Most parents await their baby’s first tooth with anxiety and excitement. Although a new development is worth celebrating, teething can come with a lot of discomfort. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to make it easier for you and your baby.
Is Exercise Safe During Pregnancy?
Whether you are a fitness enthusiast or not before pregnancy, as soon as you saw the two lines on the pregnancy test stick, you immediately became cautious in every move, fearing any wrong movement would harm the precious little cargo in your womb. Indeed, healthcare providers discourage exercises for the first trimester.
Common childhood health problems and diseases
As a parent, you may have dealt with enough stomach bugs, ear infections, and fevers successfully. After all, every child deserves the right care and quality medical care. But there are other common childhood health problems and disease you should know.
10 Things About 3rd Trimester
Because your bump increases in size, your organs receive more pressure. That is why, many women experience difficulty in breathing. Also, you will still need to deal with the same discomforts you had during the second trimester.
10 Things About 2nd Trimester
After passing the first trimester of pregnancy you have finally survived the most difficult period of pregnancy with morning sickness, nausea, vomiting, mood swings and many other symptoms repeatedly. Let’s have a look at 10 things about the second trimester of pregnancy:
Dos’ and Don’ts Of Planning A Party
Parties are a great way of socializing and making beautiful memories. Most often as parents, we always find reasons to throw parties for our kids. Some of the most common reasons for organizing a party for your little one include birthday and Christmas celebrations, baptism, as well as graduation, etc.
5 Fun Family Indoor Games
Playing family games is a great way of bonding and helping the kids create great childhood memories. Inasmuch as outdoor games are exciting, there are also some fun indoor games that can totally mind blowing. Remember that you can’t always take the family out for outdoor games, especially during the summer period.
Ways To Handle Toddler’s Meltdown
Whether you like it or not, meltdowns, tantrums, as well as temper are an important part of your toddler’s emotional health and overall wellbeing. Even though meltdowns are common and can be avoided sometimes, most parents still have a hard time dealing with them. Well, it is easy to understand the frustration of parents when their toddlers have a meltdown because all parents love to see their kids happy and in good mood. There are many reasons why toddlers often have meltdowns, but that could be a topic of its own. Our focus in this article is rather on ways to handle a toddler’s meltdown.
• Avoid them
The first way to handle your toddler’s tantrum is to first of all try to avoid them. Of course, you can achieve this by giving your toddler full attention. Besides, you can also set out time to play and while at it, let your toddler take the lead in choosing the activity. By sharing such moments with your toddler, you are giving him a better foundation for calming down the next time he gets upset. Besides, you should also complement your toddler for good behaviors no matter how small it seems. By so doing, he will be more likely to do things that will bring about praises. This will also help reduce the moments of disagreement between you both.
• Understand what they want
Also, trying to understand what your toddler wants will go a long way to help handle his meltdown. Recall that even though most toddlers can use words, minor disagreements that may lead to anger are still eminent since they are still learning how to handle their emotions. Therefore kids may get frustrated and start acting up over their inability to do certain things like wearing their shoes. Well, as frustrating as this can be, the best you can do is to understand what he wants. Most toddlers will be able to say at least one word that summarizes their problem. It is therefore your duty to pay attention and understand what he wants so that you can act accordingly.
• Big hug
Moreover, you will be surprised that giving a big hug to your toddler will reverse his mood totally. A big hug from mommy or daddy, could turn a loud cry to a broad smile or even laughter. Remember that hugs make kids feel secure, and equally assures them that you care about them, even when you do not agree with their behavior. Well, a firm hug will definitely do the trick, but while at it, it’s better not to say a word because it could instead stir more anger in your toddler.
• Some space
You can as well handle a meltdown by just giving your child some space. The truth is that sometimes, kids just need to let their anger out, so do not stand on their way. However, you should be vigilant enough to ensure that there is nothing around that could hurt your child. Giving children space will teach them a practical lesson on how to vent in a non-destructive way.
Above all, you can contain your toddler’s meltdown by suggesting food or a little rest and recreation (R&R). After all, most tantrums are caused by hunger, fatigue or boredom. Therefore, be ready to feed him, give him water, put him to sleep or make him watch his favorite program. By doing so, your kid will definitely overcome the bad mood.
How to kick-start semi-solids/solid feeding when your baby turns 6 months
At 6 months old, the baby’s reserve of irons and important nutrients begin to wane. These nutrients are necessary for improved health and general growth. Again, starting solids introduces your baby’s taste buds to different meals. Babies also learn how to chew and eat at this stage. More kilojoules aid faster development in babies.
Physical Changes During Pregnancy
Your body goes through enormous physical changes during pregnancy. Some of these physical changes may cause aches and pains as well as discomforts. Luckily there are a few tips and tricks that can hopefully make going through such physical changes easier.
Make Your Pregnancy a Healthy One
A healthy pregnancy not only benefits your growing baby, but also benefits you. This all starts with a healthy diet. A healthy diet is vital when you are pregnant. There is no magic trick to a “pregnancy diet”. A balanced diet is all that you (and your baby!) need.
Punishment And Rewarding
In today’s world, it is believed that praising your child’s good behavior makes them more disciplined. Punishment is generally avoided and rewards are preferred by modern-day parents for the children.