Child Care – Six Methods to Deal With Your New Baby

1. If your infant experiencing reddening of the skin around his umbilical cord or worse, when there’s pus on it and you can smell something unpleasant, you should at once bring your infant to the doctor.

2. The failure to urinate half-dozen to 8 hours after urination or merely the uneasiness in doing so after circumcision is also a cause for apprehension and calls for consultation with a doctor.

3. Reading to your little one would be good for him. You will need to employ words that rhyme when you do. You can also simply place him on your knees when reading a magazine with images. He will for sure like looking at them.

4. It’s best to utilize musical games with your newborn at the age of under 3 Months, encouraging him with clapping hands, or feet, bicycling his legs, wriggling his fingers, moving his feet and arms up and down. This can not merely exercise his limbs but will also divert him.

5. At the age of 9 to 12 months, your infant would have by now found out the employment of his hands. He is also more aware of his environment. You have to introduce to him toys that are a lot more interactive and will encourage him to develop his boundaries. Provide him toys that can also encourage your relationship with him.

6. Some Examples of baby health issues are coughs, cold and sore throats, ear infections or perhaps as dangerous as reduced hearing, pneumonia, bronchitis, development of asthma or worsening of asthma for people who have it already and SIDS or crib death.

Baby Care Tips For You And For Baby

What baby care tips are essential for you and your newborn??

The mother of a baby is the busiest person on earth, and these baby care tips are designed to put a little order and routine back into your day to day routine. In no time at all, these baby care tips will become second nature for you and your baby helping you to get back to a somewhat ‘normal’ life.

Breastfeeding Baby Care

There is, has and always will be a lot of controversy on breastfeeding depending on where you live in the world. In some countries it’s the norm and most people would not bat an eyelid if they saw a mother sit down in a restaurant and start to breastfeed her baby. In other countries such as the UK and the US, surprisingly and quite sadly, breastfeeding is frowned upon by many. I personally breastfed both my children and though I made a point of being discreet, I valued my right to feed my child where, when and how I chose to.

However, I also appreciated the fact that I was lucky to be able to breastfeed as I know many mothers want to but can’t for whatever reason. Even those that choose not to breast feed should not be maligned. The majority of us live in a society where we have a freedom of choice and whatever our feelings or opinions on a matter, we should allow everyone the right to choose what is best for them and their baby.

That said it is common knowledge that there are huge health benefits to breastfeeding for both mom and baby so that’s why this is key to baby care. Baby’s first drink of breast milk is colostrum which is full of antibodies which help babies immune system and is full of fat and protein to help baby put on weight in their first few days. Breastfeeding also helps mom’s uterus to contract more quickly. A weird sensation when it happens but utterly amazing when you think about it.

Then consider the other positives of breastfeeding to baby care. Milk is on tap, ready to go at the right temperature whatever the time of day and if baby emptied one ‘bottle’ or boob, there was another ready and waiting to go. I did co-sleeping with my second baby as I was concerned about waking the house up in the middle of the night for feeds which worked out well for all as most times throughout the night, she would latch on herself and feed without me being barely aware. Baby care doesn’t really get any easier than that.

I did express so that my husband could also be involved and there were times that he did the night feeds with both children so that I could get a complete nights rest.

Bottle Feeding Baby Care

If you are bottle-feeding your baby then make sure that the bottles are well sterilized and clean. There are many makes of bottle sterilizers that are available. There are some that you can put in the microwave and some that will continually sterilize throughout the day so that you always have clean bottles and teats available to go when you need them.

Also consider your formula well. Check the ingredients and look for those that have the friendly bacteria for the gut. Make sure that you buy the formula appropriate for your baby’s age. To rich and it may cause constipation, too thin and lacking in vitamins etc, and your baby may not gain weight as they should.

