Why do Parents and Children Argue ? The difference between a teen and pre-teen is that tweens will actually say the most brilliant things in an argument, but will do the most immature things, like forget to tell you that they need to get to school an hour early the next day. Teenagers today, on the other hand, are actually responsible about their stuff. * The ‘coolness’ is just setting in, so they need to be in a position of control. They do want your support; they are scared that they may not be ‘cool’ if they ask for help. It is very important for parents of growing children to notice their activities, rather than ask. Try to oversee their actions with their friends, on the internet etc, without interfering. As long as everything is in control, a little showing off or ‘being cool’ is acceptable. If you feel they need intervention, do it in private. * Their close friends slowly start replacing their family as their centre of existence. They feel they understand them better than their parents. This is where most parents start pressing the panic button and start exerting control and this leads to innumerable arguments. Do not misunderstand this, they still need you to wake them up, pack their lunch, and take them shopping. They just don’t want you to tell them what to eat, what to wear, etc. * Tweens are entering an age where they have a little knowledge about the ways of the world. They want to use their knowledge to make their decisions, rather than follow your decisions blindly. They honestly believe that they are equipped with the maturity and skill, to come up with some of the answers themselves. As I always say, pick your battles. If it is about smaller things, that really does not upset your domestic balance, let it be. That way, they feel that you trust them to make decisions. * They want to show the world, you and more importantly to themselves that they do not need their parents’ help for everything. The best way to deal with it is, to stop telling the kids what to do, and rather have a conversation where you could discuss situations.
Baby Happy with Music • New study claims music can puts newborns into a quietly attentive state • Also improves sucking behaviors which are important to help them feed • Sound of instrument or a parent singing is better than nursery rhymes • Research by Beth Israel Hospital in New York across 11 American hospitals playing live music to a prematurely born baby can slow its heartbeat and make the child breathe more easily, according to a new study. The sound of an instrument or parent singing can make a newborn sleep better and puts them in a quietly attentive state. In some cases it also improves sucking behaviors which are important to help them feed. The researchers found the effect was true regardless of which song was played, although the tracks had to be slowed down so that they sounded like a lullaby. The study adds to the growing body of evidence that music can benefit newborn children. Doctors in the US have reported that it is as effective - not to mention safer - than using sedatives before giving them heart or brain scans. The new research was coordinated by Beth Israel Hospital in New York across 11 American hospitals. Music therapists worked with the mothers of 272 premature babies for several sessions over two weeks using either two instruments, singing or no music. The instruments used were a ‘gato box’, which is a wooden drum, and an ‘ocean disc’ which is a cylinder full of beads which was used to make whooshing noise
Born Baby Health Care Tips A baby is sure to light up any home, but knowing how best to accommodate your new son or daughter is key to a happy transition. Sure, your child is a little person, but don't expect Junior to pull up a beanbag and nosh on nachos with dad at all hours of the night. Not only will you need to put some thought into your child's feeding and sleeping routines, you've also got to make sure any siblings are ready to step up their game as well. • Even when traveling, do your best to stick to the regular routine and schedule to keep your little one in the best mood possible. • First-time parents don't believe it, but a healthy nap-time routine makes for a better night's sleep. Overtired babies have a hard time falling asleep and wake more often in the nighttime. Begin establishing a healthy, sleeping pattern as early as two weeks. Your newborn might not be ready for a schedule, • A new baby means a lot of changes for the family. Praise your older children for their help, patience and understanding, and they will adjust to the new family member with ease. • There is nothing wrong with the basics: patty-cake and peekaboo are games that have been used for years to entertain babies, while helping their brains grow. Your child will respond to the stimulation and enjoy the interaction. • The family pet needs to adjust to