1 year old

You heard about it, you read about it, but there was just no way to prepare yourself for how fast the first year flew by. All of the big complaints and concerns that you were dreading – postpartum recovery, sleep deprivation, sleep training, breastfeeding complications, teething – are largely behind you. Your baby has morphed into his or her own little person, with a distinct personality and new skills. Life is once again changing drastically, suddenly, as you prepare for the next step: toddlerhood. And can we tell you a secret? It only gets better from here.

Now that the highly anticipated one-year mark is here, we’re sure that you have many questions about newly permitted foods and milestones, like starting cow’s milk, weaning from breastfeeding, using baby toothpaste, turning the car seat around, etc. It might seem a bit overwhelming – which is why your one-year doctor’s appointment is so important – but we’re here to answer some of the big questions.

Before you head off to pack away the baby bottles and celebrate your baby’s birthday, we just want to congratulate you on making it through one of the most tumultuous, life-altering years of your life. This is a huge milestone for you, not just your baby, so take some time to celebrate.

Baby’s Health + Well-Being

Your doctor has told you “not until the baby’s first birthday” more times than you could count. But now that the time has finally come, you probably have more questions than ever:

Feeding + Nutrition

One of the biggest changes after the one-year mark is that once-forbidden foods might be on the menu, like cow’s milk, peanuts and strawberries. Here’s what you need to know:

Oral Care

It might be time to add more than water to your teeth-brushing routine. Here’s what you need to know about your toddler’s oral care:

Mom’s Health + Well-Being

While you’re probably still concerned about your new role as a disciplinarian, the prospects of weaning and the challenges of finding mom friends, there might be a bigger question on your mind: Where did my baby go? You’re probably feeling a mixture of excitement, nostalgia and disbelief – sometimes with pangs of sadness. Whether you’re feeling relieved or depressed, here’s what might be on your mind this month:

Development and Milestones

You’ve always thought of your baby’s first birthday as a significant landmark, but the developments won’t be taking a break. Before you know it, your little one will be running down the hallway, asking for juice and playing more complexly and imaginatively. Here’s what you can expect going forward:

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20 thoughts on “Newborn Care: An introduction to your newborn baby’s health

  1. Maribel Riel says:

    Since its my first baby i want to learn more. Your site is a good help for a first time mom like me. Thanks

  2. pavani says:

    thanks for providing information

  3. nancy inyene bassey says:

    My baby has cough and cattarh.

  4. kamakshi says:

    my baby has cough and cold tele me home medicine

  5. Faith victor says:

    This site is very informative. I appreciate it. Thank

  6. Chitra kohli says:


  7. damsel says:

    my baby is 10 month she’s vomiting & her stool is white & watery.is it symptom of teeting?

  8. Eme says:

    am so afraid i could be pregnant four months after birth,though i have not seen my period and my husband came into me today.cos i allowed it. Could i be pregnant?

  9. JJ says:

    Hi i dont knw much bt the stools being white cud b something to do with liver of baby bt only if its like chalk white bt hope its not that id take my lo to docters just to make sure cuz the colour of stool is a big concern and the vomiting ofcause bt hope baby gets better

  10. Mythily says:

    I was just gonna buy a pair of shoes for my 11 months old and lucky that i got to read this. Very helpful, thanks.

  11. bimal says:

    my baby is seven month old but can not sit up now what problem

  12. de dun says:

    My 6 month old is teething,she has cold and cattarh and hasn’t bn feeding well
    Am really worried

  13. madhumita rath says:

    my baby has cough &cold problem plz suggest me how to protect

  14. Tberry says:

    More enlightment on two month old baby.

  15. selamawit says:

    really good guide lines for all first time mom like me. thanks!

  16. My baby 4months and two weeks, he can roll over, pulling up, but he can’t sit without support. He can grab things and try to put in the mouth. He can only smile but not laughing, he blow bubbles a lot, yet he doesn’t recognize her name

  17. carol says:

    am a working lady and i breast feed my baby only at night but he has not yet seated yet he’s now 5 months ,what could be the problem?

  18. miriam says:

    My 4 months old baby is very active. feeds only on breast milk. Could d breast milk be the cause?

  19. jess says:

    Are you bottle or breast feeding?

  20. bhanu says:

    My boy 6month old. my baby has cold and cough not quire.pls tell me home medicine…

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