I love massages, I really do. Whether it’s an intense, hour-long rubdown, or just a simple neck-rub - it’s the therapeutic touch that eases tension and alleviates stress. So I was especially intrigued to speak with Ms. Jade Lee, who is not only a masseuse - but a practitioner of Infant Massage.
We use our hands all day. As adults, we don't even think about it on a regular basis - we just "do."
For new parents, one of the biggest problems they experience universally is a lack of sleep. I am often asked my advice on the subject from bleary-eyed moms everywhere and for tricks to "finally" get their little ones to sleep.
Babies, especially during the infancy stage, breathe four times faster than the average adult human being; newborns breathe at the rate of 40 times per minute while adults normally breathe at 12 to 18 times per minute. Although babies have periodic breaks during normal breathing, they can experience serious breathing difficulties. Knowing the tell-tale signs of abnormal breathing can help you identify a problem and get professional medical help.
Sleeping issues and babies. I bet this is the biggest problem for all young parents. Everybody would love a miracle cure; a manual which guarantees a peaceful sleeping baby. This kind of manual does exist, but almost nobody dares telling the truth about the outcome. One way to get a baby to sleep is to use controlled crying.
For the first year of life, breast milk or formula provides the bulk of your baby's nutrition, even after he begins eating solid foods. As a mother, you may worry whether your baby is drinking enough -- or too much. Your baby's appetite may vary from day to day and may be completely different from another baby's appetite -- all of this is normal.
Babies, with their thin, delicate skin, are susceptible to rashes, dry patches and other skin irritations. While some skin irritations may look uncomfortable or unattractive, most are not a serious health threat to your baby. Still, it's always best to see a doctor if you are concerned. Causes of skin irritations range from hormonal changes to external triggers.
If you've decided that formula is the best choice for you and your baby, you'll be met with several choices at the store. It's not always clear which is best. There is no one right choice. Rather, you have to search to find which is the right formula for your baby and you.
From the moment she was born, your baby was the cutest ever, so you may think you want to capitalize on the cuteness by getting her into modeling. It's not as easy as it might seem. Not only does your baby have to have the right look, she also has to have the right personality. If you are convinced that she's ready for the photo shoot, try breaking into the business.
As your baby gets her new set of chompers, she might pick up a new annoying habit. Teeth grinding -- or bruxism -- is common in babies, especially those who are currently teething. Though this behavior might be grinding on your nerves, there's usually no reason to be concerned. This too shall pass.