the new family member. Bringing home a blanket or outfit the baby has worn is always helpful, but also keep Fido to his normal routines. Skipping the long morning walk is fine for a day or two, but lack of exercise and attention will only make the animal resentful. Find a routine that works and stick with it. • Consider starting your child off with a vegetable rather than a sweet fruit. Introduce vegetables as soon as you start solid foods to get your child's nutrition off on the right foot. • Most babies experience diaper rash in their lifetime. Whether it is caused by a new food, wet diaper or side effect from medicine, the red, chapped skin is painful to baby and worrisome for Mom and Dad. The best treatment? A dry bottom. Make sure your child is completely dry after a diaper change, even if it means going naked for a few extra minutes. Change diapers more frequently, • Babies cry. It's no secret. It's their only method of communication. After you check all the basics of hunger, diaper and noise, remind yourself that your child has been in a quiet safe womb for a long 40 weeks. Swaddle him or her in a blanket, hold them snugly and rock softly. Recreating that little nest will help calm a fussy newborn and hopefully, provide some much-needed sleep. • Baby needs a gentle bath every other day or so. Skip the soap, and use a gentle made-for-baby cleanser
Eating Problems in Children The child may not want to wait until mealtime to eat and you may find it difficult to manage to have a family dinner with the parents and children enjoying a happy meal together. There are so many things that can be frustrating. Here are some tips that might help you in handling some of these eating problems more efficiently: * Avoid family bickering and arguments during mealtimes and keep it pleasant. * Children may take time to learn proper table manners and etiquettes. So, be patient. * Children who don't eat or don't eat enough at mealtime, should be offered nutritious snacks, after one or two hours such as fresh fruits, vegetables or whole-grain crackers. If the child refuses to have snacks too, he may be willing to eat more at next mealtime. Offering a variety from time to time will make sure that your child doesn't suffer from malnutrition. * Do not let the child play with toys, read books or watch TV while having their meals. * Do not threaten, force or bribe your child to eat and do not punish him for not eating. Simply accept his refusal and do not seem to be upset about his refusal. Your child may just be refusing to eat to seek attention and your disapproval may just prompt him to repeat his actions. * Having meal at a fixed time each day is a good habit for children and teaches them to be disciplined and punctual too. It may also be helpful if the family members have fixed seats at the table. * If a child insists for the snack, you can give him a larger portion, if the mealtime is still far off. However, if the family meals are within an hour, just give him a small portion of the snack and tell him that family will soon be having lunch or dinner. * It is better to tell a child that it will soon be the time to have family lunch or dinner 10 to 15 minutes before mealtime, so that they can settle down well and ward off the tiredness or excitement from their activities enough to have their meals at peace. * Tell the child that it is good to eat together and that he should stay at the table until everyone has eaten.
Simple Finger Foods for Babies Babies love to suck on pieces of carrot. However, they will not bite it initially. So give her the pieces to just let her get used to the concept of a finger food. You could thereafter move onto boiled vegetables like sweet potatoes, beans, broccoli etc. * A ripe banana cut into thin, long pieces is great to begin with. Not only is it easy on the stomach but is easy to grip onto as well. Being soft, it’s easy on their gums too. * Once your baby has learnt the art of chewing you could move onto melons and peaches. The taste of these fruits is liked by the little ones. Reserve the harder apples and pears for later. * Fried potato pieces with a little salt also make good and safe finger foods. Use olive oil for frying, as that is one of the best for their tiny tummies. * If your kid is not allergic to eggs, then small pieces of French toast can also be given to her. They are mushy and easy to chew on. It’s best to make it with the egg yolks only as the white of the eggs are the main culprits behind egg allergy. * Start with the soft and thin pita bread with a little butter spread onto it for the extra taste. Initially the baby will only lick the butter, but soon you will find that she is biting onto the bread as well. * Thereafter move onto pieces of bun, spread with jam, or even chapattis with a little cheese spread. * Bake pasta in cheese sauce and give her pieces of that too.
