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.

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.

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.

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.

Returning to work after baby is born

Should you return to work after the baby is born? Many parents have no choice. Among parents of children under the age of one, more than 25% of mothers & 90% of fathers work.

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.

Brushing babies hair tip

Brushing a baby’s hair helps to bring oil up to the surface of the scalp and can help comfort dry hair.

How often does your newborn cry?

Does your newborn cry more than 3 hours a day, or 3 days a week? They may be one of the 20% of infants that have colic.

Introduction of soft foods

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

How to best heat breast milk

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

Measuring baby’s length

To measure your baby’s length all you need to do is lay her down on a flat surface and stretch a measuring tape from head to toes.

Talking and singing to baby

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

Making sure baby is comfortable.

How can you tell if your sleeping baby is getting overheated? She may feel very warm behind her neck, her hair may be damp from sweat or her cheeks may become quite red.

A tremendous amount of heat is lost when we sweat and your baby is no exception. Monitor your baby’s temperature closely, unzip their bunting and remove their hat when you put them in the car or go into a warm shop, and bring an extra set of cloths just in case they get sweaty.

Food clean up tip

After mealtime while your child is still in the high chair – give them a warm washcloth to play with and you’ll be amazed at how much they will have cleaned themselves up after about 10 minutes of playing with it!

Mobile infants are changing each day.

Mobile infants are changing each day. As their rapidly increasing motor skills lead them into new areas, adults must anticipate new hazards, being alert to the fact that they can move faster, climb higher, and reach things they could not reach only a few days before.From: Early Childhood Resource Institute

Glider safety tip

Gliders with fabric skirts avoid the problem of tiny fingers being pinched under rocking chairs or in the glider spring mechanism.From: Wisconsin Child Care Improvement Project

First year food

Food for the first year is not important nutritionally because they are drinking breastmilk and/or formula. The first year is really just an introduction to food, and letting them get acclimated to eating solids.

Quick change artist

Dress baby for quick &easy diaper changes. Try a onesie with leggings, it gives quick access to diaper without removing clothes more info

Swaddling

Research shows that infants who are swaddled wake up less and sleep longer than other babies. more info

Stories about babies

Pepare your tot for the new baby, tell stories about what he was like as a newborn and how you took care of him.