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As your baby grows

Initially, your baby will want to feed between eight and twelve times a day. This is because it has a very small stomach and can only eat a small amount at a time and, as you will become aware very quickly, it will process the food very quickly into its diaper. As he or she grows, however, so will their stomach and the time between meals will become longer. As a parent, the most welcome effect of this is that they will begin to wake less often in the night wishing to be fed. However, real life is never so simple, so you may have a few false starts before you eventually reach the stage where your child is not waking you most nights.

Part of this process is weaning your child. There will inevitably be some resistance from the baby in this respect. They have become attuned to being fed at a certain time each night, and a change in this routine will be an unwelcome one, they are babies after all, and the concept of change is in a lot of respects a completely alien one for them. Sooner or later it has to happen, and the best way to ensure it is a success is to schedule things so that they are fed shortly before you go to bed for the night, thus hopefully encouraging them to sleep through to the morning.

As your baby grows, you will find that they can eat more at one sitting, so take advantage of this by making each meal time more thorough and letting them eat their fill each time.

Reasons to Choose a Baby Sling

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baby slings

You have been anxiously waiting for your newborn baby to arrive and the time has finally come.This is an exciting time for new parents and often the first thing a mother wishes to do is hold her new baby in her arms. As time continues, the baby’s demands can really stop a mother from getting on with everything. This is where a sling comes in handy.

A baby sling allows a mother (or father) to carry their baby and free their hands up to do other things. It is simplicity itself to use and easily wraps over your arm and back to secure your baby in tightly, while still providing a comfortable place for your little one to sit.

Baby slings allow you to get a number of things done while still holding your baby such as doing chores, gardening or even getting exercise such as walking. While you are doing this, it is very comfortable for your baby, and they may even go to sleep.Nursing can be done easily and discreetly. You no longer need to carry heavy car seats or strollers as you can simply place your baby in and snuggle her against your body.

Baby carriers let you to connect with your baby and reassure her that you are right there to snuggle, kiss or talk with her.It allows her to feel secure. It stimulates her without needing to be held physically in your arms.

Baby wearing is also good for the baby’s emotional and mental development. When you are carrying your baby in a baby sling, she can see the world like you do. She can see the sky, trees and other people rather than the ceiling or in the case of a stroller, only as high as people’s knees. She can be comforted by the natural rhythms of your body, your breathing your heartbeat, and your voice which helps her adapt to life outside the womb.

There are different varieties of baby slings. They are often soft and frameless and made of fabric which molds to your body.Some baby slings come padded and some do not. Most are adjustable so you can position your baby any way you desire. You can place her sitting up or in a sleeping position which is most popular when placed on your back.

Other than a few small precautions, the baby sling should provide your baby with a comfy and secure little place to snuggle up to you while you go on with your day.Every household should have one for those times when your arms are just not available.Bear in mind, that nothing can top the security of your own loving arms, but the sling can definitely help substitute them occasionally.

Want to find out more about baby slings, then visit Arabella Greatorex’s site on how to choose the best baby carriers for your needs.

Why Breastfeeding Snacks Is Important

Breastfeeding snacks has been encouraged across the world for centuries and continues to be promoted as the best source of nutrition for the first six months of a baby’s life. The following organizations highly recommend exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life:

