Welcome to the Nestlé Baby Website

Welcome to our Baby Website where you’ll find lots of information on the wonderful journey of parenthood, from pregnancy, to birth and your child’s early development. Every child’s development is different, so be sure to consult with your health care professional if you have any concerns.

You’ll also find plenty of information about what you can feed your child.

Know your baby’s nutritional needs and download our 'Breastfeeding' brochure here

When it comes to babies, Breastfeeding is best, and provides the ideal balanced diet and protection against illness. During pregnancy and after delivery, a mother’s diet should contain sufficient key nutrients. Professional guidance can be sought on diet and the preparation for and maintenance of breastfeeding. Infant formula is intended to replace breast-milk when mothers do not breastfeed. A decision not to breast-feed, or to introduce partial bottle-feeding, could reduce the supply of breast-milk. Once reduced, it is difficult to re-establish. Infant formula should be prepared and used as directed. Unnecessary or improper use, such as the use of unboiled water, unboiled bottles or incorrect dilution may present a health hazard. Social and financial implications, such as the preparation requirements and the cost of providing formula until 12 months of age, should be considered when choosing how to feed infants.

Our Baby Website mentions food, toddler milks and sometimes infant formula.

By clicking on the "I understand" link below, you confirm your understanding that Nestlé is supplying this information about formulas for informational or educational purposes.

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Single Parenting

When you go to pick up your little one from daycare, you will quickly realise that there are, like you, other single parents. This is not a new phenomenon or one that is going to go away, it’s a reality that many may face. So does it change the way you parent?

Beautiful family of three smilingAs a single parent you may wonder whether you are doing things right, ask yourself ten times more questions and may even end up being overcome with guilt. Hopefully you’ll be comforted by the fact that these are also traits of any parent, in any situation. These feelings are very normal and simply come hand in hand with parenting.  As a single parent however there may be some special considerations you need to keep in mind, and may include some of the following points.

you will quickly realise that there are, like you, other single parents

You’re not alone

In today’s day and age, you are definitely not alone and you may be very aware of this.  It’s important to let your kids know this too. That is, having only one parent is something many kids have.  You may find reading books or watching shows which illustrate the single parent families in a positive way quite useful.

Accept help from others

You will no doubt at times find things very difficult to juggle and feel like you need to be wonder woman or Superman to get through.  Try not to place too much pressure on yourself and wherever possible, accept help from others who offer.

Don’t isolate yourself

Talk about your difficulties and moments of despair with those around you; you might be surprised to learn that they are widely shared by others.

Stay active and eat healthy

Through the tougher times, it may be difficult to look after yourself, everyone else seems to come first.  It is however really important you do take time for yourself, eat healthy and get regular exercise.  This is important for body and mind.  A healthy balanced diet and exercise is important for your child’s health also.

Consider special days

Mother’s day, father’s day, birthdays, come around quickly and while it may be easier for you to ignore them, it may not be as easy for your child.  Help them get through these times if they are not in contact with their other parent by explaining the situation openly and allow them to ask you about any concerns they have.  If they are able to ask you the tough questions, they may find more comfort in answering the tough questions from others.

The one thing that all kids have in common is that they just want to know they are loved and this can be shown to them through many people including grandparents, extended family, friends, and most importantly YOU.  You will be their biggest fan, confidant and role model all in one, and they will love you for it.

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