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Confounding Facts Regarding Ferberizing – Part II

Confounding Facts Regarding Ferberizing – Part II

The newest revelations on the science of sleep There are lot of misconceptions about the amount of sleep is considered adequate for the child. Contrarily, infants do not require as much of slumber as many at one time contemplated. The notion that four month old babies could snooze for fifteen to sixteen hours is truly conjured thinking, still parents think that there is something not right when their kid tends to sleep less. Several parent carp about their child’s untimely wake-ups. It is most likely that the child might not require any further sleep; hence keeping the child in the crib for additional hours wouldn’t be that good of an idea. How many hours of sleep are actually needed in infants? This differs from age to age, however the babies would get the hours of sleep needed on their  [...]

Confounding Facts Regarding Ferberizing – Part I

Confounding Facts Regarding Ferberizing – Part I

Countless parents have vouched the he has really aided in putting their kids to sleep throughout the night time, however, Richard Ferber, M.D. is quite unsure whether he should feel pride or not. He has devoted a lifetime towards analyzing sleep patterns and assisting parents to successfully get through night awakenings, untimely wake-ups and snooze disorders. A director at the Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders at Children’s Hospital, Boston is not too glad about his name becoming tantamount with leaving infants by themselves to wail out loud. Some years back, his top-seller novel ‘Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems’ was published to banish that fallacy, however, regrettably the tag continues to linger. Several parents refer to their kids as ‘Ferberized’ – a facet that sounds  [...]

The Real Scoop About Baby Poop

The Real Scoop About Baby Poop

Most parents start getting increasingly fixated about their baby’s bowel movements and most of all about the poop. There are a myriad of confounding doubts that parents face regarding why is the color of the poop turning green or is milk the cause of the problem or is there any kind of indigestion occurring. Below stated are the nitty-gritty’s to help one smooth sail past this phase of one’s baby’s life: Getting a lowdown on Feces : The initially occurring bowel movements or BM are known as ‘meconium’ - thick and gooey dregs having a greenish-black color tone. Once it is excreted, in most likelihood one would never be seeing again. Food-in-excreta-out : The milk swallowed by the baby courses its way through the stomach where it undergoes digestion by the acids and then travels into  [...]

Preemies Babies – Able Home Tending In The Initial Weeks – Part II

Preemies Babies – Able Home Tending In The Initial Weeks – Part II

Nourishment: The child’s doctor might suggest the addition of iron, vitamins or supplemental formula to the existent breastfeeding schedule. Iron supplements are the usual line of treatment in case of premature babies or preemies due to the dearth of iron reserves as compared to those found in the full-term children. Some premature babies basically require additional energy and vitamin intake that could be acquired from supplemental formula for sustaining growth. Being vigilant about exposure to infectious diseases and smoke: The under-developed condition of the lungs of a premature child during birth makes it more susceptible to a host of conditions as compared to full-term babies. Keeping the child shielded from ailing kin members and pals alongside avoiding public area with enclosures  [...]

Preemies Babies – Able Home Tending In The Initial Weeks – Part I

Preemies Babies – Able Home Tending In The Initial Weeks – Part I

While the mother and the lately born infant are just adapting to the home environment, eventually the duo would manage to jointly set up a routine. One would eventually find out that the premature baby is essentially different from what one would be expecting of a full-term child. In the initial weeks at home, one needs to contemplate the following stated crucial pointers: Snooze and sleeplessness patterns: During delivery, as premature babies have incomplete brain function development in contrast to full-term newly born babies, hence premature babies: Have a tendency of sleeping more for every 24-hour time span as compared to full-term babies do, though for smaller time periods. One could look forward to awakening repeatedly during the night times till six months following one’s due date.  [...]

Flabbergasting Infant Behaviors – Unfolded – Part III

Flabbergasting Infant Behaviors – Unfolded – Part III

A number of children are guarded or sluggish in warming up to others – a disposition that could surface as soon as infanthood. A baby that creates a ruckus when approached by anyone except their parents, a tot that mulishly refutes to come out of the buggy, or a preschool-going kid who holds back when his schoolmates are out at play might be saying in hushed tones that he is not yet prepared for this. Such kids feel overpowered by stimulus like views, resonances, sounds and commotion. They could also get apprehensive in the most harmless, kid-play settings. What truly confuses parents is the kid’s illogical reaction to what assures to be a grand time. The shift would become more hassle-free if one talks to them in detail regarding what was planned for them. Few children bewilder their parents  [...]

