When testing for fever without a thermometer, use the lip test. Touch your lips to the forehead of the baby.
Swaddle for the first three months. Research shows that infants who are swaddled wake up less and sleep longer than other babies.
For babies valentines day, make Heart Shaped Pureed Teething Pops with heart shaped ice cube molds puree fruits like apples, pears, and peaches, in a blender.
Just pour the mixture into the molds and insert popsicle sticks.
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There are certain foods that are not recommended for the first year of life, eggs, shellfish, fish, nuts, and peanuts are not recommended.
The first sign of allergy usually in infants is eczema, which is a dry, itchy, scaly skin condition the hallmarks are really itching and dryness and redness of the skin.
Around 25 months baby fat will start to go away and your child will start to slim down and get taller with a longer torso. The body proportions are going to resemble an adult instead of a baby.
When meeting with day care directors or caregivers, don’t be afraid to ask as many questions as you need to in order to feel comfortable. It’s a good idea to have a written list with you so that you don’t forget a key query. Use this list as a guide.
To measure your baby’s length all you need to do is lay her down on a flat surface (her changing table is a great place for this task) and stretch a measuring tape from head to toes.
From: toddlers activity and discipline guide.com
Talk and sing to your baby. It is soothing to hear your voice.
Should you return to work after the baby is born? Many parents have no choice about whether to go back to work.
Among parents of children under the age of one, more than 25 percent of mothers and about 90 percent of fathers work.
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Don’t wash your baby’s hair unless they need it to be washed, their oil glands in the scalp are not that functional and you can dry out their head and hair.
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Brushing a baby’s hair helps to bring oil up to the surface of the scalp and it can be a great way to help your child’s hair comfort if they have very dry hair
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Does your newborn cry more than three hours a day? Does this constant crying occur at least three days a week, maybe more? If so, your infant may be one of the 20% of infants with something called colic.
Colic is defined as the uncontrollable, extended crying in an otherwise healthy baby. Colic generally starts around two weeks of age and can last up to three months, sometimes longer.
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Introduce very soft food in small amount on tip of spoon before seven months, to accustom infant to its feel.
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Do not heat breast milk in a microwave; it will destroy the immunizing properties.
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Babies love the warmth and security of their own blanket. Choose one that is small enough that they can carry it around as a toddler.
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Your babies skin is very delicate. Be sure to choose all natural bath and skin care products that soothe and protect them. Keep lots of different creams and lotions on hand so when diaper rashes, dry skin and cradle cap appear you’ll be ready.
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Burp cloths are the perfect size for throwing over your shoulder to avoid mishaps. And there will be lots of mishaps! If you’re on a budget cloth diapers can be used as a substitute.
The best time to play with your baby is when he’s alert and relaxed. Watch your baby closely for signs of being tired or fussy so that you can take a break.
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Bring pocket wipes. Carry individually packaged antibacterial wipes in your pocket. I clean Little Miss’ hands before she eats, and when we return to the car.
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