When you bring your newborn home, it’s sometimes impossible not to just sit there and watch your little miracle. The way they look, the little sounds they make, the way they smell and the natural reflexes they have are fascinating. However, did you know that some of the natural, automatic movements they make give a remarkable insight into evolution and development? Here you’ll discover more about the different reflexes babies have and why they have them. [Read more…]
Bath time doesn’t have to be a mundane, challenging task. Often seen as a necessary part of the bedtime process, bath time also gives you a chance to bond with your little one. Making it more of a fun activity isn’t just good for your baby, it benefits you too. So how exactly can you make bath time a fun, enjoyable experience? Below you’ll discover 5 top tips to make bath time more enjoyable. [Read more…]
As any parent who has had to deal with colic will testify, it’s one of the hardest, upsetting and emotionally draining experiences you will go through as a new parent. While harmless enough, colic causes your little one to cry excessively. All babies cry, for a lot of different reasons, so establishing whether they’re suffering from colic can be difficult.
If you’re worried your baby might be suffering from the condition, below you’ll discover more about colic and how to spot the signs. [Read more…]
Bottle feeding is something most new parents have to get to grips with at some point. It could be you’ve chosen to use formula to feed your baby, or maybe you’re leaving baby with a caregiver and you need to pump breast milk to be fed throughout the day. Whatever the reason, it isn’t always as straight forward as you think it’s going to be.
If you’re wondering how and when you should bottle feed your little one, below you’ll discover 10 top bottle feeding tips that will make the process easier. [Read more…]
Sleep deprivation is something that all new parents are forced to come to terms with. However, there are certain times in your baby’s life which cause you to lose even more sleep than usual. One of these times is during the teething process.
There’s nothing worse than seeing your little bundle of joy going through so much pain and feeling helpless to stop it. While it affects them throughout the day, there’s no doubt it appears to get worse at night. If you’re struggling with night-time teething, don’t despair. Below you’ll discover some of the best tried, tested and successful night-time teething tips that could just save your sanity and soothe your baby’s gums. [Read more…]
Being a first time parent is scary. The minute you bring your little bundle home, you suddenly become aware that you have no idea what you’re doing. It’s your job to keep baby safe, which often means you’re constantly looking out for potential problems. Illness can be a particular worry, with even the slightest sniffle causing you to go straight into protective parent mode.
One of the biggest concerns new parents have is vomiting. You know some level of vomiting is normal, but how can you tell if your baby is vomiting more than they should be? To help ease your mind, below you’ll discover more about why babies vomit and what to look out for to establish whether there’s a problem. [Read more…]
When we ask people who have had children about the most memorable day of their life, they pretty much all say, “The day my child was born.”
When your baby is born, it tends to create an exciting and fascinating immediate bond between you and the baby. And fortunately for us today, we are fully aware of the importance of the first moments between a baby and its parents.
But don’t take it for granted. In a still recent past, people didn’t realize as much as we do today how important the first few hours and days of baby-parent contact are for the baby, as well as for the parents.
Giving birth to a baby today is very different than what it used to be 40 years ago. Not only do medical staff better understand what’s going on in the tiny body of the baby now, but they understand that the immediate bond happens right after birth.
We should also be thankful to the human side of the medical staff that delivers babies today, which has developed alongside with medical advancement. Only 30 years ago, doctors believed that babies couldn’t feel any pain and would operate on them without real anesthesia. Today, not only do they understand that a newborn does feel physical pain as a full small human being that they are, but can also greatly benefit from contact with their parents.
In this article, we are going to discuss those little extra important contacts that will make your baby healthier and happier from the minute he or she is born until the first few months, which will carry on into the rest of his/her life. [Read more…]
There are a lot of challenges that come with parenthood but sleep deprivation is by far one of the hardest. Sure, when you were pregnant you heard the horror stories and the jokes about how little sleep you were going to get once your newborn baby arrived. You probably even thought you was mentally prepared for the sleepless nights and you knew exactly what you were getting into. Then your little bundle of joy arrived and you quickly realized you could never have prepared for the pure exhaustion that comes from tending to your new arrival.
If you’re ready to kill just to get five minutes of blissful sleep, don’t despair! There are ways you can get through this, and below you’ll discover 11 essential sleep survival tips. [Read more…]
“They grow up so fast” is a phrase you often hear after having a baby and it couldn’t be more true. Babies develop at an astounding rate, seemingly changing their appearance overnight. That’s why it’s so important to capture as many photos as you can of your new bundle of joy.
While it would be fantastic to get professional photos taken of your baby, sadly most new parents simply don’t have the budget. The good news is, there are ways you can achieve perfect photos of your baby from the comfort of your own home. Below you’ll discover 10 great tips to help you take the perfect baby picture at home. [Read more…]
You can improve your child’s development and learning abilities with words.
You may not be aware of it, but the more words your baby hears from the time they’re born until age 3, the better chances your child will have to graduate from high school and college.
Like food is nutrient to the body, words are nutrients to the brain well before the baby can pronounce any of them.
In fact, language is so hard wired in a new born baby that he can already recognize his mother’s voice from hearing it while in the womb. Babies are used to recognizing speech from before they were even born. [Read more…]