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Healthy Baby Sleep rules

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Healthy Baby Sleep: Basic Rules Healthy baby sleep Fundamental rules As with adults, for toddlers, sleep is a great way to process all the information the brain receives in a day. How much sleep do children need, and what does lack of sleep lead to at a young age? How much do children need to sleep The need for sleep varies with age. Newborns sleep about 20 hours a day, children from 2 to 4 years old - about 16 hours, 4-5 year olds should be provided 13 hours of sleep, children 6-7 years old should sleep 12 hours, and adolescents need 9 hours of sleep. Unfortunately, in our time, not only parents who are busy with their careers and households, but also their children do not get enough sleep. According to statistics, about 5 percent of children are now sleep deprived as much as 1.5-2 hours a day, starting from toddler age. Why do children lack sleep Often the reason for lack of sleep is that not only mom and dad believe that proper sleep is not importa

10 to 12 months: social development

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10 to 12 months: social development Social development refers to the ability to build harmonious and positive relationships with others. It means being able to communicate and manage your emotions well, to consider the point of view of others before acting, to resolve conflicts, to cooperate and to participate in group life. From an early age, a child already has his way of relating to others due to his temperament, which is mostly genetically determined. However, the development of his social skills continues through contact with the people he meets and the experiences he has had, first with his parents and family. Social development from 10 to 12 months At this age : your baby knows whether his parent approves or disapproves of his behavior; he begins to develop his autonomy and wants to do things on his own, for example he wants to help when getting undressed; Remember that not all children develop at the same rate in all areas. The information on this website is

TEETH OF THE NEWBORN

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                TEETH OF THE NEWBORN The appearance of the first teeth is an absolutely normal event in the growth of a child. Often it occurs without real problems and, however, in the days immediately preceding or following the eruption, some small disturbances often occur: swollen gums: they make the area more sensitive and cause a feeling of discomfort to the little one who begins to want to nibble and suck everything that comes within reach to find some relief; abundant salivation: this phenomenon is defined sialorrhea, the saliva that comes out of the baby's mouth soon irritates the baby's delicate skin around the mouth and chin; fever: it is usually mild and does not exceed 37.7 degrees. Only if the child complains, can paracetamol be given, always after having heard the pediatrician; general malaise: the eruption of the first teeth is often accompanied by mood swings, irritability, decreased appetite, sleep disturbances. It should also be said that, in the sam

how to do swaddling

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                  how to do swaddling                                    Swaddling involves wrapping the baby in a blanket to limit movement. This enveloping sensation is reminiscent of life in the mother's womb. It secures and calms the baby, which will decrease his crying. Swaddling is also often used for premature or sick babies because of its calming and reassuring effect. But even a healthy baby can benefit from the comfort this practice provides. Swaddling a baby may also help him fall asleep more easily and make him sleep longer. This could be explained by the fact that swaddling prevents the startles that often occur while babies sleep and wake them up. When to swaddle it? Swaddling is generally used when a baby needs to be calmed down because he is in a crisis, irritated, or very agitated. You must first verify that the discomfort is not due to hunger, a wet diaper, physical pain (eg: sore buttocks) or an infection (eg: fever). If not, you can swaddle him f

The hygiene of the nursing mother during breastfeeding

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The hygiene of the nursing mother during breastfeeding   During her breastfeeding period as during pregnancy, a mother will need to take extra care of herself to take care of her baby.  A healthy lifestyle is important to transmit the best to your child. Personal hygiene : From a cleanliness standpoint, a breastfeeding mother does not need to wash her nipples before each feeding. Indeed, excessive washing can lead to skin dryness and the appearance of cracks and crevices. A daily shower with a fragrance-free and non-aggressive soap is enough. Food : For her diet, breastfeeding mothers should eat a balanced diet and drink at least 2 liters of water. It is not necessary as we sometimes hear to eat for two. A varied diet rich in calcium is recommended. Taking a herbal supplement can promote lactation, as can sesame seeds and dates. Avoid alcohol and stimulants such as coffee and tea. If possible, avoid smoking, or at a distance from each feeding . Medication : Few drugs

