Having a baby is expensive. Your shopping list is likely to double -- or more -- for the basics your baby needs, such as diapers and formula. You'll still have to purchase clothes, toys and numerous other products. You'll most likely find yourself in baby specialty stores, such as Babies R Us, more than the grocery store. Do everything you can to save money by getting coupons for your favorite store.
Journaling about your baby experiences creates a treasured keepsake for both you and your child, and the 21st century allows you new and exciting media to explore. A journal -- whether it be on videotape, online or in an old-fashioned, physical scrapbook -- captures moments from your baby's life. You can preserve and discuss big events like her first steps as well as everyday activities that you may otherwise forget in a rich and enjoyable record of her progress and family ties.
Helping your baby reach his milestones, such as rolling over, can bring you both great satisfaction. Make a game out of helping your baby roll over, while keeping her feeling safe and secure. As long as she is having a good time, she'll be more likely to want to continue rolling over on her own. Keep in mind that some babies aren't keen on rolling, so don't push the point if yours doesn't want to roll over.
Some babies teethe, and you'd never know it until you see te evidence of a brand-new tooth poking through. Not all babies -- and parents -- have it so easy. Many babies experience varying degrees of discomfort when they cut teeth, ddepending on your baby's tolerance for pain and the density of his gums. Your baby may be fussy and irritable during this time. Be understanding. While you can't stop the teething process, you can make your baby more comfortable.
A changing table is often used at home as a central diaper-changing station. While this piece of baby furniture comes in handy, it also presents a safety risk for your young child. Safety considerations start with the changing table you buy. The way you position and use the table also affects your baby's safety.
Finding out you are having a baby girl means that you can narrow the baby name choices down to one gender. If you are thinking about giving a beautiful French name to your "petite choux," you have a variety of choices. Understanding the origin and meaning of some of the names can help you pick the perfect one for your bundle of joy.
Perhaps the quest for a long name to bestow on your baby boy comes from your own experiences with a three-letter moniker that seemed to lack weight and significance. Or it may just be that a very short last name seems to call for a longer first one. For the first hundred years after the Social Security Administration started keeping track, the most popular names for American baby boys all had fewer than four syllables, so long names for baby boys are generally those with at least three syllables.
All new babies cry, but colic, prolonged and intense bouts of infant crying and distress, can escalate normal fussing into an ongoing nightmare. A truly colicky baby will cry for more than three hours a day, more than three days a week, for more than three weeks, according to MayoClinic.com. The stress of hearing a baby raise the roof can unnerve any mom, so try some time-honored tips to get both you and baby some peace.
While you certainly hope that your baby never sustains a burn, burns in young children, infants included, are quite common. As KeepKidsHealthy reports, 40,000 children are hospitalized for burn-related injuries annually and one-half of all these injuries are sustained by patients under 4 years of age. If your baby, despite your best efforts, does sustain a burn, handling this incident with care is vital to ensure rapid healing and avoid infection.
Some moms, who feel that their babies posses unparalleled beauty, elect to share this beauty with the world by turning their baby into a model. Everyone loves a cute baby, and the modeling industry is no exception. To succeed as a baby model, your infant will require more than just her good looks. Before preparing to venture out on casting calls with your baby, consider some ways in which you can increase her chances of success.