9 Months Baby Developments Climbing At this stage, crawling is the most common of motor development for babies. This is very important when you having a baby, make sure you should install a safety fence on every single stairs, because this place will be a tremendous attraction for the little guy. Your baby will be happy and feel challenged to climb the ladder and climbed onto the mattress. To do this, you need good coordination between the foot and both hands to pull himself up. But to descend the stairs, it could take several more months, because it is much harder than the climb. Consider Your Home Security At this stage, you should be more careful in managing your home anymore, because your baby will try to climb up the various furnishings of your home. If you put him to sleep in the crib, then make sure he can not climb out of bed, because he does not have sufficient capability to it. Make sure your kitchen is safe for your baby, because this is a very interesting place for him to explore. With regard to the kitchen, here are some things that need your attention: Lock your oven. Infants who have a high curiosity, could open it and play around with it Avoid cooking while carrying your baby Do not let the pot or pan on the stove with the handle / grip leads to the outside. Your baby can pull it when you are remiss The key to any wardrobe that his reach, especially those that contain items that could be harmed, such as detergents, plastic bags, glassware, etc. Conversely, to assist and support the exploration of your baby, here are some things you can do: Provide a special cupboard in the kitchen or your dining room for the little guy. He would love to open and close it Provide pots, pans, glasses and utensils are safe for him, so he would love to play and explore with him Provide a wooden spoon that can be used to banging pots. Notice how he holds the spoon in one hand and banging a pot with the other Food Babies at this age are usually able to determine what food she likes more than other foods. You may notice your baby is ravenously consuming one type of food and refuse other foods. Sometimes he may be playing with the food you provide, or even throw it to the floor. If you are new parents and confused by this situation, it's good if you share with other parents who have more experience, who know they've got some tips that you can apply ... One thing you need to consider relating to your baby's food is independence. At this stage, your child wishes to do everything themselves is increasing, including in terms of eating. Another alternative is to provide safe food for the holding, known as finger food. To avoid choking hazard, as the initial stage you can give a very small piece of food and soft, which could easily be destroyed in his mouth. Usually fruit or steamed vegetables, perfect for this. Another reason that can cause your baby to eat is hard texture of the food you provide. Therefore, most experts recommend to start switching to a more solid foods, so that your baby is accustomed to the foods with different textures and begin to adjust to consume a wide variety of foods.
8 Months Baby Developments At this stage, your baby usually has turned into a "figure" is very busy! His hands are always moving around, he's more adept at holding and controlling the various objects and finger coordination skills were getting better. He also began to use his fingers to squeeze certain parts of the toy and will continue to investigate a variety of objects or a small room with his fingers. Pointing & Reach Some babies have started to point towards objects. They use their fingers to communicate with you and ask about these objects. Your baby may be pointing toward an object, looking up at you and make a sound. At this time, actually he was asking you, "What is the name of that stuff? May notheld and played? " If you look for things that hold your baby and fell away from her, do not be "tempted" to get it for him. Objects that attract attention and are beyond its reach, it could be a "provocation" is good to stimulate your baby moving. Take a look at your baby's reactions and his efforts to achieve the object is ... Will he roll over? Is he going directly attacking him? If your baby is getting annoyed because he could not reach the object, then you should put the object where it can be affordable by him if he stretched. When he managed to pick it up, give praise and say the name of the object is clearly several times and put him or the movement of your mouth at the time. Crawling & Standing Your baby may begin to try to stand alone, by way of clinging to the table or chair and then lifted his body. This capability not only requires strong legs, but your baby should also be able to find a way to bend the knee. And you know this is not easy for the little guy! often, when he had managed to stand, he would be puzzled to find a way to sit back. But this is no big deal ... most babies will throw herself up to sitting back. Development of Emotional Some of the emotional development that you may encounter on your baby: - He got to know the difference between the face cheerful with a sad face - He began to recognize the difference in a friendly voice to sound annoyed - He's more alert and careful, because the memory associated with the place / scene increasingly stronger - He began to understand the various laws of cause and effect
