Tired toddler tip

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!

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When to introduce new foods

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.

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Giving eye drops to babies

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.

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How to test for fever without a thermometer

When testing for fever without a thermometer, use the lip test. Touch your lips to the forehead of the baby.

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Swaddling

Swaddle for the first three months. Research shows that infants who are swaddled wake up less and sleep longer than other babies.

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Valentine’s for 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.

From: ezinearticles.com.

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Foods in first year

There are certain foods that are not recommended for the first year of life, eggs, shellfish, fish, nuts, and peanuts are not recommended.

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Allergies in infants

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.

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When baby fat disapears

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.

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Day care guide

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.

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Measuring baby’s length

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.

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Talking and singing to baby

Talk and sing to your baby. It is soothing to hear your voice.

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Returning to work after baby is born

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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When to wash baby’s hair

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 babies hair tip

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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How often does your newborn cry?

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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Introduction of soft foods

Introduce very soft food in small amount on tip of spoon before seven months, to accustom infant to its feel.

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How to best heat breast milk

Do not heat breast milk in a microwave; it will destroy the immunizing properties.

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Baby and baby blankets

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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Baby skin is very delicate

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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