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How can I Promote Baby Health?

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  • Written By: N. Madison
  • Edited By: Jenn Walker
  • Last Modified Date: 23 November 2018
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There are many ways to promote baby health. Making sure your baby sees a doctor regularly is one way to help your baby stay healthy. Likewise, choosing a nutritionally sound diet for your baby may help as well. Selecting safe baby equipment is yet another important step. Even using an infant car seat each time your baby rides in a car is a simple but critical step in promoting your baby's health and safety.

One of the best ways to promote baby health is to ensure that your infant receives proper and regular medical care. This means taking your baby to have examinations based on his pediatrician’s recommended schedule. It may also mean allowing the pediatrician to administer immunizations that are recommended for his age group. If you decided to delay or avoid immunizations, however, your baby’s doctor may provide suggestions for protecting your baby from illnesses that might normally be prevented through immunization.

Nutrition is also an important factor in promoting baby health. Many experts encourage women to breastfeed their babies, and you may prefer this option as well. If you prefer baby formula, however, you may ask your baby’s pediatrician to recommend a formula that delivers adequate nutrition and is easy for your baby to digest. Eventually, you may begin to introduce your baby to solid foods in addition to his liquid diet. Health experts usually recommend making sure a baby consumes a well-balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables.

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As you take steps to promote baby health, you may also do well to take care in choosing baby equipment that is free of hazards that could harm your baby. This may mean choosing a crib, high chair, and baby carrier based not only their appearance, but also on their adherence to safety standards. Depending on where you live, you may find organizations that create standards for safe baby equipment and contact them for guidelines and tips. Additionally, you may look for such an organization’s seal of approval on the infant furniture and equipment you buy.

Using an infant car seat is another critical way to promote baby health. Infant car seats are designed to offer the maximum protection for babies in the event of accidents. To keep your baby safe, you may choose a quality infant car seat and install it according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Safety experts agree that an infant car seat should be used each time a baby will ride in a car, even if the baby will only be in the car for a few minutes or riding for a very short distance.

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