Your toddler will need her teeth cleaned at least twice a day. After breakfast and after her evening meal are ideal times because cavities form when the naturally occurring bacteria in her mouth combine with sugars in the food residues left on her teeth, producing an acid that attacks her tooth enamel.
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Make bath water comfortably warm (90 to 100 degrees F). Babies and toddlers generally prefer a much cooler tub than you probably do.
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Dress baby for quick &easy diaper changes. Try a onesie with leggings, it gives quick access to diaper without removing clothes more info
Research shows that infants who are swaddled wake up less and sleep longer than other babies. more info
Pepare your tot for the new baby, tell stories about what he was like as a newborn and how you took care of him.
When expecting a new baby, discuss things that older child can do to help like talk and sing to baby and get diapers.
Read aloud to your baby for only a few minutes at a time. Read a little longer as your older baby is willing to listen.
Most toddlers begin to say Mama and Dada between 7 and 15 months, say 4-6 words between 11 and 22 months, and say 50 or more words between 18 and 27 months.
From: About.com: Pediatrics
Wearing your 2 to 3 year old in a soft cloth carrier, backpack or sling can still be a huge lifesaver.
When your toddler is tired, over stimulated or otherwise out of sorts, wearing them will help them to settle down and maybe even go to sleep!
Introduce new foods during the morning or early afternoon. This will enable you to deal with any adverse reactions when your pediatrician is in office. Should an adverse reaction occur during the morning/early afternoon, it will cause the least amount of disruption in baby’s fragile routine.
When giving eye drops allow the baby to keep their eyes closed while placing the drops on the corner of the eye and then they will fall in as they open them.
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.
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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