MY GIRL: Emily, Gary Foster Skelton’s five-month-old daughter, is one of your youngest readers. Gary, the Bermuda Sun’s photo and video editor, tells of how becoming a father changed his life in this year’s Oh Baby! supplement. 
Photo by Gary Foster Skelton
MY GIRL: Emily, Gary Foster Skelton’s five-month-old daughter, is one of your youngest readers. Gary, the Bermuda Sun’s photo and video editor, tells of how becoming a father changed his life in this year’s Oh Baby! supplement. Photo by Gary Foster Skelton

Being a loving father is vitally important to a child’s development, but how does becoming a father for the first time change your outlook on life?

Inside this edition of Oh Baby!, Bermuda Sun employees Gary Foster Skelton and Ephraim Divine tell us of their experiences and the importance of being a Dad.

You will enjoy looking at all the photos of this year’s Oh Baby! contest entrants, and inside we also offer you advice and help on bringing up baby.

Gywneth Rawlins of The Argus Group provides tips on how new moms should look after themselves — not just baby — with healthy meals and regular exercise.

The La Leche League of Bermuda tells us why it is so important to breastfeed, and the effects of contraceptives on lactation.

For expectant parents, Daisy & Mac has a Baby Registry whereby you can ask your family and friends for gifts of all the essential items you will need post-arrival.

Food for thought

For parents, we also have an article on the Bermuda Red Cross’s Babysitter’s Training Course. The qualifications — which include CPR and first aid — can provide peace of mind when you are leaving your loved one with a babysitter.

Have you ever wondered how leap year babies celebrate their birthdays? The parents of Quinton Iymuni Hall and Lucas Amaral tell us how they are going to mark their sons’ first ‘birthdays’ this year.

In this supplement we also look at nutrition in the first few months of a child’s life. Paediatrician Dr Peter Perinchief advises introducing solid foods from four months, suggesting this could reduce the risks of developing food allergies later on.

Cymone Hollis of the Bermuda Dietitians Association however, advocates introducing solids from six months of age.

Whatever your preference, we hope this year’s supplement will provide food for thought.