Baby Development at 7 Month Babies at this age usually can sit up and he would rather spend his days in this position. Even the most seven-month old baby can sit up without sustained at all However, you still have to watch him well when he sat down, because sometimes he will lose his balance and fell to the floor. It is better if he was seated in a somewhat soft but solid, or you can also put the pillows behind him just in case. If he sees interesting objects that are within his reach, he will try to achieve it. Even if he were in a sitting position, then he'll start his body tipped forward. The next stage, he would kneel while leaning with both hands. This development is progressing very well and will be "capital" for the baby to crawl. * Baby Can Not Crawling? No Need to Worry ... You need to know, experts consider that "crawl" itself is NOT an achievement that must be passed by each infant. So, do not be surprised if there are babies who can walk WITHOUT were previously able to crawl first. Such babies skip crawling phase. Even some there is also a new baby can crawl by the age of 1 year. Which is an achievement is to see objects that are beyond the reach of the baby and trying to get it. If your baby is already showing "symptoms" of this, it means he is improving cognitive and motor development. In an attempt to take things that are beyond the reach, the baby may be crawling on their bellies, some that while in a sitting position sidled over his butt over to the object before, some are crawling, there is even a small baby who tried to stand upright and running to try to retrieve the object. All this can happen at the age of 7 months ... * Secure Your Home Because at this stage of your baby normally already have a high mobility and has begun to 'reaching' round the house, then make sure you make your house safe for her. Among the things you can do: - Close the socket may be covered by your baby - Cover the sharp edges found on the furniture in your home that can be reached by it - Note if there is a section of damaged furniture that could harm - Give a short fence in the mouth a kind of ladder that is in your home See Also First Days of Breastfeeding Baby * Read also: home safety for babies * Nervousness Facing Foreigners At age range 6-12 months, babies will usually cause a negative reaction when meeting with strangers. This condition can be known as the Stranger Anxiety. Normally he would be cranky, acting, or even cry if he met with people who do not know. This is a normal process, because at this age babies have started to become familiar with anyone who are close to him and who does not. If your baby suddenly cried when I meet with people who are strangers to him, then you do not need to scold. There are even some parents who "blame" her baby to tell that person, "Oops, sorry yes ma'am ... he loves to act if Halsa meet new people!". This is an approach that is not quite right you know! You should do is entertain your baby. * Difficult Separated Babies at this stage also begun to "sticky" with his mother and the hard part. How to overcome this is to foster a sense of security and trust of the baby on the people near you. If he had started close to the aunt, for example, then you try to leave them for a while. However, make sure you "goodbye" to the child first. Never sneak away without telling your baby. Thus, you train your baby to have confidence. See Also :5 Months Development Baby
First Days of Breastfeeding Baby Breastfeeding in the hospital can sometimes be challenging for several reasons. Supplementation is one of the roadblocks to success. In addition to other reasons, there is a perception by the parents, visitors, family members and even staff that the baby needs to take in a lot of fluid in the early days so they believe mom's colostrum cannot possibly do the trick and that the baby will be hungry. Most infants are well hydrated at birth because of the placenta (nature's way of ensuring the baby is fine while mom is recovering and breastmilk volume is established). Urine output usually exceeds fluid intake for the first 3-4 days after birth. Small calorie-rich colostrum feedings of less than a teaspoon to a maximum of 3 teaspoons are the appropriate amount for the newborn's stomach which can hold only about this much on day one. Why would we expect baby to take in more than this? Yet, many of us do just that because we are comparing this feeding to that of an older infant. Encouraging more by bottle will result in overfeeding and practically guarantees baby will spit up. It is also enough to prevent low blood sugar in term infants. It is also easy to manage while the infant learns to coordinate suck, swallow and breathing. It is enough to satisfy their hunger and thirst as well as meeting the sucking needs of the newborn which are greater than the amount of food. This sucking is also what helps bring in the mother's more voluminous mature milk. As you can see, it's perfect!
