It is amazing how much nutrients and fiber an orange can pack, but for some kids, citrus fruits give rashes and hyperacidity of the stomach. Child-rearing entails a lot of patience, trial and error and false starts.
An act as simple as giving a slice of fruit can be harmful if not done right. What worked well for a child might be totally inappropriate for another kid. A lot of parents are wondering if it is safe to let baby eat citrus during his first months of eating solid food.
During pregnancy, women are not allowed to drink coffee and alcohol. The caffeine present in a coffee can affect the heartbeat of the baby and even risk miscarriage. Alcohol can result in stillbirth or fetal alcohol syndrome that may lead to heart defects, facial deformities, and mental retardation.
For women who are avid coffee or alcohol drinkers, overcoming the nine months is indeed a big feat. But after the baby is born, do you still have to abstain from coffee or alcohol? Technically, no but there are other factors to be considered if you want to drink alcohol and caffeine during breastfeeding. So how long do alcohol and caffeine stay in your breastmilk? Let's find out!
When a baby is crying, what do you do? How do you understand the needs of your baby without their ability to speak? Taking care of a baby especially for first-time mothers can be both exciting and scary.
There is no amount of happiness can surpass that of being a mother. However, there are also inhibitions whether or not we are doing the right things. It is important that we understand the stages of our child’s development and the corresponding adjustments we have to take.
Co-sleeping is a big part of Japanese parenting, just like how it is perceived the world over as one of the most natural thing. Approximately 90 percent of the world’s parents co-sleep with their babies. Asian, particularly Japanese parents take the lead.
What’s striking is that for Americans and other Western cultures, co-sleeping is a big no-no! Co-sleeping is controversial especially in the United States due to the growing incidence of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) that is unreasonably blamed to infants co-sleeping with their parents.
What is it about co-sleeping and how does it have the bad reputation it has? Why is it that despite Western advice against it, Asian especially Japanese parents still stick to this tradition?
A lot of moms are complaining about getting too exhausted at night because this is the time their babies go nuts! Have you ever heard about the “Witching Hour”? It usually happens between 6 P.M. up to 10 in the evening.
Some kids who are calm all day long turn cranky and want to nurse nonstop. But, the worst part? Witching hour usually happens when you and your partner wants just to sit down, watch the tv, or have your dinner.
During the witching hour, infants do not seem to calm down. Feedings become useless; pacifiers turn worthless, and lullabies are hopeless. You will hear your baby’s loud cry, and it does not end until you figure out what has gone wrong. So, how should you deal with your fussy baby at night?
Most moms are confused whether or not their babies have a frequent bowel movement. So, how can you tell that your child has diarrhea, and what to do when your baby has diarrhea?
Firstly, what you need to consider is the standard process of passing of stool of children. Newborn babies usually pass stool more frequently, commonly every after feeding. Their feces are usually soft, especially if you are breastfeeding them. Besides that, your infant’s poop may change depending on what they have eaten.
Most parents have already experienced waking up late at night just to find out that your child has been already sweaty, hot, and with flushed skin. When you feel his or her forehead, it feels warm.
Most probably, you would suspect a fever. However, you don’t know what to do next. What is baby temperature for fever? When should I call my pediatric physician? What to do when baby has fever.
Congratulations you’ll wean!
Weaning off breastfeeding is a graduation, a sign that your child has already grown and is now ready to tackle life alone. It is inevitable, a rite of passage to independence.
If you can wean your child well without fuss and pain, you deserve a commendation! But for most mothers, this isn’t the situation. Weaning isn’t easy. So how to do it?
During their first weeks, babies are small lovable creatures who do nothing more than sleep, eat and poop. Crying, burping and farting, babies sure do make lots of noise!
It is natural for a baby to pass gas, they may even do it loudly. This is because babies’ gut is still in a formative age during their first months after birth. It is also the reason why they can easily get all sorts of belly issues.
Gas pain is quite common and is the likely culprit if a baby is constantly crying and in distress. While it is a usual occurrence, there might be some days when your little one can cry inconsolably for hours.
Standard textbooks say it starts at six months which is the earliest to ten months of age, the latest. You might be wondering right now if your little one is developing normally, whether he or she is crawling according to this ‘right’ time.
You might have also discussed this concern with your child’s pediatrician just to make sure that everything is in place. This concern is quite common among new parents just like you.