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Best sleeping position for infants and its importance

For most couples, becoming parents means their dreams come true. However with the joy and excitement of a new baby’s arrival, parents are laden with responsibilities. Conflicting advice from friends and relatives often leave new parents feeling confused. What was right for one generation may not necessarily apply to the next. Such is the case for the best sleeping position for an infant. Years ago, stomach sleeping was the preferred position but now many studies have shown that it is not safe for infants. Here, you can find the best sleeping position for infants and its importance.

Best sleeping position for infants and its importance

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has recommended placing infants on their backs for sleep, not on his stomach or side for one year. According to AAP, back sleeping is the best and the safest sleeping position for infants. There are lots of reasons which make this position best for infants. The main reason is that back sleeping decreases the risk of cot death or SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) by as much as 50%. Read the rest of this entry »


Best Natural Ways to Get your Baby to Sleep

Being a mother!!! A splendid time of every woman’s life, but on the contrary it is also a sleepless time as newborn babies have very different sleep needs. If you find difficulty to get your baby to sleep throughout the night, then you are not alone because it is very common issue for mothers of Newborn Babies. Almost all babies awake frequently in their early days as they may need feeding frequently, particularly if they are premature or breast fed. The tummy size of a new born is like a walnut, that’s why baby needs refilling frequently. Ultimately after some time baby gets into an ordinary sleep pattern. However, what to do in earlier days to get your baby to sleep? For that, firstly you have to go through the reasons which can disturb your baby.

Most of the newborn babies have a great deal of complicatedness in passing gas and their tiny bodies hang on to it. This gives them a severe abdomen pain and obviously newborn babies are incapable to express themselves in any other way, that’s why they only cry, cry and cry… In addition, the baby frequently becomes choosy toward the evening or late afternoon due to several reasons. This all can disturb the sleep of your baby. However, you can help your baby for better feeling by some natural ways & techniques, without choosing the medicinal intervention as it is not good for baby.

Best Natural Ways to Get your Baby to Sleep

Here are some techniques which can help you to get your baby to sleep gently. Each of this technique is taken from natural settling methods which are exceeded from generation to generation. Many of these techniques are utilized regularly in different cultures. Babies react greatest to womb like circumstances so try to consider that how you can re-erect this safe environment. Read the rest of this entry »


Baby Teething: Signs and Symptoms to look for first teeth

Seeing first tooth of the baby! How exciting it is!!! Being a mother is an outstanding feeling for every woman and each woman in the world wait for this moment, but…but…but…in contrast it comes with a big responsibility. You observe that your precious little one is growing day by day. Somewhere you have to also face the days of gripes and ceaseless crying of your baby when your baby’s first tooth will make their entrance. No one can say exactly when the teething process will start for your baby; however, there are number of signs and symptoms which can show she’s on the way. There’s no prediction about how long or how uncomfortable the process of teething will be for the baby. The severity and type of these symptoms differ extensively from baby to baby.

Baby Teething: Signs and Symptoms to look for first teeth

Your baby’s first tooth can make their grumpy entrance anywhere between 3 and 12 months; the 7th month is the average time of emergence of the tooth. It is surprising to note that the symptoms of teething can appear as much as 2 to 3 months previous to the arrival of first tiny tooth. Symptoms of the baby teething vary greatly from one baby to the next; for one baby, teething means hordes of discomfort and big-time tears while for another child, it might breeze right throughout the arrival of mouth full teeth without any complaint. Crabbiness, drool, and ear pulling are some of the common signs and symptoms that baby teeth are on their way. Read the rest of this entry »


How to Soothe Your Crying Baby?

The arrival of a baby is a great time in everyone’s life. Taking care of the baby becomes difficult sometimes especially for the first time parents. Babies can not communicate with words or control their bodies so they cry which is distressing to hear for parents. But crying is perfectly normal as even a healthy baby is crying a lot. Crying is their way to tell that your baby needs you. To deal with a crying baby is among the hardest parts but the parents who know what the cries mean can satisfy those needs fast. Number of things can be done to soothe your crying baby. To know some of techniques and methods, read the following article.

How to Soothe Your Crying Baby?