Five Months Development Baby Most babies, at this time also they first make a sound when you laugh! Try to respond every time your baby laugh or speak with his mouth. This way he will be eager to continue trying to communicate with you. In fact, do not be surprised if it turns out the little ones can make a sound or different sounds to tell you that he is hungry, tired, or just want to play. With regard to physical development, many babies at this stage is highly likes to be enforced in a sitting position. For the first time, chances are he'll sit by leaning forward and leaning on his hand. His back will look curved. To fix this, you can be propped on the pillow, or into your body. If you get used in a sitting position, your baby will get stronger and stable every day. At this stage, you can also introduce billed cups (sippy cup) to your baby. Look for glasses that have two handles, for easier drinking. At first, of course, there will be more drinking water than is spilled into his mouth, but not why ... it's a process. He also may be pleased slammed and banged his glass on the floor or table, because they liked the sound it produces. Is Your Baby Ready Given solids? Prompts for giving solid foods (Complementary feeding) is after your baby is past the age of 6 months. Even according to the DSA, the actual infant nutrition will be met with breast milk until he was 9 months. But indeed most infants at age 5-6 months there has begun to "curious" to see what is eaten by her parents. Then, when your baby actually READY receive solid foods? Here among other signs: * It's getting interested in seeing the food. If he's already starting to notice the food on your plate, even tried to grab her and put it into his mouth, well ... that means he's already interested in food ... * Your baby can hold his head properly. If you can not, you should postpone giving him solid foods * If your baby is able to put food on his tongue to the back of his mouth, meaning he was ready * Your baby's bottom lip had also should be able to "pick up" food on a spoon * Your baby's intestines had to be able to digest the foods that go well If every time you try to feed food to the child and his tongue continued to push the food out, meaning he's not ready to be given solid foods. If so, do not be forced ... Food First If your baby is ready to be given solid foods, what should you give first? You could try: - Cereal mixed with breast milk or formula - Pure banana - Pure potato - Pure apple - Pure Carrot
Healthy Snack Box Ideas for Kids However, due to lack of ideas and time we often tend to fill their snack boxes with junk food or repetitive food.here are some ideas that will help you next time you are packing your kid's snack box. These foods are not only tasty but nutritious too. * Sweets: Homemade oats and cashew cereal bar Egg less chocolate cupcakes Short bread with jelly spread Sweet suji (semolina) halwa Homemade banana muffins Oatcakes with treacle dip Pumpkin pancakes with in honey Yogurt with homemade granula crumbles and chopped fruits Waffle cone filled with frozen yogurt Banana pieces coated with sweet yogurt and then dipped in grated nuts. * Breads: Multi-grain mint sandwich, with mashed sweet potato Pita bread, stuffed with cheese and a homemade mint-curd dip Wholemeal sandwich, with fish paste and cucumber Brown bread sandwich, with corn and cottage cheese Chapatti rolls with homemade jams Cheese omelette rolled into chapattis Naan rolls with melted dark chocolate Pizza on a corn tortilla base, with grated carrot, pineapple and cheese Soft buns, with chunks of chicken and tomato slices Rye bread sandwich, with tofu or baked beans Hamburger rolls, with minced meat or minced legumes Potato or onion paratha pieces * Salads: Pasta and cherry tomatoes tossed in freshly squeezed lemon juice Poha - puffed rice and boiled vegetables Potato, sprouts and egg salad Fruit salad with nuts tossed in olive oil Sabudana (sago) khichdi with grated carrots and beans * Others Vegetable cutlets with tomato puree sauce Cheese and potato rolls with raita Cottage cheese or egg pakoras Chicken or vegetable spring rolls with coriander chutney Sausage rolls Digestive biscuits with different toppings like - cheese, fruit pieces, slices of cold cuts, peanut butter etc. Bread sticks with tomato and basil dip or cheese spread Bread pakoda - slices of bread dipped in besan (gram flour) and then fried * Liquids: Soups and broths in a flask, especially during winter with cheese crackers Hot chocolate with whole fat milk Fruit and yogurt smoothies Fresh fruit juice with soda water Flavoured milk
How to Make your Baby fall asleep ? It is said that, when kids sleep, everyone is at peace , but when kids are awake, nobody is asleep! The simple time tested method to make babies of all ages asleep as per Yoga is here: 1. Using your ring and middle fingers, gently form circles over the kid's forehead. 2. Place the child in your lap if possible, 3. One must start from near the ear towards the centre of the forehead. 4. Use gentle pressure, like we employ to use Mouse of the computer. 5. Rotate in anticlockwise direction to put to sleep. 6. The best part is that after your kid has gone to sleep, you can use the same on your forehead. If you rotate in clockwise direction, you will feel energized. If you rotate in anticlockwise direction, you may feel mildly asleep.
