Parenting & Family
When your baby is ill and having gastrointestinal problems, it can be scary. Here’s how to take care of your sweet angel and make sure that a little diarrhea doesn’t turn into a big problem.
First of all you need to evaluate your child’s diet. If your baby is breastfed or formula-fed, their diet is not likely to be the problem. If your baby eats solids, suspect new foods or excessive fruit or juice consumption. Pay particular attention to common allergens, such as wheat, dairy, nuts, eggs, Read more [...]
Although a kiss on the forehead or a light touch is often enough to determine whether a child has a fever, reducing the fever takes a little bit more.
Always consult your doctor before giving a baby any medication.
The first step to reduce the baby’s fever is by giving them a bath or sponging them down with lukewarm water.
Make sure that you keep the baby hydrated by giving them plenty of water, breast milk, or formula.
Avoid overdressing them or bundling them up before they go to sleep.
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You need to find healthy recipes during pregnancy to ensure the baby is eating right and you are physically prepared for the delivery.
Fix with the six: fix meals with recipes containing the 6 pyramid food groups of grains, fruits, vegetables, meat and beans, dairy products, and oils. Eat cereals rich in folic acid for breakfast, especially in your first 28 days of pregnancy.
Have some snacks: blend some fresh lemons and honey for a tart treat, adding sugar by heating some with a cup of water Read more [...]
An awkward hug can leave the wrong impression and fail to convey your feelings. Keep relationships warm and cozy with this hug-bestowing advice.
Aim for your target: it may seem obvious but make eye contact with the intended target of your hug while extending your arms out and stepping toward them. Now close both arms around the person, touching their back with both of your hands. Don’t however impose an over-enthusiastic hug on an unwilling recipient by squeezing them too tightly or for too Read more [...]
When a baby has constipation, it can be very discomforting. Making dietary changes and adding exercise can get them regular again.
Give water or fruit juice: supply your baby with 2 to 4 ounces of water or fruit juice in addition to their usual feeding. This will help keep their stool soft.
Feed a high-fiber food: feed your baby high-fiber foods, such as pureed pears, prunes, or barley cereal. However, cut down on foods like carrots, bananas, and rice, which are associated with constipation.
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Between 18 and 24 months, most toddlers will need to nap just once a day. Here’s how to restructure your child’s day around a new schedule.
You will know when your child is ready to quit sleeping in the mornings. They may take longer to drift off, wake up earlier, or play in their crib and not sleep at all. You may stop seeing the typical signals of drowsiness, like rubbing their eyes or yawning. However, a child who does one or some of these things one day, then naps as usual the next is Read more [...]
You need to convey good hygiene by teaching your young child how to clean up after using the toilet. So assist your child with wiping thoroughly after they use the toilet. Show your child that they should reach for toilet paper and wipe themselves immediately after going. It’s a good idea to supply wet wipes to make clean-up easier for your child. Youcan cut the wipes into smaller squares to avoid going through too many.
Teach a girl to wipe from front to back after peeing to decrease the possibility Read more [...]
With a few simple strategies, you can be the best wife you can possibly be and the one which your husband deserves.
Be nice to him: try and do something nice for your husband every day, using a smile, a kind word, or a soft touch. Be the best wife, supportive and kind, by listening to his problems.
Be his friend: Support your husband and understand his needs as a best friend would. An open ear and an open mind work best.
A little respect: Love your husband as much as you can, but make sure Read more [...]
Being a foster parent can be as rewarding for you as for the children so make sure you’re both ready and qualified for the challenge.
First of all you need to confirm that you are at least 21, that you make enough money to support a child, and that your home is stable and safe, with room for the child and their belongings.
You must fully understand the emotional risks in growing attached to a child who must eventually leave, sometimes returning to people who may have hurt them in the past.
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Take some time to learn how to protect your baby's head from injury and it will help you safeguard your child from potential lifelong health issues.
Consult your doctor for care and treatment advice if your baby has suffered a head injury.
Falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries in children from birth to age 4.
So prevent falls by never leaving them a baby or a toddler alone on a changing table, bed, chair or any other elevated surface.If you have to leave the room for any Read more [...]