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,"Pregnant%3A+How+is+your+baby+developing%3F",UPDATE,"Pregnant: How is your baby developing?","Nena Beijering","<div class='clearfix alinea'> <h2>First trimester</h2> <p><span>The first thirteen weeks of your pregnancy are the first trimester. The first two weeks are a gift, because you start counting from the first day of your last period and the insemination always takes place after this period. There isn’t any certainty as to when it happens, but you usually ovulate halfway through your cycle. After insemination the ovum will split. After only nine weeks, the embryo has become a fetus and the major organ systems are already formed. After three months, your baby will be about 8 centimeters. The head of your baby is growing in proportion to the body and the baby is moving and kicking with the legs.</span></p> <p>It is recommended to take additional folic acid during the first trimester. If possible you should start with folic acid when you are trying to get pregnant.</p> <h2><strong>How do you feel?</strong></h2> <p><span>If you realize how quickly your baby is growing and developing, it isn’t surprising if you feel tired. Your breasts may be painful and you may experience intestinal complaints. Some women are really sick during this stage of their pregnancy, while others might feel out of balance. This is caused by the hormones and you can rest assure that this is normal and part of being pregnant. Just be kind to yourself. Dive into your bed early and watch endless videos of babies developing in the womb. It is a lovely way to vent your emotions.</span></p> </div> <div class='clearfix alinea'> <h2>Second trimester</h2> <p>The second trimester takes place from the fourteen until twenty-seven weeks. In the second trimester your baby really starts to grow. You develop a belly and feel your baby kicking for the first time. You can also start to hear your baby’s heart beat. A truly magical moment. During this period, your baby’s genitals will develop and at the 20-week ultrasound you will be able to see if it is a boy or a girl (If you want to know it of course). During this echo your baby’s development will be extensively investigated. It is wise to prepare for this, as you will likely go to the appointment with some anticipation. You will be excited to see your baby for the second time, but it is primarily a medical check. Just hold your breath when the doctor examines your unborn baby and trust that everything will be fine.</p> <p><span>At the end of the second trimester, your baby will be around 23 centimeter and weigh anbout 380 grams.</span></p> <h2><strong>How do you feel?</strong></h2> <p><span>Most women feel much better during the second trimester. The greatest risk of a miscarriage has past and nausea and fatigue will occur lest frequent for most women. This is really the trimester to properly enjoy your pregnancy and use the additional energy that it provides for fun activities, like decorating the nursery for example. This is also a good time to take a pregnancy course.</span></p> </div> <div class='clearfix alinea'> <h2>Third trimester</h2> <p>In the last trimester your baby’s weight will quadruple. This means that your belly will really grow significantly. The baby opens his eyes and is fully developed. This stage is really about growing and the maturing of the organs. Did you know that at this stage babies in the womb can actually dream when they sleep?</p> <p>At the final stage of your pregnancy your baby is getting ready for his trip into the world. Childbirth; An exciting time.</p> <h2><strong>How do you feel?</strong></h2> <p><span>In the last trimester being pregnant can be difficult. You can become forgetful, suffer from your pelvis and the baby putting pressure on your stomach, ribs or respiratory tract. Being pregnant is really not something that you should take lightly, so be realistic in what you can and can’t handle.</span></p> <p>Kabrita sympathizes with all pregnant women. It is not only a magic period, but can also be quite heavy. Try to enjoy this period and be kind to yourself!<br /><br /><br /></p> </div>","<p><span>It is a magical period in a woman's life: you're pregnant. A baby is growing in your belly. Your child. From the moment that you test positive, you probably can’t stop gathering information about being pregnant. So much is happening with your body. How is the baby developing in your womb? What should I expect and what is important? Kabrita created an overview of the main highlights in the development of your baby, to help you answer these questions.</span></p>","Pregnancy,Pregnant",MERGE,FALSE,"","Pregnant: How is your baby developing?","It is a magical period in a woman's life: you're pregnant. So much is happening with your body. How is the baby developing in your womb?"
,"Facts+about+breastfeeding+-+Kabrita",UPDATE,"Facts about breastfeeding - Kabrita","Nena Beijering","<p>You probably have heard and read a lot about it: Breastfeeding. That is why we will keep it brief and focus on the most important facts.</p> <h2><strong>Breastfeeding is the best start for your baby</strong></h2> <p>Breastfeeding not only contains the optimal amount of nutrients, it also contains antibodies which will help to protect your baby against diseases and infections. Especially colostrum (the 'first' milk in the days after child birth) contains large amounts of these protective antibodies.</p> <h2><strong>Breastfeeding creates a bond</strong></h2> <p>When you breastfeed your baby your body release a hormone called oxytocine. This hormone stimulates the bonding between mother and child.</p> <h2><strong>Breastfeeding helps to loose weight</strong></h2> <p>You approximately use around 500 additional calories a day when you are breastfeed your baby. This explains why women that breastfeed usually loose their pregnancy pounds faster. </p> <h2><strong>You don't have to worry if your little get's to much</strong></h2> <p>If you feed on demand than you don't have to worry about giving to much. Your little one will make sure that he is getting enough.</p> <h2><strong>Less risk of developing allergies such as asthma or eczema </strong></h2> <p>The antibodies in breast milk help to reduce the risk of developing allergies such as asthma or eczema. They also help to prevent high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol.</p> <h2><strong>Less risk to develop certain types of cancer</strong></h2> <p>Woman that have breastfed over a longer period, have less risk to develop breast, ovary and cervical cancer.</p> <h2><strong>Less cramps</strong></h2> <p>Baby's that are being breastfed experience less discomfort from cramps.<br /><br />For more information on breastfeeding please check the<span> </span><a rel='noopener' href='' target='_blank'>website of the World Health Organisation (WHO)</a>.</p> <p>If you have come to the point where you want to slowly reduce breastfeeding (for instance after six months) than you could consider a formula based on goat milk as an alternatiev. Goat milk is easy to digest and offers important advantages.</p>","<p><span>At Kabrita we strongly believe that breastfeeding is the best source of nutrition for your little one. Because this week is the 'World Breastfeeding Week' we wanted to create some extra attention for the most natural way to feed your baby!</span></p>","Baby,Nutrition",MERGE,FALSE,"","Facts about breastfeeding - Kabrita","At Kabrita we believe that breastfeeding is the best source of nutrition for your baby. This week is the 'World Breastfeeding Week. Read it here!"
,"Playful+learning",UPDATE,"Playful learning","Nena Beijering","<div class='clearfix alinea'> <h2><strong>Taste</strong></h2> <p>In your uterus  your baby had sips of the amniotic fluid. This created a clear preference for a sweet taste. After birth, your baby will drink exclusively milk during the first four months. Up to 18 months, your baby will probably eat almost everything that you offer to him. After that he will likely be much more selective, so try to let him taste everything at least 5 times. Chances are he's going to get used to it.</p> <h2><strong>Smell</strong></h2> <p>Taste and smell are inseparable connected. Your baby will probably like the smell of a sweet banana better than the smell of a piece of fish. From day one the sense of smell of your baby is already highly developed. This helps him to perfectly recognize the smell of his mother. They are also fond of the smell of their favorite teddy bear and by washing it you will remove this fine, familiar smell. Unfortunately you have to wash it occasionally because of hygiene, but if it was up to your little one his teddy bear would never get washed.</p> <h2><strong>Hearing</strong></h2> <p>Research has shown that (classical) music has a positive effect on the brains of a baby. Babies love music and are capable from birth to distinguish between pitch and volume. So put on a nice quiet music, sing to your baby or choose a box mobile that plays pleasant music. There are beautiful mobiles for sale that play tunes of famous classical composers such as Bach or Mozart.</p> <h2><strong>Feeling</strong></h2> <p>Did you know that a premature baby can grow 47% faster if he gets massaged or hugged at least 3 times per day? Physical contact is essential for your baby; their weight will increase faster, their brains will develop better and he will sleep better. A few times a week take the time to massage your baby with a fine oil after a relaxing bath. A course in baby massage is definitely recommended. Furthermore your child also loves to grab everything and feel the different textures and materials.</p> <h2><strong>Seeing</strong></h2> <p>When a baby is born, their vision is still blurry. They can hardly distinguish contrasts and respond mainly to black and white patterns. The higher the contrast, the better they can see. After six months your baby can distinguish color and detail well. From this moment he will start his exploration and discover everything that they can see.</p> <h2><strong>Toys</strong></h2> <p>Adjust the toys to the age of your child. When your child is 3 months old then he can hold a rattle, after 5 months your baby will actively respond to a box mobile or play mat and after 8 months he loves to play 'peekaboo' with mom and dad! At 9 months building blocks will offer an interesting challenge and after 10 months he will be amazed by a mirror!</p> </div> <div class='clearfix alinea'> <p>These are all special moments that you certainly want to capture with a (video) camera. Have fun!</p> <p>Love, Kabrita</p> </div> <div class='blog-info'></div>","<p><span>The first year of your baby's life is one big exploration. In this first year the senses of your little one will develop rapidly and by creating a challenging environment for your baby you can stimulate him to explore everything. Colors, smells, sounds and tastes, everything is new at this stage!</span></p>","Upbringing,Baby,Care",MERGE,FALSE,"","Your baby's first year is one big journey of discovery","In the first year the senses develop fully and by making the environment interesting for your child, he will really want to discover everything."
,"How+to+master+the+weaning+process",UPDATE,"How to master the weaning process","Nena Beijering","<div class='clearfix alinea'> <h2>Lead by example</h2> <p>From as early as practical, be a great role model by sitting at the table to eat meals and show your baby that you enjoy a wide variety of healthy foods. The idea is that they will internalise this behaviour and follow your example when they are able to.</p> </div> <div class='clearfix alinea'> <h2>Introduce first foods</h2> <p>When your baby is six months old start to introduce foods, for many this begins with something gentle in terms of taste, texture and digestibility. Many parents choose baby rice, quinoa or baby-friendly cereals mixed with breast milk or baby formula.</p> </div> <div class='clearfix alinea'> <h2>First tastes and milk still plays a key nutritional role</h2> <p>When planning your baby’s weaning remember all foods are new and exciting to them so don’t feel there is a rush to put in the kind of variety you would want yourself, foods should not have added salt or sugar and may taste bland to you but not to your baby. Some babies will happily eat all they are offered whereas others will be more particular, so think about what flavours to start with.</p> <p>It can take a while before the nutrition in the food your baby eats becomes the key reason for eating. At the start milk is still the most important provider of nutrients and fluids and it can take until the end of the first year for babies to get more calories from their food than their milk. Breastfeeding throughout the weaning process is still best for babies but if the time comes to introduce your baby to a formula there are now a number of choices.  Goat’s milk formula may be easier to digest than cow’s milk and is now approved to be used in the UK. When looking for a formula look for one which contains omega-3 fats for baby’s brain development as well as the recommended level of vitamins and minerals, such as Kabrita goats’ milk formula.</p> </div> <div class='clearfix alinea'> <h2>Spoon time!</h2> <p>Between nine and 12 months, the quantity and variety of foods your baby eats will really begin to grow. Ideally, each meal should include:</p> <ul> <li>A starchy carbohydrate, such as oats, rice, sweet potatoes, pasta or bread</li> <li>Protein-rich food, for example beans, lentils, tofu, low-mercury fish, organic meat and free-range eggs</li> <li>A fat component, for example olive oil, ground nuts and seeds</li> <li>Vegetables and fruits, preferably in lots of different colours including green, red and orange</li> </ul> </div> <div class='clearfix alinea'> <h2>Enjoy</h2> <p>Weaning is an enjoyable time, albeit a little messy at times, but relax, smile and watch your little one develop and grow</p> </div> <div class='clearfix alinea'> <h2>Weaning Allergenic Table</h2> <table border='1' cellspacing='0' cellpadding='0'> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><strong>Baby’s age in months</strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>Foods to try</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>7 months</p> </td> <td> <p> - Low gluten grains, start with oats and progress to rye and barley</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>8 months</p> </td> <td> <p> - Yogurt, pasteurised cheese and dairy milk cooked in foods<br /> - Wheat</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>9 months</p> </td> <td> <p> - White fish<br /> - Eggs (well cooked)<br /> - Tofu and soya products</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>10 months</p> </td> <td> <p> - Oily fish e.g. mackerel and salmon, pilchards, and sardines, remove bones</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>12 months</p> </td> <td> <p> - Ground nuts and seeds and nut butters (expect peanuts and peanut butter)<br /> - Honey<br /> - Corn<br /> - Nightshade vegetables:<br /> - White potatoes, tomatoes, peppers and aubergine.<br /> - Fruits which may trigger reactions: strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, kiwi fruit, grapes, figs, dates and citrus fruits</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>12 months plus</p> </td> <td> <p> - Shellfish<br /> - Peanuts (ground or as butter) if no family allergies. If concerned wait until 3 years and check with your GP<br /> - Avoid whole nuts until 5 years due to choking risk</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div>","<div class='alinea bold intro'> <p>Weaning your little one can be a slow process with lots of different things to think about. Whether that’s moving your child on to follow-on milk or solid food, weaning can be a stressful time and can raise lots of questions. Our leading clinical nutrition therapist, Yvonne Bishop-Weston, who specialises in infant nutrition, gives her top tips for making the process as smooth as possible. </p> </div> <div class='clearfix alinea'></div>","Baby,Car,Nutrition",MERGE,FALSE,"","Weaning: How to master the weaning process","Weaning your little one can be a slow process with lots of different things to think about. We have some tips for making the process as smooth as possible."
,"Tips+for+difficult+eaters",UPDATE,"Tips for difficult eaters","Nena Beijering","<h2><strong>Don’t push</strong></h2> <p>It may not be easy, but try to not push your child, because this will backfire. Your toddler has a mind of his own and will resist when you demand that he eats everything on his plate. Instead of pushing, try to reward good behavior. Praise your toddler when he tastes something new, takes a big bite or is curious about food. Try to keep the atmosphere positive and relaxed at the table, even if your child is eating little or nothing at all.</p> <h2><strong>Do not give in to their whining for unhealthy food</strong></h2> <p>Of course you want your toddler to get enough food, but remember that quality is more important than quantity. Don’t give in when your toddler asks for candy or a bag of chips, because he or she will learn that they can get out of eating the healthy meal. A growing child needs enough nutrients to support its growth, so make sure you offer healthy meals. Also careful in offering your little one to much sugar, aromas, dies and flavors, which can negatively affect your child’s behavior</p> <h2><strong>Set rules at the table</strong></h2> <p>Every child needs rules and boundaries. Therefore set up rules that apply at the dining table. Do not make a whole list, but focus on 3 to 5 important points, such as having to try at least one bite of everything, no one leaves the table before everyone is ready and there is no yelling allowed at the table. Pick the rules that are important to you and place a small notice board with these rules on the table during dinner to remind everyone.</p> <h2><strong>Reward in a positive way</strong></h2> <p>Almost every child is happy to receive a compliment. Does your toddler respond well to compliments? Than try using a reward schedule! Take a nice piece of paper and reward your child with a sticker for every new type of food he tastes or for every bite of vegetables. Play with this a little bit to find the challenge that your child needs and adapt it regularly.</p> <h2><strong>Additional tips:</strong></h2> <p>- Give your toddler three healthy meals a day and up to 2 healthy snacks.</p> <p>- Involve your toddler with the meals and take him with you shopping for groceries.</p> <p>- Allow your toddler to 'help' out in the kitchen. Stirring the sauce can yield much pride when the meal is ready and will make it extra tasty for everyone.</p> <p>- Keep offering food to your toddler that he or she doesn’t like. Tastes can change rapidly with young children.</p> <p>- Don’t serve the plate to full. This might scare your toddler off. </p>","<p><span>There are toddlers that eat and like everything. But there are also toddlers who refuse everything they don’t know and beforehand yell they don’t like it. Luckily most toddlers will outgrow these periods sooner or later. To help you cope with these issues we collected some tips that you can use to get started straight away!</span></p>","Toddler,Nutrition,Upbringing",MERGE,FALSE,"","Is your child a difficult eater? We have the tips!","There are children who refuse to taste everything they don't know and immediately say: "I don't like it." With our tips, you can get started right away!"
