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Easing Your Baby To Sleep

One of the first things new parents need to figure out is how to establish a nighttime routine for the baby. Babies respond to familiar patterns and there are several things you can do to set a sleep routine for your child which will soothe them into sleep. Here are some tried and tested ways.Establishing routines before bedtimeChild development experts recommend that you help your baby make 'sleep associations' by using a calming ritual before bedtime. No matter what your preferred bedtime routine (see below for sleep routine examples), make sure you do it consistently every night. That way, every time you start the routine, your baby will gradually learn that it's time to go to sleep.Examples of bedtime routines for babiesRead a bedtime story: Everyone loves a good story and so does your baby! For infants, we recommend Good Night Little Bear and The Poky Little Puppy. For ages 3-5, we recommend Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann, Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes and Russell the Sheep by Rob Scott...


Bathing Baby

The prospect of bathing a baby for the first time is enough to make any new mother nervous. How to hold the little creature? Will the tiny one cry? However, bath time can be an enjoyable activity for both mom and baby. Here's a handy baby bathing guide.Bathing a newborn babySponge baths are best for your baby until your baby is about three weeks old. Gather a small tub (for holding warm water; not the baby), mild baby soap, shampoo, cotton washcloths, baby wipes and a soft baby towel. Lay your baby down on a large plush towel on the kitchen counter or changing table. Soak the washcloth with warm (soapy) water and gently wipe each part of your baby's body. Pay special attention to the outside of your baby's ears, eyelids, between fingers and toes and the folds of skin. Wash your baby's genitals carefully and wipe from front to back. Massage baby shampoo into your baby's hair until foamy. Immerse the washcloth into clean water and squeeze it over the baby's head to rinse. When done rinsing, pat-dry your baby's ...


Infant Gas Relief - Causes And Cures

When caring for a newborn, infant gas relief becomes something that is as essential as anything else. In some cases, an infant's fussing or crying is due to gas in the stomach. This pent up gas in the baby's stomach or digestive tract can lead to irritability, restlessness, pain, general discomfort and will lead to excessive crying.Many people do not understand that when their baby is crying, he/she needs something. Sometimes, that something can be a bottle, a diaper change, or attention and affection. However, sometimes the crying can be a response to an excess build of gas in the stomach in which the baby cannot relieve him/her self.Parents should not be alarmed if the baby is experiencing excess gas; this is quite a normal occurrence. Excessive gas in a newborn is a natural byproduct of digestion. When babies feed, they often suck in which sends tiny air bubbles or pockets down into their stomachs. Using all natural baby products is a good choice if you plan to purchase an infant gas relief formula.Though ...


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