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Language development: Speech milestones for babies | Baby Talking Timeline: A Month-By-Month Guide to Speech Development | 0 TO 2 years

Having a baby is one of the most exciting times of your life. But it seems almost as soon as your little bundle of joy is born, you inevitably begin to ask questions like: “When will my baby say his or her first words?” “How soon will my baby say mama?” and “Exactly when will my baby begin to talk?” If you are a first-time parent and perhaps have spent limited to no time around babies or newborns, then you likely have no idea when your baby should reach this important developmental milestone. Don’t worry. As a first-time parent, there are many baby talking milestones that you have to look forward to, and they all come during specific stages of development. Eventually, at around 4 months old (for most babies, but not all), before they gain the ability to form words, babies try their best to imitate the sounds that they hear, mostly from their parents or other people around them. This is referred to as baby babble. By the end of 3 months By the end of three months, your child might: Smil

How to limit screen time for kids | How smartphones are affecting their speech and brain development

  Kids of today’s generation get exposed to technology and gadgets too soon; to be specific, even at times before they learn to speak properly. In every situation giving smartphones in the hands of toddlers and kids has become a solution that most parents adopt these days. But there are still some important questions you know about when it comes to kids and gadgets. How much screen time is good for kids? At what age parents should give phones to their children?  Parents are in habit of giving phones to their children in several situations such as when they cry, don’t eat food, get bored or a bribe for completing their homework. Such habits increase their screen time from 5 hours to 6 hours, which is not healthy for the kid’s eyes and physical health. They are exposed to gadgets at the minimum age of 2.5 years.  When toddlers get hooked on tablets and smartphones, they may unintentionally hinder their still-developing brains. The ability to focus, to concentrate, to lend attention

Co sleeping and bed sharing with your BABY

Sharing a bed with a baby is probably something that every parent has tried at some point. Who wouldn’t want to keep their bundle of joy next to them at all times? However, while sharing a bed or a room with their baby is a nightly habit for some parents, others would argue about the safety of this practice. Granted, there are some dangers when it comes to bedsharing. You may roll over the child. His/her body temperature may become too high if you are too close, arising several health problems.  Moreover, if the baby ends up tangled in the sheets, they wouldn’t be able to release themselves and breathe on their own. So you must understand the concept fully and follow the best practices. Many people around you advise that co-sleeping is dangerous. Yes, it is dangerous if the baby is not ready for bed-sharing. Co-sleeping is more common than you think. Co-sleeping can help boost a baby’s development What is Co-Sleeping or Bed Sharing? Co-sleeping is sleeping close to your baby, reg
  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


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