Amanda Hurst 29-year-old feeding her 5-year-old son
Most babies are born with or without delicate hair. However, there are also newborns who delight with lush hair. In their case, washing the head with bath oil alone may not be enough. Fortunately, there are products on the market for children from birth. They allow you to refresh your quickly sweating scalp and keep your toddler's hair in excellent condition.
Experienced mothers know that before delivery you can not assume anything, or be sure that just after the birth of the child the day will go exactly as we assumed. Often, instead of a quietly sleeping newborn, we face a vision that we did not take into account: a child who sleeps only on his arms, close to his mother's breast or in some hands of his dad.
What not to write about Tracy Hogg, and how much to complain about her methods of raising and caring for a child, which by many people are considered irrational and even stupid, it is hard to deny that the enchantress of children in one was definitely right. Namely, she drew attention to the need to listen to the crying of the child.
In the opinion of many scientists, baby colic is not a consequence of abdominal pain and accumulating gases, but a natural way of silencing the immature and overloaded nervous system. And although for parents the terrifying scream of an infant appearing in the afternoons and in the evening can be difficult to bear, in the child's development it plays a very important adaptive role: it allows you to calm down emotions and relax the sensations accumulated during the day.
Standards have that they don't work in every case. They constitute a certain average from which quite large deviations in one direction or another may occur. That is why there are mothers who have the opportunity to see the child's first conscious smile already in the fifth week of life and those who must wait for him until the ninth week of life.
Hugging an infant is a known way to calm down. Used for centuries and around the world. Today, a little forgotten, practiced in maternity wards, and later abandoned at home. Often wrong. Children especially like the first few weeks to have conditions similar to those they had in the womb.
Curiosity about how it is to give the baby natural food and experience the only closeness of this kind accompanies many pregnant mothers. Unfortunately, not every mother can know this feeling. There are also those who remember breast feeding as an effort that does not bring the longed-for joy. What does the average woman feel while breastfeeding?
The first year of a child's life is a period of rapid growth and shaping eating habits. During this time, body weight increases three times. For the development to proceed properly: the bones are strong, the muscles are functional, the tissues are healthy, and nutrients must be provided in the right proportions with the meal.
The Karp method is not given much space in fashionable magazines for parents, it is difficult to find extensive articles about it on the Internet (so far one more detailed book on this topic has appeared on the Polish market). The technique of soothing crying developed by an American pediatrician is often forgotten, unread and underestimated.
There are products for children that you can easily do without. Even if you think about it for a long time, they are quite unnecessary. Some look nice, others tempt with their functionality, but as a consequence we usually summarize their purchase with the statement: it was not worth it (of course if we have the courage to admit the error).
Some Internet portals that concern the problems of raising children emphasize that for the first year (and even several years of life) a bed is not needed for the child, that parents should live in accordance with nature and take the baby not only to their bedroom, but put them between themselves at night . While this solution is very convenient during breastfeeding, later it becomes troublesome as the baby grows up.
The first year with a child can be compared to a swing: once at the top, once at the bottom. Quiet weeks are intertwined with hellish days. One day, a smiling and calm child wakes us up so that the next situation is completely different. Not all parents know it's natural. In the first year of life, the child and his parents have to face developmental jumps.
Children can be moved in different ways. One of them is to wear: on the hands, in a sling or a sling. The sling usually does not replace the stroller, but helps where the stroller does not work. It is especially practical for toddlers who like to wear them and often demand to be picked up.
The newborn's skin is not only delicate and sensitive, but also can have various types of marks and discoloration. Some children are born specially "marked" by nature, others acquire skin changes within a few years. What signs can appear on a child's skin and are they dangerous? How to deal with them?
They look like cottage cheese. They can cover the tongue, the inside of the cheeks, the palate, gums. They are generally not dangerous but often make it difficult to suck. A toddler who is attacked by yeast can be restless, tearful, refuse to suck a breast or bottle. Fortunately, the treatment of thrush is not difficult.
Child skin care is a big challenge and a lot of responsibility. Especially within areas where irritation and chafing often occur. Changes in the skin of an infant are not only an aesthetic problem, but a medical one. Therefore, it is worth choosing good creams that not only reduce redness on the baby's butt, but also protect, reducing the risk of painful and difficult to heal wounds.
As soon as your baby's belly button falls off, you can start laying your baby on his tummy. During the day, you should allow the child several "sessions of exercises in this position." A younger infant may initially protest, but there are ways (you can read about them below), while an older child accustomed to this arrangement will quickly accept and like them.
The success of breastfeeding depends on many factors. Below we have collected those that can have a negative impact on milk production. It is worth remembering them in order to prevent any problems in time. Insufficient breast stimulation by weak or ineffective suction. If your baby is too sleepy (for example due to jaundice), they may have trouble emptying the breast completely.
With the first child, no one clearly and unambiguously told me that feeding, napping, waking and sleeping the night are closely related. I lived in the belief that waking up at night, long periods of whining, demanding constant weariness, difficulty falling asleep is the norm that it must be so that the baby has the right to suck at night and I have to come to terms with interrupted sleep until the child is at least half year.
Many women maintain that drinking lactation teas helps increase milk production. Unfortunately, this has not been clearly confirmed so far. Scientists suggest that herbs can change the taste of mother's milk in such a way that the toddler suck more willingly, longer and more calmly: this is how the (not direct, but indirect) impact of mixtures on milk production is explained.