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The Effects of Not Weaning a Toddler Can Be Detrimental

The Effects of Not Weaning a Toddler Can Be Detrimental

Weaning a toddler from the bottle can sometimes be a challenging and frustrating process. This is especially true if you have a willful child who is overly attached to their bottle and sees it as a security object. This attachment often grows with age as the child sees it more as a security object and less as a way to eat or drink. The younger you are able to begin to withdraw the bottle from a baby the better the end results will be as this will often prevent that security attachment from developing. Once this security attachment is formed it is often difficult to break. Many pediatricians recommend that you begin to think about taking away the bottle at around the age of six months for most babies. By introducing the cup at this age the child learns to drink from something other than a bottle  [...]

Staggeringly Iniquitous Baby Behaviourisms – Part I

Staggeringly Iniquitous Baby Behaviourisms – Part I

As for those having come across babies would tell, they are tiny slothful bundles of trickery and insatiability. Though all of us standing up, walking around and sitting down for pooping are no saints either, however it does turn out that we all have come a lengthy way going from our prattling slobbering selves. In most likelihood, several babies could easily manage to be their nastiest self prior to having ever uttering a word, all of it basically boils down to science. Mendaciousness It appears extreme that a scarcely functional human baby could be wily enough to be lying for evading trouble, however this does hold true. Researchers have noted that six months age onwards infants are already putting up fake cries and made-up hilarity for garnering attention. Infants are that proficient deceivers  [...]

Rising Down’s Syndrome Cases Linked With Delayed Maternity

Rising Down’s Syndrome Cases Linked With Delayed Maternity

Women that postponed maternity have led to a major soar in the number of offspring detected with Down’s syndrome in the span of the previous two decades. With documentation revealing a sharp seventy-one percent rise in cases diagnosed during pregnancy has shot up from 1,075 during 1989-1990 to 1,843 cases during the years 2007-2008. However, the rate of births of babies congenitally having Down’s syndrome has shown slight plummet over the same span of time due to the major improvement in diagnostic procedures and consequent medical terminations of pregnancy. The cases of women in their forties giving birth to children have risen twofold in ten years time. Authorized statistics during 2005 have shown more than 22,000 child births among forty-plus women that have risen from 11,300 child births  [...]

Problematic Thumb-Sucking

Problematic Thumb-Sucking

Is thumb-sucking considered normal? Thumb-sucking is a normal occurrence among babies and young kids. An innate sucking impulse causes some infants to engage in thumb-sucking during their initial few months following birth, or even while they are in the womb. Babies might additionally suck their fingers, hands or other objects like pacifiers. What are the reasons behind infant thumb-sucking? Babies have an innate urge to suck that generally reduces subsequent to six months of age. However, several babies persistently suck their thumbs as a means of soothing themselves. Babies and young kids could become habituated with thumb-sucking when they use it as a means of pacifying themselves during hunger, when they are petrified, edgy, quiet, drowsy or are plain bored. Majority of infants and toddlers  [...]

Cots Deemed Safest For Babies: Advisory Against Bed –Sharing

Cots Deemed Safest For Babies: Advisory Against Bed –Sharing

According to a latest research, the safest place for a child to lull off to sleep is in a cot. The study shed light on the shocking revelation that more than half of all cot deaths occurred while the child was asleep alongside a parent in a bed, atop a couch or sofa. Scientists stated that fortuitous suffocation might be responsible for it, particularly when the parent has been consuming intoxicants or doing drugs. During the study conducted by scientists at Bristol and Warwick universities probed all unpredicted infant fatalities that transpired among up to 2-year-olds in the south-west England from the time periods from Jan 2003 – Dec 2006. They drew comparisons on the reasons behind the deaths in the two control sets – one being that of the ‘high risk’ bracket comprising of young  [...]

What Must Be The Idyllic Age Gap In-Between Kids?

What Must Be The Idyllic Age Gap In-Between Kids?

When it comes to the apposite age gap in-between kids, there seems to be no clearly demarcated correct or incorrect answer. The best person to evaluate when the moment is right is oneself. One needs to self-probe in-depth as to whether one is truly ready in the emotional as well as physical manner for the arrival of another child. A woman’s body requires time to recuperate from a previous birth and both partners must ensure that they spend value time together prior to the wakeful nights start reappearing yet again. One needs to analyze the manner in which another child would fit in with one’s life. Handling a single baby is still easy – one could still manage to possibly meet up with chums, utilize public transport and a holiday could well be afforded. However, two tends to totally alter  [...]