,"Weight+loss+tips+for+moms",UPDATE,"Weight loss tips for moms","Nena Beijering","<div class='clearfix alinea'> <h2><strong>1) Balance</strong></h2> <p>Consider every Monday to be a balance day. In the weekend we often splurge on extras such as eating out doors or enjoying wine and appetizers. If you use Monday as a balance day, then you immediately lose the extra ounces that you gained during the weekend. Our tip: create a fruit day or enjoy fruit / vegetable smoothies. Not only does this work well for weight loss but they also help to cleanse your body from within. Try to avoid fruits like mangoes, grapes and bananas since these fruits contain lots of sugar.</p> <h2><strong>2) Snacking</strong></h2> <p>Unnoticed we get a lot of calories during the day from snacks. We have a cookie with coffee or tea, a half leftover sandwich from your child and a few bites out of the pan while we're cooking. These snacks add weight, so it is important to be aware and consciously go for three meals and one or two fruit / vegetable snacks a day.</p> <h2><strong>3) Water</strong></h2> <p>Water, water, water... You might think that fruit juices, light drinks and a few wines will no hurt, but a glass of fruit juice often contains more than 100 calories. Light drinks contain artificial sweeteners which aren’t good for your body. So instead go for the cheapest option: water. You can also drink green tea, which is considered a real fat burner.  And by combining it with ice cold water you will burn additional calories even faster.</p> <h2><strong>4) Exercise</strong></h2> <p>You already know it: exercising help you to lose weight and become fitter. You can choose to exercise 3 times a week by following a good program at the gym, but you can also go for a run 3 times a week. This allows you to exercise whenever it suits you and only requires a good pair of running shoes. Tip: there are some convenient apps available that teach you how to run 5 kilometers in only 10 weeks time.</p> <h2><strong>5) Boost Your Metabolism</strong></h2> <p>How fast you lose weight also depends on your metabolism. A faster metabolism allows for more combustion. Eat proteins to boost your metabolism, such as yogurt, egg, cottage cheese, low-fat cheese and a small handjge unsalted nuts. Also exercising will help to increase your metabolism as well!</p> </div> <div class='clearfix alinea'> <p> </p> </div>","<p><span>If after a year you still carry excess pounds with you or if you always wanted to lose a few pounds, than this can become a challenge. Your life will be busy enough, so spending 3 hours a day in the gym with a personal trainer is unrealistic for most of us. For these mothers we selected 5 simple tips that can help to finally lose these pounds.</span></p>","Pregnant,Nutrition",MERGE,FALSE,"","Weight loss tips for mum: 5 tips from Kabrita!","If you still carry excess kilos with you after giving birth. That is why Kabrita has 5 simple tips for you to lose a few pounds quickly."
,"Breastfeeding",UPDATE,"Breastfeeding","Nena Beijering","<div class='clearfix alinea'> <h2>Advantages of breastfeeding</h2> <p>Breastfeeding is the most natural way to feed your little one. It’s a beautiful way to build a bond between you and your baby that will last for the rest of your lives. But most importantly the nutrients and antibodies in breast milk are perfectly adjusted to your babies needs and actually evolve automatically during the day and over time to ensure your little one gets all the nutrients needed.</p> <p><span>Thanks to its unique composition, breast milk can provide protection against illnesses, developing allergies, obesity and boost intelligence. It is packed with disease-fighting substances that protect your baby against illnesses, well beyond the breastfeeding period. It also helps to build a protective layer in your baby’s intestinal tract that prevents undigested proteins to leak through and cause an allergic reaction. Scientific studies have also shown that breast milk may reduce the risk for obesity and could boost your child’s intelligence.</span></p> <p><span>But the decision to breastfeed not only benefits your baby, it also has advantages for you as a mother. Nursing your baby can reduce your stress level and lower the risk of a postpartum depression, because the hormone oxytocin is released which helps to relax. Also nursing may reduce the risk to develop certain types of cancer, like breast and ovarian cancer. And last, but certainly not least nursing your baby could help you to lose pregnancy weight.</span></p> </div> <div class='clearfix alinea'> <h2>Breastfeeding tips</h2> <p>When you decide to breastfeed your baby you can follow the following tips to increase the chance for success:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Study breastfeeding before your little one is born</strong><br />Read books and articles, watch videos and ask friends and family about their experiences with breastfeeding.<br /> </li> <li><strong>Consult medical professionals</strong><br />Ask lactation consultants, nurses and/or midwives for help and advice when you start breastfeeding. They are there for you so make sure to use them.<br /> </li> <li><strong>Set the right conditions</strong><br />Make sure that you are relaxed and comfortable when you breastfeed. Use a pillow or an armrest to position your baby correctly with the nose at the level of the nipple.<br /> </li> <li><strong>Latching on</strong><br />Invoke your baby to latch on by stroking his lips with your nipple. Make sure your little ones mouth is wide open and covers a large part of the areola.<br /> </li> <li><strong>Don’t worry about the amount</strong><br />Your breasts will need time to develop and produce more milk. The first few days you produce colostrum, which is rich in nutrients and antibodies and exactly what your baby needs.<br /> </li> <li><strong>Keep track of the progress</strong><br />Register when you breastfed, for how long and which breast you ended on. This will allow you to follow your baby’s progress.<br /> </li> <li><strong>Stimulate a burp after feeding</strong><br />Help your baby to burp by gently padding him on the back. This will help to prevent discomfort due to surplus gas.<br /> </li> <li><strong>Take care of yourself</strong><br />Breastfeeding is intense, so make sure you take care of yourself. Eat regularly and healthfully and drink enough water and other fluids to keep you hydrated.</li> </ul> <p>These tips will help you with the basics of nursing your baby. Keep in mind that nursing is trickier then you might expect and often hurts in the beginning. There are means available that can ease the discomfort like creams and (hot or cold) compresses for sore nipples.</p> <p> </p> </div>","<p><span>Experts agree that breastfeeding is the best source of nutrition for your baby. The composition of mothers milk is adjusted perfectly to meet the daily nutritional requirements of your baby and transferred antibodies will help to protect your baby against infections and allergies. At Hyproca Nutrition we support the recommendation of the World Health Organization to exclusively breastfeed during the first six months of a newborns life.</span></p>","Baby,Nutrition",MERGE,FALSE,"","Breastfeeding is the best food source for your baby","Experts agree that breastfeeding is the best food source for your baby. But why? We tell you in our blog!"
,"Introducing+solids",UPDATE,"Introducing solids","Nena Beijering","<div class='clearfix alinea'> <h2>When is my baby ready to start with solid foods?</h2> <p>The first six months your baby can get all required nutrients and nourishment from breastfeeding or formula. Between four to six months your baby will be ready to try solid foods. Here are some signs they might be ready:</p> <ul> <li>Your baby’s appetite is growing</li> <li>Your baby curiously investigates your food during eating</li> <li>Your baby no longer has the reflex to push food out with his tongue</li> <li>Your baby can sit with support.</li> <li>Your baby can keep his head in a steady, upright position and can turn it towards or away from food</li> <li>Your baby opens his mouth when you offer a spoon with food</li> <li>If your baby shows a number of these signs, then he might be ready to start with solids. </li> </ul> </div> <div class='clearfix alinea'> <h2>Which solids to start with?</h2> <p>Solid foods are a new experience for your baby and also for your baby’s intestinal tract. Because their intestinal tract is still developing it is wise to start with mild and easy to digest solids, like single-grain cereal and/or mashed fruits and veggies.</p> <p>Single-grain cereal can best be mixed with breast milk or formula, to create a familiar taste for your little one. Start by adding just a small amount of cereal to the milk to create a slightly thickened semi-liquid. Once your little one gets used to swallowing solids you can gradually increase the amount of cereal to create a thicker consistency.</p> <p>Fruits and veggies are also a good way to start solids. Try pureed sweet potatoes, squash, applesauce, bananas, peaches, and pears, all of which appeal to babies due to their sweet taste. For an even smoother texture you can add some breast milk or formula to the puree.</p> <p>Begin with a once-a-day feeding, whenever it's convenient for you and your baby, but not at a time when your baby seems tired or cranky. Your baby may not eat much in the beginning, but give him time to get used to the experience. First, nurse or bottle-feed your baby and then give him one or two teaspoons of pureed solid food. Some babies need practice keeping food in their mouths and swallowing. As the amount your baby eats increases, you can add another feed.</p> </div> <div class='clearfix alinea'> <h2>Tips and tricks</h2> <p>These tips will ease the process of introducing solids to your babies diet.</p> <ul> <li><strong>Choose the right moment</strong><br />If you think that your baby is ready to try solid foods, then don’t start when your baby is hungry. Instead wait until your baby is alert and happy so you can offer solid foods slowly.<br /> </li> <li><strong>Make sure the solids are mashed and easy to swallow</strong><br />Your baby will have to learn to swallow solids, so make sure the food is mashed into a smooth puree. If you want to make it even smoother then you can also add some breast milk or formula to the puree.<br /> </li> <li><strong>Offer food, don’t force it</strong><br />Your baby will only take the food when he is ready. Place a tiny bit on the tip of a spoon and offer it to your baby. If he’s interested he will open his mouth and move towards the food. Don’t force it by pushing the spoon between his lips. <br /> </li> <li><strong>You can always try again at a later stage</strong><br />Some baby’s instantly accept solids, while other babies need more time. If your little one refuses to take the food this time, then you can always try again in a couple of days.<br /> </li> <li><strong>Slowly add more foods and textures</strong><br />After a few days you can slowly add other types of foods. This will allow your little one to experience different flavors. Around the 7th month you can also start to change the texture and introduce mashed foods or lumpy purees. </li> </ul> </div>","<div class='clearfix alinea'> <p>After four to six months, your baby’s nutritional requirements will begin to change. You will notice that your baby is getting more and more interested in other foods and closely watches when you are eating. This could be a sign that it is time to introduce solid foods to your baby’s diet. </p> </div> <div class='clearfix alinea'></div>","Baby,Nutrition",MERGE,FALSE,"","Introducing solid food: how do you tackle this now?","After four to six months, your baby's nutritional needs will change. He watches you while eating. This is a sign for solid food."
,"Switching+to+formula+feeding",UPDATE,"Switching to formula feeding","Nena Beijering","<div class='clearfix alinea'> <h2>When should I switch to formula feeding?</h2> <p>This is entirely up to you. As a mother you know what is best for your baby and if that means that you want to switch after 6, 7, 8 or even 12 months, then that is your decision to make. There isn’t an ideal time to make the switch, so you can do it whenever you feel ready for it. And remember, you don’t have to switch completely at once, you can do it gradually over time.</p> </div> <div class='clearfix alinea'> <h2>How should I start with formula feeding?</h2> <p>There is no one right way to start with formula feeding. Some babies will just go with the flow and, if they're hungry, take whatever you give them. Others may refuse a bottle the first few times when it's offered.</p> <p><span>It is recommended to make the switch gradually. Don’t switch completely at once, but start with one fixed feeding a day. If your baby accepts this feeding and is used to it (for instance after a week) then you can change a second feeding and so on. This will allow your baby to grow accustomed to this new way of feeding and will also your body to adapt and gradually decrease your milk supply.</span></p> <div class='clearfix alinea'> <h2>Will I notice changes after switching to formula feeding?</h2> <p>During the transition you might notice that your baby starts to refuse the breast and prefers the bottle instead. This is a consequence of a bottle’s quick delivery system that is preferred some enthusiastic eaters. You might also notice that your baby's can last a little bit longer after a bottle of formula. Because babies don't digest formula as quickly as they digest breast milk, they are likely to feel full and satisfied for a longer period of time.</p> <p>Switching from breast milk to formula can also influence the color, frequency and consistency of your baby's stools. Compared to when your baby was only drinking breast milk, they will likely become firmer, have a stronger odor, be tan or brown in color and probably be less frequent. This is perfectly normal and nothing to worry about. However, you should talk to your doctor if your baby is having trouble pooping or if her vomit or stool contains spots of blood after introducing formula (this might be a sign of an allergy). </p> </div> <div class='clearfix alinea'> <h2>Tips and tricks</h2> <p>It is very common for babies to refuse formula initially, so don’t be worried if this happens. Allow your little one to get used to this new way of feeding and accept that it might take a few times to get your baby to drink formula from a bottle. Here are some tips and tricks that might help ease the process:</p> <ul> <li>Start when your baby is actually hungry<br />You might also try giving the bottle when your baby is hungry rather than at a feeding when she might be nursing as much for comfort as for nourishment.<br /> </li> <li>Practice with a bottle of pumped breast milk<br />If your baby is used to taking a bottle of breast milk, the transition to formula feeding may be a bit easier.  Practice with your baby by feeding her a bottle of pumped breast milk and allow her to grow accustomed to a bottle and teat.<br /> </li> <li>Let your partner offer the first few bottles<br />Your baby is used to getting fed by your breast, instead of a bottle. To make the transition to formula feeding smoother, you could let your partner (or a friend) offer the first few bottles. This will prevent your smell from distracting your baby from feeding.<br /> </li> <li>Mix formula with pumped breast milk<br />If your baby refuses the formula then you can try to mix it with some of your pumped breast milk. This will create a more familiar smell and taste and might help your baby to accept this new formula feeding. </li> </ul> </div> <div class='clearfix alinea'> <h2>More information about Kabrita</h2> <p>Kabrita formulas and products are available to consumers around the world.<br />Get in touch with our team in the USA and Canada. </p> <p><a rel='noopener' href='' target='_blank'><strong>Go to</strong></a></p> </div> </div>","<p><span>Some mothers choose to breastfeed the entire first year or even longer, but others will switch to or supplement with formula feeding (such as Kabrita 2 follow-on formula) after six months of breastfeeding. To increase the chance on success it is recommended to make the switch to formula gradually.</span></p>","Baby,Nutrition",MERGE,FALSE,"","Switch to formula feeding: Follow-on milk Kabrita 2","To increase the chance on success it is recommended to make the switch to formula feeding gradually."
,"Varied+toddler+nutrition",UPDATE,"Varied toddler nutrition","Nena Beijering","<h2>Why does my toddler require less calories?</h2> <p>After her first birthday you will probably notice that your toddlers appetite has dropped. This is caused by a slowed down growth rate. During the first year babies grow about 3 inches each quarter, but when your little one has past this first year the growth rate slows down to about  3 to 5 inches a year. This significant drop also affects your little ones energy requirements which will be much lower despite being more active. It will also cause your little one to be more picky about her diet. She will for instance turn her head after just a few bites or sometimes refuse to come to the dinner table at mealtime.</p> <div class='clearfix alinea'> <h2>What should a varied diet look like?</h2> <p><span>The key to planning and preparing food for your toddler is to make sure they get a right balance of important nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates,  fats and protein. These nutrients support your toddlers healthy growth and development and can be obtained from the same four basic nutrition groups that you use every day:</span></p> <ul> <li>Meat, fish, poultry, eggs</li> <li>Dairy products</li> <li>Fruits and vegetables</li> <li>Cereal grains, potatoes, rice, breads, pasta</li> </ul> <p>After her first birthday, your little one should be able to handle most of the foods that you offer to the rest of the family. However, it is important to realize that your little one doesn’t take heat into account, so you will have to make sure that the food is cooled down enough. Also be frugal with spices, salt, butter and sweeteners. These additions will affect your toddlers ability to appreciate the natural taste of foods and could be harmful to your toddlers health in the long run.</p> <p>By choosing healthy foods and snacks, you can establish good nutritional habits for your toddler that will stick and benefit her for the rest of her life. It is tempting to offer artificial sweets (like candy, desserts / ice cream and sweetened beverages) on a regular basis, but try to resist this temptation and make sure that everyone in your family supports a healthy nutritional lifestyle.</p> </div> <div class='clearfix alinea'> <h2>Which nutrients does my toddler absolutely need?</h2> <p>According to there are 10 nutrients that every toddler needs. We’ve classified them by type and also offer some suggestions where to get these nutrients from.</p> <h2><strong>Vitamins</strong></h2> <ul> <li><strong>Vitamin A</strong> <br />Vitamin A plays an important role in vision and bone growth. It also helps protect the body from infections and promotes the health and growth of cells and tissues in the body, including the hair, nails, and skin.<br />Comes from: Vitamin A can be obtained through dark green vegetables (spinach and kale) and orange and yellow fruits..<br /> </li> <li><strong>Vitamin C</strong><br />Vitamin C helps form and repair red blood cells, bones, and tissues. This strengthens blood vessels and helps keep your child's gums healthy. It also assists with healing, minimizing bruising, boosts the immune system, and keeps infections at bay. Vitamin C also helps the body absorb iron from iron-rich foods.<br />Comes from: Vitamin C can be obtained through citrus fruits, strawberries, broccoli, potatoes and bell peppers..<br /> </li> <li><strong>Vitamin D</strong><br />Vitamin D helps the body absorb minerals like calcium and builds strong teeth and bones. Vitamin D is essential for reaching growth potential and peak bone mass. It also functions as a hormone with roles in immune system health, insulin production, and regulation of cell growth.<br />Comes from: Vitamin D can be obtained through eggs, fortified dairy products and fortified foods.<br /> </li> <li><strong>Vitamin E</strong><br />Vitamin E limits the production of free radicals, which can damage cells. It is important for immunity, DNA repair, and other metabolic processes.<br />Comes from: Vitamin E can be obtained through fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds.</li> </ul> <h2><strong>Minerals</strong></h2> <ul> <li><strong>Calcium</strong><br />Calcium builds strong bones and teeth. It promotes healthy nerve and muscle function, helps blood clot, and helps the body convert food into energy.<br />Comes from: Calcium can be obtained through (goat) milk products (like milk, yoghurt and cheese) and dark green vegetables (like collards and tofu).<br /> </li> <li><strong>Iron</strong><br />Iron is important for making hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying red pigment in blood, and myoglobin, a pigment that stores oxygen in muscles. Lack of iron can cause anemia, which can result in fatigue, weakness, and irritability.<br />Comes from: Iron can be obtained through beef, chicken, drief fruit, tofu, beans, fortified breakfast cereals, whole grains, lentils and dark green vegetables (like spinach and broccoli).<br /> </li> <li><strong>Magnesium</strong><br />Magnesium keeps bones strong and the heart rhythm steady. It supports the immune system, and helps maintain muscle and nerve function.<br />Comes from: Magnesium can be obtained through nuts and legumes, leafy green vegetables and whole grain bread..<br /> </li> <li><strong>Potassium</strong><br />Potassium works with sodium to control the body's water balance, which helps maintain blood pressure. It assists with muscle function and heart rhythm and, in later years, may reduce the risk of kidney stones and osteoporosis.<br />Comes from: Potassium can be obtained through fruits and vegetables. Meat, milk and cereals also contain potassium, but it is not as readily absorbed from these sources.<br /> </li> <li><strong>Zinc</strong><br />Zinc is needed by more than 70 enzymes that aid digestion and metabolism, and is essential for growth.<br />Comes from: Vitamin A can be obtained through meat, beans, tofu and dairy.</li> </ul> <h2><strong>Fats</strong></h2> <ul> <li><strong>Essential fatty acids (EFAs)</strong><br />EFAs (like DHA &amp; AA) help build cells, regulate the nervous system, strengthen the cardiovascular system, build immunity, and help the body absorb nutrients. These EFAs are necessary for healthy brain function and vision.<br />Comes from: Essential fatty acids can be obtained through Cold water fish (like salmon), algae, walnuts, canola oil and fortified foods (like Kabrita goat milk formulas).</li> </ul> </div>","<p><span>Although toddlers are far more active, they actually require less calories to fulfill their needs. This means that the required nutrients will have to come from less food. A varied diet will help to ensure that your toddler gets all the nutrients needed.</span></p>","Toddler,Nutrition",MERGE,FALSE,"","Varied toddler nutrition: what is the healthiest?","Toddlers need fewer calories. A varied diet ensures that it receives the nutrients. You can read here what the best food is!"
