The phrase “sleeping like a baby” implies a deep, restful sleep. But for many babies, nothing could be further from the truth. Restless sleeping in babies is caused by many different factors. For some babies, a certain amount of restlessness during sleep is normal, especially if they are very young. Older babies might be suffering from correctable environmental conditions that are causing the restlessness.
Rosacea is a skin disorder that is rarely seen in kids, according to Rosacea.org. The majority of people affected by this chronic condition are adults ages 30 to 50. Women are more likely than men to develop it, and fair-skinned, blue-eyed women most of all. Still, children can develop rosacea, although the symptoms are often mistaken for other, more common skin disorders.
Seeing a rash on your baby’s soft, unblemished skin may be frightening, but rashes on babies are actually quite common. In fact, most are harmless, according to WebMD. Still, while most rashes are caused by mild skin irritants, there are some rashes that may signify a more serious problem. In those cases, it is important to call a doctor to get a professional opinion on what may be causing your baby’s rash.
Hormonal changes cause the breasts to get larger during pregnancy in preparation for making breast milk. Any enjoyment an expectant mother has in her newly enhanced cleavage may be ruined, however, if she gets a rash on her breasts. Skin changes during pregnancy are common, and the breasts are just one area that can be affected.
Some expectant mothers who give up coffee during their pregnancies instead turn to herbal teas. At first glance, ginseng tea may seem like a good choice. American and Asian ginseng are both known to have many health benefits. Unfortunately, the risks of ginseng tea far outweigh the benefits for pregnant women.
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.
Many parents are looking for ways to live simpler, greener and healthier. For some, this means living organically. This trend extends to making your own cleaners, shampoos, soaps and even toothpaste using all-natural ingredients found around the home. Not only are such items often better for your health, they can also be less expensive than their commercial counterparts.
Herbal teas, with their many health benefits, are the drink of choice for many women, but pregnant women should be wary when drinking some herbal teas. While some herbs are considered safe and even beneficial for pregnant women to drink, the effects of other herbs on developing embryos is simply not known.
It can be difficult to teach your toddler good sleeping habits. Some kids have a hard time learning how to fall asleep by themselves. Sleep aids can help. Medications and herbs designed and marketed as sleep aids should not be given to toddlers, though. In fact, no sleep medication has ever been approved for use in toddlers. There are other sleep aids you can use that are much safer.
Advocates of belly bands, belly bras and maternity belly belts swear that they help you lift your pregnant belly and reduce muscle and ligament pain. Much of this pain is centered in the back. Regardless of what you call them, these clothing items are indeed designed to lift and redistribute some of that baby weight, making it easier for you to carry your pregnant belly.