One thing that babies do well is grow. During their first year of life, they grow more quickly than they will for the rest of their lives, according to Dr. Gregory Plemmons in “Parents” magazine. Many babies triple their birth weight by their first birthday. During that first year, your baby will have several growth spurts, which, while great for him, will most likely disrupt any feeding and sleeping patterns you’ve established.
Keep children busy while you and the other adults prepare the Thanksgiving meal by planning and preparing several crafts for them to make. You and your children can also have a Thanksgiving craft day a few days before the holiday. Make crafts that can be used as part of the table setting, such as place cards or napkin holders.
When you want to become a parent for the first time or add to your family, having a miscarriage within the early stages of pregnancy is devastating. Losing a baby takes an emotional as well as physical toll on you. It is possible to have a healthy and successful pregnancy after a miscarriage, though. About 85 percent of women who miscarried go on to have a successful second pregnancy, according to the American Pregnancy Association.
Set your newborn baby girl apart from the Kristens, Megans and Emmas of the world by choosing a name for her from antiquity. If you are fond of ancient Greek mythology, name your daughter after one of the Greek goddesses. If Indian culture appeals to you, choose a name from Sanskrit. You can also choose a name from the Old or New Testament, or an ancient Celtic name.
Working out and exercising can do wonders for your health. Getting too much exercise and working out too hard can also do a number on your health, especially if you are planning on becoming pregnant in the near future. Too much exercise can prevent ovulation or cause you to skip your period. You should still strive to workout, though. Just keep the workouts moderately tame, and don’t start training for a triathlon.
After you’ve delivered your baby, you may think that the rough part is over and that your body will return to normal over the next few months. In most cases, this will be true. But the fluctuation of hormones after you give birth can trigger headaches. You may also experience a headache if you chose to receive an epidural during delivery.
Teaching your children to jump rope is a great way to encourage them to exercise each day. Jumping rope can keep children busy on a day off from school or on a warm summer’s day when their friends are away. If your child seems confused or unable to jump rope at first, don’t worry. It’s a simple enough skill that takes some getting used to in the beginning. Be patient with your child and demonstrate the technique until he gets it.
Coming down with influenza or the flu is never a fun experience. The flu usually leads to a fever, cough, chills and body aches. It can leave you bedridden for a few days, but it often leads to more serious complications in young children and older adults. Fortunately, the flu vaccine can prevent the disease.
“But all my friends have one,” may be a constant argument if your child really wants you to get her a cell phone. While some parents may fear giving their child a cell phone opens the door to danger, such as the child contacting undesirable people without the parent knowing or a teenager texting her boyfriend at all hours of the day and night, other parents view the cell phone as a safety tool.
One out of every 10 couples may find they are infertile when they attempt to conceive a child, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Infertility can occur if a problem happens during any part of the conception process, from a woman not being able to release an egg to a man having a low sperm count or deformed sperm. About half of the cases of infertility are due to the womanl the other half are due to the man. An examination by a doctor can determine if a man is infertile.