It's late at night, and you've checked to see if the baby is sleeping soundly. For a Mom or Dad, making sure that a baby is comfortably sleeping is the top priority. However, a baby's crying can shatter the evening's peace and quiet.
You check if he's hungry, wet, carry him and sing him to sleep, but nothing works.
What could it be?
Yes, it could be colic.
They say giving gripe water to babies is an old wive's tale – or something that technology has already superseded.
However, gripe water is more than just a home remedy for colic. Parents also use it to relieve teething pain and other signs of discomfort in babies.
So when to give gripe water to babies?
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.
So when can baby have citrus fruits?
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 that 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 why 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 want to just 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?
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.