Baby Sleeping Baby Care

With your first child, you will have probably read numerous books about how to put your baby to bed and have bought a moses basket, then a cot or cot bed. Come your subsequent children, you then realise though nice to have, the most important thing is whether your baby is comfortable, safe and warm or cool enough. My first child went into his own cot bed when he was 3 weeks old as we couldn’t stand anymore of his warthog snoring. He was also in a baby sleeping bag. Our daughter slept with me in our bed until she slept through most of the night before moving to her own bed. Especially as I was breast feeding both, I made sure that I didn’t drink a lot (the odd glass of wine at a weekend is fine), I don’t do drugs, they weren’t too hot or cold and the room was well ventilated. Use your common sense here regarding baby care and use and do what’s best for you.

Clothing Baby Care

Summer clothes should be light cotton ones. When baby is taken out, make sure that his head does not get the direct sun. Make the most of parasols or stroller sun covers. The covers in particular also help against wasps. An important baby care tip to remember for all – sun cream is essential even if your baby is dark skinned. My children are mixed race and even with factor 50, they still tan.

In winter, there may be sweaters, trousers and other woollens. Just bear in mind that if they are in nappies or diapers still, you need quick and easy access to change them especially when you are out and about. Some changing facilities are tiny or cramped and you don’t really want to spend more time there than you should. Remember a change of clothes too. My son was the worst but they both had explosive poos the force of which sent their poo right up their backs and it was far easier to take the whole lot off than to try and clean around it!

Changing Baby Care

Changing of nappies or diapers whether disposable or not should take place regularly. Sometimes babies will let you know in their own particular way but it’s best to get into the habit of checking their bottoms at least every 3 hours. That way you’ll soon get to know baby’s toilet habits and can adjust it accordingly.

Bathing Baby Care

I hope that I don’t sound too patronising but the best advice here is common sense. Make sure that you have everything that you need BEFORE you start bathing. Have baby’s towel ready on his changing mat, his nappy and night clothes all in place before you start.

Please ensure that the bath water is not too hot and not too cold – 9of or 32c is ideal. It should only be a couple of inches deep if it is in a family bath. At this age baby doesn’t need bubble bath, just gentle no-tears formula soap should suffice.

Ensure that you support baby’s head safely. Once washed and dried, massage a little moisturizing cream into baby’s skin and get him dressed for bed.

Immunisation Baby Care

The baby should be immunized against Small Pox & Measles with BCG within 3 months of its age. The first DPT (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Psertussis, Polio, HIB, Meningitis C) is due within the first 2 months followed by the 2nd and the 3rd one at one month intervals. The MMR vaccination against Measles, Mumps and Rubella should be done within 1 years of age. The boosters should be taken after the baby is 4 years old.

Training and Education Baby Care

Babies learn by watching and listening. Yes I babble baby talk to my two but I also talked sensibly to them like an adult. When getting them dressed I would put their left arm in its sleeve and say to them, ‘let’s put your left arm in your sleeve’. By 18 months both children knew their right from their left, could say things like open door, shut door, roof, bus, sky drink, biscuit etc because I constantly read or pointed things like this out to them. Learning can and at this age, should be fun.

Taking Care of Your Baby’s Skin

The babycare market is HUGH and is continuing to grow, as people (mothers) become more health conscious. In North America, babycare is projected to be approximately 7.5 billion dollars annually. For the first time ever, consumers are becoming better educated and are seeing the need to buy products that are specifically made to meet the needs of young (newborn) skin.

The fact is that your baby’s skin in much different than adult skin… but to what extreme, that would require different care? At the moment the skin is formed, it exists in a very dark atmosphere – submerged in liquid. It is a major adjustment to be out in the real world, and as such, we need to care for it to ensure its health. Skin thickens as we age, and for babies, this means very thin, fine textured skin. Your baby’s skin has many challenges to protect itself from the environment to retaining moisture. Yes, these are issues we all face, however they are greatly increased with young skin.