A premature baby at home

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A premature baby at home How to prepare the house for the arrival of a premature baby? How to breastfeed her? How to take care of such a fragile little being? These questions, all parents of a premature baby, ask themselves at one time or another. Expert advice, testimonials from mothers, shopping: our file to facilitate the reception of a small premature in your family. Premature childbirth is the fear of all future mothers ... If it can often be avoided, sometimes the baby is announced too early and is born as early as the 30th week of pregnancy, sometimes a little before, sometimes after. The whole family should then prepare to welcome home a premature baby. A moment all the more difficult since it follows a hospitalization and a de facto separation from this little piece so fragile. Parents are then faced with several major challenges, which must be learned to meet together: 1. Create a bond with the baby: How to establish a parent-child relationship when we are separat

How to breastfeed the baby correctly?

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How to breastfeed the baby correctly? How do I breastfeed my baby properly? How should I settle down to breastfeed? When should I put my baby to the breast? Is my baby getting enough milk? These are all questions that a young mother who has chosen to breastfeed may ask herself, during the nine months of pregnancy or after the birth of her baby. In addition to supporting the development of a strong mother-child bond, breast milk is the best food a mother can give her baby. But breastfeeding can be a source of worry, pain and it is necessary to anticipate, from pregnancy. We try through this article to explain how to prepare well for the breastfeeding of your baby. By following these tips, your baby should be breastfeeding effectively and getting enough breastmilk so that breastfeeding goes smoothly. During the first few weeks, if not the first month, you will surely take a little time to settle down, you and your baby, but you will see, it does not last! You will quickly

4 recommendations to help baby walk

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 4 recommendations to help baby walk How cute are the first faltering steps of a baby, and how many steps he had to take to get there! Don't try to go too fast: let your child fend for himself. Our way forward to… not be left behind. All parents without exception are delighted that their child has (finally) reached this stage of his development and keep pushing him to walk. However, they forget the essential: babies learn to walk on their own! They are programmed for. The best is to do NOTHING, except make it easier for them and avoid putting obstacles in their way! Indispensable intermediate steps Surprising, but it is almost since birth that a baby has been preparing to walk. His head straightens first, then the muscles in his back and arms strengthen, finally his legs come into action. But before taking their first steps, all children must (should) go through many stages: flat back, rolls to the sides, flat stomach, rolls-rolls, all-fours, sitting position then kn

Baby's first aid kit: essential drugs

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Baby's first aid kit: essential drugs From the box of sterile compresses to physiological serum, the baby's first aid kit must contain the products and drugs essential for his daily care ... and allow you to deal with the small "accidents" of everyday life. Our point. Be careful to store medications properly All family medications must be carefully locked in the medicine cabinet. There are no harmless drugs and the emergency services no longer count the number of children poisoned (sometimes seriously) by drugs lying around on nightstands, in drawers or in kitchens. For the baby, knowledge of his environment comes through the mouth: he puts objects in the mouth ... to better identify them later. Then, for a small child, the colors and shapes of the drugs are dangerously reminiscent of some of their favorite treats that may not only poison him, but also suffocate him! To react quickly in the event of an accident, always have the number of the poison

5 simple early learning games to keep baby busy

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5 simple early learning games to keep baby busy Barely born, your little one has awakened senses. He asks only to see, touch, smell and already he loves your company! Take the opportunity to offer him activities that will help him discover the world and progress in his various learning experiences with these 5 early learning games for babies. Early learning games for babies: before 3 months, the time for caresses Your little one has always loved being rocked and cuddled. The more time passes, the more these rituals become games. He responds with smiles to your taste buds, wiggles under your tickles and reaches out to you, waiting for the next guili-guili.   All in tenderness Nothing lighter than a breath on the skin. Gently tickle your baby with a straw, or stroke him with a small feather. You can also use a very soft fur, with which you will touch the different parts of his face or that you will walk on his arms. All of these delicious sensations help him becom

