Newborn Basics

Your Baby Is 27 Weeks Old!

Though baby's far from having a full set of teeth, he's starting to show an interest in table food. Make sure whatever you give him is nutritious and soft, mashed, or pureed. Baby loves experiencing different textures, colors, and smells, so mealtime is a great opportunity to introduce new things. Avocado, bananas, and sweet potatoes are good starter foods. Make sure to serve these foods when baby's seated in a high chair with you nearby.

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Though baby's far from having a full set of teeth, he's starting to show an interest in table food. Make sure whatever you give him is nutritious and soft, mashed, or pureed. Baby loves experiencing different textures, colors, and smells, so mealtime is a great opportunity to introduce new things. Avocado, bananas, and sweet potatoes are good starter foods. Make sure to serve these foods when baby's seated in a high chair with you nearby.

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Poop changes
Once baby starts solids, his stool will start looking different. Breastfed babies produce soft, relatively inoffensive stools, while babies on solids have thick, dark, smellier stools that usually resemble what they ate. Don't be concerned unless his stool is unusually loose or contains mucus — both are signs of gastrointestinal irritation.

To-do:

> Help relieve the pain of teething
> Stay in touch with friends
> Try these body fixers

[ tip ] Logic may suggest baby's risk of SIDS goes up when he learns to roll over, but the condition actually becomes less likely as he grows older. It's still important to follow the American Academy of Pediatrics' guidelines for safe sleeping.

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All medical information reviewed by Dr. Paula Prezioso of Pediatric Associates in New York City

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