easy to prepare at home. Cook meat thoroughly and avoid strong seasonings at first. Simply puree with a little water or breastmilk, as you would fruits or vegetables. With a little luck she’ll soon enjoy these strange new tastes.

Hold off on cow’s milk, eggs, nuts and honey. Cow’s milk, nuts and eggs are some of the most common food allergens and can cause severe reactions, while honey may contain dangerous spores which will not be killed by her immature digestive system.

During playtime use interactive games to help her develop socialization, coordination and counting skills. Time honored games such as "Peek-a-Boo," "So Big," "The Itsy Bitsy Spider," "Ring Around the Rosies" (once she’s walking) and others will be educational as well as fun.

Next: Find out what to expect during your baby's 40th week of life

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