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The days are becoming warmer for many of us at this time of year… which brings us to a common concern for parents of younger babies. Should baby be given water in addition to his milk when the weather is hot? On the whole, experts agree that it is unnecessary – and possibly hazardous – to give water to babies younger than 6 months of age. Formula and breast milk contain enough water to meet your baby’s needs (although, if breast feeding, it is important for Mum to stay sufficiently hydrated and to nurse frequently). After...

Posted on May 2 2008 - 3:41pm by Christine
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If you’re planning to fly alone with your baby (which sounds like a contradiction in terms, although you know what we mean!), then something worth checking out is whether or not you can obtain an Escort Pass. An Escort Pass allows your husband/partner or other helpful soul to accompany you and your baby all the way to the gate at the airport. This can be really useful if you have anything bulky to carry – or if you’d just like someone to help keep baby amused before you board the aircraft! Unfortunately, Escort Passes...