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Things to Consider in Choosing Baby Clothes

Amongst the challenges people face while shopping for baby clothes is that they have no idea how to choose the right clothes for babies. Here are some factors to consider when buying some:

  1. The material used to manufacture the cloth (size of the cloth and type of fabric)
  2. The size of the neck (well-fitting necklines)
  3. Comfortability (comfortable babies are happier)
  4. Affordability
  5. Purpose (for swimming, birthday, playing, and etc.)
  6. Season (warm clothes for winter and light clothes for summer)

12 Reasons why your baby may be waking

Babies wake during the night, it’s normal baby behavior and expected, but sometimes those wakings can be understandable and managed or avoided entirely.

12 Reasons why your baby may be waking:

1.Temperature: Use the correct tog sleeping bag to suit the room temperature and dress baby according to tog guidelines. (according to UK guidelines, the perfect temp for your baby’s room is 18–20’C.)

2.Overtired: Don’t keep baby awake past his tired signs or his personal awake time (time he can happily be awake for before becoming tired and then overtired)

3.Light: Use blackout blinds.

4.Hunger: Do a feed.

5.Wet nappy: Double up with 2 nappies or change nappy before a night feed.

6.llness/ teething: Double dose of love. Treat baby and keep him/her as comfortable as possible.

7.Noise: Your everyday household noise may be waking your baby and so might be the outdoor noise of your baby’s environment; such as children playing in a near by park, dogs barking, cars, aeroplanes passing overhead, trains etc. Mask and counter balance these sounds by using White Noise.

8.The energy of baby’s room is not conducive to sleep: Follow Feng Shui guidelines on how to set up your baby’s room for optimum sleep energy or get in touch with Feng Shui Specialist Denise O’Dwyer Feng Shui to help set up your baby’s room perfectly.

9.Baby is experiencing pain or discomfort: Look into reflux, silent reflux, allergies and intolerances and get your baby the care and necessary attention they need to help relieve their symptoms and discomfort.

10.Eczema: Get your baby looked at by a paediatrician to find the root cause of the eczema. Often eczema is food related and may be an indication of an allergy or intolerance.

11.Baby’s pj’s are uncomfortable and scratchy: Only use 100% organic cotton for your baby to sleep in and cut off all the labels which could make your baby itch.

12.Baby is uncomfortable in her cot: Invest in a high-quality mattress and linen. Jerry Cheshire, Bed Specialist and owner of Surrey Beds, recommends using a good quality foam mattress. (Don’t forget to cover with a waterproof mattress protector to protect the mattress.) Use 100% organic cotton/bamboo cot sheets.

5 Toys You Shouldn’t Buy For Your Child

As parents, we want to make our kids happy and that means a lot of sacrificing on our side. However, there are times where you need to draw a line, especially for your kid’s toys. Here are 5 types of toys that you shouldn’t buy for your kids:

  1. Toys that make annoying noises
  2. Toys with sensors
  3. Toys which are part of a collection
  4. Tiny toys
  5. Toys that can be dissembled into a hundred pieces

Safe Baby Wipes for Babies

Are you still not sure if you should buy baby wipes for your baby? Then, these advantages will convince you otherwise:

  1. A study shows that baby wipes are as safe as water.
  2. Baby wipes can remove oily substances from the skin easily.
  3. It keeps your baby’s skin not only clean but also healthy.
  4. There are several types of baby wipes that can complement your baby’s sensitive skin.
  5. It’s perfectly safe to use it for babies.
  6. There are other uses of baby wipes, aside from cleaning a child’s skin.

Baby Care Guidelines

Baby Care Guidelines

Babies are a precious creation – you must handle him/her with utmost care. Your baby lacks muscle control, so you have to take extra precautions while holding, bathing, feeding, and dressing the baby. Lift the baby slowly and don’t rush when you carry her/him. Newborns are completely dependent on you.

If this is your first baby and have never handled any baby before, the baby’s fragility may be overwhelming for you. For many parents, just holding the tiny baby is nerve-wracking.

1. Holding the baby carefully

For a new parent, who has no experience with infants, simply picking up and holding the little one is scary. Take suggestion from older member in the family and friends. Your baby’s head is big and heavy compared to other parts of the baby. Therefore, it is very important to support your baby’s head and neck when you carry the baby up and lay down. A good way to pick the baby up and put him/her down is with your whole arm, which supports spine, neck and head at the same time. When you are going to wake up your baby, don’t shake him/her, just tickle in the feet and the baby will be up. Some parents like to wrap their baby’s legs and hands in a blanket until they are used to it.

2. Feeding the baby

Feeding the newborn is something that every new parent worries about at first. At this period, babies drink either breast milk or formula. If the mother is breastfeeding, then feeding will most likely occur in every few hours and if the baby is bottle fed, then the gap between feedings may go up to two to three hours. Don’t forget to burp the baby after each feeding.

3. Diapering the baby

Everybody knows how to change a diaper, but when you have to do it yourself, it may get messy. You may feel awkward in first few times, but slowly with little practice, you will handle the newborn with ease. While changing diapers, use a waist-high table with safety straps. Lay the babe on the diaper, fold the front half of the diaper over the baby and tighten it with attached tapes.

Check the diaper in 5 to 10 minutes to see whether it is wet or not. Do not allow the baby to be in wet diaper for a longer period, which may lead to skin infection.

4. Dressing the babyExcited parents spend enough money to buy good clothes for their newborn baby. Whichever clothing you prefer, look for garments that are easy for you to put on and

Excited parents spend enough money to buy good clothes for their newborn baby. Whichever clothing you prefer, look for garments that are easy for you to put on and takeoff the baby like large necklines are easy to slip baby’s head. While dressing, support your baby’s head in one hand until he/she is 3 months old.

5. Bathing your babyBath time can be enjoyable if you know how to handle the baby while bathing. Until 10 to 15 days after birth, the baby is generally given a sponge bath and after that a daily bath. While bathing in

Bath time can be enjoyable if you know how to handle the baby while bathing. Until 10 to 15 days after birth, the baby is generally given a sponge bath and after that a daily bath. While bathing in tub, make sure to hold the baby in one hand tightly, otherwise the baby may slip. Right after the bath, wrap your baby in a towel and cover the head.

6. Make yourself sure to fasten the car seat or stroller every time when you are going out. Avoid bouncy or rough roads as this may upset your baby’s stomach.

It is better to ask for your family and friends to get through this time, which can be disturbing. Nurses can also show you how to hold, bath, change, and burp your baby. Though you may feel worried about handling a baby, within 2 to 3 months, you will get used to a daily routine and turn into a professional parent.

Though you may feel worried about handling a baby, within 2 to 3 months, you will get used to a daily routine and turn into a professional parent.

Toys for Your Baby

Play Time gets more fun for your little ones with baby toys. Besides getting entertained, your baby also learn many things while playing with his toys so it is important that you know how to choose their toys. So how must you choose your baby’s toys? Here are some tips:

  1. Choose toys that are safe for your baby. Read labels and Choose non-toxic ones.
  2. Choose toys according to your baby’s interests.
  3. Choose baby toys according to his age development.
  4. Choose baby toys that are educational and interactive.
  5. Choose toys that help your baby learn about the real world.