Need for a Healthy Diet for Childrens A child’s family, especially the mother, plays a prominent role in shaping a child’s physical, mental and spiritual health. A child’s nutrition is dependent on the food types and habits that he or she acquires from childhood. Instilling wholesome food habits from the formative years of the child is crucial to form a strong foundation for a healthy lifestyle. * A single food source cannot offer all the nutrients that a child requires. Nutrients vary largely between different food groups. It is quite feasible to meet the nutritional needs of a child, with a correct balance of healthy food sources. * Pediatricians all over the world, strongly recommend parents to follow the food pyramid as a guide to serve food from all the food groups. This makes sure that the child receives all types of essential nutrients that are necessary for the overall health, growth and development. The food guide also warns against certain foods and encourages children to eat more of nutrient-dense foods. * Grains, vegetables, fruits, dairy-products, and proteins are the five major food groups. Whole grains that are rich in carbohydrates provide energy to a growing child. Rice, bread and pastas belong to this group. Vegetables and fruits supply fiber, vitamins and minerals for the smooth functioning of the body. * Milk and dairy products contain calcium and proteins, which maintain the health of the bones. Human body requires proteins to grow and develop the body-muscles. Eggs, nuts, meat and legumes belong to the protein food category. Other foods, such as fats and sweets are not preferable, and parents must restrict the intake of such foods. * Parents are the role models for a child. They should exercise extra care to influence them to eat and drink wholesome food/drinks. * Setting a good example is a great necessity to make sure the family lives a healthy lifestyle. Since children closely observe and imitate parents’ behavior, it is quite easy to mould them into sound eaters. Children have fewer options of eating unhealthy food, if parents buy and offer only healthy food. * Careful planning can make mealtimes a fun-filled experience. Various textures, colors, shapes, odor, temperature, and taste encourage the children to develop a taste for healthy and nutritious food. * The rest of this series takes a closer look on the food and nutritional needs of a child belonging to different age groups.
How To Cleaning Baby Ear The outside of the ear and the ear hole. While on the inside there are various organs of hearing. Ears need to keep it clean, but just the outside or the earlobe only. * Besides having its own cleaning system, ear hole newborns is still difficult to enter stemmed cotton (cotton buds). Do you actually hurt him. * Humming gently, or take the baby talk while you clean the ears. * Prepare all the equipment before starting to clean the baby's ear. ie : round cotton, cotton-stemmed, a container of warm water, baby oil, and a washcloth or handkerchief soft towel. * Dampen a cotton round with warm water, then wipe the front and back of the earlobe. * Ear notched section can be cleaned with a slightly in-stemmed cotton soaked in warm water or baby oil. * Once clean, dry the entire outer ear by gently rubbing a soft towel
How to Teaching Colors to Young Children All you need is some patience and some creativity to make them learn colours. So go on, and have fun with them, while you teach them the colours. * Dance Stick coloured paper on square pieces of cardboard. Now arrange them on the floor and start your toddler's favourite song. Ask her to keep dancing till the music stops. Once it does, call out a colour and she has to step onto the square of that colour immediately. * A Packet of Gems Buy a packet of Gems and empty it into a bowl. Then ask your baby to sort out the colours one by one. The fun part is, once all have been separated, she can also be rewarded with a few of her favourite colours. * Toys Attach a magnet to the end of a pole, and ask your baby to pick up magnetic objects of a certain colour with it. Initially, maybe just calling out the colour name may not work. In that case hold up a piece of paper of that colour too. * Baskets Buy baskets of different colours, and teach your child which toy goes into which basket. For example, puzzles in the yellow one, books in the blue one etc. Repeat this a few days and thereafter tell her to first, say, clean up all her blue toys and then the yellow toys etc. Not only will this teach her the colours it will also make her feel that she is helping out too. * Photos Click a picture of your child in dresses of every colour possible, and then stick it on a cardboard, write out the colour name, and then hang that from the wall. Whenever possible, keep