Swimming with your infant is a great way to bond with them, but it has been shown that professional swimming lessons help to improve overall intelligence and alertness of the child which results in an improvement in both their emotional and physical development.
You can start swimming lessons for your baby from as young as 6 months of age. These lessons should be seen as a means for allowing your baby to benefit from spending time in the water as well as learning good breath control.
New parents may be unsure how to go about disciplining their toddler, but below are some tested techniques on what works and what can turn bad behavior into good behavior.
The rule of thumb is that whatever protects you will protect your unborn child. By not using a seatbelt or airbags in your car, you put your unborn baby at greater risk for miscarriage, preterm labor or other serious complications.
The following article shows how expectant mothers should wear their seatbelts and also to encourage them not to disable the airbags in their car.
Mums are constantly bombarded with information about what they should be feeding their babies. This article helps decipher between the old wives tales and what science has proven to be beneficial for our children.
As soon as your baby’s teeth start erupting from the gums, is when you should start cleaning their teeth. At first start with a moist piece of gauze to wipe away the plaque. As your baby gets more teeth, you can start to use a very small toothbrush with two or three rows of bristles on it. Speak to your pediatrician about what type of toothpaste is best to use.
A baby’s tantrum is a sudden loss of emotional control and can be brought about by a variety of factors. Identifying the triggers can assist parents in avoiding these tantrums.
Some triggers are being overly tired, hungry, frustrated, fearful, over stimulation and being unable to communicate his needs.
Babies wake for many reasons. A common cause for waking in the middle of the night is hunger. He may also wake if he has a dirty nappy, is too hot or cold, if something irritates his skin or there is an irritant in the air, or if there is too much light in the room. From 1 month to 6 months, your baby will generally sleep between 14 and 15 hours; thereafter it slowly decreases to approximately 13.5 hours in babies 18 months of age.
A study has shown that mums who have a history of migraines have a twofold chance of having babies who suffer from colic. Researchers believe that colic may be an early sign of childhood periodic syndromes, a set of conditions that often serve as an early warning sign of migraine headaches later in life.
Babies with colic may be more sensitive to stimuli in their environment just as are migraine sufferers.
According to new research, babies who are being weaned and who feed themselves finger foods rather than being spoon fed pureed foods are less likely to become obese later in life.
The study found that those who were allowed to feed themselves were more likely to eat a healthier diet and maintain a normal weight as they got older.
Couvade Syndrome, also known as Sympathetic Pregnancy, is when dads-to-be experience symptoms similar to those experienced by their pregnant partners. Researchers were unsure if it was psychosomatic or physiological, but it is now thought that men undergo hormonal changes similar to those that take place during pregnancy.
Symptoms may include nausea and vomiting, weight gain, water retention, headaches, diarrhoea, backaches and cravings to list a few.