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.
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.