There are many reasons of crying, such as they are hungry, wet, unhappy, gassy, cuddled or not feeling well. Parents should use their instincts, patience and common sense to stop baby from crying. Different types of cries are used by the babies to convey their needs such as a short and low-pitched cry means the baby is hungry; a high-pitched cry along with a long pause and then a flat cry means the baby is suffering from pain while a thin cry is generally dreaming. Healthy newborns cry for about 3 hrs a day. Read the rest of this entry »


Using Mosquito Repellent and Bug Spray: Is it Safe for Babies?

Mosquitoes are great nuisance which cause discomfort and annoying itching. Babies are susceptible to mosquito and bug bites just like adults. Pain and itching of mosquito bite makes the baby irritated and cause them to lose sleep. For a baby who can’t able to communicate, it is very difficult to deal with uncomfortable itching of bites. Mosquito carries dangerous diseases like yellow fever, malaria, encephalitis and West Nile virus, which could be deadly. Therefore it is very necessary to protect your baby from mosquito bites. These days, many mosquito repellents are available in the market for babies. Skin of babies is very sensitive, so is it safe to use these mosquito repellents for babies? If you also have this question in your mind, then read on the article.

Using Mosquito Repellent and Bug Spray: Is it Safe for Babies?

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How to make applesauce for babies

Applesauce is the common baby food which is introduced to the baby once he/she is ready for solid foods (between 4 to 6 months). Applesauce (apple puree) is very delicious, healthy and loaded with nutrients. It is also easy to digest for a baby. There is no need to add sugar in applesauce as apples are naturally sweet. Applesauce is easily available in the market but it contains preservatives and other additives. So making it at home is a healthy alternative as well as cost-effective. Applesauce can be made by using baked, steamed or cooked apples and can be stored in your freezer. You can make delicious applesauce easily at home with a little labor. Here are some easy applesauce recipes for babies.

How to make applesauce for babies

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Homemade baby formula: Recipe to make your own baby food

Proper nutrition is a key for baby’s growth and development. Baby formulas are available in many types and flavor at grocery and baby stores but many people like to make their own baby food. The reasons behind making own baby food are things like recalls and unnecessary additives & fillers. Homemade baby formula is also fresh, healthy, delicious, nutritious and less expensive. The main benefits of making own baby food is that you will know what you are feeding to the baby and you can try different creations. Making baby food is very easy to make. Here are some of the recipes to make baby formula at home.

Homemade baby formula: Recipe to make your own baby food

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Bathing a Baby: Tips and Techniques

Most of the parents are very exciting about their first baby. However, giving a bath to newborn baby can be the most intimidating experience for first-time parents. Bathing a baby is task that demands your full attention and concentration. Even for a second, taking your eyes off the baby during bathing baby can go wrong in even a very small amount of water. So, you must have knowledge about few different bathing techniques which will help you to ensure that giving a bath is not the big problem. It depends on you how to make baby bath time fun. By learning different baby bathing techniques as well as doing some planning and preparation, you can make your baby’s bathing safer and more enjoyable.

Bathing a Baby: Tips and techniques

Bathing time can also become special time of bonding for parents and baby. Baby does not require a daily bath during the first year of life. Bathing an infant more than thrice a week can cause infant’s skin to dry out, as per the American Academy of Pediatrics. For baby’s health, maintaining cleanliness is really very important. Bathing creates a special bond between child and mother. Moreover, it is a time when mother actually talk, sing and play with her child. Get everything ready before you start bathing your child. Before bathing a baby, you will require the following items: Read the rest of this entry »


Big Health news – HIV Drug, Paralysis, Unhealthy Baby Products, Sunlight in Asthma

This week health news is about HIV drug, paralysis, unhealthy baby products and sunlight in asthma. To know all of them in detail refer the article.

Big Health news – HIV Drug, Paralysis, Unhealthy Baby Products, Sunlight in Asthma

New Drug for HIV Approved by FDA

On 20th May, FDA approved new drug named Edurant for HIV-1 infection treatment. The new drug, Edurant is only for the adults who have never previously treated with other HIV drugs. To fight HIV, Edurant is taken with other antiretrovirals drugs already available in the market. Tibotec Therapeutics, a unit of Johnson & Johnson manufactures Edurant. The generic name of Edurant is rilpivirine. This new drug should be consumed once a day 25 mg pill with meals. FDA approved Edurant on basis of clinical trial results which showed Edurant is as effectual as Sustiva. Read the rest of this entry »