Are you exhausted and going until the wheels fall off? I for one had to learn this the hard way, taking time for yourself after having babies is a must! If you’re in the same boat I was, this wasn’t an easy transition. I was convinced the best thing for my baby was for me to be there every second. Then I quickly learned this wasn’t the case.
Every day children get hurt, and knowing what to look for can prevent serious injury. Here are some of the most common safety issues that every parent should know.
Some purees can be added to your baby’s diet as early as six months if your baby is ready for them. At one year of age, solid food should be replacing most of the milk in their diet. Ask your pediatrician if you are not sure which foods are best for your baby.
You’re planning a family trip! Whether you are going on a little road trip to see family or flying across the country, there is no need to stress out over your child’s sleep and let it take the fun out of your vacation.
The benefits of having a lovey for your baby will give them the security and comfort necessary to develop skills needed for later development.
A baby requires sleep, lots of it, during the beginning stages of development. The National Sleep Foundation recommends that babies get 12 to 15 hours of sleep every day. There are many reasons a baby might not be sleeping and many are out of your control, like a very common sleep regression or a loud noise outside. One of the things you have control over with your little bundle of joy is their sense of security and sleeping environment.
Parents should start reading to their children as soon as they are born. Holding your baby and reading helps a child learn language and assists with the parent/child bonding experience. The habit of reading supports building a routine before bedtime; when bedtime is fun, your child may have less anxiety when it comes to bedtime.
Many parents have to make the painful decision to put their children in daycare even as young as six months old. A change in the environment and surroundings may cause a child to develop separation anxiety and other psychological complications.