,"Healthy+treats+%26+snacks",UPDATE,"Healthy treats & snacks","Nena Beijering","<div class='clearfix alinea'> <h2>It’s snack time!</h2> <p>Healthy treats and snacks between meals provide your toddler with the additional energy that allows them to make the most out of each day. Make snack time a regular happening by serving snacks at fixed times a day, preferably while sitting at the table. Snack time should not only be fun and delicious, it Is also a great way to offer your little one some extra vitamins and minerals. There are plenty of healthy alternatives that you can offer your toddler.</p> <ul> <li><span>Fresh fruit snacks</span><br />Fruits make an ideal healthy and tasty snack for toddlers. Popular fruits are apple, banana, pear and berries, but basically every fruit will do. Offer your little one bite sized parts and try to mix it up a little. This will keep it interesting for your little one and also helps to develop their taste pallet.<br /> </li> <li>Dried fruit snacks<br />Just like with fresh fruits, dried fruits can provide a tasty snack, full of nutrients. Offer your little one raisins or cut up parts of Apples, apricots, peaches, pears.<br /> </li> <li>Grain snacks<br />Grain snacks like (goat milk) cereals, whole grain crackers, rice crackers or toasted bread with fruit, can be offered throughout the day. Whole grain or rice crackers are ideal to take with you and offer to your little one on the road.<br /> </li> <li>Dairy snacks<br />Dairy snacks like (goat milk) Yoghurt, Yoghurt and fruit smoothies, Cottage cheese and cheese are very tasty and offer high amounts of important nutrients. Goat milk is naturally easy to digest and offers a gentle alternative for their developing intestines.<br /> </li> <li>Veggie snacks<br />Just like fruits, vegetables can offer healthy snacks. Cucumber and bell pepper sticks are ideal to dip in hummus, salsa or guacamole and offer a delicious alternative that is stuffed with nutrients. Cherry tomatoes should be quartered before offering them to your little one.</li> </ul> </div> <div class='clearfix alinea'> <h2>Which snacks should be avoided?</h2> <p>Not all snacks that are healthy for adults are suitable for toddlers. Raw vegetables for instance can be difficult for toddlers to manage and in worst cases be a serious choking hazard. Be careful with celery, carrots, whole cherry tomatoes, whole green beans, etc.</p> <p>Other snacks to avoid are nuts, peanuts, popcorn and big chunks of any food and glob-like spoonfuls of peanut butter.  Your little one won’t able to grind these foods and reduce them to a consistency safe for swallowing until they are 4 years of age.</p> </div>","<p><span>Healthy treats and snacks can be a valuable addition to your toddlers diet. They not only provide an energy boost between meals, but are also a good way to provide some additional vitamins and minerals. And most important, these healthy treats &amp; snacks taste great.</span></p>","Toddler,Nutrition",MERGE,FALSE,"","Healthy treats & snacks: perfect for your baby!","Healthy treats and snacks can be a valuable addition to your toddlers diet. The treats and snacks are healthy and taste great. Read here why!"
,"Picky+eaters",UPDATE,"Picky eaters","Nena Beijering","<h2>Why is my toddler a difficult eater?</h2> <p>Your toddler is getting solid foods for a while now, but it still remains a fairly new experience for her. She may still be getting use to the taste, the colors and various textures of the different foods that she is getting. Although young children normally requires consistency and familiarity with things like sleep habits or playtime, when it comes to their food they become highly unpredictable.</p> <p><span>Your toddlers eating habits may vary from day to day. Foods that he liked yesterday might be refused today and vice versa. It is also known that toddlers need time to get used to new foods and might refuse to try them until you have offered them several times. This selectivity might be partly the result of their lowered nutritional requirements , due to their slowed down growth rate. It will also be the result of your toddler becoming more independent and learning to make her own choices.</span></p> <p><span>Although a picky eater can be very frustrating, it is also a time where you can teach your child and help her to try new types of food. By offering your child a variety of healthy, delicious foods at different times a day, she can try them at her terms and develop a taste for these new, healthy flavors. This will create a solid basis for the future where your little one will eat different types of healthy foods.</span></p> <div class='clearfix alinea'> <h2>Tips and tricks</h2> <p><span>These tips (courtesy of will help you deal with your picky eater.</span></p> <ul> <li><span>1. Respect your child's appetite — or lack of one</span><br />If your child isn't hungry, don't force a meal or snack. Likewise, don't bribe or force your child to eat certain foods or clean his or her plate. This might only ignite — or reinforce — a power struggle over food. In addition, your child might come to associate mealtime with anxiety and frustration or become less sensitive to his or her own hunger and fullness cues.<br /><br /><span>Serve small portions to avoid overwhelming your child and give him or her the opportunity to independently ask for more.</span><br /> </li> <li>2. Stick to the routine<br /><span>Serve meals and snacks at about the same times every day. You can provide milk or 100 percent juice with the food, but offer water between meals and snacks. Allowing your child to fill up on juice, milk or snacks throughout the day might decrease his or her appetite for meals.</span><br /> </li> <li>3. Be patient with new foods<br /><span>Young children often touch or smell new foods, and might even put tiny bits in their mouths and then take them back out again. Your child might need repeated exposure to a new food before he or she takes the first bite.<br /><br />Encourage your child by talking about a food's color, shape, aroma and texture — not whether it tastes good. Serve new foods along with your child's favorite foods.</span><br /> </li> <li>4. Make it fun<br /><span>Serve broccoli and other veggies with a favorite dip or sauce. Cut foods into various shapes with cookie cutters. Offer breakfast foods for dinner. Serve a variety of brightly colored foods.</span><br /> </li> <li>5. Recruit your child's help<br />At the grocery store, ask your child to help you select fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods. Don't buy anything that you don't want your child to eat. At home, encourage your child to help you rinse veggies, stir batter or set the table.<br /> </li> <li>6. Set a good example<br />If you eat a variety of healthy foods, your child is more likely to follow suit.<br /> </li> <li>7. Be creative<br />Add chopped broccoli or green peppers to spaghetti sauce, top cereal with fruit slices, or mix grated zucchini and carrots into casseroles and soups.<br /> </li> <li>8. Minimize distractions<br />Turn off the television and other electronic gadgets during meals. This will help your child focus on eating. Keep in mind that television advertising might also encourage your child to desire sugary or less nutritious foods.<br /> </li> <li>9. Don't offer dessert as a reward<br /><span>Withholding dessert sends the message that dessert is the best food, which might only increase your child's desire for sweets. You might select one or two nights a week as dessert nights, and skip dessert the rest of the week — or redefine dessert as fruit, yogurt or other healthy choices.</span><br /> </li> <li>10. Don't be a short-order cook<br /><span>Preparing a separate meal for your child after he or she rejects the original meal might promote picky eating. Encourage your child to stay at the table for the designated mealtime — even if he or she doesn't eat. Keep serving your child healthy choices until they become familiar and preferred.</span></li> </ul> <p>If you're concerned that picky eating is compromising your child's growth and development, consult your child's doctor. He or she can plot your child's growth on a growth chart. In addition, consider recording the types and amounts of food your child eats for three days. The big picture might help ease your worries. A food log can also help your child's doctor determine any problems.</p> <p><span>In the meantime, remember that your child's eating habits won't likely change overnight — but the small steps you take each day can help promote a lifetime of healthy eating.</span></p> </div> <div class='clearfix alinea'></div>","<p><span>Making sure your toddler is eating enough is a concern for every parent. It can be extremely frustrating if your little one is picky and refuses to eat certain foods. Rest assure that there are some things you can do to overcome this problem.</span></p>","Toddler,Nutrition,Upbringing",MERGE,FALSE,"","Difficult eaters? We have the best tips!","It can be very frustrating if your toddler is picky and refuses to eat. There are a number of things you can do. You can read them here!"
,"Why+goat+milk",UPDATE,"Why goat milk","Nena Beijering","<div class='clearfix alinea'> <h2>Goat milk: the gentle and nutritious alternative</h2> <p>Goat milk has a number of unique characteristics that make it a gentle and nutritious alternative. The most important are its easy digestibility, its high level of important nutrients and its deliciously mild taste.</p> <ul> <li><strong>Goat milk is naturally easy to digest</strong><br />Goat milk has a unique fat and protein composition, which makes it naturally easy to digest. The smaller fat globules and relatively high amounts of short- and medium-chain fatty acids found in goat milk are relatively easy for the body to break down. In addition the low amount of α<sub>s1</sub>-casein protein in goat milk helps to form a softer curd in the stomach and pass through the digestive system more gently.<br /> </li> <li><strong>Goat milk naturally contains high levels of important nutrients</strong><br />Goat milk contains high levels of important nutrients, including vitamins (A, D, B1, B2 and B12), minerals (calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, zinc and iodine), proteins and fatty acids. It also naturally contains a high concentration of nucleotides, which help to support the immune system and cell growth. Due to its ease of digestion , the body can break down and absorb these nutrients in an efficient way.<br /> </li> <li><strong>Goat milk naturally has a deliciously mild taste</strong><br />One of the most underestimated advantages of goat milk is its great taste. Goat milk has a distinctive mild taste, which is different from other types of milk. Consumers that have tried goat milk often describe the taste of goat milk as being mild, light, fresh and absolutely delicious. The excellent taste of Kabrita’s goat milk products is also supported by the fact that only the highest quality goat milk is used.</li> </ul> </div> <div class='clearfix alinea'> <h2>Goat milk vs Allergies and intolerances</h2> <p>Goat milk is, contrary to what people might believe, not a suitable alternative in situations where a cow milk allergy has been medically confirmed. A medically confirmed cow milk allergy occurs when the body triggers an immediate immune system reaction in response to the protein in cow milk. This affliction mostly affects children under six years of age (about 2 to 3%), but can affect adults as well. Experts believe that it is especially the α<sub>s1</sub>-casein protein that causes the allergic reaction, but despite of the relatively low amount of α<sub>s1</sub>-casein protein in goat milk, there is still a high risk of a cross reaction taking place.<br /><br />Although goat milk isn’t a suitable alternative for people with a medically confirmed cow milk allergy, its relatively low amount of αs1-casein protein and its easy digestibility can make it a suitable alternative for people that are cow milk intolerant (not to be confused with a lactose intolerance) or that have an increased risk on developing an intolerance (for instance when it runs in the family). Consumers that are cow milk intolerant have trouble digesting certain components in cow milk (like fat or protein) for a non-apparent reason, leading to a large variety of discomforts, such as abdominal discomfort, constipation, colic and/or mild to moderate eczema. It is estimated that this last group is much larger and varies from 10 till 20% of the population.<br /><br /> If you suspect your baby or toddler to have a cow milk intolerance, than always make sure to consult your physician to rule out a medically confirmed cow milk allergy before switching to goat milk. </p> </div>","<p><span>Goat milk is the most consumed milk in large areas of the world, and its popularity is on the rise globally. Why are  more and more people making the switch to goat milk? Keep reading to find out! </span></p>","Baby,Nutrition,Toddler",MERGE,FALSE,"","Why goat milk? Read the benefits here!","Goat milk is the most consumed milk in large areas of the world. Why are more and more people making the switch to goat milk? Keep reading to find out!"
,"Nutritional+needs+growing+up",UPDATE,"Nutritional needs growing up","Nena Beijering","<div class='clearfix alinea'> <h2>Which nutrients does my child need?</h2> <p>Your child’s nutritional needs are determined by several factors, such as genetic background, growth requirements and physical activity. In general your child will have the same nutritional requirements as you and will need carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals. The difference lies in the amount of these nutrients that your little one needs.</p> <ul> <li><strong>Carbohydrates and Fat</strong><br />Carbohydrates and Fat are an important source of energy for your child. Your child is continuously growing and very active and therefore needs energy to support this activity. You may notice changes in your child’s appetite, which is caused by the changes in growth rate. When your little one has a growth spurt they will require a lot of energy and seem to be constantly eating, while when their growth slows down they will require less energy and therefore eat less foot during the day.<br /> </li> <li><strong>Protein</strong><br />Protein is especially important for growth as it builds, maintains and repairs body tissue. Protein can be acquired from meat, fish, poultry or dairy products like (goat) milk. To ensure your little one gets sufficient protein they should eat two or three servings of protein-rich food a day.<br /> </li> <li><strong>Vitamins</strong><br />Providing the right vitamins can also support your child’s natural growth and development. Fortunately a balanced diet containing enough fruits and vegetables will ensure your little one gets enough vitamin A and C, while vitamin B complex can be derived from a variety of foods, such as dairy products (for instance goat milk), meat (substitutes) and grain products.<br /> </li> <li><strong>Minerals</strong><br />Just like vitamins, minerals can also help support your child’s growth and development. Calcium for instance will help to create strong bones and teeth, while Iron is used by the body to increase blood supply, which is necessary during growth spurts.</li> </ul> </div> <div class='clearfix alinea'> <h2>How do I ensure my child gets these nutrients?</h2> <p>The good news is that all the nutrients that your child needs can be derived from a healthy, balanced diet. There are a lot of theories on what a healthy diet should look like. One of most spoken and accepted theories is the ‘Food Guide Pyramid’ introduces by the United States Department of Agriculture. In 2011 the Food Guide Pyramid was replaced by ‘MyPlate’.</p> <p>The MyPlate consists of five food groups that they consider the building blocks for a healthy diet. These food groups are:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Vegetables</strong> (all vegetables or 100% vegetable juice)</li> <li><strong>Fruits</strong> (all fruits or 100% fruit juice)</li> <li><strong>Grains</strong> (all food made from wheat, rice, oats, cornmeal, barley or another cereal grain)</li> <li><strong>Protein foods</strong> (all foods made from meat, poultry, seafood, beans and peas, eggs, processed soy products, nuts, and seeds)</li> <li><strong>Dairy</strong> (all fluid (goat) milk products and many foods made from (goat) milk)</li> </ul> <p>To ensure your child (and you) get all the required nutrients your plate should be composed of products from each group. The amount of each group will depend on the factors mentioned earlier (genetic background, growth requirements and physical activity). According to the schedules on the MyPlate website an average child who beyond normal daily activities, gets less than 30 minutes of moderate physical activity per day should eat</p> <table border='1' cellspacing='0' cellpadding='0'> <tbody> <tr> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td>Vegetables</td> <td>Fruits</td> <td>Grains*</td> <td>Protein foods</td> <td>Dairy</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Children </td> <td>2-3 years old </td> <td>1 cup</td> <td>1 cup</td> <td>3 ounce equivalents</td> <td>2 ounce equivalents</td> <td>2 cups</td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td>4-8 years old </td> <td>1½ cups</td> <td>1 to 1 ½ cups</td> <td>5 ounce equivalents</td> <td>4 ounce equivalents</td> <td>2½ cups</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Girls</td> <td> 9-13 years old </td> <td>2 cups</td> <td>1 ½ cups</td> <td>5 ounce equivalents</td> <td>5 ounce equivalents</td> <td>3 cups</td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td>14-18 years old</td> <td>2½ cups</td> <td> 1 ½ cups</td> <td>6ounce equivalents</td> <td>5 ounce equivalents</td> <td>3 cups</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Boys</td> <td>9-13 years old </td> <td>2½ cups</td> <td> 1 ½ cups</td> <td>6 ounce equivalents</td> <td>5 ounce equivalents</td> <td>3 cups</td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td>14-18 years old</td> <td>3 cups</td> <td>2 cups</td> <td>8 ounce equivalents</td> <td>6 ½ ounce equivalents</td> <td>3 cups</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan='3'>* 50% of grains should be whole grains</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div>","<p>A growing child has much greater nutritional needs than an adult. A poor diet can cause a deficiency in important nutrients that are necessary to support a normal growth and development.  There are a number of important nutrients that a growing child will need every day.</p> <p>After the toddler years, your little one´s eating routines will change. They will soon start with school which means there will be new influences about their eating. Whether it is the school lunch menu or the option and advice from friends, your little one will make new nutritional choices that could last a life time.</p>","Toddler,Nutrition",MERGE,FALSE,"","Nutritional needs growing up","A growing child has much greater nutritional needs than an adult. There are a lot of important nutrients that a child will need every day. Read them here."
