FREQUENTLY ASKED BABY QUESTIONS
If your baby is not sick but still cries a lot, most of the time it will be due to stomach discomfort, gas, feeling hungry or having a dirty diaper. For stomach discomfort or gas, you can try doing exercises with your baby such as bicycling baby’s feet and rubbing their tummy. You can also try to use some colic drops to help calm baby’s stomach or using a special bottle to reduce baby’s gas. Ask pediatrician if they can recommend a special formula to use and try to get baby used to a pacifier for some self soothing. Make sure baby is fed and diaper is clean.
Check with your pediatrician if you can use one of the recommended creams to apply to baby’s dry skin.
Try using some of our travel formula dispenser to take pre-measured formula with you so that you don’t need to take along the whole can of formula and start measuring when baby is hungry. Pack a small pop-up pack of wipes for easy access. Have some non-spill bottles ready and keep baby busy with some toys.
Consult with your pedestrian and see if they can recommend a particular formula based on your child’s needs. For children that cannot tolerate dairy based formula you can try using soy and if that is still not working well, the next step is hypo-allergenic. Within those categories there also more specialty formulas such as some specifically designed to ease gas, promote comfortable stools, for premature babies, reduce spit up, closest to breast milk, and specifically for newborns.
While most formulas are kosher with the certification of OU-D, the soy formulas do not contain milk and therefore have the certification of OU and then there are some specialty formulas that are Chalav Yisroel. If you need to use hypo-allergenic formula be aware that some of those formulas are not kosher, however there are some like Neocate and Elecare that are kosher.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends starting babies on solid food around 6 months old. Some of the signs that baby is ready for solid food includes being able to hold their head up when sitting, shows interest in what others are eating & opens mouth when food approaches.