Delicious recipes for 1 year old child

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delicious recipes for 1 year old child Eating is an experience, so you will often have experienced your child's desire to eat and their growing curiosity. You may have noticed that he prefers to eat tasty food over simple puree. But the concern is about how to modify Indian cuisine to suit their digestive system. Therefore it is necessary that according to the child Indian food is served in a simple way. Recipes for a 12-Month-old Baby Here are a few recipes that are tailored to fit your one-year-old baby. They are selected from different portions of the staple food so that they not only get nutritious nutrition, but it sits well in any infant food table. Some simple breakfast recipes for a 1-year-old  child are provided so that infants are exposed to testy  cuisine. Remember: Milk can be dairy, mother's or cans. Avoid heating the mother's milk. If possible, make the ingredients at home. Avoid buying canned products.  If your baby is not yet 12 months o

WHERE AND HOW TO TRAVEL WITH BABY: TIPS FROM A MOM

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WHERE AND HOW TO TRAVEL WITH BABY: TIPS FROM A MOM Even though the adventure can always be a little scary, traveling with a baby has never been easier than it is today. Not only do the majority of destinations offer services adapted to families, but in addition, the equipment dedicated to the comfort of young children continues to evolve towards greater autonomy and ease of use. One by one, I suggest that you overcome all preconceptions together so as not to deprive yourself of the pleasure of traveling with your family. 1 - AT WHAT AGE CAN MY BABY TRAVEL? your baby can be on the trip as early as 2 weeks old. However, reason often prompts parents to wait a few extra weeks because newborns need lots of sleep, calm and a suitable pace of life. Except in cases of absolute necessity, it is therefore recommended to wait until baby's 3 or 4 months before embarking on a long trip. It also allows parents to be more peaceful on the spot. Note ,  however, that if t

How to make baby talk

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How to make baby talk From birth, babies begin to develop skills that will help them speak. Long before he says his first words, he becomes familiar with sounds and begins to associate words he hears with things or people in his environment. From 3 to 6 months, the baby makes voluntary sounds (chirps). He enjoys looking his parents in the eye, he is interested in his surroundings, and he reacts to mom and dad voices by turning his head in their direction or stopping crying. Between 6 and 9 months, the baby begins to babble: for example, he makes “dadada” and “mamama”. Very quickly, he will imitate sounds, then words. From 9 to 12 months, even if he is not yet speaking, the baby communicates a lot. For example, he smiles and laughs when he looks at his parents, he reaches out to get caught and he points to an object to ask for it or to show his interest. Babies also diversify the sounds they make. In his babbling, he generally produces the sounds "p", "b&qu

how to make your baby sleep

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how to make baby sleep Sleep is a big concer n for new parents. How to make baby sleep? When will he spend his nights? Is he sleeping too much or not enough? Because every child is unique, the answers to these questions will vary from baby to baby Sleep between 0 and 3 months A newborn baby sleeps as needed, rarely during the hours that are convenient for its parents. At birth, he makes no difference between day and night. Indeed, his biological clock, which regulates the periods of wakefulness and sleep, is not yet adjusted The newborn baby usually sleeps in periods of 2 to 4 hours, but rather about 2 hours if breastfed. Some infants wake up mainly to drink, while others spend more time awake from birth. It depends on their temperament. You don't have to wake a healthy baby to feed it. However, if your baby has a specific health problem or medical condition, follow the recommendations of your healthcare profession. What is the best position to put a baby to bed?

When and how to take a baby's first bath

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When and how to take a baby's first bath: rules and advice A baby's first bath is one of the most important and exciting moments in a parent's life. It is a particular, intimate event, full of emotions, which must be given the right attention . Many parents, despite the advice and recommendations from the hospital, panic: when should the first bath be taken? What temperature should the water be at? What products should be used? To answer all these simple but important questions, I have prepared an article with tips, rules and things to know to give your baby a first bath in a workmanlike manner. When to have the first bath? There is no precise indication, but it is important to wait for the umbilical stump to fall, which usually occurs after 10-15 days. Before this episode, the first bath is contraindicated because the water hinders the healing of the tissues, which could delay the fall of the stump or cause an infection . Until that time, how