,"Pregnancy+nutrition",UPDATE,"Pregnancy nutrition","Nena Beijering","<h2>Eating for two</h2> <p>One of the biggest misunderstandings is that eating for two automatically means that you have to eat twice as much. If you have a healthy weight and are not getting twins or triplets, than doubling your food intake will be absolutely unnecessary and will only result in excessive weight gain, which in turn can increase the risk of complications during  the pregnancy. Although your baby and growing body will require additional nutrients, they can count on the support of mother nature that has programmed your body to become more efficient during a pregnancy, allowing it to absorb more nutrients from the foods you eat. Thanks to this higher efficiency you don’t need any extra calories in your first trimester and only about 340 and 450 extra calories a day in your second and third trimester (according to the Institute of Medicine). </p> <div class='clearfix alinea'> <h2>Changing nutritional needs</h2> <p>So does this mean that you have to change nothing at all? No it doesn’t. When you are pregnant your nutritional needs will change and eating healthy foods will be more important than ever. There are a number of nutrients that are particular important during (and before) your pregnancy. These are:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Folic acid </strong>(folate) which helps to reduce the risk of preterm delivery.</li> <li><strong>Calcium</strong> which builds strong bones and teeth and helps your muscular, circulatory and nervous system to function normally.</li> <li><strong>Vitamin D </strong>which also helps to build your baby’s bones and teeth.</li> <li><strong>Protein</strong> which promotes your baby’s growth (especially during the second and third trimester).</li> <li><strong>Iron </strong>which helps to prevent anemia</li> </ul> <p>Although a healthy and balanced diet consisting of dairy products, meat, fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes. will provide most of these nutrients it is still recommended to additionally take a prenatal vitamin-mineral supplement. These supplements (whether it are pills or milk formulas) are developed to meet the unique nutritional needs of pregnant women and will help you to get sufficient levels of these crucial nutrients.</p> </div> <div class='clearfix alinea'> <h2>Which foods should be avoided during pregnancy</h2> <p><span>There are certain foods that should be avoided during pregnancy.</span></p> <ul> <li>Soft cheeses and other non-pasteurized milk products<br />Soft cheeses and other non-pasteurized milk products have not been pasteurized (heated) and can therefore still harbor the listeria bacteria. This bacteria can be dangerous or even life-threatening for you and your baby and should be avoided at all cost. Always check the ingredient list and inform the waiter that you are pregnant when going out to eat.<br /> </li> <li>Raw or under cooked meat and poultry<br /><span>Raw or under cooked meat and poultry can contain a variety of bacteria that can harm your unborn child. Make sure all meat and poultry is fully cooked to kill these harmful bacteria before eating it. Whole cuts should be at least 145 F, ground meats like hamburgers should be 160 F and poultry like chicken breasts should be 165 F.</span><br /> </li> <li>(Raw) fish and seafood<br /><span>Raw fish and seafood are a source of potential harmful bacteria and parasites and should be fully avoided during pregnancy (this includes sushi).  Fish in general often contains traces of a metal called methyl mercury, which in high doses is harmful to the growing brains of fetuses and young children. Therefore fish should be limited to a maximum of two servings a week.</span><br /> </li> <li>Alcohol<br /><span>Even a small amount of alcohol can be harmful to your unborn child and therefore it is best to avoid all forms of alcohol during your pregnancy.</span><br /> </li> <li>Caffeine<br />Research has shown that a moderate amount of caffeine is safe during pregnancy. However, there is still debate whether this also applies to higher amounts of caffeine or if it increases the chance for a miscarriage. Just to be safe you could consider limiting your caffeine consumption to about 200 milligram a day (about one 12-ounce cup of coffee). Keep in mind that caffeine not only comes from coffee, but is also found in tea, chocolate, soda and energy drinks.</li> </ul> </div>","<p><span>Being pregnant is one of the most beautiful experiences in life, but it also brings great responsibilities. You are no longer alone as you need to take care of two. The diet and nutrients you take play an important part in your baby's growth and development.</span></p>","Pregnancy,Pregnant,Nutrition",MERGE,FALSE,"","Nutrition during pregnancy: what should you look out for?","Being pregnant is a nice experience, but it also brings responsibilities with it. Curious about what it entails? You can read it here."
,"4+Popular+fruit+snacks+that+you+can+make+yourself",UPDATE,"4 Popular fruit snacks that you can make yourself","Nena Beijering","<h2><span>Apple, pear and apricot fruit snack</span></h2> <p>Ingredients: 4 tablespoons of water - 1 apple (peeled and cut into pieces) - 750 grams of dried apricot (cut into pieces) - 1 pear (peeled and cut into pieces)<br /><br />Heat the water in a small pan and add the apple and dried apricot. Bring the mixture to the boil and then let it simmer for 3 to 5 minutes. Add the pear and let it simmer for 3 minutes. Then let it cool and puree with the blender until smooth. Your little one will love it!</p> <h2><span>Raspberry and apple fruit snack</span></h2> <p>Ingredients: Raspberry - Apple<br /><br />The perfect fruit snack for the true sweet tooth! Due to possible allergic reactions, it is recommended that you give raspberries to your child from the age of 12 months. This fruit snack is super easy to make! You peel an apple and cut it into small pieces. Then you throw the apple together with lots of raspberries in the blender, puree for a moment and you're done!</p> <h2><span>Sweet potato with a pear fruit snack</span></h2> <p>Ingredients: 2 sweet potatoes (peeled and cut into small pieces) - 1 ripe pear (peeled and cut into small pieces) - 2 tablespoons of olive oil - 3 to 4 leaves of fresh mint<br /><br />Sweet potato may not be fruit, but it is incredibly healthy for young children. In addition to being bursting with healthy vitamins and nutrients, it tastes nice and sweet and is easy to puree. For this fruit snack, cook sweet potato for 15 minutes. Allow the potato to cool and drain. Add the pear, olive oil and mint leaves and puree with a blender. If the fruit snack is a bit too thick, you can dilute it a little by adding water.</p> <h2><span>Mango and banana fruit snack</span></h2> <p>Ingredients: 1 mango - 1 to 2 bananas<br /><br />So healthy and so easy to prepare! Cut the banana into slices and remove the flesh from the kernel of the mango. Put the mango and banana together in the blender. No blender in the house? With a fork, you can also mango and banana into a fruit snack. If your child is already a little older, you don't have to chop up the snack completely.<br /><br /></p>","<p>Is your little one fond of fruit snacks? Then these four fruit snack recipes will certainly be appreciated! Healthy, tasty and easy to make; moms like that!</p>","Baby,Nutrition",MERGE,FALSE,"","4 popular fruit snacks: healthy, tasty and easy!","Does your child also love fruit snacks? These four recipes will certainly be appreciated! Healthy, tasty and easy to make; mums love that."
,"Flu+and+fever+in+babies%3A+what+can+you+do%3F",UPDATE,"Flu and fever in babies: what can you do?","Nena Beijering","<h2>What is the flu?</h2> <p>We often confuse colds and flu, but they definitely need to be viewed separately. In scientific terms, flu is caused by the influenza virus, and is most common in the autumn or early spring. It is transmitted in a similar way to a cold: your child can catch it by breathing in contaminated air, or through physical contact.</p> <h2>Is flu contagious?</h2> <p>There's a simple answer here: the flu is very contagious! It is transmitted through particles in the air, as well as physical contact, so your child is at danger when he or she is in contact with others who have the virus. Your child is at more risk if they go to a day care centre, or spend time with a childminder. One thing to bear in mind with flu in infants is that this disease spreads quickly when people are close together, and can be transferred through saliva. This is important because youngsters love putting toys in their mouths - an action which can easily lead to infection.</p> <h2>What is a flu epidemic?</h2> <p>A flu epidemic is just what it sounds like: a situation where many people have the flu at the same time. Officially, a flu epidemic period happens when 51 out of every 100,000 people have flu symptoms for at least two consecutive weeks. These periods are when babies are most susceptible to flu, with up to 30% of them falling ill.</p> <h2>Symptoms of flu</h2> <p>At first, the symptoms of flu in babies may seem similar to a cold. However, they are more severe, and can cause your child more problems. Here are some common symptoms of the flu:</p> <ul> <li>A runny nose</li> <li>A persistent cough </li> <li>A reduced appetite </li> <li>Shivering from cold </li> <li>A fever </li> <li>More crying than usual </li> <li>Feeling chilly </li> <li>Lethargic and wants to sleep a lot</li> </ul> <p>Of course, a baby cannot tell you their symptoms, and there are more that you cannot see. These include headaches, muscle aches and sore throats. Despite all these symptoms, flu is generally not a serious illness. It can be very irritating and uncomfortable for your baby, especially as they cannot tell you how they feel. When a baby has the flu, they will usually react by crying a lot and seeming dizzy. Most babies will recover soon; however, it's important to always keep a close eye on your little one, as there is a chance that it will turn into a more serious condition, such as pneumonia.</p> <h2>Recovering from the flu</h2> <p>Because flu is a viral infection, there is no specific medical cure for it, and you will have to wait for it to work its way through the body. The best remedy is always rest. Keep your child inside and well-rested. If your baby wants to sleep, let them! A baby with the flu may need more sleep than usual. It's also important to replenish their fluids. Let them drink extra. Give them plenty of water, as well as an extra cup of Kabrita goat milk.</p> <p>To see a quicker recovery from the flu, there are a few things you can do:</p> <ul> <li>Wash your hands, as well as your baby's, as often as possible. This will help reduce levels of bacteria, preventing further contamination.</li> <li>Resist the temptation to wrap your baby up too warm. Even if they're shivering, it's best to go for light cotton clothing which will be comfortable.</li> <li>Don't turn the heating up too high. A temperature of 20 degrees in the room is recommended.</li> </ul> <h2>How to mitigate symptoms of the flu</h2> <p>If your baby has a consistent runny nose, use a nasal aspirator to gently remove mucus. This will allow your little one to breathe more freely and sleep more comfortably. There are also special cough drinks for babies available, which can soothe sore throats and prevent a dry, itchy cough. If you think that your baby has a muscle ache or headache, a light dose of paracetamol can bring some relief. Be sure to read the packaging carefully, to find the right dosage for the age and weight of your baby.</p> <h2>Fever in infants</h2> <p>If your baby feels unusually warm or clammy, then use a thermometer to check their exact temperature to see whether or not they have a fever. The most reliable way of measuring a baby's temperature is with an anal thermometer. Use an electric thermometer for the most accurate readings.</p> <p>* 37 ° C = normal body temperature<br />* between 37.5 ° C and 38 ° C = above average<br />* between 38 ° C and 40 ° C = fever<br />* above 40 ° C = high fever</p> <p>If your baby is suffering from a fever, it's essential to make sure that he is getting enough fluids and drinking well. Be sure to give plenty of water or follow-on milk. Kabrita goat milk is a healthy, good choice to ensure that your youngster is getting the fluids they need. It's safe to offer an extra cup to a little one with fever.</p> <h2>Dealing with fever in babies</h2> <p>Just like the flu, fever has no perfect cure. After some time, it will pass, and patience is essential. Some symptoms of fever in babies may cause you to worry. Is your child refusing to eat? Don't worry too much about this, as when a baby has a fever, it's normal for their appetite to decrease. It's much more important to ensure that your little one continues to drink well, to avoid dehydration which can cause more serious health problems. Ensure that your baby gets plenty of rest. This does not necessarily have to be in bed. You can keep them close to you, but don't wake them too much or try to engage them in play if they'd rather sleep. Finally, be sure to give a child with a fever the close, extra attention that they need.</p> <h2>When should I go to the doctor with a fever?</h2> <p>Sometimes, it's important to contact the doctor about a baby with a fever. These are the cases that will require medical attention:</p> <ul> <li>Your baby is less than three months old.</li> <li>Your baby has had the fever for more than three days, with no decrease in temperature.</li> <li>Your baby does not want to drink.</li> <li>Your baby is vomiting, has diarrhea, or their skin colour has changed.</li> <li>The fever passes, then returns a few days later, at a high level.</li> <li>Your baby seems stuffed up, and has trouble breathing.</li> <li>Your baby is drowsy and hard to wake up.</li> <li>Your baby suffers from a seizure or convulsion. The body jerks, with the arms and legs shaking or pulling.</li> </ul> <p>Generally, flu and fever are largely harmless. You can do little except try to relieve your child's symptoms. Until the flu or fever has left your baby's body, it's mostly a matter of resting well, drinking a lot and a little extra attention. Just be sure to keep an eye on the symptoms and look out for any escalation. If the flu has lasted two weeks without getting better, always go to the doctor.</p> <h2>About this article</h2> <p>This article is part of a series of articles about common baby ailments. The information in this article has been compiled with care and is intended to support young parents in dealing with your baby's flu and fever. Every child is different and that is why we always advise you to contact your GP in case of severe and / or persistent complaints.</p>","<p><span style='font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif; color: #404040;'>They say that when there's an 'r' in the name of the month, flu is in the air! It's certainly true that your baby is more susceptible to the flu in these months. Just like the more common cold, flu is an infection of the respiratory tract. However, it can be more serious, and presents different symptoms. In this article, we'll explain the difference between a cold and the flu, how to treat a baby with a fever, and what to do if your child has the flu.</span></p>","baby,Care,Ailments",MERGE,FALSE,"","Flu and fever in babies: what can you do?","In this article, we look at the difference between a cold and the flu, what you can do, and how to treat a baby with a fever."
,"Fresh+tomato+soup+for+your+baby+(from+8+months)",UPDATE,"Fresh tomato soup for your baby (from 8 months)","Nena Beijering","<h2><span>What Do You Need (For 4 Portions)?</span></h2> <p>- Olive oil<br />- ½ onion, chopped (optional)<br />- 1 clove of garlic, chopped (optional)<br />- 8 (tasty) tomatoes, in pieces<br />- ½ Bouillon cube, organic and without salt<br />- 500 ml of water<br />- 4 basil leaves, roughly chopped<br />- Possibly 50 ml of small pasta for the soup, pre-cooked</p> <h2><span>Preparation</span></h2> <p>1. Heat a tablespoon of oil in a medium-sized pan and fry the onion and garlic in it until it becomes soft<br />2. Add the tomatoes and fry for 2 minutes<br />3. Add the water and ½ stock cube, add to the boil and simmer for 15 minutes<br />4. Add the basil for the last 5 minutes<br />5. Puree with a hand blender until it becomes smooth<br />6. Serve with the pasta if your child is big enough to eat pieces. Otherwise, you can puree the pasta.</p> <h2><span>Tips</span></h2> <p>• You can also make tomato soup for your toddler. Try to make it tastier with small meatballs.<br />• You can keep the rest of the soup in the freezer for a maximum of 3 months.</p> <p><em>Source. </em><em>Ouders van Nu.</em></p> <p><em>For more information, visit</em></p>","<p>Fresh tomato soup is easy to make yourself- you just need the right ingredients. You should also carefully choose the tomatoes since poor-quality ones can spoil your soup entirely. The best tomatoes you can get for this soup include vine tomatoes or pomodori. The big advantage of tomato soup is that it is super healthy. With this soup, all good nutrients will remain in the water. This soup is suitable for babies from 8 months, and they have been noted to actually enjoy the soup.</p>","baby,Nutrition",MERGE,FALSE,"","Fresh tomato soup for your baby (from 8 months)","Fresh tomato soup is easy to make yourself. It is quite healthy and tasty too! Do you want to know how to prepare it?"