pointing and say things like, ‘see that is you on the beach in a pink swimming costume’ or ‘you in your white party dress’ etc. * Shopping Whenever you go shopping, point out the colours to your child. It can be a pair of blue jeans, a red ketchup bottle, yellow shampoo, or even the colours on a roadside hoarding. * Food Take your toddler to the kitchen. Whenever you use a particular food name the colour. For example, green lady's finger, yellow turmeric, white salt, brown bread etc. Do the same when you serve a food to her as well. Once in a while reverse it and ask her to name the colour instead. * Nature Walks Take a sheet of paper and stick small pieces of different coloured paper to it. Then take your child for a nature walk, and ask her to find one item of every colour that has been stuck on the paper. For example, green leaf, brown mud, red rose, white pebble etc. * Books Get story books with bright coloured pictures, and few words. Keep reading the same story to her, all the while mentioning the colours. After you feel that you have read the book for several times, ask her to name the colours instead. * Painting Use crayons and water colour to draw objects of a particular colour, and give her only that colour to paint with as well. For example, one day will be only a red day, where she gets to paint pictures of a rose, watermelon, fire engine, post box etc. This is a good familiarization activity. Just make sure you repeat the name of the colour each time she begins to paint a new picture.
Development of Infants 0-4 Months To find out if your baby is born in good health, you can read in "The Birth of Healthy Babies". Furthermore, following the development of normal infants from the age of 0-4 months. Months-1 * Do not panic if the baby's back or bottom there is a blue skin such as bruising, or grayish. These patches usually disappear after age over 1 year. * Do not panic too if your baby's head shape is less symmetrical, because he had just gone through the narrow streets, the hip of the mother. His eyes will probably look a little swollen, his nose was very flat and looks a bit weird ears. He will continue to "improve" her appearance really ... * Even in some infants, you can see the soft at the top of his head throbbed. It still includes normal. In the first few days, the eyes of the child usually will continue to close. After that will be able to keep his eyes open for a longer time. He will be able to see your face at a distance of about 20 cm. * At this stage the baby can move and rotate his head to look for their mother's milk, can stretch his hand, and holding your finger with his fist. Month-2 * At this stage the movements of his body is getting better. He can reach things that attracted him, can hold small objects with his grasp if only briefly, even he could have patted his favorite objects. * Try smiling at her ... do not be surprised if he smiles back at you. Try also making various sounds in the nearby without surprising him. Some babies will listen to the sound carefully, while others may actually be crying. * At the end of this stage, most babies have started to lift her head and tried to look around the room. * If your baby is happy, then he will make a variety of responses, such as looking at your face, trying to grab you with his hands, smiling and babbling. * Conversely, if he is upset, then the response is made, among others, turned his face away from you, crying, struggling, and breathing rapidly. * Little has also started to like to explore using his mouth to suck what is and is comfortable to suck. He started a lot of experimenting with his voice, as well as the view distance was increased up to a few meters ahead. The 3rd month * Little has been getting stronger lift her head if you lay it in the prone position. Often do not even have to lift his body a bit at this position. * He became more adept at using his hands. He would love to touch, hold, and flailing with both hands. He also would really like to see his own reflection in the mirror. * At this stage, your baby will begin to recognize faces of people nearby and various objects that are familiar with it. The 4th month * Your baby will observe the variety and imitate your facial expressions. Some babies are already able to roll into the prone position itself at this point. But it would be easier for him to roll over from prone position to a supine position. * Some babies are already beginning to emerge teeth at this stage, although this is strongly influenced by heredity. * Thus the outline of your baby's development since the age of 0-4 months. All you need to remember is that every baby has unique developmentally. If your baby is rather slow progress, do not panic ... mostly remained within the limits of reasonableness.
