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by Ivana StamenkovicPosted on: August 15th, 2017
Changing your baby's diaper is an easy job, but if you're a first-time parent, it may seem a little bit challenging. But once you overcome your fear and get some practice, you’ll do it in no time. Most of the babies like undressing (dressing is the problem here). And diaper changes are an ideal time for making a connection with your baby. You can also include your older children - they can help you with adding you the things you need. Newborns can usually soil up to ten diapers a day.
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by Ivana StamenkovicPosted on: August 11th, 2017
Even though breastfeeding is one of the most natural things in the world, it takes time and practice to learn how to hold and support your baby. But once you find a comfortable position - you'll enjoy it. For successful breastfeeding, it's very important that you find the most comfortable position for both you and your baby. After all, you'll spend hours and hours in that position. The four main positions are the cradle hold, the crossover hold, the clutch (football hold) and the reclining position. First, you need to sit in a chair or on a bed. Choose a chair that has supportive armrests.
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by Ivana StamenkovicPosted on: August 9th, 2017
Before you got pregnant and started looking for baby equipment, you thought that choosing adequate things is easy and that you'd enjoy it. However, now even the choice of the simplest things, such as the bathtub, seems like a nightmare. But try to look at a large selection as an advantage, rather than a problem. You have the ability to choose everything you buy according to your needs - all you need is to know what are you looking for and what to pay attention to. Standard Tub - This is just a simple plastic tub. It's cheap, usually without many additional features.
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by Ivana StamenkovicPosted on: August 7th, 2017
If you think you finally know everything about the babies, that you've heard and read it all, and that nothing could surprise you - read carefully. Those little beings are full of surprises, but don't worry - most of the weird things that newborns do are totally normal. They sneeze often - Although most parents will first think about it, this doesn't mean that the baby is sick. Most often, she just hasn't yet got used to the world outside the womb - babies might be extra-sensitive to lots of things we're already immune to.
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by Ivana StamenkovicPosted on: August 5th, 2017
When a newborn arrives in the home, most parents are frightened. They worry about whether they'll know what to do and how to do it. They worry that somehow, they'll hurt that tiny little being. To make sure that the baby is healthy and safe, they carefully study everything the baby does, and how she looks. However, not every unusual thing should be a cause of panic. Some weird things that newborns do are totally normal. It's perfectly normal for a newborn to lose some weight in the first 24 hours of life, due to lots of pooping and shedding of the extra fluid
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by Ivana StamenkovicPosted on: July 31st, 2017
During the warm and humid days, air conditioners are required to help regulate temperature both in the car and indoor. However, what happens when a baby arrives in the house? Is it safe to use the air conditioner in the room where the newborn is? So, if you were ever wondering if the cold air could be harmful to your new baby and weaken her immune system - keep reading for the answers. Is It Safe to Use an Air Conditioner in Your Baby's Room?
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by Ivana StamenkovicPosted on: July 22nd, 2017
Work from home has many benefits, so it's no surprise that every day more and more people decide to replace their full-time jobs with freelance careers. But how does it all look like when a newborn baby arrives at your home? How difficult is it to balance between work, home and a family? How to find time for yourself? With good organization, everything is possible, and this would be some basic principles. Schedule Your Chores Perhaps, in the beginning, this may seem like an impossible mission, but soon you'll get into a routine.
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by Ivana StamenkovicPosted on: July 19th, 2017
Babywearing is a practice of wearing or carrying either a baby or a toddler in one of a variety of types of baby carriers (wrap, ring sling, mei tai, soft structured carrier...). Although it has many benefits for both children and caregivers, it still hasn't gained enough popularity in modern societies. Anyone who cares for a newborn or a toddler could practice babywearing - parents, grandparents, siblings, nannies... A large selection of carriers allows everyone to find the one according to their own taste and budget, in order to be convinced of some of the many benefits of babywearing.
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by Ivana StamenkovicPosted on: July 12th, 2017
Even though it seems like an easy job, picking a toy for a child is as important as choosing any other equipment. Toys serve not just for fun - they are an important part of a child's development, as well, so they should be age-appropriate, educational and stimulating. When choosing a toy, you should pay more attention to the safety instead of the price and design. Here are some safety tips to keep in mind before and after buying toys. Before you buy any equipment for your child, you should always check if there have been any recalls on those items.
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by Ivana StamenkovicPosted on: April 30th, 2017
Bathing a baby for the first time can be a little bit challenging since babies are too small and the water makes them slippery. Maybe you’d need some help for the first few times. But once you overcome your fear and get some practice, it’ll become one of the funniest parts of the day. Most of the babies like water and enjoy taking a bath. Bathing is a perfect opportunity to make a connection with your baby, especially for fathers. Or your older children who can help with adding you the things you need.
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