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Tips & Tricks for Disciplining Babies – Part I

Tips & Tricks for Disciplining Babies – Part I

Noble endeavours at disciplining an infant could be truly exasperating and patience-testing particularly when parental requests are constantly going unheeded. However it could also hone our parental skills. Trust is the foundation for any type of disciplining and kids trusting their mother or father to provide him/her foods and comforting when required would also have faith in them when they warn the child about not doing something. Hence, for below two year old kids disciplining is not about punishment and time-out but confidence and trust building measures like being always responsive to the child’s cries, carrying him/her around in carriers or slings and spend loads of time cuddling the child. Undoubtedly if disciplining an infant was that easy and straightforward, many of you would not  [...]

Parents Don’t Make This Blunder

Parents Don’t Make This Blunder

Globally, health authorities firmly claim that flu vaccinations do not carry any risk, irrespective of the bothersome cases surfacing. Repeatedly, grave side-effects due to vaccinations are ignored and brushed underneath the carpet as being accidental. Conveniently ascribing all vaccination reactions to chanced occurrences and insisting that it is the sole means of protecting health of the entire kin has been a largely flawed approach. You would definitely not like Your Kid to snooze his Life Off What is better risking – a week’s bed rest, glugging warm soups or a life-span of accidentally snoozing off. This is precisely what occurs in Narcolepsy - a baffling, non-curable neurological disorder. Following vaccination with Pandemrix (GSK make for fighting swine flu) Sweden has cited twelve  [...]

Clever Tips for Calming a Crying Baby

Clever Tips for Calming a Crying Baby

An infant’s crying feels ear-splitting, discomforting and ceaseless to many. Mothers soon comprehend that their little ones have an entire gamut of screams, weeps and howls. And no sooner does one feel that one has deciphered reasons for the crying, the baby employs them in new-fangled ways. Here is a handy guide to understanding the triggering factors for tearing and helpful, imaginative ways of calming crying babies. Running the shower. Rubbing the baby’s tummy. Crooning to the tunes of ‘Rock-a-bye-baby’. Checking out some foliage with the baby. Barking or burping or making some astounding noises. Stroking the baby’s mane. Turning on the hair-dryer or some white noise. Handing over the child to some other person. Strolling over gravelly or uneven lawns. Massaging the infant’s  [...]

Fever Fighting Tips for Handling Soaring Baby Temperatures – Part II

Fever Fighting Tips for Handling Soaring Baby Temperatures – Part II

Blazing Behaviour When to seek medical assistance regarding fever is based on how old the child is. Two months or lesser age babies – For babies in this age band having rectum temperatures of 38 degrees centigrade or more, calling up the physician ASAP, irrespective of whatever hour is of paramount importance. The reasoning for it is that older infants are capable of fighting majority of the infections while younger babies are more susceptible – a grave infection could swiftly spread and lead to life-menacing complications. In such scenarios, the physician in most likelihood would want to examine the kid or in case the newly born is four weeks or lesser then the parent should take the child to the hospital. Three to six months age babies – It is imperative to contact a physician in case  [...]

Fever Fighting Tips for Handling Soaring Baby Temperatures – Part I

Fever Fighting Tips for Handling Soaring Baby Temperatures – Part I

A vital rule to bear in mind is treating the infant and not the fever. Lowering fever does not have to be done at all times as some extent of it might actually be advantageous in combating infections. Fever on its own is not a sickness and is a caveat that some aspect requires attention. Viral fevers as opposed to bacterial fevers fail to show response to antibiotic therapy. Several virus-caused fevers include Coxsackie virus (or hand foot and mouth disease causing agonizing sore or blister formations in such regions), common-cold and roseola (diagnosed by rashes on the torso emerging subsequent to fever breaking out). Bacteria-caused fever that would show response to antibiotic medicines is particular ear infections (although the paediatrician might adopt a wait-&-watch policy prior to  [...]

5 Ways of Getting Pregnant Fast

5 Ways of Getting Pregnant Fast

For several females, getting pregnant is as uncomplicated as stopping the use of birth control, irrespective of whether they are trying for their foremost baby or the third one. For other women, attaining conception turns out to be a night by night errand, a maddening coupling cha-cha revolving around ovulation-detection kits, particular sex positions, and prevalently; a string of fertility tests to aid in pinpointing likely issues. Here is a list of all the to-do and do-not’s and do-not-bother of conceiving. Having Sexual Contact regularly– Although it might be sounding so apparent yet with couples living such chaotic lifestyles it could easily be overlooked. For women who do not time their cycles or have erratic menses, one could be ‘on target’ by engaging in sexual intercourse on  [...]

Aromatherapy for Morning Sickness

Aromatherapy for Morning Sickness

Around fifty percent of expectant moms feel nauseous in their first trimester of gestation. Among the key reasons causing morning sickness is squat blood glucose levels or noxiousness in the GI tract or liver. Here are some of the finest essential oils based remedies for allaying morning sickness. Adding four to five droplets spearmint into a container having scorching water which is to be placed by the bedside on the ground. Inhalation of these continually dispersed aromatic molecules would have a calming effect on the abdomen. Also a droplet could be placed on the cushion one is sleeping on. An inhalant could be prepared by adding four to five droplets spearmint or menthe longifolia essential oil (optionally ginger) for calming the tummy. A nausea-lowering inhalant could be made by a potent  [...]

7 Handy Colic Cures

7 Handy Colic Cures

‘Colic’ is the 5-lettered dreaded word for many a mother and identified to make otherwise healthy infants shriek and shed tears hysterically for protracted spans of time. There is no known cause for colic, however there many prudent ways one could pacify and even cure colic in most situations. Tip #1 Helping the medicine is going down. An infant having reflux – most of them have a tendency of spitting up to a certain degree and could be sensing burning sensations in the esophageal and throat region. Antacid medications such as Zantac could lower stomach acid level; however several infants tend to spit-up some portion of the dose. For preventing this for occurring, mothers should ideally employ a slim syringe for squirting the medication towards the backside of the infant’s cheeks so  [...]

Fertility Boosting Yoga Poses – Part II

Fertility Boosting Yoga Poses – Part II

A lucid depiction of the best fertility-augmenting yoga poses for all women keen on bearing children. Reclined ½ Pigeon Pose A knee-friendly edition is lying on one’s back and hugging the right and left knee onto the trunk. Lowering the right foot to the ground and stacking the left ankle over the right knee. Reaching through the central opening and clasping the right shin. Flexing the upper placed foot and softening the bottom-placed ankle. Pulling the leg in a gentle manner for activating the piriformis muscle on the left side. Doing deep breathing and visualizing greater room where one feels the most stretched. Breathing till it starts softening. Changing sides and being wary of add-on pointless tensions on the areas like the jaws, facial and shoulder areas. Continue to do deep breathing  [...]