Flabbergasting Infant Behaviors – Unfolded – Part II

Flabbergasting Infant Behaviors – Unfolded – Part II

The weariness factor could elicit a major meltdown when a drained out child plainly can’t seem to identify when to renounce activities and unwind. When an attempt is made to put a stop to their activities, such high-propane kids are not likely to take it too well, breaking down, yelling, crying and at times, the nastiest tantrums are bound to ensue that can’t be curtailed for quite some time. A way to neutralize this outburst is to be empathetic and unruffled. One needs to address the child in a firm yet assenting manner that this flare-up has to end and that you would help in stopping it. Mention the emotion the child might be undergoing and address it in your conversation. The child in most situations is bound to pick up some of the Zen-similar quietude that the parent would exhibit during  [...]

Breast Pumps – A Viable Choice For The Working Mothers – Part III

Breast Pumps – A Viable Choice For The Working Mothers – Part III

Frozen version of the breast milk supplies the baby with sixty percent greater immune fortification as compared to those obtained from formula feeding. Hence, if one could anticipate an imminent situation of not being able to pump on a daily basis, then one could commence freezing the milk three months prior to starting off at work. Frozen breast milk has been observed to have longevity of nearly fourteen days when preserved in the freezer compartment, where it would be exposed to recurrent bursts of tepid air. If one would store the milk in deep refrigeration for temperatures of zero degrees or lesser, the milk would last for nearly 6 months. Ten Pointers for pumping and storage Breast Milk There are ten prudent pointers that have been given by the American Academy of Pediatrics regarding  [...]

Breast Pumps – A Viable Choice For The Working Mothers – Part II

Breast Pumps – A Viable Choice For The Working Mothers – Part II

Breast Milk Storage : Though pumping milk is the preliminary deed towards nurturing one’s baby, it is merely half of the chore. In several women, the greater issue is the best manner of preserving the milk that has been expressed to avert spoilage prior to being fed to the baby. According to the National Women’s Health Information Centre, subsequent to pumping milk, it must be swiftly put under refrigeration. If for certain reasons one cannot, then the below stated generalized safety measures need to be adhered to. In a less than 60 degrees Fahrenheit- cool setting, the milk would remain fresh for close to 24 hours when not refrigerated. In case of a temperature surge lying between 66-72 degrees Fahrenheit, the milk would stay fresh for close to ten hours. For temperatures beyond 79  [...]

Breast Pumps – A Viable Choice For The Working Mothers – Part I

Breast Pumps – A Viable Choice For The Working Mothers – Part I

A while back, nursing one’s new born translated to 24/7 nurturing especially in the initial 6-12 months following birth. Well, not any longer. Amongst the presently working mommas, breast pumps are the best means of allowing mothers to offer their child the umpteen advantages of breast milk even when they are away from their baby. Breast pumps assist in packaging nature’s own goodness by expressing the milk which can then be preserved in a refrigerator for bottle feeds afterwards. The plus-points of the presently obtainable breast pumps are astounding. They have remarkable operability and the easily available double pumps assisting in expressing milk concurrently from both breasts makes the entire process so hassle-free and swift. In several women, dependent on the kind of breast pump utilized,  [...]

Flabbergasting Infant Behaviors – Unfolded – Part I

Flabbergasting Infant Behaviors – Unfolded – Part I

Children are a bundle of incongruous impulses much alike adults. Adults also often have two-ways about what they say and what they intend doing. For instance, one might mention not feeling hungry for a sweet dish, when during that time, the spoon has already worked its way up from the dish to the mouth. However, the reason behind kids so recurrently saying the total converse of not only what they actually imply but also what they desire or require is quite baffling. A small girl who after attending her best buddy’s party was all chatty and praises about the party she just attended, wakes up the following morning announcing that parties are silly and would rather stay back home. However, this does not imply that children are out to get their parents. Inconsistent or paradoxical behavioral  [...]

Chickenpox Facts- Varicella

Chickenpox Facts- Varicella

Chickenpox is a widely prevalent ailment that leads to scratchy rashes and reddish patches or pox (blister formations) that spreads throughout the body. It is mostly observed to affect children, but there are certain individuals that would contract chickenpox at a certain phase in their lives if they didn’t previously get inoculated with the chickenpox vaccine. Chickenpox generally has no grave consequence amongst children in good health. However, it could lead to certain complications during pregnancy, in newly born babies, teenagers, adults and in those having depleted immunity that saps the body’s capacity to combat infection. If one has formerly had chickenpox, then it is unlikely for it to relapse. However, the virus remains within the system for protracted periods of time, long after  [...]