After Nadine's talk about how babies grow in a mommy's tummy, we wanted to know about how babies grow and develop after they are born. We invited Mrs Li, Minzhe's mom to come in, and answer our questions.
Siena: How old is he?
Siena: Can he stand up?
Just a little. By holding the table.
Griff: What does he do all the time?
Play. He plays a lot. He cries if he's hungry.
Siena: What does he eat?
Powdered milk for breakfast.
Johnny: What's that?
Griff: It's milk that is in powder form. You add hot water to it.
He eats rice and meat and vegetables for lunch and dinner. He also eats fruit for snack.
Shotaro: For health?
Yes, for health.
Siena: Is he scared of people he doesn't know?
Griff: If someone comes that he doesn't know will he like run away... or crawl away, I mean?
No, he'll crawl to me.
Arwyn: Because you are his mom. He feels safe with you.
Minzhe: My baby brother can jump like this.
Siena: Does he know how to draw?
No, he can't even hold a pencil yet.
Ms Leah: Does he have any teeth?
Ms Leah: How does he eat the meat and vegetables?
It has to be ground into tiny parts.
Griff: Can he wear shoes?
Johnny: He doesn't need them. You carry him everywhere.
Siena: Does he sleep in a crib?
Minzhe: Sometimes he pulls my ear, or my mom's hair.
Ms Leah: How many times a day do you change his diapers?
5-6 times a day.
Ms Leah: What does he like to play with?
All kinds of things. His toys, erasers, pens, books and cups. But sometimes he cannot because sometimes it will hurt him.
Minzhe: Sometimes once a day he doesn't want to eat and throws his food.
Lucy: Is there a kind of food he doesn't like?
He doesn't like eggs.
Minzhe: My brother likes milk.
Claire: He can't eat chocolate. He doesn't have teeth.
Siena: He drinks only milk and water.
Minzhe: My brother likes eating my mom's hair.
Johnny: What is his favorite toy?
Minzhe: An apple and worm, and many.
Emanie: Why is his skin so new?
Shotaro: I know the answer to that! He is so new!
Yes, he is so new.
Griff: Does he know how to babble?
Shotaro: Like ba-ma-ta-ta.
He can say "mo mo moe ma".
Siena: Can he climb?
Minzhe: My baby can scream.
Teddy: When does he scream?
When he doesn't like something.
Siena: Does he know what words mean? Like does he know 'eraser', 'pencil' or whatever?
Griff: Does he know his mom?
Yes, mom, dad and brother.
Siena: Does he have any friends?
Shotaro: Does he scream in the night? Where does he sleep? Can you get much sleep? Does he wake you up? Does he have his own bed?
He sleeps in his own bed. He needs a hug to go to sleep.
Siena: Does he sleep in the same room?
He likes books. He is always taking Minzhe's books. He likes looking at the pictures.
Minzhe: My book is here. My book bag is here. He climbs on it.
Siena: Does he ever scratch himself?
When he was quite young, about 3 or 4 months old.
Johnny: Does Harry hug Minzhe?
Harry hugs Minzhe and Minzhe hugs Harry. They hug each other. And when they do, they both smile.
Shotaro: Does he sometimes crawl to you?
Yes, when he's not happy. When he's unhappy he'll crawl to me for a hug.
Minzhe: My brother's feet are little. His hands are little. He has a little body. He has a little head.