Help! My Baby Is Crying!

“Why does my Baby cry? What can I do?” Every new mum and dad ask themselves frantically when their newborn cry. Most parents with newborns carry the expectation that being good parents mean having happy babies all the time (Smiling babies is what everyone usually see in all the baby magazines…) The reality is that babies have to cry. Remember: Crying is the first form of baby talk. Crying is a normal event in the lives of all babies. When a baby comes out of the womb, the first thing she does is cry. It is the only way your baby communicates with you from the start. She (let’s assume this is a baby girl) may be hungry ;she may …

Childproof Your Home to Keep Your Little One Safe

Parents and caregivers want to provide a safe place for their children to live and play but too often child proofing these areas gets put off. This has caused thousands of household accidents that could have easily have been prevented. The good news is that child proofing is not difficult and can easily be completed in one day. It is important to protect your child from common household dangers before you bring your newborn home from the hospital. If you wait, things can become hectic and easily get put off until later. Below are some of tips on how to childproof your home. On your first visit to the store you will likely be overwhelmed by all of the products …

Double Strollers: What Do You Really Need?

Is baby number two on the way or are you expecting twins? Then you definitely need a double stroller. Before you begin your search among the countless models that are available, you need to determine what your stroller needs are for your particular lifestyle. For example, it doesn’t make sense to purchase the same double stroller your best friend raves about if you’re an avid jogger and her favorite hobby is shopping. To help you narrow down the possibilities, answer the eight following questions. 1. What activities do you need a double stroller for? Do you do most of your shopping in malls? Do you like to jog or take long walks around the neighborhood in all types of weather? …

How Much Activity is Too Much?

Should your child go for the football practice 5 days a week? Are 3 daysenough? It is common for parents to be a little confused when it comes to deciding how much is too much with reference to after school activities. They argue that since most of the activities are fun (as different from studies), children will simply lap up these classes. But, too much of fun can also make a child sick. Here is a simple guide that will help you decide how much is too much for your child. Kindergarten: Your child is just beginning to learn to interact and get used to discipline. His or her after-school life should be simple and carefree. One or two classes …

How Do I Know If My Child Is Ready To Be Potty Trained?

Well, as they say, if I knew the answer to this question and I could apply it to every child, I’d be rich! The simple answer is there no simple answer that can be applied universally. However, based on our extensive research and experience we can offer the following advice and tips. The majority of clinical research studies suggest that you can expect that a normal, healthy toddler should be ready for potty training between the ages of 18 and 27 months (some girls may even be ready as early as 16 months) but that development signals are far more accurate predictors than chronological age. (NOTE: Consult with your pediatrician if your child has physical, mental or emotional challenges which …

Choosing the Best Stroller for You

There are several types of strollers. Some are designed for specialized use, such as joggers and lightweight strollers, others are intended for more everyday use. Irrespective of the sort of stroller you are purchasing, here are some considerations to look at before you buy your new stroller. Make absolutely sure the stroller comes equipped with a appropriate, and effective, restraint system. Look for a three-point seatbelt that goes around the waist and comes up between the legs. The buckle should be comfortable against your child. If you are looking for a jogging stroller, make sure you get a five-point restraint system (shoulder straps) since running will result in your child being bounced around. The shoulder belts must keep them in …

Baby Cribs – Safety Is Key

You have just learned that you are expecting a baby. Even if you have other children, you must take a look at cribs. Is the crib you already have an antique? You should look carefully at your second hand crib whether it is an antique or not. The safety of your new baby makes this necessary. The screws and/or other fasteners such as bolts must be in place and not loose. It is of the utmost importance that this is tested before you place your baby in the crib. Take something that is almost equal to your 4-month-old baby’s weight. In order to be certain that it will hold its position bounce it off the mattress. If it doesn’t your …

How To Potty Train In Two Days

Ah, potty training! Go to a local bookseller and you will find dozens of books on the subject. Search the Net and there are thousands of websites with information on how to do it stress free. There are even people who are capitalizing on a parent’s frustration with potty training by offering to do it for you, for a hefty sum! I honestly can’t imagine anything more unseemly than paying someone to teach my child to “go”. Ewwww!!! I have successfully potty trained 3 kids so far using this method. I seem to be the envy of the playgroups when other Moms see that my 3 year old son has been in whitey tighties for over a year. My oldest …

8 Simple Tips On Potty Training Your Child

Have you tried potty training your child and it just isn’t going well? Some children fight every potty training attempt you will make, while other children are interested in potty training. You as a parent will be able to tell when your child is ready to start potty training. Two or three years of age is the average age for your child to start the potty training process. Here are some simple methods to help make it easier on both you and your child. 1. Start practicing using the toilet around the age of two. Go out and purchase a small potty chair or a potty seat that fits over the regular sized toilet. If you are potty training a …

8 Great Baby Products that Make Mom’s Life Easier

You’re exhausted. You ache all over. You haven’t slept in what feels like days. Sounds like you’ve just completed the Tour de France or climbed Mount Everest. No, you’re “just” a Mom. With all that is demanded of moms they need as many products as possible that save them time and energy. The latest and greatest baby products are created with the overextended mom in mind they make your life easier – or at least give you one less thing to worry about! 1. Baby Carriers – More commonly known as “baby slings”, baby carriers are no longer cumbersome pieces of equipment that are bulky and uncomfortable. Reminiscent of the swaths of fabric worn by tribal women, today’s baby carriers …

5 Must Ask Questions For Anyone Potty Training A Toddler

If you are thinking about starting to potty train your toddler, there are a few questions you should ask yourself before you begin potty training. Being well prepared for this challenging transition from diapers to potty is one of the best things you can do to make this as easy as possible on your child. 1. Is My Child Ready? You want to start potty training at just the right time. You will know that your child is ready when he or she gets more interested in you going to the potty, tells you right away when the diaper is wet or pulls on it and seems uncomfortable with it. Give potty training a try, if your child doesn’t seem …

4 Baby Care Tidbits Every Parent Should Know!

New parents face many problems and issues that they are expected to understand and deal with immediately. Unfortunately, newborns do not come with an instruction book so here are a few topics that you may need to know about. Bathing your baby: Until your baby’s umbilical cord falls off one to two weeks after their birth, only give her sponge baths. A cotton ball or cotton swab dampened with alcohol can help to dry the umbilical stump or follow your pediatrician’s directions. After the stump falls off, you can give him a bath in a sink or shallow tub. Caesarian delivery: A caesarian is usually performed to make delivery safer for you or your baby. C-sections can be done for …

5 Tips On Looking After Newborn Babies

Caring for your baby is certainly one of the most important things you need to consider once you became a new parent. There are many things you need to take into account in order to make sure that your baby gets all the attention. 1. Make sure that you feed your baby right. Deciding on whether you should breastfeed or bottle-feed your baby greatly depends on your personal decision and what your physician recommends. However, it has been shown that breastfeeding is still the best way to nourish newborn babies. Lots of benefits can be obtained through breastfeeding. Some medical studies have determined that breastfed infants have less hypersensitivity later in life compared with those who were raised with bottle …