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • World Health Organization
  • UNICEF
  • Health Canada
    Breastfeeding has a wealth of benefits for both mother and baby. For the baby it not only provides excellent nutritional value, it also provides protection from infection and prevents health complication such as diabetes and obesity later in life. Breast milk is also very easy to digest and this makes it ideal for newborn babies. For the mother, breastfeeding right after delivery helps the uterus contract much faster and also speeds up recovery by reducing loss of blood. Breastfeeding has also been shown to reduce the risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer. Breastfeeding also promotes the formation of a very important bond between the mother and the baby. It is the beginning of a long nurturing relationship and provides a uniquely satisfying bond for both, once which can continue well beyond the recommended six months. This is especially important because it helps the baby adjust to life outside the womb, a transition which is definitely huge for the baby. Breast feeding continues to benefit the baby even after other foods are introduced at 6 months. A mother can continue to breastfeed way beyond this point as long as she and her child wish to.
    Breastfeeding also has other advantages, such as the fact that it costs nothing. Breast milk is readily available at all times and always at the right temperature. There is no time spent in preparation and no associated cost. Infant formula can cost as much as $1/oz, and can be quite a burden to bear especially considering milk is all your baby consumes for the first 6 months of life.
    Other benefits of breastfeeding worth mentioning are found in the other constituents of break milk such as antimicrobial factors, hormone and growth modulators, all of which help promote the growth and development of your baby. Digestive enzymes are also part of the make-up of breast milk and make it easy to digest for your baby.
    It is important to mention that there are risks associated with breastfeeding. Much of what the mother consumes is passed on to her baby via breast milk. Viruses can also be transmitted to your baby from breastfeeding. Therefore, a mother who consumes drugs, alcohol or other substance which would definitely harm an infant, risks giving them to her baby if she breastfeeds. Some medications which could harm your baby can also be transferred to your baby when you breastfeed. It is therefore very important to mention to your doctor that you are breastfeeding so he can keep this in mind when prescribing any medication to you.

Best Electric Scooter for me and my Baby

I love commuting around town on my electric scooter, it is economical and so much fun.

When I had a baby I didn’t want to stop using my electric scooter, but I knew my current electric scooter would not cut it, no-where for the baby to go.

So I took a look at the Scooter Select website and found the best electric scooter for me to use in my situation.

I was using the EcoReco M5, it’s great, but has no where to put my baby.

Then I found the Razor EcoSmart Metro, you can see below why it is perfect for me to use with my baby.

I should also say, it’s not good for adults to use, my kids love using it too.

Best Electric Scooter for Me and My Baby

I will reveal what has made me so happy, I can now continue to ride my electric scooter.

Razor EcoSmart Metro

As you can see this is the best electric scooter for my situation.

The electric scooter has a wide riding platform, so I can keep myself steady all the time.

The scooter has a large basket at the back, this is where I put my baby.

I strap my baby into the basket and off I go safe and sound.

Even though you have had a baby you can still keep on riding your electric scooter.

Let me know if you have any questions.

4 Things to Know About Newborns

Baby may be, well, a little funny-looking.

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His head may be smooshed from his journey through the birth canal, and he might be sporting a “bodysuit” of fine hair called lanugo. He could also be puffy-faced and have eyes that are often shut (and a little gooey). After all, he just spent nine months in the womb. But pretty soon, he’ll resemble that beautiful baby you imagined.

Don’t expect rewards — smiles or coos — until about the 6-week mark.

Up until then, you’re working for a boss who only complains! To get through the exhaustion and emotional upheaval, keep this in mind: your efforts aren’t lost on baby in those early days. “He feels comforted by his father or mother, he feels attachment, he likes to be held,” says Los Angeles-based pediatrician Christopher Tolcher, MD.

Give baby sponge baths until the umbilical cord falls off.

If it’s kept dry, it falls off faster — usually within two weeks. Besides, newborns don’t get very dirty! If the cord does get wet, pat it dry. And if the stump bleeds a little when the cord falls off, that’s okay, too, as Alyson Bracken, of West Roxbury, Massachusetts, learned. “It scared me at first,” she says, but then she found out that, as with a scab, mild bleeding was normal.

The soft spot can handle some handling.

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“I was terrified of the soft spot,” admits April Hardwick, of New York City, referring to the opening in the skull, also called the fontanel, which allows baby to maneuver out of the birth canal. “Gemma had a full head of hair at birth, and I was initially afraid to comb over the soft spot,” Hardwick says. But there was no need to worry: “It’s okay to touch the soft spot and baby’s hair near it,” says Tanya Remer Altmann, MD, pediatrician and author of Mommy Calls. The spot may pulsate because it’s directly over blood vessels covering the brain.