Your journey to motherhood is one that is filled with awe and wonder as well as discovering new aches and pains that previously never existed. Read on to find out what to expect as you pass each trimester.
Being pregnant can be one of the most exciting times in your life. The miracle of growing a baby is an incredible experience. Although pregnancy is commonly referred to as a nine-month journey, you are actually pregnant for closer to ten months - 40 weeks total. Your pregnancy is divided into three trimesters, each lasting 13 to 14 weeks, and each with distinct changes occurring.
This Mother’s Day, we share with you some of our GeoBaby Mums’ favourite ‘mummy moments’ as a tribute to all you mamas out there.
There’s no doubt that being a mum is hard work. Amid the tears and tantrums of our wee ones, it’s sometimes easy to forget how rewarding motherhood can be. We asked some of our fellow mums what their favourite ‘mummy moments’ were (you know those wonderful moments when you feel like a real mum, all swelled up with love, pride and awe).
Fine motor skills are those skills manipulated by small muscle movements: those that occur in the finger, in coordination with the eyes
Fine motor skills are those skills manipulated by small muscle movements: those that occur in the finger, in coordination with the eyes. As a child develops there is a natural progression of fine motor skills. A child learns to control his/her body from the inside out or by naturally starting at their shoulder and moving their way down to their fingertips. Obviously, when a child picks up a crayon for the first time, he/she does not hold it with a perfect, mature-like grasp. In general, three year-olds do not know how to use a scissors (which is a good thing most times).
Think your baby has what it takes to be a cover star? We scored some insider tips from the child model experts to help you get started.
Every baby is beautiful, but yours is picture perfect. People always comment how adorable your baby is. They stop you in the street to ooh and aah. They even ask if they can take a photo with your baby. So, you think your baby is model material?
Miles Price, Clinical Nutritionist from Life Clinic, shares his alternative views on what your baby’s first foods should be and some recipes to get you started.
The usual practice by most mums when weaning their babies is to give them mashed apples, bananas, rice cereal and oatmeal and the like. This has been the practice since time immemorial. In the past few years, an alternative view has emerged and has become a topic of discussion among many mothers'groups.
Understand how your baby learns language and find out a child’s typical language development milestones.
When and how children learn language has always been a hot topic. The appearance of the long awaited first word can cause both relief and panic! As Ben Stiller’s character experiences in ‘Meet The Fockers!’ you say ‘that’ word once and sure enough it will be their first word, said in front of the disapproving in-laws!!
Establishing a healthy nap routine helps your baby to sleep better at night.
It is common to think that if your baby or toddler is sleeping relatively well at night, then the daytime naps don’t really matter so much. However, research and experience show that the length and quality of naps taken during the day can affect night time sleep – and that poor night time sleeping affects the daytime naps. Hence both night and day sleep is important in establishing a good, healthy sleep pattern for your baby.