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  Why are new-age parents choose cloth diapers? It’s easy to see why cloth diapers are making a comeback. With the rising concern of toxic chemical exposure in babies and children and heightened awareness of the environment, cloth diapers make a smart, sustainable choice. But the benefits of cloth diapers don’t end there. Having a reusable supply of diapers on hand can ease anxiety. You won’t have to worry about running out of diapers—or about the stores or online subscriptions running out either. Cloth diapers are better for everyone. How To Choose The Right Cloth Diaper? Here are a few features to consider for choosing the right cloth diaper for your baby. Materials  like cotton, microfleece, and bamboo are durable, soft, and highly absorbent. These materials could be an ideal choice for baby cloth diapers, as they are easier to clean and safe for the baby’s skin too. It is better to choose a free-size cloth diaper that comes with gentle elastics. Such a diaper offers a comfortable f

6 Effective ways to relieve gas pain or colic pain in infants

  All babies cry when they feel uncomfortable and it is the only way they know how to communicate what they are going through. One common reason why a baby cries is because of pain caused by GAS. When your baby cries, they can swallow air. This may give your baby gas. It can make their tummy look swollen or feel tight. They might show some relief in symptoms after passing gas or having a bowel movement (pooping). Colic is likely to start around 2 weeks of age if your infant is full-term, or later if they were born prematurely. It almost always goes away on its own by 3 or 4 months of age. It can happen regardless of your baby's sex, their birth order, and whether you breastfeed  or bottle-feed. Colic Symptoms Infants often show signs of colic at the same time every day, usually in the evening. You might notice that your child cries: With no clear reason (such as  hunger  or a dirty  diaper ) like they’re in  pain. Along with clenched fists, stiff arms, an arched back, or curled leg

6 - month Baby Growth Milestones and Development

  What most babies do by the end of 6 months: GROWTH During the first few months of life, your baby was growing at a rate of about 1 ½ to 2 pounds a month. By now, she should have at least doubled her birth weight. At six months, baby’s growth will slow to about 1 pound a month. Height gain will also slow, to about a half-inch each month. Social and Emotional Knows familiar faces and begins to know if someone is a stranger  Likes to play with others, especially parents  Responds to other people’s emotions and often seems happy  video icon Likes to look at self in a mirror  Language/Communication Responds to sounds by making sounds  video icon Strings vowels together when babbling (“ah,” “eh,” “oh”) and likes taking turns with parent while making sounds  video icon Responds to own name  video icon Makes sounds to show joy and displeasure  video icon Begins to say consonant sounds (jabbering with “m,” “b”) Looks around things nearby. Cognitive (learning, thinking, problem-solving) Brings

5- month Baby Growth Milestones and Development

Growth and Physical Development: Twice the Size Each baby is different and will develop at her own pace, but once your baby turns about 5 months old, you may notice that she's about double her birth weight. Your baby's eyesight keeps on improving, and by now he or she can see much farther than before. Movement: Building Stronger Core Muscles - Your baby is getting stronger and she is working on building those all-important core muscles. By now, she can raise and hold her head and chest when lying on her stomach. She'll continue to strengthen these muscles as she pushes her head and chest further up. Personality: Your Baby Gets Experimental - Babies are fast learners and each experience will teach your little one so many things. she'll drop something and see that you pick it right up. This will encourage her to become curious and she will test out how she can influence the world around her. Engage her eager mind by taking her for walks around the neighborhood, talking t

HEALTHY MEAL FOR YOUR BABY..... EARLY NUTRITION….. BABY’S FIRST FOODS....

Good nutrition means getting the right amount of nutrients from  healthy  foods in the right combinations..  Your baby may eat more or less than the amounts shown. Let your baby decide how much to eat, and never force your baby to eat. Babies know when they are hungry and when they are full. Look for signs of hunger and fullness. A baby who is hungry may open her mouth for food and may get upset if you take the food away. A baby who is full may close her mouth, turn her head away, or push food away. Sometimes people worry that their baby is not getting enough to eat. If you are offering breast milk, a variety of solid foods, and your baby is growing well, she is likely eating enough. Babies do not need solid foods until they are about 6 months old. Before 6 months, your baby only needs breast milk and a vitamin D supplement. Do not stop breastfeeding at any cost even if your baby is on solids. For babies 6 months and older: Keep offering breast milk and a vitamin D supplement. Start wi

Ear infection in Infants & Toddlers | Signs & Symptoms | Treatment & Remedies

  How to spot ear infection in babies? The general cause for an ear infection in toddlers and young children, is the common cold.  Babies & young children are most prone to ear infection, especially children under the age of three. Five out of six children will have had an ear infection by the time they turn three,1and 25% of children will experience repeat ear infections. early signs & symptoms Crankiness and fussiness due to discomfort and pain. Trouble sleeping or lying down flat. Fever (not all babies have fever with an ear infection, but many will have a fever between 100 degrees F and 104 degrees F). Yellow or brownish fluid draining out of your baby’s ear. Difficulty hearing or responding to the sound of your voice—this is due to fluid build up in the ear and should resolve after the ear infection is over. Child might develop a stiff neck. Your child's walk is not steady and physically very weak. Showing signs of weaknesses in face. Pulling and tugging the ears.

