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Useful tips for Easy Labor and Normal Delivery

  According to research, 85% of pregnant women can have a natural birth, while the remaining 15% may require interventions such as a C-section. But, statistically, one in three pregnant women (more than 30%) goes through a C-section. Women may choose a C-section to avoid pain and anxiety during labor. But a C-section could pose complications in the future, and take extended days of recovery, unlike a normal delivery. What Is Normal Delivery or Vaginal Delivery? Normal delivery is a natural way of bringing the baby into this world. It is not difficult to have natural and normal childbirth unless you have some medical conditions. Moreover, the natural birth process helps in having a healthy baby and speedy recovery for the new mom. Factors that improve the chances of normal delivery: They may not guarantee a 100% result, though. You may have increased chances of a normal delivery if: You have an ideal weight, as being overweight could increase the chances of having a large baby and lower

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