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Pacifiers – Everything You Need To Know

A pacifier is a nipple substitute that a baby can suckle on when they are in distress or between feedings. The decision to use one or not is entirely up to the mom. Babies should start using pacifiers after around four weeks when they have already mastered how to breastfeed. So, should you introduce your baby to one? We look at the pros and cons of using a pacifier below. Advantages   Soothes the baby A pacifier is a quick way to calm a…

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Colic In Babies – Signs And Symptoms

Colic has been defined as frequent, prolonged, and intense crying or fussiness in a healthy infant. A lot of research has been done to find the cause but no straight answer exists. This article is here to show you how to read the signs and symptoms and how to handle colic. Colic starts mostly when the baby is around 3 weeks old and can go on up to when they are 3 or 4 months old. It is perfectly normal for babies to experience…

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Baby Teething – What Should You Know?

Baby teeth will start developing between 6 and 12 months. In most instances, the first tooth will appear on the lower jaw. By the third birthday, most babies will have all their teeth. Below are a few tips on how to deal with baby teething. Signs of baby teeth development Although baby teeth should emerge with no pain, they may cause a bit of discomfort for the baby. If your baby is in the age bracket where their teeth start growing, look out for…

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Weaning Your Baby – What You Should Know

Weaning your baby means introducing them to solid food. The best way to wean your baby is to start them with small amounts of food. When starting off, feed them once a day at a time that’s convenient for you both. Experts recommend weaning your baby at around 6 months because, at this time, babies begin to need nutrients that are not found in breastmilk. It is also possible for your baby to show signs that they are ready for food. Below are some…

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Postpartum Care For Mom and Baby

The word postpartum refers to the time after birth. It can also be referred to as the postnatal period which includes the first 6 weeks after childbirth. It is a critical period for both mother and baby and great care should be taken to ensure they are both thriving. There will be many changes to adjust to during this period both physically and mentally. Below are tips on how to take care of yourself and your baby postpartum.  Tips on postpartum care Rest You…

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How To Wash Newborn Baby Clothes

When your baby arrives, your laundry will definitely double. You need to stay on top of your game with the laundry to make sure that your little one always has something clean to wear. Washing newborn baby clothes is different from washing adult clothes in many ways. Here are a few tips on how to clean your baby’s clothes. How to wash newborn baby clothes Pick the right clothes The first step is picking the right clothes. Baby’s skin is sensitive and can be…

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Breast Pumping Station Essentials

Breast pumping is a great way to ensure that your baby has enough milk especially when you have to leave for work or you are away from home. One of the best ways to make breast pumping easy is to set up a breast pumping station where you have all the essentials you need. We have made a list of everything you will need for your breast pumping station. Breast pumping station essentials Breast Pump The first thing you will need for your station…

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Causes Of Low Breast Milk Supply

Many mothers worry that they are not producing enough breast milk for their babies. In some cases, it is true that the milk production may not be sufficient for the baby. There are many ways to combat the problem of low breast milk supply such as getting enough rest and making sure you are well fed. The causes of low breast milk supply may differ from one mom to another. Causes of low breast milk supply Medical conditions One of the reasons for low…

Pregnancy symptoms

Pregnancy Symptoms – How To Be Sure

Pregnancy symptoms differ from one woman to the other. Even though the surest way to find out if you are pregnant is to have a pregnancy test, there are symptoms that can tell that you are pregnant. Some women may experience these symptoms as early as the first week while others will experience them later on. Pregnancy symptoms Missed period One of the surest ways to know that you are pregnant is missing your period. This is true for all women who have reached…

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How To Increase Breast Milk Production

Breast milk is the best food for newborns. It has high nutritional value and helps protect your baby from various illnesses. It is however not always possible to have breast milk available due to various reasons. Sometimes, you may not be able to supply enough milk to satisfy your baby’s needs. There are steps that you can take to increase breast milk supply so that your baby has all they need. How to increase breast milk supply Breast feed often One of the ways…

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The Benefits of Breastfeeding

Breast milk is the best food for babies. Doctors recommend breastfeeding exclusively for the first six months, starting as soon as the baby is born. The benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and baby are numerous. Although there are other options for moms, you should breastfeed if you can. Here are the benefits of breastfeeding Breast milk is nutritious The nutritional value of breastmilk for babies is enormous. It has proteins, vitamins, and fat that your baby needs to grow. It also has antibodies…

Breast milk storage

Breast Milk Storage – How To Safely Store Your Milk

If you are a mom who regularly pumps breast milk, you know the importance of safely storing your milk. Breast milk storage is something that every mom who pumps should be well versed in to make sure that the milk their baby drinks is safe. Here are tips on how to safely store breast milk. Breast milk storage tips Storage For moms who want to pump and store breast milk, they will need to buy milk storage bags. Storage bags are used to securely…

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