If your baby coughs and sneezes, he may have a cold. If your baby feels warm to touch, he could have a fever. Or does he? This article provides general guidelines about normal baby temperature ranges, potential causes of a fever, how to take a baby’s temperature and steps to take if your baby has a fever.
There’s an old saying that if a pregnant woman has heartburn, her baby will be born with a full head of hair. Interestingly enough, there is a correlation between heartburn and hair on a baby, according to the New York Times. Still, a baby born with hair might not keep that hair. In fact, it is hard to predict just when your baby’s hair will grow, how fast it will grow or how much she will have.
Children who are past the toddler stage may be perfectly able to voice their concern about the feeling in their throat. They can also respond to questions as you probe a child’s symptoms. In this way, it can be easier to arrive at a suspicion of strep throat infection in older children. But for a baby, who is unable to articulate feelings of soreness, parents and caregivers need to know the symptoms of a strep throat infection so they may seek medical attention.
If you have been breastfeeding your baby, you are probably in a routine, but you have to stop eventually. If your child is showing signs and you know you are ready to stop breastfeeding, you might find yourself in the same pain you had at the beginning of breastfeeding. Eliminate some of the pain to make this weaning process as easy on you as possible.
My 5am alarm clock jolts me to consciousness with a sharp noise I sprint with a bottle sloshing around and then I grab some toys When you scream so loud others run away and flee But I’m here listening trying to appear as calm as can be You need my arms for hours a day to make…
Toddlers are notorious for their temper-tantrums, picky eating habits and strong-willed personalities, but it may come as a surprise to learn that toddlers can suffer from teething pain. Toddlers between the ages of 12 and 19 months of age start to develop molars, according to What to Expect. Luckily, treating toddlers who are suffering from teething pain (and the often-accompanying fever) is not much different from soothing a teething baby.
One of the more satisfying aspects of feeding your baby is when you hear a loud burp, letting you know that your baby got rid of that nasty, extra air. If your baby doesn’t get rid of the extra air she takes in from eating, she could spit up or become cranky. With practice, you can learn how to get your baby to burp quickly during and after each feeding session. Varying your burping routine can help your baby burp faster.
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.
Bassinets are convenient for parents and can be cozier and more comfortable for a young baby. A bassinet allows you to keep baby close, either as you go about your daily activities or near your bed at night. Bassinets are intended for young infants, your baby will eventually outgrow the bassinet, whether it’s a traditional one on wheels or a modern insert into a small play yard.
Though there are many types of baby cribs out there, most of the basic types of cribs are assembled in the same basic way. There are three main panels that form the stationary sides, and one side that is attached to a sliding mechanism that makes it slide up and down so that the parent can easily access the baby. If you have one of these types of cribs, then you can use these instructions to assemble it in around 30 minutes.