,"Dealing+with+Thrush+in+Infants",UPDATE,"Dealing with Thrush in Infants","Nena Beijering","<h2>What is Thrush?</h2> <p>To put it simply, thrush is an infection of the oral mucosa. It is a type of yeast infection and is caused by Candida albicans. In babies, it causes white spots to form on the tongue. In extreme cases, the tongue will be completely white and the infection will appear on the inside of the cheeks as well as on the palate and lips. It is not an uncommon occurrence, affecting roughly 5% of babies aged under six weeks. Sometimes it can be hard to tell the difference between thrush and milk deposits left on the tongue. If you are unsure, milk can be wiped away easily and thrush cannot be wiped away at all.</p> <h2>Why Does Thrush Affect One Infant and not Another?</h2> <p>Thrush is an extremely contagious infection. Babies receive it from their mothers or from someone else who comes into contact with them often. In either case, it is the other person who will be carrying the yeast, probably without noticing or realising. The yeast will be transferred through the mother's nipple or possibly from the fingers of an unwitting carrier. Sometimes, the mother and baby can be more susceptible to thrush than is normal. This is caused by cracks in the nipple, stress, antibiotic medicines, a reduced resistance or the consumption of sugar-rich foods. In particular, infants that are breastfed will often contract thrush from the cracked nipples which are in turn caused by irritation and poorly fitting bras. A lactation consultant can help ensure that thrush is prevented by giving advice that will prevent the nipples from cracking.</p> <h2>Mothers Contracting Thrush</h2> <p>If an infant has thrush, it can quickly infect its mother. The first signs will appear in the mother's nipples. The breasts and nipples will become sore, feel like they are burning and can begin to flake. The nipple will turn a dark pink with white shiny spots, much in the same way as the baby's tongue will.</p> <h2>Thrush Symptoms</h2> <p>The white tongue is the most obvious symptom of thrush but it will not necessarily cause the baby to suffer immediately. Things change once there is itching and pain. These can also be symptoms of thrush. The following symptoms can also indicate the infection:<br />• Lots of crying.<br />• Refusing to drink.<br />• Strange clicking noises while drinking.<br />• Releasing the nipple quickly and often.<br />• Diaper rash (not always).</p> <h2>Treating Thrush</h2> <p>Thrush will go away on its own eventually. However, in the meantime, it is necessary to take steps to alleviate the symptoms with certain hygienic practices. What you can do is:<br />• Before and after breastfeeding, clean your nipples with lukewarm water and mild soap. Carefully dab your breasts dry after washing.<br />• Wash your hands after every toilet visit and after every diaper change.<br />• Wear airy, breathable clothing. Tight clothing cause pinching and is not hygienic.<br />• Wash all textiles that come into contact with your baby and milk (such as burp cloths, towels, your nursing bras) at a minimum of 60 degrees.<br />• Boil bottles daily. You also have to boil the parts of the breast pump every day.</p> <h2>Thrush Medication</h2> <p>Thrush is usually harmless and is easily treated. While it will pass by itself, this can take as long as three months. If this is too long or you think your child is suffering, a doctor can prescribe medication that can be fed to the child on a spoon or through a pipette. These medicines will help to make the fungus disappear, often within one week. If you are breastfeeding then a dermatologist can prescribe miconazole cream which is rubbed into the nipples.</p> <h2>About this Article</h2> <p>This article is one in a series of articles about common baby ailments. The information provided in this article has been carefully compiled and is intended to support young parents in dealing with their infant's thrush infection. Every child is unique and so it is always a good idea to contact your GP or a consultant if the infection is severe or persistent. These professionals will be familiar with everything that can happen to your child and will be able to recommend the best course of action.</p> <h2>About Kabrita</h2> <p>The Kabrita Goat Milk Bottle combines mild Dutch goat milk with a modern formula that utilises the latest scientific insights. This creates a complete bottle formula that will give your child all of their needed nutrients in a mild and friendly manner. Kabrita is produced entirely in the Netherlands on the basis of Dutch goat milk.<br /><br />Want to stay up to date with the latest news about Kabrita? Then follow us on <u>Facebook</u>.</p>","<p>Thrush has one of the most recognisable symptoms in infant illnesses in that it turns the tongue white. Sometimes it will only appear as a few white dots but it can be as extreme as turning the entire tongue white. The good news is that thrush is completely harmless and will vanish of its own accord given time. This article is here to explain to you what it is, how it is contracted and how it can be cured.</p>","Baby,Ailments",MERGE,FALSE,"","Dealing with Thrush in Infants","Thrush is one of the easiest to recognize baby ailments. In this article, we explain exactly what thrush is, how it is contracted and how you can get rid of it."
,"What+to+do+about+engorgement%3A+how+to+get+rid+of+it+quickly",UPDATE,"What to do about engorgement: how to get rid of it quickly","Nena Beijering","<h2>What exactly is engorgement?</h2> <p>Engorgement describes the buildup of milk in the breasts. If the milk does not flow via the nipple, pressure can build up causing soreness and discomfort.</p> <p>If you suffer from engorgement, your breasts will feel sore, warm and/or taut. This is because of the hormonal changes and increased blood flow that is needed to start milk production - when your milk comes in. Some mothers are more affected by engorgement than others. Many women are affected by engorgement on the third and fourth days but find that it clears up after a week and a half. Symptoms of engorgement are feelings of tightness across the skin of your breasts, which may sometimes be a reddish colour. Hard spots may also indicate blocked milk ducts which can cause the condition.</p> <h2>How to prevent engorgement</h2> <p>Luckily, there are several things you can do to prevent engorgement:</p> <p>• Breastfeed as often as you can in the first 48 hours after delivery, as many as 8 and 12 times per 24 hours. This is important to give your child the myriad benefits of colostrum and to encourage your milk to come in. <br />• Are you worried that your baby is not getting enough milk or that you aren't producing any milk? Try using a breast pump. <br />• Massage your breasts while feeding. This encourages your milk to flow. <br />• Make sure your child is well-supported and nicely lying across your body so that he or she can drink well. A nursing pillow can help.</p> <h2>How to reduce engorgement</h2> <p>What should you do about engorgement and how can it be prevented? (keyword 2)Breastfeeding your baby is one of the best ways of improving the flow of milk and preventing the pain of heavy milk bound breasts. Your child will drink your breast until it is drained of milk, thus relieving all symptoms of engorgement.</p> <p>You might also find it helpful to massage your breasts under a hot shower. Try to gently massage the hard spots. If you prefer something ice cold, try using frozen cabbage leaves to relieve the pain - it sounds like an old wives' tale but it really does work! You can also try hot and cold compresses.</p> <h2>How to stop breastfeeding without discomfort</h2> <p>When phasing out breastfeeding, it is important that milk production is not stimulated, so make sure that your breasts are not completely drained, but make sure that there is a little bit of milk left in the breast. If you don't do this, milk production will be stimulated and new milk is produced again. You can also cool your breasts with compresses or massage your breasts in the shower. If you find phasing breastfeeding difficult, seek advice from a doctor about lactation suppression drugs.</p> <p>Kabrita goat milk infant formula is a Dutch product that combines mild Dutch goat milk with a modern composition in line with the latest scientific knowledge. This creates a complete bottle formula that supplies important nutrients in a mild, easily-digestible way and helps your child thrive.</p>","<p>If you have just given birth, you may initially suffer from engorgement This happens when you start to produce milk. This condition can be uncomfortable and stressful so what can you do to treat engorgement? Read our tips about how you can reduce engorgement and improve the flow of breastmilk:</p>","Mother",MERGE,FALSE,"","What to do about engorgement: how to get rid of it quickly","If you have just had a child, you may suffer from engorgement. Here are a number of tips that can help reduce the symptoms."
,"Baby+teething+-+all+you+need+to+know",UPDATE,"Baby teething - all you need to know","Nena Beijering","<h2><span>When do baby teeth start to emerge?</span></h2> <p>Most children cut their first tooth at around six months. This is an average: some children get a tooth at four months, while the first tooth is only visible in others after eight months. In most cases, the first tooth that comes through is one of the lower front teeth. This is followed by the rest of the incisors (8 to 12 months), the first molars above and below (12 to 16 months), the canines (16 to 20 months) and finally the remaining molars above and below (20 to 30 months). Of course, every child is different, and the timing of the various teeth may differ when it comes to your little one.</p> <h2><span>Natal teeth</span></h2> <p>Sometimes a baby can be born with a tooth, which is known as a natal tooth, although this is very rare. This is often a big surprise for the parents, but a natal tooth is nothing to worry about. As long as your baby is not bothered by it, you don't have to go to the doctor or the clinic.</p> <h2><span>How do you notice that teeth are coming through?</span></h2> <p>Cutting teeth is very annoying for most babies and children. The tooth must come through the gums, something that causes a nagging pain. Once most of the tooth is through, you will notice that the pain disappears, even when the tooth is only small. When the first tooth appears, it is often unclear to parents what is wrong with their child who is grizzly and is feverish without real cause. If you are unsure, gently pass your finger over the gums. If you can feel a hard, slightly protruding lump, there is a good chance that a tooth is about to come through. </p> <h2><span>What are the symptoms of teething?</span></h2> <p>Certain symptoms are very common for teething little ones. Possible signs are:<br /><br />• Your baby is drooling a lot<br />• Your child is listless and quick to cry<br />• Your baby has red cheeks<br />• Your baby has a raised temperature<br />• Your child has diarrhoea.<br />• Your child has less appetite than usual<br />• Your baby wants to drink or suckle more often<br />• Your child wants to put everything in his mouth and bite everything<br />• Your child pulls his ear lobes a lot <br /><br />Your baby will often have several of these symptoms, with drooling and being listless or 'out of sorts' being the most common signs. Tip: to prevent drool stains, put a bib on your little one. There are special drool bibs for sale that also look very cool.<br /><br />Not sure if your child is bothered by teething or just sick? If the fever lasts longer than two days, it is advisable to visit the doctor. Is the drooling, the listlessness and the fever accompanied by symptoms other than those mentioned above? Make an appointment with your doctor.</p> <h2><span>How to ease the pain</span></h2> <p>Your little one's teeth must come through, there is nothing you can do about it. What you can do as a parent is to ease the pain for your child. We've compiled several useful tips:<br /><br />• Massage the gums around the affected area to relieve the pain. You can do this with your (clean) finger, but also with a cotton bud.<br />• Give your child something hard to bite on, such as a teething ring. Put the teether in the freezer for a while, this makes it extra cooling.<br />• Do you feel that your baby needs extra water? Feel free to give him extra drinks. A little cold water or milk can be nice.<br />• Do not get cross with your baby because he is grumpy but show understanding and give extra love and hugs.<br />• At the pharmacy, you can find different brands that offer dental gel specifically for the pain of teething. You can apply this gel to the painful gums, which will ease the pain. Always read the package leaflet before use.<br />• Does your child have a lot of pain or even a fever? A paracetamol suppository can relieve pain.</p> <h2><br /><span>How to care for first teeth</span></h2> <p><br />You can start brushing the teeth from the moment the first tooth comes through. Don't think it's too early for this; it is precisely the first milk teeth that are very vulnerable. Use a soft toddler toothbrush with infant toothpaste to brush the teeth. This toothpaste has a mild taste that your child will love. Brushing once a day is sufficient for the first two years. Tip: let your child regularly hold the toothbrush so that he slowly learns what a toothbrush is and how to use it. Letting him chew the toothbrush will massage the gums at the same time, which in turn relieves pain.<br /><br /><span>About this article<br /></span><br />This article is part of a series about common baby ailments. The information in this article has been compiled with care and is intended to support young parents in dealing with teething babies. Every child is different and that is why we always advise you to contact your GP or consultation doctor in case of severe and/or persistent symptoms. Seek the advice of a professional who is familiar with the specific situation of your child and is, therefore, best placed to estimate whether further investigation is needed.<br /><br />Look out for our other articles about baby ailments on our blog page. Has this information helped you? Then please share this article and help other parents who also have problems. You can share via the 'Share' buttons for email, Facebook and Twitter at the bottom of this page.<br /><br /><span>About Kabrita</span><br /><br />Kabrita Goat Milk infant formula combines mild Dutch goat milk with a modern composition in line with the latest scientific findings. This creates a comprehensive bottle formula that delivers important nutrients in a mild, friendly way. Kabrita is produced entirely in the Netherlands with Dutch goat milk.<br /><br />Want to stay up to date with the latest news about Kabrita? Follow us on Facebook.<br /><br /></p>","<p>Teething: all babies go through it and the process is often synonymous with red cheeks, sleepless nights and lots of crying! In this article, we will tell you everything you need to know about your baby's teething. When do the first teeth come through, what does your child experience, and how can you, as a parent, alleviate the pain of coming teeth?</p>","Baby",MERGE,FALSE,"","Is your baby teething? What can you do to help?","Cutting teeth: it is something your little one must endure. When do the first teeth come through and how can you soothe the pain?"
,"Babies+suffering+from+abdominal+cramp",UPDATE,"Babies suffering from abdominal cramp","Nena Beijering","<h2>What are cramps and how do they occur?</h2> <p>Just as in adults, abdominal cramp in babies is caused by sudden contractions in the intestines. Usually, a baby who's experiencing cramp will start to cry around 15 minutes to 45 minutes after feeding. They'll often stretch their body or stretch and relax their legs. You can also tell if a baby is suffering abdominal cramp as they'll have a red face and clenched fists.</p> <p>We don't completely know the origins of abdominal cramps in babies. In general, we assume that it's connected to the intestinal system and growing accumstomed to new types of food. Furthermore, cramps can also have a medical cause in some cases, for example, a diagnosed allergy to cow's milk. Fortunately, a cow's milk allergy is relatively rare in infants (2 to 3%), but if you think your little one may be is allergic to cow's milk, it's always advisable you to consult your family doctor.</p> <h2>When will a baby suffer from cramps?</h2> <p>A baby will often show symptoms at two weeks old. Abdominal cramps usually peak around the sixth week when your baby is often starting to drink more. This means the intestines have to work harder. Cramps can start during breastfeeding and bottle feeding. Every baby will be different in terms of when these craps stop, but in general the (worst) cramps are over when a child reaches four months old. By this time, your baby's bowels have got used to their diet and they have developed a better tolerance.</p> <h2>Relieving abdominal cramp: What can you do?</h2> <p>Fortunately, you don't have to stand idly by when your baby has cramps. Although this is part of a baby's development, there are ways to relieve abdominal cramp. You can start by looking at you baby's diet. Also, the speed you little one drinks can have an affect on the severity of the cramps. A hungry baby often tends to drink too quickly, causing them to swallow too much air. Try to encourage your baby to drink in a calm manner. If you're bottle feeding your baby and they're suffering from cramp, you could try another type of bottle or teat to reduce the amount of air your baby ingests. If this doesn't work, you could talk to your doctor or child health clinic about whether a different type of diet may be better.</p> <p>In addition to dietary considerations,, you can try various other tactics to reduce your baby's cramp:</p> <h3>Baby massage</h3> <p>Feeling your touch will calm your baby down. Make sure your hands are warm and use a little oil, making clockwise circular movements over your baby's tummy. This is the direction of the flow of the colon. Regular massage can relieve cramps. What's more, it can help to strengthen the mother-baby bond.</p> <h3>'Cycling' with the legs</h3> <p>Another way to release trapped wind is to get your baby to cycle with their legs. Take hold of your little one's legs and make circular movements as though your baby were cycling. This movement helps your baby to release wind and will relieve the worst of the cramp.</p> <h3>Carrying your baby in a sling</h3> <p>A baby with cramps and crying a lot can feel more secure in a sling. By being close to you will help your baby to feel safe. The cramps won't disappear immediately, but your baby will feel more comfortable because you're holding them close to you. A sling is ideal for little ones. The fabric is pleasantly soft and won't irritate the skin. A carry cot is designed for slightly older children.</p> <h3>Laying a warm bottle on a baby's tummy</h3> <p>A warm bottle will feel nice if your baby is experiencing stomach cramp. You can also get special heat pads and hot water bottles for babies; these are safe and easy to heat up, providing the little extra warmth for your little one.</p> <p>The information in this article has been carefully compiled and is intended to support young parents who are dealing with abdominal cramps in their little ones. Every child is different, which is why we always advise you to contact your family doctor or consultant if the problem is severe and/or persistent. These experts will be familiar with the individual situation regadring your child. Therefore, they're in the ideal position to decide if further investigation is required.</p> <h2>About Kabrita</h2> <p>The Kabrita Goat's Milk Feeding Bottle is a Dutch product and combines mild Dutch goat milk with the latest in nutrition, according to the most recent scientific insights. This leads to a full-fledged bottle formula, providing all the vital nutrients in a mild, gentle solution.</p> <p> </p> <p>Would you like to keep in touch with the latest Kabrita news? If so, follow us on <a href=''>Facebook.</a></p>","<p>Almost every baby will have to face this at some point: abdominal cramp. Cramp can be pretty upsetting for your baby and it isn't surprising that, when suffering from this, many babies will cry for a prolonged period of time and sometimes even vomit. In this article, you'll find out everything about abdominal and intestinal cramps in babies such as their origin, when your baby is likely to suffer and what can you can do about it as a parent.</p>","Baby,Ailments",MERGE,FALSE,"","Cramps in babies: the causes and what you can do","Cramps are a nuisance. This article gives full details of abdominal and intestinal cramps, such as when and where your child will suffer and what you can do."
