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Baby Week 45

Your baby's brain is growing rapidly and will continue to. By the age of 3, 80% of the adult brain is formed

That means that the foundations for their future are already being set. You can make sure that they are getting everything they need by making sure they are getting a healthy balanced diet and by nurturing their learning each day through talking to them, reading to them and playing with them.

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Baby Week 46

Children who get enough iron in early life will do better in reading, writing and maths when they are in school

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Baby Week 47

The average baby will add 1 centimetre to their height every month at this stage

And they will go on to double their birth height by around the age of 3.

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Baby Week 48

By 12 months, baby's foot length will usually be half of what their adult foot length will be

By now your baby may be on the move whether it is crawling, climbing or taking small steps, and it is great to see them growing up before your eyes.

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Baby Week 49

Your baby's diet now and heading into toddlerhood will influence their future health as adults

Research has shown that environmental factors such as nutrition can not only influence their health now but it will also play a role in adulthood health.

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Baby Week 50

It may be time for baby to get their very first pair of shoes soon

This is a big milestone for you and your baby, but remember not to go overboard - they will outgrow these quite quickly.

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By now your little one may be becoming more sturdy on their feet or are close to taking their first steps. Once babies are on their feet it is time to get them a proper pair of shoes suitable for walking outdoors. This is a big milestone so it can be easy to go overboard. It is important to go and get their feet measured but there is no need to spend a lot, particularly as they have lots of growth to do and will outgrow these shoes quite quickly.

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Recent Irish research found that 23% of 1 year olds in Ireland were not reaching their daily requirements for iron and that 90% of toddlers (aged 1-3) were not getting enough vitamin D in their diet. Iron is essential during the toddler years to support brain development and vitamin D is important for their healthy growing bones. Aptamil Growing up milk 1-2 years can help to increase vitamin D and iron intake as part of a healthy balanced diet.

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Baby Week 51

More than half of your little one's energy intake will go directly to their brain - more than twice the amount of energy an adult brain needs

So it is important that they are getting all the key nutrients they need to support this rapid growth and development during this phase - this will stand to them when they are older. Make sure to include 3 main meals and 2-3 healthy snacks.

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Baby Week 52

Your baby is now officially a toddler!

Congratulations - your baby has now reached 1 year and is officially a toddler! Welcome to toddlerhood - this is a whole new adventure.

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