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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Using burp cloths

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.

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The best time to play with baby

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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Pack the pocket wipes

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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When babies start to talk

Most little ones start babbling "mama" and "dada" by 1 year of age. By 15 months, your toddler probably knows several words and loves using them.

For many, "no" is a favorite because as they start getting into everything, "no" is a word they hear several times a day. By about 2 years, your toddler will be able to combine two words and say simple sentences like, "daddy home" and "me bye-bye.

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Hair control for kids

Protect against frizz and static cling. If your toddler has curly hair, there’s a good chance that it may become wild or unruly in rainy or humid weather.

Straight hair can stick upwards or outwards in cold, dry weather. When the weather dictates, put some gel or baby oil in your toddler’s hair to keep it under control.

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Language and Babies

By the time babies reach their first birthday they will have learned all the sounds needed to speak their native language.

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When to start on solid foods

In nearly all healthy children, the recommended age to start solid foods is 4 to 6 months.

Age is just one criterion for readiness, though. Your baby’s motor skills and stage of development will also help determine when he or she is ready.

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When to start on solid foods

In nearly all healthy children, the recommended age to start solid foods is 4 to 6 months.

Age is just one criterion for readiness, though. Your baby’s motor skills and stage of development will also help determine when he or she is ready.

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