It is extremely important that the pH of baby skincare be between 4 and 6, to ensure the acid mantel is supported. It is important to look for products that are not made with animal products or by-products, as it is impossible to avoid fragrance if this is the case. Fragrance can be irritating to any aged skin, and particularly to a baby. Make sure that the products are dermatologist and pediatrician “tested”, as opposed to simply “recommended”, ensuring they are hypoallergenic.

Key ingredients to look for include Shea Butter, which is a very moisturizing botanical extract containing Vitamin A and E; Oat Extract, which is a great skin protector, is very absorbent, hypoallergenic and helps sooth and soften dry, itchy, sensitive skin; and Aloe, which penetrates deep into the skin to deliver moisture to the tissues and prevents moisture loss caused by evaporation. Products high in anti-oxidants such as Vitamin A and E, palmitate and tocopherol acetate are great to protect against free radical damage.

And lastly, you want very mild surfactants (which are the cleansing agents), such as deco-glucoside, which rinses clean….very gently!! Avoid the surfactant called Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, which can clog pores and is proven to be cancer causing. The less suds, the better!

Baby Health Care – Essential Skin Care Tips For Your Newborn

Baby health care is one of the many concerns that a new mother needs to think about. A baby is a special blessing, but most mothers are unsure what they should do. Taking care of your newborn’s skin is essential since this provides the foundation of healthy adult skin. Choosing the right skin care line for your child can be confusing since there are many to choose from. Ensuring the health of your infant is truly the most important thing for any parent. There is a recent trend that suggests many parents prefer organic skin care products for their children.

Healthy skin is therefore a central part of your overall health care. Babies need appropriate light creams and baby lotion applied to the skin to keep it supple and moisturized. Caring for your child in this way is more about preventing diaper rash than preventing acne, but nonetheless, it’s an important practice. People don’t often think about the need to care for a baby’s skin, perhaps because it’s so perfect.It is especially important in the first few months. Luckily, most of these early rashes are harmless and go away on their own.

Even before your baby is born, health care is an important thing to plan for. When you are preparing the baby’s room, one often stocks up on diapers and clothes, but there are some simple things that you will also need for taking care of a newborn’s skin. It is important since damage to the skin at such a young age may affect the individual in the future. All aspects of baby health care are important to have a happy and healthy infant.

All of this is a very important aspect of raising a child, just as important as that of your baby’s food. There are also certain food items that may cause some skin problems in your baby.

Baby Health Care – Important Information For Mothers

Baby health care is the most important aspect of caring for your newborn baby.

Your child’s health care should be considered as a priority right from the very start of their life and it is your primary responsibility as a parent to provide them with the very best available. Every parent wants the best for their children and one of the most effective ways to ensure you are providing this is with good nutrition and natural health care for your child.

Your baby’s overall health care plan should also include effective skin care. One of the best ways to care for your baby’s skin care is to use natural products. As your baby’s skin is so super-sensitive and so supple, you need to use the right type of product, to keep your baby’s skin regularly moisturized and supple.

Some parents fail to keep a close watch on their baby’s skin care needs and are not aware that their baby’s skin is most vulnerable to a host of irritating skin disorders. Your skin is the largest organ in the body and your baby’s skin requires extra attention. Your baby’s skin is very sensitive in the early stages – however, there are natural products available that are perfect to use for babies.

It is imperative therefore that you choose the right baby health care and products that are natural and not harmful for your baby.

Many of the products available on the market today contain artificial or synthetic ingredients which are harmful to your baby’s skin. Most artificial baby’s skin care products contain ingredients like alcohol, artificial fragrances, food colouring and other synthetic additives.

These are not what you want to use on your newborn’s precious skin. Your baby’s health care should be your primary concern as a Mother and you cannot afford to give it anything but the utmost importance.

Always use the purest and gentlest ingredients¬†you can provide as a Mother to nurture and promote healthy growth during the vital early years of your child’s development.