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You Have A Life Too

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Even though most of your time will be consumed with caring for your child initially you have to realize that you have a life to and you need to get out and mix with other people. Within the local neighborhood there are bound to be other mothers who have children of a similar age where […]

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When To Wean Your Baby

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Generally you will begin weaning your baby onto solid foods at around 6 months of age. At this stage of most babies’ development they would have doubled in bodyweight and they will be ready for the transition to solids. In order to assist the baby with this transition their mouth will begin to change making […]

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What Is Cradle Cap

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Cradle cap is a very common condition that occurs for many healthy babies. It generally develops in the first few weeks of your baby’s life and can last in some cases for up to a year. While it isn’t very nice to look at and you might feel unhappy that your child has developed it, […]

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What Is Baby Signing

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Baby signing is a way of communicating with your baby before it is able to speak. Most mothers will realize that their child begins communicating with them before they are able to talk because the baby’s motor skills will develop a lot sooner than their ability to talk and they are able to communicate using […]

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Traveling With A Baby

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Preparation is the key to successfully traveling with a baby. There are many things to think of and some of these will be determined by factors such as whether you are breast feeding or feeding formula from the bottle and other factors such as whether you are using disposable nappies or not. In preparation for […]

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The Transition To Solid Foods

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Moving from feeding your child breast milk or formula to solid foods should be a gradual process. There are no hard and fast rules that apply as every child is different and they all progress at different stages of their life. Don’t compare your child to others unless you are concerned that there are some […]

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More Baby Skin Care Tips

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It might surprise you to know that many of the baby skin care products on the market contain ingredients that can cause skin irritations and other allergies. Many manufacturers of baby care products are unfortunately focused first and foremost on their profits and they know that packaging and marketing are what sells their products more […]

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The First Words

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It takes approximately 10 months before your child will utter the first words that can be understood by a stranger but they will begin communicating with you a long time before that. Once again don’t be too concerned if you feel that your child is taking a little longer than anticipated to start talking as […]

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The First Steps

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Initially a baby will get around using various different techniques of crawling wriggling and creeping along the tummy before it takes its first steps. Parents get particularly excited when the child takes its first steps no matter how shaky they might be. There is usually a lot of encouragement by the parents of a child […]

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Teething

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Most babies start getting their first teeth from about 4 months of age. This will vary from one child to another and it is not uncommon for many babies to take up to a year before their first teeth begin to appear. Most babies will experience some form of discomfort during this time and they […]

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Teaching Your Toddler Self Feeding

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Life becomes a little easier once your toddler begins self feeding. After about 10 months you can start feeding your baby more variety of food and while you previously had to put the food in a food processor to make it easy to eat you can start feeding your child food that it chopped finely […]

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Supplementing With Formula

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It is common practice for some mothers to supplement their baby’s feeding with formula when they are breast feeding. There can be a number of reasons to make this decision and usually it is because they have insufficient milk to satisfy the needs of the baby or else there is some concern that the baby […]

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Administering Medications

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Whenever your child needs medication you need to be careful that you only give the precise dose as recommended by your doctor. While adults and older children might be able to get away with doses that are ‘close enough’ this is very risky for a baby. Being so much smaller you need to be aware […]

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The Freedom Of Wearing A Baby Carrier

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One method of maintaining your babies contentment and happiness while allowing you the freedom to get many more tasks done throughout the day is to find a suitable baby carrier that will allow you to carry your baby effortlessly and in comfort without placing undue stress on your back and shoulders. There are many different […]

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