,"Reflux+in+babies",UPDATE,"Reflux in babies","Nena Beijering","<h2><span>What is reflux?</span></h2> <p>In essence, reflex is what happens when stomach contents flow back into the oesophagus. It's common in babies: nearly 90% of children under one suffer from it to a greater or lesser extent. This is because the muscles between the oesophagus and the stomach haven't yet fully developed. In the vast majority of cases, reflux goes away after the first year (at most), once these muscles have fully formed. Even so, reflux is unpleasant for babies and, if if goes on for too long, it can be painful.</p> <h2><span>Types of reflux</span></h2> <p>Types of reflux differ. Where babies are concerned, we distinguish between normal, straightforward reflux and silent reflux. With the first type, your child will often bring up some milk. Sometimes it's only a little, sometimes it's a bit more. For the most part this kind of reflux is harmless and related simply to those underdeveloped muscles. As long as your child isn't bothered by it, and doesn't show symptoms such as crying or drinking poorly, you shouldn't have to take any action. With silent reflux, things become a little more complicated. As with ordinary reflux, the child will bring up stomach contents - but they won't spit it out. Instead, they'll re-swallow. In some cases, a baby may chew the food that's been brought up.<br /><br />Bringing up the acidic contents of the stomach can irritate the oesophagus. Eventually, this can be painful, leading a baby to cry more and drink less. As well as the irritation, prolonged complex reflux can lead your child to have difficulty swallowing, or even coughing up blood. Since children with complex reflux often have problems eating and drinking, they can lose weight and even fall behind in growth. There is also a third variant, atypical reflux, which can be the most serious. With this type of reflux, stomach contents can get into the airways and cause breathing problems, bronchitis, asthma, apnea and throat infections.</p> <h2><span>Causes of reflux</span></h2> <p>In most cases, reflux is a result of the underdeveloped muscles between oesophagus and stomach. There are other, less common, causes including chronic constipation, narrowing of the oesophagus or food allergies. A doctor can tell you which applies to your baby.</p> <h2><span>Symptoms of reflux</span></h2> <p>As well as frequently bringing up food, reflux can cause several symptoms, which include:<br /><br />• Crying a lot and seeming unsettled<br />• Unwillingness to eat or drink<br />• Lack of sleep<br />• Frequent hiccuping<br />• Being sick a lot<br />• Wanting to be fed again after just a short time<br />• A sour smell to the baby's breath<br /><br />Does your baby show many of these symptoms, along with often bringing up (a lot of) milk? If so, consult your doctor, so that they can determine whether your baby has reflux, and whether further treatment is required.</p> <h2><span>How can I reduce the risk of reflux?</span></h2> <p>Although nearly every baby spits, bringing up milk like this can be quite annoying - especially when there's a lot of milk and your little one seems to be bothered by it. It's possible to prevent this reflux, or at least to make it more bearable, by:<br /><br />• Giving your child smaller amounts of milk, spread throughout the day, and keeping your baby upright for at least half an hour after feeding.<br /><br />• Thickening your baby's diet. Thicker foods flow back more slowly. For thickening food, you can use carob gum. This natural thickener doesn't affect the nutritional value of the food, but can easily be added to both breast and bottle-fed milk.<br /><br />• Holding your baby close to you. A baby sling can feel good for both mother and child: your baby will feel safe close to you, while you'll enjoy the warmth of your child. Keeping your baby upright in a sling will also help prevent them bringing up food.<br /><br />Keep in mind that nearly every baby brings up milk - sometimes a lot, sometimes a bit less. Reflux is also usually a temporary thing, and most times it will have gone away by your baby's first birthday. Are you still unsure and concerned about whether your baby is suffering from (silent) reflux? If so, a doctor can often make a quick diagnosis, and can give the right advice for you and your baby.</p> <h2><span>About Kabrita</span></h2> <p>Kabrita Goat Milk Formula combines mild Dutch goat's milk with a modern formulation in accordance with the latest scientific research. This produces a complete bottle formula that delivers vital nutrients in a mild and gentle way. Kabrita is produced entirely in the Netherlands from Dutch goat's milk.<br /><br />Want to stay up to date with the latest news about Kabrita? Then follow us on Facebook.<br /><br /></p>","<p>Did you know that nearly 90% of babies suffer from reflux? Nearly all babies sometimes bring up food, though it often isn't anything to be concerned about. Even so, there's a considerable difference between bringing up a little milk and reflux. In this article, we explain what reflux is, how you can recognise it and what you can do about it.</p>","Baby,Ailments",MERGE,FALSE,"","Reflux in babies: causes & treatment","Nearly 90% of babies suffer from reflux. In this article, we explain what reflux is, how you can recognise it and what you may be able to do about it."
,"Colds+and+RS+Virus",UPDATE,"Colds and RS Virus","Nena Beijering","<h2>A baby’s cold: Is it harmless?</h2> <p>Yes, a baby's cold is usually completely innocent. In fact, it's part of their early development. Because your baby's immune system is not yet fully developed, they can have a cold up to ten times a year. But while it may be mostly normal, it can be unpleasant: your little one may suffer from not being able to breathe freely, a snotty nose and a lot of coughing.</p> <h2>What gives your baby a cold?</h2> <p>It's almost impossible to prevent your baby from getting a cold. Their immune system has not yet been developed, making your baby more susceptible to the viruses that cause the cold. There's not one specific virus that causes colds, but rather a multitude of viruses that can cause them. If there is a so-called cold epidemic, there are often several viruses going around that can infect your baby. This also explains why your baby sometimes gets a cold one after the other. As your baby gets older, his or her resistance will also improve, reducing their susceptibility to this common illness.</p> <h2>How to recognize a cold</h2> <p>A cold can be accompanied by a runny nose, coughing and sneezing. In fact, the symptoms are almost the same as those of an adult who has a cold: the mucous membrane of the throat, nose and sinuses is inflamed. Some symptoms of a cold in babies are:</p> <ul> <li>Coughing</li> <li>Sneezing</li> <li>Having a clogged nose</li> <li>Lots of sniffling (runny nose)</li> <li>Tearing eyes</li> <li>More crying</li> <li>Being languid</li> <li>Headache and sore throat</li> </ul> <h2>Is a cold contagious?</h2> <p>It is no coincidence that your baby has had a cold more often from the moment he has gone to the nursery or daycare. Cold viruses spread quickly and a cold is easily transmitted. This can be airborne or done through physical contact. The risk of infection is also greater when babies are close together, as is often the case at a nursery. It is therefore difficult to avoid a cold, but with the right precautions, you can make sure that your baby does not catch a cold quite as often.</p> <h2>The Do's and Don'ts for a baby’s cold</h2> <p>If your baby has a cold, there are a number of do's and don'ts to take into account.</p> <p><span>Do's:</span><br />Wash your hands and your baby's as much as possible. In any case, after every toilet visit and after every diaper change, but also after you have sneezed and as much as possible in between. Also, wash your baby's face regularly.<br /><br />Avoid the cold outside air as much as possible. In any case, wait until the worst coughing is over.<br /><br />Make sure the baby's room is not draughty, but don't let it get too hot. Between 15 and 18 degrees Celsius is ideal for your baby.<br /><br />Give your baby extra liquids. This 'lubricates' the throat and loosens the mucus.<br /><br />Mimic the effect of steaming. Sit with your baby in a steaming bathroom so they can breathe the warm, moist air.<br /><br />Reduce the dryness of rooms in the house by hanging trays of water on the radiators.<br /><br />To allow your baby to breathe more freely, you can use a special nose suction tool to suck liquid snot out of the nose. A special baby nose spray can also help your baby breathe more freely when they have a cold.<br /><br />Dress your baby in cotton clothes. This will breathe, sit comfortably and prevent your baby from getting too hot if they get feverish due to the cold.<br /><br />Does your baby have trouble sleeping because of the full nose? Raise the head of the mattress slightly so your baby can breathe more freely in their sleep.</p> <h3>Don'ts:</h3> <p>Give your baby too much fresh air. It's tempting to go out with your child, but don't underestimate a cold. Going out too much can cause the cold to last longer.<br /><br />Do not use ointments with menthol in them. This brings relief to adults, but it's too much for your baby. It is better to choose a special rubbing agent for babies. Ask your pharmacy or chemist for more information.<br /><br />Set the thermostat too high. Your baby needs warmth, but a room that is too warm is counterproductive. Make sure you have a well-ventilated house that feels comfortable, up to a maximum of 20 degrees.<br /><br />Take your baby to the nursery. Although a cold is fairly harmless in nature, it does affect your baby and they prefer to be with you. So give your baby some extra attention.</p> <h2>Cold or the RS virus: What are the differences?</h2> <p>The RS virus (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) is very similar to a cold, especially in the beginning. The symptoms include sneezing, coughing, having a snotty nose and are almost the same as the common cold. But where a cold should be over within two weeks, the RS virus persists and the symptoms become more severe.</p> <p>Babies with the RS virus show the following symptoms:</p> <ul> <li>Heavy coughing fits your baby just can’t seem to get out of, sometimes resulting in gagging</li> <li>Heavy, wheezing breath</li> <li>Change of skin colour: the skin becomes grey and dull</li> </ul> <p>The RS virus causes an infection of the respiratory tract (nose and throat), hence the heavy breathing and increased coughing. In the autumn and winter months, the risk of the virus is greatest. As with a cold, the RS virus is highly contagious. The virus is transmitted via droplets in the air when someone coughs or sneezes with the virus. If your baby breathes this contaminated air, he or she can contract the RS virus. You can reduce the risk of infection by following the do's and don'ts that also apply to a cold.</p> <h2>When should I see a doctor?</h2> <p>In most cases, a cold will pass by itself. It can take a while: sometimes a cold in a baby lasts up to two weeks. Is it taking longer or are you worried? A visit to a doctor can never hurt. Also, see a doctor if your child is drowsy, breathing heavily, does not want to eat or drink, is stuffy or has a fever lasting for more than 24 hours.</p> <h2>About Kabrita</h2> <p>Kabrita Goat Milk Bottle Feeding combines mild Dutch goat milk with a modern composition in line with the latest scientific insights. This creates a full-fledged formula that provides important nutrients in a mild, friendly way. Kabrita is produced entirely in the Netherlands from Dutch goat's milk.<br /><br />Would you like to be kept up to date with the latest news about Kabrita? Then follow us on Facebook.<br /><br /></p>","<p>A baby's cold is often harmless, but it can still cause your little one considerable problems. A snotty nose, a lot of coughing and not being able to breathe freely is no fun for anyone, but certainly not when you're so small. The RS virus looks like a cold but isn’t so innocent. In this article, we tell you what the causes of a baby's cold can be, what the differences are between a cold and the RS virus and what the do's and don'ts are when your baby has a cold.</p>","Baby",MERGE,FALSE,"","Colds and RS virus","In this article, we explain the differences between a cold and the RS virus and what the do's and don'ts are when your baby has a cold."
,"Baby+not+sleeping%3F+Here+are+7+tips!",UPDATE,"Baby not sleeping? Here are 7 tips!","Nena Beijering","<h2>Get them into a routine</h2> <p>Performing the same series of acts at bedtime can teach – or condition – baby to be ready for bed at the end of that sequence. For example, a bath, putting on night clothes, having a bedtime story, then into bed and sleeping.</p> <h2>No light in the nursery</h2> <p>If the room is darkened at bedtime, your child will learn to accept that night time is sleep time. Blackout curtains can make a huge difference here, especially in summer when the days are longer. These curtains shut out the light, making it as dark as night, and ideal for sleep.</p> <h2>Keep the crib for sleep only</h2> <p>Another type of learned behaviour that is useful is to only put your child in their crib when you want them to sleep. That way they do not associate the crib with playful activities, and begin to settle to sleep as soon as they are put down for the night. Also, try not to let them sleep anywhere else, such as in your arms or on the sofa.</p> <h2>The rhythm of baby's days</h2> <p>Make sure you stay alert to your baby's sleep patterns. At first they will sleep a lot, but the need for naps will shorten and lessen as they grow older. Make sure you adjust your expectations for their sleep to suit your life as much as possible: read more about baby's sleep pattern in our blog.</p> <h2>Swaddling</h2> <p>Swaddling is a very old technique that helps babies to feel as secure and comforted as though they were back in the womb. You wrap your baby in sturdy cloths, usually baby blankets or something similar, and this makes them feel very secure. Learn about the benefits, decide whether this will help your child and learn how to swaddle safely in our blog post all about swaddling.</p> <h2>Smells familiar</h2> <p>If baby won't settle down, it might help to put a piece of your own, lightly worn, clothing in bed with them. This helps to calm and soothe them as it smells as though you are near them.</p> <h2>Background noise</h2> <p>White noise – low level monotonous sounds – can have a calming effect on some babies. It can be produced by vacuum cleaners, washing machines or dishwashers – even hair driers. Obviously, baby's room might be distant from these appliances (and no one wants to run a hair dryer for too long), in which case there are apps that will play soothing sounds to help get baby off to sleep.</p> <h2>About Kabrita</h2> <p>As well as getting enough sleep, babies need good nutrition in order to grow strong and healthy. Kabrita Goat Milk Formula is a Dutch product, make from mild Dutch goat milk scientifically formulated to provide your baby with all their nutritional needs. This bottle formula provides all the important nutrients in mild, delicious food to help your child grow and thrive. Want to know more about our goat milk baby formula?</p>","<p>Is your baby a livewire who never wants to sleep and resists all your efforts to get them down for a nap? Then try the tips below! Every baby is different, of course, and something that works with one baby might not work with another.</p>","Baby",MERGE,FALSE,"","Baby Not Sleeping? Here Are 7 Tips!","Is your baby a livewire who never wants to sleep and resists all your efforts to get them down for a nap? Then try the tips below!"
,"Cradle+cap",UPDATE,"Cradle cap","Carolien Rijkse","<h2>Sebaceous glands</h2> <p>First, you should note that the cause of this condition is unknown. There is nothing you can do to prevent it. It originates from the sebaceous glands and cannot be spread to other people. You can confidently cuddle with your baby without risking any contraction of the condition.</p> <h2>How can you treat it?</h2> <p>Although the cause of cradle cap is unknown, many people suspect that it is caused by yeast. Many people have noted that yeast-killing shampoos have improved the condition significantly, and these products are available at the pharmacy or drugstore. But you should be careful not to let the shampoo fall into the child’s eyes. This is because it can sting the eyes and cause serious pain to the child.</p> <p>Another solution is to use baby oil and a soft baby brush. You can lubricate the head of the baby with oil, let it sit briefly, then remove it slowly with a baby brush. The baby oil can be replaced with pure coconut oil or olive oil.</p> <p>You should remember that the condition does not cause itchiness and will not bother your baby in any way. If these methods fail, you can rest assured that the condition will disappear automatically.</p> <h2>Still can’t get rid of the condition?</h2> <p>The methods above may not work for stubborn cases, and in such situations, you can contact your doctor or dermatologist. They may prescribe special ointments to help you get rid of the condition faster. </p> <p> </p>","<p>Babies are adorable, and mothers can never imagine their kids having any form of imperfection. This is why you may be nervous when you notice yellow-coloured flakes on the scalp of your child’s head. This condition is referred to as cradle cap, and it should not cause you any alarm.</p> <p>Basically, cradle cap is a form of dandruff which occurs in children. It comes with a greasy appearance and has been noted to be a form of eczema. It does not just appear on the scalp; it may also appear on the eyebrows, the fold between the nose and cheeks, at the back of the ears, and even on the chest. The condition typically appears in babies who are between 6 and 8 weeks old. It can persist for up to around four months after the child’s birth.</p> <p>But as mentioned, you don’t have anything to worry about. This is because the condition disappers on its own. Still, many mothers insist on tackling it head-on.</p>","baby,Care,Ailments",MERGE,FALSE,"","What is cradle cap and what can you do about it? ","Cradle cap occurs in many babies, and it can be deeply irritating for you as the mother. You can learn more about these greasy yellow-coloured flakes here."
,"Goat+milk+and+cow+milk+-+what%27s+the+difference%3F",UPDATE,"Goat milk and cow milk - what's the difference?","Carolien Rijkse","<h2><span>The difference</span></h2> <p>Put them next to each other, and from the outside you won't see a big difference between goat's and cow's milk. The biggest and most obvious difference is of course that cow's milk comes from the cow and goat's milk from the goat. In addition, though, below the surface there is a difference in composition - including fatty acids, proteins, carbohydrates and minerals. We will discuss each of these further below.<br><span></span></p> <h2><span>Fatty acids</span></h2> <p>Research has shown that goat's milk contains more short-chain fatty acids than cow's milk. Short-chain fatty acids are easier for the intestines to absorb and are passed through the blood to the liver immediately, where they are processed directly rather than turned into fatty tissue. Long-chain fatty acids, on the other hand, cannot be processed directly through the blood. On the contrary, these fatty acids are high in fats that increase cholesterol. Goat's milk therefore contains a higher percentage of non-cholesterol-raising fatty acids than cow's milk.<br><span></span></p> <h2><span>Egg whites</span></h2> <p>With regard to protein content, there is little difference between both types of milk. However, they do differ in the distribution of the types of protein found in each. It can be observed, for example, that goat's milk contains less aS1 casein than cow's milk. So, the concentration of this specific kind of protein, which could be seen as an allergen, is lower than in cow's milk. Despite this difference, goat's milk should not be considered an alternative in the case of an established allergy to cow's milk.<br><span></span></p> <h2><span>Carbohydrates</span></h2> <p>In addition to fatty acids and proteins, goat's milk also consists of carbohydrates. Growing children need extra energy and they get it partly from carbohydrates, among other things. Note that goat's milk contains less lactose than cow's milk, so if you are slightly sensitive to lactose, you could try goat's milk instead. However, with serious lactose intolerance goat's milk is not an alternative, because it does contain some lactose.<br><span></span></p> <h2><span>Vitamins and minerals</span></h2> <p>Goat's milk is naturally rich in vitamins A, B2 and C, all of which are important for healthy growth and development. Fresh goat's milk also contains more types of minerals overall than cow's milk. Minerals are not produced by the body itself and must therefore enter the body through food. Bearing this in mind, fresh goat's milk contains more calcium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc and selenium than many other types of milk. All of these minerals are good for the body in different ways, such as promoting healthy blood cells and playing a vital role in bone formation.<br><span></span></p> <h2><span>Goat milk as a basis for follow-on milk and toddler milk</span></h2> <p>Goat's milk has been approved as a strong basis for baby food. The formula must comply with a legally required amount of nutrients, including carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. Regardless of whether you choose baby food based on cow's milk or goat's milk, your child is guaranteed to receive the nutrients needed for proper development. Kabrita goat milk bottle feeding is enriched with all the minerals, carbohydrates and vitamins that your child needs to grow well.</p> <h2>Kabrita goat milk bottle feeding</h2> <p>Kabrita goat milk bottle feeding is a Dutch product and combines mild Dutch goat's milk with a modern composition in line with the latest scientific research. This creates a full-fledged bottle formula that supplies important nutrients in a comfortable manner for your child. Are you curious about our goat milk baby food?</p> <?UMBRACO_MACRO macroAlias='InsertButton' linkStyle='3' linkText='Order directly online' linkPage='umb://document/c1037bec623345a3ae9f155650f5facd' linkMedia='' linkUrl='' linkNewWindow='0' /> <p><a data-udi='umb://document/c1037bec623345a3ae9f155650f5facd' href='/{localLink:umb://document/c1037bec623345a3ae9f155650f5facd}' title='Products'></a><br><br><br></p>","<p>Usually, cow's milk is considered the popular milk of choice for drinking, but goat's milk represents a good alternative. Goat's milk is widely consumed in non-Western countries, for example, as goats are typically their main source of milk. But is there actually a true difference between goat's milk and cow's milk?</p>","Goat",MERGE,FALSE,"","What's the difference between goat's milk and cow's milk?","Cow's milk is often considered for drinking, but goat's milk is a good alternative! Find out more about the difference between the two."