Is Cotton buds good or bad? | Can we use buds on Babies & Toddlers?

  As a parent, We all want our child’s ear to be clean and healthy. When we take extreme good care of our babies, it might go in the wrong way too. Yes, Earwax is sticky, gooey and has a terrible unpleasant smell and definitely we don’t want those to be present in our baby’s ear. The first step we take to clean them is by the use of cotton swab which are now claimed to be “the Safest for babies”. But in real practice, IT IS NOT.   There are several products available on the market made specifically for cleaning the inside of your baby’s ears, many of them aren’t safe. Cotton swabs are net very essential and the most unwanted product for Infants & Children. Many of us still happen to think that cleaning our baby ears with a cotton swab is like brushing their teeth everyday. But Did you know that using a cotton swab on infants ear could be dangerous? Did you know that doctors do not recommend the use of cotton buds on infants & toddlers? Doctors have been warning people

4-month Baby Growth & Development

Your baby will start showing more skills from 4th month. They roll a lot and start playing with their toys, especially the musical ones.  The most relief for every mom is that babies will have less to no colic pain or gas pain. By now, most babies will roll over and get their tummy time which ensures them to burp a lot and release their gas. Make sure to burp them after every feed even if your baby lays on his tummy most of the time. Once they roll over, the next step for them is holding their head up. Initially, babies will try a lot but take some time. Motor skills: 1. Holding things or their toys. 2. Make cooing and happy sounds /noises. 3. They love being lifted by people. Their head needs support till they are not shaky. Make sure to support the baby's head when being lifted. 4. Few babies start sucking toes which are completely normal and they will forget this habit overtime when they find a new way of entertaining themselves. 5. Teething might get started for your baby aroun

3-Month Old Baby Growth & Development

  At 3 months old , your baby may start sleeping through the night, But for few babies, sleeping through the night or sleeping for long hours will take time, Its hard, I know.  Major developments around your baby's third month: 1. Your baby will start to roll over either left or right. Few babies roll on both the sides and soon will become an expert by slowly perfecting their roll over skill. 2. Drooling can be noticed around this time. Too much drool can cause rash around their cheeks. Wipe the drools often to avoid them getting the infection or rash. 3. Head support is essential till baby's 5th month, but it is getting better and stronger neck support for your baby. 4. Your baby will start smiling more and giggles will never end. 5. Baby will try to talk more and start noticing the people around. 6.Since baby's bladder is growing everyday, the frequency of urinating will start reducing which in turn reduce the diaper changes. Make sure to change diapers every 2 to 3 hours

2-Month-Old Baby Growth & Development

Now you have crossed the toughest first four weeks and you would know so many things regarding your baby's hunger cues and nap timings. Changing their diapers is another hard part!!! Baby's eyesight will keep getting better in their 2nd month. Although, they will be able to see the things which are close to them. They will start to look at colorful toys and respond to rattles. So, get ready with few rattles, hanging toys, and Merry-Go-Round.  Hearing abilities will be better this month. They will be able to respond to sounds and noises.  Motor skills: Babies will start to move their arms and legs often. Their legs are straightening out, and kicks are getting stronger. They are now becoming more aware and playful with their hands.  They try to turn sideways and explore what is around them. It will take at least a month for them to roll over once they start turning sideways. They will make some effort to turn over and Please remember parents are not supposed to help them turn bu

1-Month-Old Baby Growth & Development

 After waiting for 9 long months, at last you had brought your precious baby home. This is not the end and it's just the beginning of your roller coaster ride. Guests, Laughter, and gifts will start filling up your home. Newborn babies will keep mom, dad, and everyone at home running around from nursing them to changing their diapers. Tips for Mother with a newborn baby: 1. Importance of Skin to Skin contact - After giving birth, when you receive your baby in your hand, skin to skin contact is very important. This will create a special bonding for both mother and baby. Babies will feel safe when skin to skin contact is given as if they are still in the mother's womb. 2. Swaddling Your Baby - Snugly wrapping your baby in a thin warm blanket is very important in order to help them feel safe and secure. 3. Burping - After every feed, it is very important to burp them. If not burped, it will create gas and babies will suffer from colic pain. 4. Bathing - Umbilical cord will mos

Best Thermometer for Infants & Todders ( Review)

1. Digital thermometer :  Specifications: Super Quick  Oral And Rectal Thermometer. Faster than a mercury thermometer Flexible Alarm Tip: The Thermometer Will Beep When It Finishes Registering The Temperature, And Will Beep More Rapidly When The Temperature Is Above Normal Range. Flexible Soft Tip Fits Naturally Under Tongue Or Under Arm.  No Hazard Compared To Broken Mercury Glass Thermometers.       Pros: This type can very well be used for infants above 1 year. Takes at least 45 to 60 seconds to get the reading which is good. Very easy to handle with children. Very flexible & gives accurate reading even if the baby keeps moving. The cost is very much affordable. Cleaning the probe after using is easy. The beep sound after taking the temperature is quite good. Cons: For Infants under 1 year, checking for temperature using this type of digital thermometer is hard. Since they don't stay still and keep moving. Can be used for kids above 3 years & adults.          Recommended