You are an educator in the babies room. Jack is 8 months old and he has been in care for 2 months. He hasn’t been his usual happy self and has been a little unsettled today. He refused his midday bottle and has only slept for an hour. He did however eat all his lunch and played happily on the mat with the toys after lunch. His mother arrives to pick him up at 2.30pm and enquires about his day.
How do you respond? What is important to share with Jack’s mother and why?
You are an educator in the babies room and have been asked to help develop an information sheet to support new families enter the service. The focus is on nutrition and dietary requirements of infants and toddlers and supporting mothers to continue to breastfeed their babies where possible.
What recommendations would you include regarding the transitioning to solid foods for infants?