Before you change your baby, be sure you have everything you need nearby: A safe changing area with a hygienic, washable surface A clean diaper A bin or bag to dispose of the dirty diaper Diaper wipes or cloth and warm water Pins, if you’re using cloth diapers (stick them in soap to ensure smoother
This is one of the longstanding great debates of parenting. The basic argument in favour of cloth diapers is that they’re less expensive and some people feel they cause less diaper rash. Also, disposables have plastic liners that don’t decompose, while cloth diapers can be recycled, thus lessening the impact on our landfills. Then again,
Changing your baby’s diapers regularly is important. Urine combined with the bacteria in faeces can make skin sore and lead to diaper rash. You should expect to change your baby’s diaper before or after every feed, plus when he/she has pooped. Infants poo several times a day, and pee every one to three hours. Wetness
Provide a smoke free environment – before and after birth. Always place your baby on his/her back to sleep – during nap and bed time. Place your baby to sleep in a crib next to the adult’s bed for the first 6 months. Provide a safe crib environment that has no toys or loose bedding.
When it comes to self feeding, the mind and the capabilities of your baby don’t always progress in sync. Often a baby is determined to feed herself, but doesn’t yet have the ability to grasp food or spoon, and she ends the meal messy and frustrated. Other times, babies are content with the ease of
A little jack-o-lantern history before diving right into the juicy pumpkin carving steps… For most of the general population, October 31st is known as Halloween, it is a night for dressing up, telling ghost stories, having spooky parties, trick-or-treating and pumpkin carving. What most people don’t know is that Halloween is actually based on an ancient
It’s not surprising that one of the first words you often hear out of your toddler’s mouth is NO. We use it all the time… ‘No, don’t touch that’, ‘No, that’s hot’, ‘No, you can’t play with that’… Previously we talked about the importance of saying No to your toddler; but No is used soooo often
Saying NO to your children can be VERY difficult but, children need to hear NO! Otherwise how will they learn to deal with disappointment later in life or to be thankful for what they do receive? As parents we want to give our children everything! If using the word NO makes you cringe, this is