,"5+facts+and+fables+about+goat+milk+for+your+baby+",UPDATE,"5 facts and fables about goat milk for your baby ","Carolien Rijkse","<h2>Goat milk bottle feeding is suitable for babies that are allergic to cow milk</h2> <p>Fable. Most people think that goat milk is a suitable alternative for people who are allergic to cow milk but the opposite is true. With a cow milk allergy, the immune system reacts to a certain type of protein the milk contains. Many experts think that αs1-casein proteins cause this allergic reaction. While goat milk contains a relatively low amount of these proteins, there is still a high risk of an allergic cross-reaction. Fortunately, a medically determined cow's milk allergy is relatively rare, certainly in comparison with people who are hypersensitive to cow's milk. These people have difficulty digesting the proteins in cow's milk and therefore goat milk may be a suitable alternative for this group.</p> <h2>Goat milk bottle feeding contains all legally required nutrients</h2> <p>Fact. European law states which nutrients must be contained in bottle feeding. According to the law, the maximum and minimum quantities must be specified for each substance. In addition to these legally required nutrients, manufacturers may add additional ingredients if they have been approved after the safety and benefits have been scientifically proven.</p> <h2>Goat milk bottle feeding has a strong odour and taste</h2> <p>Fable. Some people fear that goat milk bottle feeding has a strong odour and taste, similar to goat cheese. The odour and taste are mainly determined by the fats and these are replaced in kabrita goat milk bottle feed with a mix of vegetable oils. The smell and taste of kabrita goat milk are therefore comparable to the smell and taste of cow's milk.</p> <h2>Goat milk contains too little folic acid</h2> <p>Fable. The amount of folic acid naturally present in goat milk is supplemented in goat milk bottle feeding to meet the legally required amount of folic acid. So you can rest assured that your baby gets enough folic acid.</p> <h2>Kabrita goat milk bottle feed is produced entirely in the netherlands</h2> <p>Fact. Kabrita goat milk bottle feed is made from the highest quality dutch goat milk. This goat milk is supplied by a fixed group of 55 dutch goat farmers. These goat farmers work according to strict guidelines in order to guarantee the quality of the milk and the welfare of the animals.<br /><br /></p>","<p>'Goat milk bottle feeding is suitable for babies that are allergic to cow milk.', 'goat milk bottle feeding has a strong odour and taste.', we can go on and on. Many things have been said about goat milk bottle feeding, but what is really true? We have listed what is fact and what is fable here for you!</p>","Goat",MERGE,FALSE,"","5 Facts and Fables About Goat Milk for your Baby","Everything is said about goat milk bottle feeding, but what is true and what is not? We have listed the facts and fables for you!"
,"Fruit+snacks",UPDATE,"Fruit snacks","Carolien Rijkse","<h2><span>Which fruit?</span></h2> <p>In principle, any fruit is suitable. We recommend giving the fruit snacks in the morning. This way, your child gets plenty of energy from the fruit sugars, and if a reaction does occur after eating a particular fruit, it will not bother him all night. Peel the fruit the first, because the skin is harder to digest. Cooked fruits are also very digestible.<br /><span></span></p> <h2><span>Tasty ripe fruits</span></h2> <p>Tasty fruits to start with are, for example, ripe bananas, strawberries, pears, apples and melon. Start with pure fruit in the beginning. For example, make a banana sauce. Use a ripe banana for this and puree it with a fork until you have a smooth substance. You can also add a little unsweetened apple juice to make the sauce a little thinner.<br /><span></span></p> <h2><span>Avocados</span></h2> <p>Avocados are also delicious to offer as a snack. Many children appreciate the creamy taste of avocado. Avocados are naturally very healthy! You can also process a little avocado through a fruit snack.<br /><span></span></p> <h2><span>Apples</span></h2> <p>It is best to first cook apples. Cut the apple into pieces and cook them briefly in a pan with a bottom of the water. Then you can easily puree them.<br /><span></span></p> <h2><span>Is your child older than six months?</span></h2> <p>If your child is six to eight months old, you can also introduce blueberries, other berries are allowed from 10 months. You cook these blueberries for 5 minutes, and then they go into the blender. You can combine them with an apple or banana sauce.<br /><br />Apple, banana and pear are the fruits that we give our children the most — not surprising, of course, because these are widely for sale in the Netherlands and easy to process into fruit snacks. If you want your child to try something different, take a look at these fun recipes for fruit snacks!<br /><span></span></p> <h2><span>Pieces</span></h2> <p>If you start giving fruit snacks, it is better to give the fruit without pieces. You should, therefore, mash it well. The mashed fruits are easier and safer to eat because your child cannot chew yet. As your baby gets older, you can make the snack a little course. In jars with fruit snacks, you often see that there are more and more pieces in 6+, 8+ and 12+ variants. That too has the reason that your baby gets used to the real texture of fruit more and more.<br /><span></span></p> <h2><span>Get used to</span></h2> <p>On average, your child is only used to the taste after having tasted something three times. So do not give up if your child is not overflowing with enthusiasm the first time! In addition to taste, your baby must also get used to the texture of the fruit. So, take your time, it will get better!<br /><span></span></p> <h2>Allergy</h2> <p>Are there allergies in your family? Then wait until your child is one year old to give red fruit such as strawberries and raspberries. These fruits can cause allergic reactions.<br /><span></span></p> <h2><span>Rapley Method</span></h2> <p>Did you know that there are also a considerable number of parents who give their babies pure fruit and offer whole pieces? We have written an interesting blog about the Rapley method, read all about it.<br /><span></span></p> <h2><span>Jar or make your fruit snacks?</span></h2> <p>Making a fruit snack does not have to be complicated. Certainly not if you freeze several portions for later use. Because fresh fruit has more nutritional value than fruit from a jar, it is best to give fresh fruit. Freshly frozen fruit is also preferable to a jar.<br /><br />Baby food must comply with strict regulations, which means that jars of fruit are of good quality. Jars, for example, are super handy if you have to go fast or on the road!<br /><br /></p>","<p>If your baby is older than four months, you can start introducing fruit! The question is which fruit is suitable for this, and what are tasty recipes for fruit snacks? Continue reading to discover.<br /><br />Previously the advice was not to introduce fruit until six months ago, this has now been adjusted to four months. It is great fun and exciting to let your baby taste something different for the first time after seeing them drink only milk for four months. Everything has a different texture, a different colour, a different taste. Keep your camera ready because it delivers fantastic pictures!</p>","baby,Nutrition",MERGE,FALSE,"","Fruit snacks: What kind of fruit and what are tasty recipes?","If your baby is older than four months, you can start introducing fruit! Which fruit is suitable, and what are tasty recipes for fruit snacks? We know it!"
,"Diaper+rash",UPDATE,"Diaper rash","Carolien Rijkse","<h2>How do you recognize diaper rash?</h2> <p>A diaper rash is easily recognised by the red legs of your baby with bumps in the diaper area. The bumps can be colourless, but also pink or red. Is the latter the case? Then your child may have a fungal infection. In that case, you should seek medical assistance from your doctor. In most cases, doctors prescribe a fungicidal ointment. In addition to bumps, your baby can also suffer from open wounds in the diaper zone.</p> <h2>What does my little one notice from diaper rash?</h2> <p>Your baby cannot talk yet and may express itself by crying in the event of a diaper rash. Not so strange: diaper rash burns and hurts. Your baby will notice this, especially when changing the diaper when you rub the buttocks with a cloth. Other symptoms that may be associated with diaper rash are dizziness and decreased appetite. In principle, diaper rashes are harmless but very annoying for your child.</p> <h2>The causes of diaper rash</h2> <p>Diaper rash has everything to do with a 'full' diaper that irritates the skin in the diaper zone. On average, a child pees fifteen times a day, and he also often has faeces at least once a day. These pee and poo diapers cause your baby's skin to become thinner. This is, even more, the case when your baby is wearing the diaper for too long. The enzymes and bacteria in urine and faeces act on the baby's skin and cause irritation.</p> <p>Worth noting, diaper rashes can come from:</p> <ul> <li>not cleaning the buttocks thoroughly enough after pooping. Even the smallest scraps of stools can cause bacterial contamination. Prevent this by carefully cleaning your baby's buttocks with a wipe. Then pat the buttocks dry.</li> <li>do not change your baby's diaper often enough. A good benchmark is changing diapers at least eight times a day. In this way, the chance of diaper rash is the smallest. The longer the urine and faeces are in contact with the skin, the greater the chance of skin irritation and bumps.</li> </ul> <h2>Preventing diaper rash</h2> <p>It is impossible to keep your little one's bottom dry all day. But it is possible to provide your baby with a dry diaper as soon as possible. Depending on how much your baby pees, a good rule of thumb is to change the diaper for each eating moment. You should also change your baby's diaper immediately before and after sleeping. Do you notice that your baby's diaper is full faster, or has your baby pooped? Give him a clean diaper immediately. Extra tip: wait a moment before putting your baby on a clean diaper, if the weather permits. Let the buttocks air for a moment so that the skin has time to breathe and recover.</p> <h2>1.   Clean thoroughly and allow to dry</h2> <p>To give diaper rash no chance, it is important to clean the skin in the diaper area thoroughly. This is possible with mild lotion wipes aa washcloth with water. Don't scoop too hard; this is painful for your child and will only aggravate the result. Allow the skin to air dry for a moment or pat the skin dry. Do not wrap a clean diaper until the skin is completely dry.</p> <h2>2.   Grease</h2> <p>Care for irritated skin with a mild, oily ointment, especially for delicate baby skin. Preferably grease your baby's buttocks with every diaper change. At the pharmacy and drugstore, you can buy various butt ointments and sprays for diaper rashes. Another fatty ointment or Vaseline also works.</p> <h2>3.   Don't wrap the diaper too tightly</h2> <p>A diaper should be tight but never too tight. A diaper that is too tight pinches the skin, thus will further irritate the skin. Make sure you can put a finger between the diaper and the skin comfortably.</p> <h2>Treat diaper rash</h2> <p>Your baby has diaper rash, what now? You can also apply the tips we gave for combating diaper rash to treat diaper rash. So: change regularly, thoroughly clean and dry the skin, and treat the skin with a protective ointment. There is a good chance that the diaper rash will disappear within a few days.</p> <p>Have you started to get worried that the diaper rash is not diminishing? Well, worry not. Try to use another brand of diapers and other cleaning wipes. This might be the solution. Always make sure that the cleaning wipes for the buttocks are perfume and alcohol-free. Perfumed wipes can irritate the skin faster, and therefore, cause diaper rashes earlier.</p> <p>Always seek medical assistance in case the diaper rash does not diminish or even worsens after a few days.</p> <h2>About Kabrita</h2> <p>Kabrita goat milk bottle feeding is a Dutch milk formula from a combination of mild goat milk with modern composites. This combination uses the latest scientific insights for quality purposes and to deliver a full-fledged milk formula containing all the important milk nutrients. Kabrita is produced in the Netherlands using locally produced Dutch goat milk.</p> <?UMBRACO_MACRO macroAlias='InsertButton' linkStyle='3' linkText='Go to products' linkPage='umb://document/c1037bec623345a3ae9f155650f5facd' linkMedia='' linkUrl='' linkNewWindow='0' />","<p>A diaper rash is a common ailment in babies. In fact, every baby who wears diapers can suffer from it. Fortunately, diaper rashes can often be prevented and cured very well. In this article we will discuss what diaper rash is in detail, how your baby gets it, and how you can prevent and get rid of it once your baby starts suffering from it.</p>","baby,care,Ailments",MERGE,FALSE,"","Diaper rash: how it appears and what you can do about it.","Diaper rash is a common ailment in babies. In this article, we tell you what diaper rash is and how you can get rid of it."
,"Superfoods+to+keep+you+healthy+during+your+pregnancy",UPDATE,"Superfoods to keep you healthy during your pregnancy","Carolien Rijkse","<h2><span>Five or six small meals in a day</span></h2> <p>you should endeavour to eat five to six small meals every day as this will help you stabilise your body. Don’t make the mistake of eating for two just because you are pregnant. The baby is still forming and hardly needs a full meal to grow. Rather, you should eat for 1.1 people. In other words, try to increase your regular meal intake by about 10%.<br /><br />In this guide, we will give you a list of superfoods which will provide you with excellent nutrition. They are beneficial for you and your baby.<br /><span></span></p> <h2><span>Superfood 1: Avocado</span></h2> <p>Avocados are not just tasty foods- they are also highly nutritious. They have high amounts of omega-3 healthy fats, and this makes it ideal for the development of your baby’s brain. Many people prefer eating avocados as guacamole, so you can consider making them yourself. You can take it with chips for a better eating experience.<br /><span></span></p> <h2><span>Superfood 2: Chicken on spelled bread</span></h2> <p>Lean meat has many advantages. The protein in skinless chicken or turkey will keep you feeling satisfied for a long time, meaning you will be highly unlikely to overeat. The meat will also help you maintain your muscle mass. This way, you will be able to handle all the tasks that come with pregnancy. Spelled bread is rich in carbohydrates and is digested over a long period. It is a lot healthier than white bread since it does not cause a spike in your sugar levels. This means your body will not need to make more insulin.<br /><span></span></p> <h2><span>Superfood 3: Plums</span></h2> <p>Plums will keep your gastrointestinal systems running properly. They are rich in fibre. You can eat the plums in their natural state, or you can dry them first. Your goal should be to eat 25 grams of the fruit every day. Since they are rich in iron, they will also be essential for people who have anaemia.<br /><span></span></p> <h2><span>Superfood 4: Spinach</span></h2> <p>As a pregnant lady, you should always eat foods that come directly from the ground. In other words, most of your foods should be unprocessed. You should always eat five servings of vegetables per day. Since spinach has the essential folic acids, iron, and vitamin b, you should include it in your diet. It will help to protect you against spina bifida or open back. This is a birth defect that develops from a developmental disorder of the spinal cord and spine.<br /><br />Do you want to give birth to a healthy baby? Then add these foods to your diet today!<br /><br /><br /></p>","<p>Pregnancy can make you nervous about what you ingest into your body. Some times, you will want to eat everything in your fridge, and at other times, you will feel nauseous just by thinking of certain foods. As a pregnant lady, you need to focus on taking the best foods since you are also providing nutrition to your baby. In other words, you need pregnancy superfoods.<br /><br />It is challenging to eat healthy foods every single day, and this is even a bigger challenge for pregnant women. Some days, you may feel like taking a lot of sweets, and another day, you may lack interest in food entirely. Your goal should be to take healthy foods on most days. If you miss your healthy foods on one day, don’t kill yourself with guilt.</p>","",MERGE,FALSE,"","Superfoods to add to your diet during your pregnancy","As a pregnant woman, you need to take good care of your health and nutrition. And the best way to do this is by adding these superfoods to your diet."
,"5+Tips+to+Help+Your+Child+Consume+More+Water",UPDATE,"5 Tips to Help Your Child Consume More Water","Carolien Rijkse","<p>Each child needs around 5 cups of fluids (750 ml) per day. The Nutrition Center suggests that 2 cups of this contain a dairy product like Kabrita Toddler Milk made from Dutch goat milk. However which thirst-quenchers are so appropriate and healthy besides milk? Most of the drinks are high in sugars. Consider thick sap, lemonade and fruit saps. It is noble not to give too much candy to your child. Allow him/her to grow accustomed to water consumption. If you begin this early, your toddler will not recognize any better in future. And consuming water has many benefits! Water contains a neutral flavour and zero calories. The perfect thirst quencher!<br /><span></span></p> <h2><span>1. Carry a Flask of Water Everywhere You Go</span></h2> <p>Fill your toddler's favourite bottle or cup with water and at all times carry it with you. In case your kid is thirsty, always have a flask of water on hand and teach your young one to consume water daily.<br /><span></span></p> <h2><span>2. Encourage</span></h2> <p>Children often only drink after they feel thirsty. Motivate your toddler to take sips of water frequently throughout the day and place a flask of water on a coffee table.<br /><span></span></p> <h2><span>3. Tea</span></h2> <p>Make a soft tea and offer your child the tea in his or her bottle/cup. The pleasing warmth and slightly diverse taste are a good variation!<br /><span></span></p> <h2><span>4. Serve Stylishly</span><span><br /></span></h2> <p>Serve the water in a beautiful bottle or outstanding mug with, for instance, a brilliantly coloured straw. For fairly older kids, you can as well add ice cubes, which contains a freezing raspberry. The eyes also want something!<br /><span></span></p> <h2><span>5. Fruit Water</span></h2> <p>Put your child's favourite fruit in the water. This gives the water a fruity flavour!<br /><br /><br /></p> <p> </p> <p><span> </span></p>","<p>Thick juice, lemonade, and juices: there are many drinks options for your toddler, however, the best, most healthy and finest thirstiness quencher is and remains to be water. Today we provide you with 5 tips on what ways your child will consume more water.</p>","Baby,Nutrition,Toddler",MERGE,FALSE,"","Does Your Baby Drink More Water? We Give You 5 Tips!","Thick juices, lemonade, and juices: there are many drinks options for your toddler, however, the best, most healthy and finest thirstiness quencher is and remains to be water. We provide you with 5 tips!"
