CategoryBabies

Using Essential Oils for Babies

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When used properly, essential oils can replace just about everything in your medicine cabinet. They are a natural, safe, fast, and effective way of treating everything from insomnia to bee stings. Many parents (especially those who prefer natural healing methods) have found that essential oils work better than most over-the-counter medications available for infants. Your baby is your pride and...

Is My Baby Lactose Intolerant?

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If your baby has constant diarrhoea or persistent bouts of vomiting, plus a failure to thrive or gain weight, then it would be a good idea to look into the possibility of lactose intolerance with a medical professional. However before you do, here are some things that you should know. What Is Lactose Intolerance? If you have been told that you are lactose intolerant it means that your body has...

Caring Touch and Infant Development: Neurological Aspects

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Parents know instinctively that children thrive on caring touch: yet it’s not only a matter of good parenting, apparently caring touch is a necessary ingredient for the correct development of the individual at a later stage in life. According to a study conducted as far as the seventies by Dr J. W. Prescott, caring touch may have a vital function in the emotional/mental development of the infant...

Obsessive Chewing in Children

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While it sounds strange, many parents have expressed concern over a seemingly obsessive compulsive need that their children have to chew; on everything. Parents have discussed their children chewing everything from pieces of plastic, to fur, to their clothes and hair; and everything in between. Once babies go through the teething stage, we naturally assume that the days of watching them put...

Toy Safety Shopping Tips

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Most parents will look around their homes and easily point out the obvious things that could be dangerous to their child; electrical outlets, cleaners, medicine cabinets, etc. Most, however, do not realize that the things that could actually be the most dangerous are sitting right on the shelves of their child’s bedroom. When shopping for toys for your child, the rule of thumb is to think like a...

Bathing Your Baby Safely and Easily

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Bath time is generally a time of fun and bonding for parents with a new baby. Many parents find the experience to be a great way of interacting with their child. For some parents, however, bath time can cause a great deal of stress which your baby picks up on. If you are tense and worried, your baby will be too and your bonding time will be nothing more than a scream fest. Learning just a few...

Is Organic Really Better for Your Baby?

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It seems that a few years ago, the word “organic” was seldom used. Nowadays it’s thrown around on a daily basis, and every health nut swears that organic is the only way to go. At first it started with certain foods, and now it seems you have the option of buying organic in pretty much anything you can think of. The organic idea has now spread to baby products too. It started with...

Introducing New Foods to Toddlers

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Newborns are generally fairly easy to feed – if you offer them a bottle, or the breast, they will take it. Introducing solids can be a little tricky, but generally goes smoothly. However, once a baby becomes a toddler, meal time can become a battle. Many children, once they begin self-feeding, suddenly develop opinions and quirks and simply refuse to eat foods that do not pass their inspection...

Dealing With Baby’s Skin Conditions

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When you bring your new baby home you are completely unaware of the many problems that could arise at any time. Many new parents panic at the first sign or symptom of anything out of the ordinary. While you may not be a doctor and there may be things that you are unsure of, being well-informed is the first step. Once you know the basic issues that arise with new babies, what to look for, and how...

Choosing Age-Appropriate Toys for Your Baby

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Toys can be wonderful and stimulating objects for babies that help them to learn and develop. There are so many toys on the market these days that most parents are probably overwhelmed. Almost any toy can offer a learning experience for baby, but the key is to ensure that the toys you are providing are age-appropriate. Babies develop different senses and skills at different ages, and it’s...

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