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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  [...]

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  [...]

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  [...]