,"Your+baby%27s+development%3A+when+will+your+baby+crawl+and+stand%3F",UPDATE,"Your baby's development: when will your baby crawl and stand?","Carolien Rijkse","<h2><span>Learning to creep</span></h2> <p>When your baby is about 3 to 4 months old and you put your baby on the tummy, he or she will start to flounder. Your baby does this by sliding back and forth with the arms and legs. Is your baby already able to lift the head and chest properly? Then this 'floundering' will eventually turn into creeping. When creeping, your baby lies on its tummy and moves forward by pushing off with the legs and pulling forward with the arms. Learning to crawl starts when your child tries to get his or her belly off the ground.</p> <h2><span>Learning to crawl</span></h2> <p>Each child differs with how he or she develops with crawling. For example, some babies may sit earlier and move around while sitting. In that case, children may skip crawling. Other children start crawling first. In this way, each baby's development proceeds differently.<br /><br />On average, a baby will crawl when it is about 7 to 9 months old. You can also help your baby learn to crawl. If your baby is on the tummy, you can place toys just a little further away than your baby can reach. This will trigger your baby to move to grab the toy. It is best to use a toy that moves, makes a sound or is a favourite.<br /><br />What not to do: force. Each child needs its own time to develop itself, so do not compare your child with peers. You can always stimulate. What if your child has mastered crawling? Then it is a great game for your baby when you are crawling together or after him or her!<br /><span></span></p> <h2><span>Learning to sit</span></h2> <p>When your baby is between 6 and 9 months old, the muscles are sufficiently developed and can keep their body up. This will teach your baby to sit up on its own. There are two ways for your baby to sit. In the first way your child lies on the stomach and pulls the knees in, with the hands under the body so that your child is on all fours. Then the bottom will fall back and your child is sitting! Another way is also from lying on the stomach, but then lying sideways by first lifting the chest.<br /><br />In most cases, your baby is between 7 months and 1 year when he or she can sit upright without support. Making your child learn to sit too early is not good for muscle development.<br />Tip: 'riding a horse' can be stimulating for your child when learning to sit. Your child is sitting on your lap, facing you and you are holding your child under the arms. You bump your legs back and forth, so that it looks like your child is riding the horse.<br />Learning to stand<br />After about 7 months, your baby may start to pull himself up on a chair or table. After about 10 months, your baby can also remain standing. If you have a playpen, this can help your baby learn to stand. Your child can then pull up on the bars of the playpen and be supported by it.<br /><br />Standing without the support of, for example, a piece of furniture, your baby can, on average, be around his or her 1st year. With bare feet, your child has more grip and thereby trains the foot muscles, making learning to stand easier. Socks, on the other hand, can often be too slippery. Your baby will try out all kinds of poses on its own, so let your baby explore your home.</p> <h2><span>Learning to walk</span></h2> <p>Most children start trying to take their first steps after their first birthday. First, your baby will hold on to everything: sofas, tables, chairs, etc. Time to see what might not be strong enough to keep your baby upright! After a while, your baby will try to “cross” from the bench to the table, without any support. If you happen to see this moment: give your child an enthusiastic compliment. That is good for his or her confidence to increasingly take a step by himself.<br /><br />Learning to walk is a big milestone for many children, because now you can go out with your baby to walk together!<br /><span></span></p> <h2><span>Tips:</span></h2> <ul> <li>Now that your child sees the world from a completely different perspective, your walk will no longer be as fast as in the pram. Because how nice is grass, or a fallen tree leaf? Or mud or a large pool of water? As soon as your baby can walk outside, he or she is ready for the first real shoes. Do you want to know what to look for when buying the first shoes? Then read our blog about clothing sizes and shoe sizes.</li> <li>If your child can walk, you can also consider a balance bike. Especially bicycles that you can use first as a tricycle (for stability) and later as a two-wheeler, are very useful.</li> <li>In our blog we used average ages. Each baby needs its own time for its development. Some babies can stand earlier or later than the average baby. If you have any doubts about your baby's development, please contact your doctor or the consultation centre.</li> </ul> <h2><br /><span>Kabrita Goatmilk</span></h2> <p><a data-udi='umb://document/d8974b2cca85439dab0af31ff4f96d3b' href='/{localLink:umb://document/d8974b2cca85439dab0af31ff4f96d3b}' title='Why goatmilk'>Kabrita goatmilk bottle food</a> is a Dutch product and combines mild Dutch goat milk with a modern composition in line with the latest scientific insights. This creates a full-fledged formula that provides important nutrients in a mild, friendly way and that helps your child grow. Are you curious about our goat milk baby food?<br /><br /><br /></p>","<p>Your baby crawls for the first time, sits down or stands up. Special moments to experience. Your baby learns a lot in the first year of life, such as the development of creeping to standing. How does your baby develop?</p>","Baby",MERGE,FALSE,"","Baby development: when to crawl and when to stand?","Your baby learns a lot in the first year of life, such as the development of creeping to standing. How does your baby develop?"
,"What+Does+Your+Baby%27s+Sleep+Rhythm+Look+Like%3F",UPDATE,"What Does Your Baby's Sleep Rhythm Look Like?","Carolien Rijkse","<h2><span>Sleep Rhythm of Your Baby in the First Few Weeks</span></h2> <p>The sleep pattern of your baby depends on their age. In the first few weeks, they will not be aware of day and night and will sleep almost throughout the day. No baby is the same, but most of them will spend between 16 and 20 hours sleeping every day. Usually, babies at this age don't spend three continuous hours sleeping. They will wake up now and then to eat, after which they will go back to sleep.<br><span></span></p> <h2><span>Sleep Rhythm After the First 2 to 4 Months</span></h2> <p>After the first 2 or 3 months, the sleep pattern of your baby will start to show more structure. They will sleep for longer hours continuously without having to wake up for meals. They will also start understanding the difference between day and night. To support this development, make sure you keep the house silent and dark at night. When they grow to become 6 months old, they should already have a regular day and night sleep rhythm. On average, they will spend 14 or 15 hours sleeping. At night, they can spend about 8 hours sleeping continuously.<br><br>One good way of supporting the development of their sleeping pattern is by adding a sleep ritual. At around 4 to 6 months, you should consider reading them a bedtime story, reciting verses, or singing songs as they relax to sleep. Their brains will naturally associate the rituals with bedtime.<br><span></span></p> <h2><span>Sleep Rhythm from 7 to 9 Months</span></h2> <p>At this age, your baby will sleep for about 14 hours every day. Some of them might even be able to sleep for a full 9 hours at night without waking up at any point. Don't be alarmed if your child spends 5 or 6 hours of the night asleep, as this is also quite common. Babies at this age will still take several naps throughout the day.<br><span></span></p> <h2><span>Sleep Rhythm from 10 Months</span></h2> <p>At 10 months, your baby will still spend about 14 hours of the day asleep. However, they may be able to sleep for a continuous 10 hours at night. The other four hours are covered in naps during the day. Usually, they will take two naps, each of about 2 hours.<br><span></span></p> <h2><span>Sleep Rhythm From 12 Months</span></h2> <p>At 1 year, your baby will still need about 14 hours of sleep, but they will spend more time sleeping at night. The day naps will get shorter and shorter as they grow. When they hit 1.5 years, they will only take one nap of between 1 and 3 hours. The afternoon naps usually last till the child gets to 5 years. The only difference is that they will get shorter and shorter.<br><br>You should note that every baby is different, and this guide is just a generalisation. For this reason, it may be useful to keep a diary so that you record the times when your baby is sleeping and when they are awake. You can also choose to record the time they spend awake continuously. Check the schedule below to see the average waking times for babies at different ages.</p> <h2><span>Average Waking Times for Babies at Different Ages</span><span></span></h2> <table border='1'> <tbody> <tr> <td width='189'> <h2><strong>Age</strong></h2> </td> <td width='180'> <h2><strong>Waking time</strong></h2> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width='189'> <p><strong>0-2 weeks</strong></p> </td> <td width='180'> <p>30-45 minutes</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width='189'> <p><strong>2-6 weeks</strong></p> </td> <td width='180'> <p>45-60 minutes</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width='189'> <p><strong>7-12 weeks</strong></p> </td> <td width='180'> <p>60-75 minutes</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width='189'> <p><strong>3-5 months</strong></p> </td> <td width='180'> <p>1-2 hours</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width='189'> <p><strong>6-12 months</strong></p> </td> <td width='180'> <p>2-4 hours</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width='189'> <p><strong>12-18 months</strong></p> </td> <td width='180'> <p>3-4 hours</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p> </p> <h2><span>Kabrita</span></h2> <p><a data-udi='umb://document/d8974b2cca85439dab0af31ff4f96d3b' href='/{localLink:umb://document/d8974b2cca85439dab0af31ff4f96d3b}' title='Why goatmilk'>Kabrita goat milk is a Dutch product</a> that combines mild goat milk with modern components, in line with recent scientific discoveries. This formula helps to supply the body with essential nutrients in a friendly way, and thus improves the growth and development of your baby. If you want to order Kabrita, you can head to our online shop.</p> <?UMBRACO_MACRO macroAlias='InsertButton' linkStyle='3' linkText='Order now' linkPage='umb://document/c1037bec623345a3ae9f155650f5facd' linkMedia='' linkUrl='' linkNewWindow='0' /> <p> </p>","<p>Sleep is essential, more so for babies. Without proper sleep, your child may not grow and develop in the best way. It is important to support your child as it develops its own sleep rhythm. In this article, we will look at how much sleep your baby needs at each stage of development.</p>","Baby",MERGE,FALSE,""," What Does Your Baby's Sleep Rhythm Look Like?","Sleeping is important to babies as it helps them grow and develop properly. So, how much sleep does your baby need?"
,"Sleep+well+during+pregnancy",UPDATE,"Sleep well during pregnancy","Carolien Rijkse","<h2><span>On your side</span></h2> <p>Most expectant mothers find it pleasing to sleep on the stomach. Additionally, midwives also may recommend this position. But, did you know that the best way to sleep when you’re pregnant is on your left side? From research this position has been found to have the following benefits;</p> <ul> <li>The left side position allows for the maximum flow of blood and nutrients from the inferior vena cava, to your heart then to the placenta.</li> <li>Another research also found that sleeping on the left side reduced the risk of stillbirth compared to sleeping on the right side.</li> <li>Sleeping on the left has also shown to be helpful to your kidneys. By improving on the elimination of waste and fluids from your body, means room for proper functioning. Which, in turn, reduces the swelling of feet and ankles?</li> <li>If you find the position to be difficult, don’t worry, add a pillow to prevent you from falling on your back.</li> </ul> <h2><span>On your back</span></h2> <p>Most women may indeed find sleeping on their back to be comfortable. But, in this second and third trimester, this position could have detrimental effects on both you and your baby. Why? When you sleep on your back, the entire weight of your intestines, Vena Cava, and growing uterus rests on your back.<br><br>The weight creates pressure, which may then cause backaches, hemorrhoids, make digestion less efficient, interfere with circulation, and possibly cause low blood pressure, which may make you dizzy.<br><span></span></p> <h2><span>On your stomach</span></h2> <p>For some women, the tummy- down position might be their favorite. Which at most times, it’s usually at the early stages of their pregnancy. However, while your bump is growing, sleeping on your tummy may become troublesome later, which will require you to switch positions. <br>Train yourself from the beginning of your pregnancy to get used to sleeping on your side.</p> <h2>Other tips to add to your sleeping position:</h2> <ul> <li>Try eating bland snacks such as crackers; it may help to avoid nausea.</li> <li>To reduce pressure off your lower back, place pillows behind your back, between your knees, and under the abdomen.</li> <li>Consider using a pregnancy pillow.</li> <li>Avoid carbonated drinks if you are experiencing leg cramps.</li> <li>Install a nightlight in the bathroom; you’ll be able to return to sleep quickly.</li> <li>To manage heartburn, avoid spicy, acidic and fried foods and drinks or pillow to your head, so you sleep elevated.</li> </ul> <p>Extra napping makes your pregnancy experience a positive one. Did you know if you previously had enough sleep for about 8 hours, the sleeping time may increase to about 12 hours per night? As you are enjoying your rest, ensure the room has beautiful bedding, it is well ventilated, and you have enough pillows around you.</p> <h2><span>Kabrita</span></h2> <p><a data-udi='umb://document/d8974b2cca85439dab0af31ff4f96d3b' href='/{localLink:umb://document/d8974b2cca85439dab0af31ff4f96d3b}' title='Why goatmilk'>Kabrita goat milk is a Dutch product</a> that combines mild goat milk with modern components, in line with recent scientific discoveries. This formula helps to supply the body with essential nutrients in a friendly way, and thus improves the growth and development of your baby. If you want to order Kabrita, you can head to our online shop.</p> <?UMBRACO_MACRO macroAlias='InsertButton' linkStyle='3' linkText='Order now' linkPage='umb://document/c1037bec623345a3ae9f155650f5facd' linkMedia='' linkUrl='' linkNewWindow='0' /> <p> </p>","<p>Your night sleep at the beginning of your pregnancy is usually good, but as your belly develops, some sleeping positions become a challenge. For this reason, you may have to adopt a sleeping position that feels comfortable. We understand that you are tired most of the time, and we aim to improve your sleep quality. Please read through the below tips on healthy sleeping positions.</p>","Pregnancy,Pregnant",MERGE,FALSE,"","Sleep well during pregnancy","You must have a good night’s sleep when you are pregnant. To assist you in getting better rest, read our tips!"
,"Rooming+in+and+Rooming+out",UPDATE,"Rooming in and Rooming out","Carolien Rijkse","<h2><span>Advantages of Rooming in</span></h2> <p>With this option, you will simply bring a baby cot or crib into your bedroom. The baby will no longer sleep in your bed but in their cot. This option comes with a number of advantages. First, since the baby will be in your room, you will be able to monitor them. If they start crying, you will be able to respond fast. The risk of SIDS is also reduced significantly since you will be monitoring your baby. It is recommended that you let your child sleep in your room for at least 6 months.</p> <h2><span>Disadvantages of Rooming in</span></h2> <p>A key disadvantage of letting your child sleep in your room is that your nights will be more restless. Naturally, your baby will make some noises and may move a bit. Although this is harmless, it is likely to wake you up. Also, at some point, you might want to enjoy your own privacy without your baby.</p> <h2><span>Rooming Out</span></h2> <p>Rooming out may be a little more challenging than rooming in. This is because the child gets used to the sounds of their parents and the environment in their parents’ rooms. To make the transition seamless, you should maintain the sleeping routine you had when the baby was in your room. If you used to read them a bedtime story, maintain this pattern. You can also encourage your baby to sleep in their new room during the day as they learn to appreciate the room.<br><br>Babies also get nervous when they are left alone, especially if they are already used to sleeping with you. It is, therefore, important to leave the door ajar or create some normal noises in the room. You should also avoid taking them out of the cot when they start crying. Just comfort them in their bed as they relax to sleep. After a few nights, it will become easier, and your baby will fall asleep faster.</p> <h2><span>Tips for Rooming Out</span></h2> <p>Keep the door of your bedroom and that of your child open so that you can hear them cry easily<br>Buy a baby monitor so that you can keep an eye on your child from your own room. If you want to see them, you can buy a monitor that has a video camera.<br>Leave an item the cot with your scent to comfort your baby.<br>Avoid unnecessary stimuli in the baby cot. For example, you should go for calm colours.<br><span></span></p> <h2><span>About Kabrita</span><span><br></span></h2> <p><a data-udi='umb://document/d8974b2cca85439dab0af31ff4f96d3b' href='/{localLink:umb://document/d8974b2cca85439dab0af31ff4f96d3b}' title='Why goatmilk'>Kabrita goat milk bottle food</a> is a Dutch product that is made from goat milk and a few modern ingredients. The combination is made with strict adherence to the latest scientific guidelines. The resulting food is highly nutritious and mild. You can order a bottle of Kabrita in our store.<br><br></p> <?UMBRACO_MACRO macroAlias='InsertButton' linkStyle='1' linkText='You can order a bottle of Kabrita in our store.' linkPage='umb://document/c1037bec623345a3ae9f155650f5facd' linkMedia='' linkUrl='' linkNewWindow='0' /> <p><br><br></p>","<p>Parents like to keep their babies close to them at all times, even when they go to bed. As a parent, you will want to sleep with your baby in the same bed for at least a few months. However, at some point, your baby will have to move into their own bed. This is what is referred to as rooming in and rooming out. In this article, we will cover the pros and cons of rooming in and rooming out.</p>","Baby,Life balance",MERGE,FALSE,"","Rooming in and rooming out: How Do I Handle this?","At some point, your child has to move to their own room. This is referred to as rooming in and rooming out. We will tell you everything you need to know!"