Pregnancy & Parenthood
As society as a whole changes, so do individual families. When larger families were the norm, it was expected that children would share a bedroom. Now that families have fewer children, this is no longer the case. That said, circumstances sometimes dictate that children must share a bedroom.
A holiday is meant to be a break from the routine. However, routine is essential for children, knowing what to expect during the day creates a sense of security and stability. Try not to make the break too drastic. But if the change is drastic, the following items can be useful in helping your baby fall asleep while on holiday.
Being a mum isn’t an easy job, let’s not kid ourselves. It’s no fun dealing with a screaming baby in the supermarket and dirty nappies stink, there’s no way of getting around it. It’s a job that we love, but sometimes… don’t always love. And as with the case of any job, mums also need a break or some secret “me-time.”
The first few weeks of having a new baby can be particularly stressful and every hour of the day is dedicated to caring for your newborn. Feeding, changing nappies, putting the baby to bed are all part of the routine babies need. At some point, however, this has to come to an end.
Getting into a bedtime routine is good for both parents and babies
A regular bedtime routine teaches a baby when it's time to go to sleep. In addition, sleep experts believe that a regular bedtime routine improves sleep quality. The sooner a child learns to follow a routine and adopt certain habits, the easier it is to stick to it before a lack of routine or even bad bedtime habits take hold.
The length of time you should breastfeed your baby remains a hot and controversial topic. Everyone has a different opinion to voice and no matter what choices mums make, there are always plenty of comments and advice to listen to.
Baby skin is more sensitive than the skin of adults, because it is thinner and more delicate. The sebaceous gland are not yet working like those of an adult, and therefore, baby skin dries out more easily and can become rough and scaly. With the right clothing and a coat of baby cream a walk in the snow will still be fun.
Christmas is always a special experience for children. The many lights reflected in the wondering eyes of the little ones create unforgettable memories. How can you make baby’s first Christmas cozy and memorable?
When you take a walk in the park or downtown you can see a whole range of colorful baby carriages, everything from light organic folding strollers to chunky double buggies. Subways and public buildings are increasingly open to parents with baby transporters. But historically, taking the baby with you on a trip outside the home is a fairly recent development.
The baby’s bed shouldn’t be too hot or too cool. Several studies have found a link between high room temperature and sudden infant death. On the one hand, you should not overheat the baby's room, but your little darling should not be cold either. So what is the best temperature for your newborn baby?