5 Healthy Lunch Ideas for Kids at Home Kids always want a delicious meal that can be eaten fast while parents want a meal that can be prepared rapidly, but should not be full of vacant calories. Every day give your kids something new to look forward at lunch with a range of options which they won’t trade away! Do you give money to kids for buying their lunch at school and cross your fingers as they choose a healthy lunch? Check out here the collection of 5 kid-friendly lunch ideas that takes less time to prepare at home as well it help to keep lunches healthy and enjoyable. Kids can learn how to plan, prepare and eat a different diet rich in nutrients with these healthy lunch ideas. * Tomato salsa Salsa, which means "sauce" in Spanish comes in several different ways, the most widespread being chopped tomatoes, onions and chile. Salsa has the benefit of being a salad, sauce as well as savor - all in one. There is neither fat nor sugar in it, and the flavor is amazing. To make tomato salsa, you require diced ripe tomatoes, small onion, lime juice, garlic clove, cilantro leaves or parsley and salt. This is the perfect salsa to keep stocked in your fridge at all times. Tomato salsa is packed with vitamins, antioxidants and minerals that kids require. * Watermelon pie Summer can be best dealt with by a cool slice of fresh watermelon. Watermelon pie is very much refreshing that it lasts only for short time on warm summer days. Watermelon and a little convenience items make it a lovely dessert that doesn't need much effort. To produce a yummy low-fat, no-bake pie, draw on low-fat ingredients united with watermelon. * Strawberry soup Strawberry soup is a flavorsome combination of roasted strawberries, yogurt, sugar, and cream. It could remind you of a Smoothie. It is a good dessert to make if you have a plenty of luscious tasting strawberries, rather ones you have chosen yourself at your local u-pick strawberry farm. The sweet, healthy treat, packed with vitamin C, can be made in advance and chilled until serving time. * Potato chips When it comes to potato chips or wafers, mostly all agree that you can't stop with simply one! Particularly, when it is something you prepared at home. Make your own potato chips using lighter cooking oil for a healthier alternative. It really tastes better compared to their bagged counterparts. Choose big sized potatoes to obtain chips of larger diameter and utilize a mandoline slicer to get identical pieces. For making them stiff, we normally put them in ice and water for about 10 minutes before frying. The basic chips are cooked and salted, and even add black pepper, cheeses and other spices. * Toasted cheese sandwich spread Queso fresco can be mixed with cream cheese, toasted walnuts, mayonnaise and dried cranberries in this sandwich spread. A crumbly white cheese, Queso fresco holds its shape when heated. Spread Queso fresco on whole grain bread, warm it under the broiler for a short time, and get amazing results. This is one such recipe that can be prepared in minutes, so simple but really tasty. You can add any vegetables in this including capsicum.
Newborn Care for Winter Babies new born baby winter care, newborn baby care tips, newborn baby boy care, newborn baby skin care, new born baby winter skin care, how to care for a newborn baby bird: Special care needs to be taken to ensure that your baby is healthy and comfortable during the winter months. Winter safety tips and snow safety tips for newborns, infants, toddlers and kids including don't overbundle. Keep you and your baby safe from winter bugs by following some basic preventative measures. * Frequently washing hands is the simplest and most effective way of getting rid of cold and flu germs. Wash your baby's hands as often as you can, especially if he keeps putting them in his mouth. * As most winter diseases are spread through coughs, sneezes and direct contact, keep your baby away from sick people and avoid going to crowded places. * Ensure your baby's vaccinations are up to date to protect him from viruses and bacteria. * Naturally boost your baby's immunity by breastfeeding him. * Dehydration is a common side effect of winter diseases. Sore throats and stuffy noses can make it difficult for your baby to drink. Give your baby plenty of breastmilk (or formula milk if you aren't breast feeding). * Avoid irritants like smoke or sprays. They can trigger a coughing fit.