Breastfeeding is the best nutrition for healthy growth and development of babies. Good maternal nutrition helps sustain an adequate supply and quality of breast milk. Unnecessary introduction of bottle-feeding, partially or fully, or of other complementary foods and drinks may have a negative impact on breastfeeding, which may be irreversible. Consult your doctor and consider the social and financial implications before deciding to use breast milk substitutes or if you have difficulty breastfeeding. Follow usage, preparation and storage instructions of breast milk substitutes or of other complementary foods and drinks carefully as improper or unnecessary use may pose a health hazard.
Let the fingers do the teaching
Place the printed puppets on your child’s fingers and point to each digit as you address each family member. Start with your immediate family, before including grandpa, grandma, aunts, and uncles. If you’re musically inclined, turn it into a catchy song – it makes it easier for your child to learn.
Get vocal with your fingers as you start to sing along to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. You can choose to use the names in your family instead, and just let the lyrics guide you.
Daddy, Daddy, where are you?
Mummy, Mummy, is that you?
Brother, Brother, I saw you.
Sister, Sister, I found you.
Baby, Baby, my little boo…
All you do is say “hoo hoo”.