Category: Parenting

Essentials For a New Born’s Hospital Bag

Essentials for Hospital Bag

You’re in the final stretch, with only a few weeks to go before your due date. Now’s the time to gather all the essentials you’ll need during labour and birth and for after your baby is born.

It’s a good idea to have a hospital bag packed by the time you are about 34 weeks pregnant so that you’re ready even if you may need to go to the hospital unexpectedly. Continue reading “Essentials For a New Born’s Hospital Bag”

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Help with Baby’s First Years?

Baby's First Years

Some Exercises to make baby stronger

Having a baby is one of the most ordinary event in the world, yet it is still most extraordinary thing that can happen to you. Once you have that new bundle of life in your arms, everything changes. A parent’s responsibility is awesome, human babies are very immature and helpless at birth, but they develop quickly and there is a lot that you can do to stimulate the physical and mental growth of your baby. According to research, exercising the muscles and joints stimulates the mental growth of the baby. Since formative years are those moments when the brain builds up the links to the muscles, exercise helps initiate this development. Continue reading “Help with Baby’s First Years?”

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Can Your Baby Hear You?

New Born screening picture

The World Health Organization (WHO) states that 0.5-5 newborns in every 1000 births suffer from hearing impairment to some degree (1).

Ensuring that your baby gets the necessary screenings to detect any health disorders post birth is the first and the most crucial step towards promising them healthy growing years. Most health disorders screened in the first week of the child’s birth are treatable to a great extent. Newborn screening includes a set of tests performed on the child, 24-48 hours after birth, although some studies also suggest that the screening be done 12 hours after birth in order to identify and diagnose any kind of treatable conditions. Continue reading “Can Your Baby Hear You?”

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Baby First Foods – ‘WEANING’

Weaning is the process by which a baby gradually gets used to eating adult food or the food that the family generally eats, and relies less on breast milk. The World Health Organization defines ‘weaning’ as a gradual process of getting the baby accustomed to food other than the mother’s milk. This process starts around the age of 4-6 months as the mother’s milk alone is not sufficient to sustain a baby’s growth beyond 6 months. It should be supplemented by food rich in proteins and other nutrients, called as supplementary foods.

Why weaning is Important by 6 months? Continue reading “Baby First Foods – ‘WEANING’”

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Importance of Postnatal Exercise

Postnatal exercise has numerous health benefits, all of which apply equally to the new mother as at any other stage of life. These benefits mentioned below include assistance with weight loss, increased aerobic fitness, social interaction and psychological well being. Exercise after giving birth can also hasten recovery, and assist with muscle strength and toning.

Benefits Of Postnatal Exercises Continue reading “Importance of Postnatal Exercise”

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When to Start Giving Water to Babies?

1.When should one start giving drinking water to babies?

Babies younger than 6 months old should never be given water to drink. Daily water intake is fulfilled by mother’s milk up to the age of 6 month. If formula milk started the water requirement is fulfilled by it. We don’t need to give additional drinking water.

2. What happens if we give drinking water apart from breast feeding or formula milk?

Baby’s tiny intestine is not much strong to fight against outside food or water it may chance for the loose motion or diarrhea. Continue reading “When to Start Giving Water to Babies?”

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World Breastfeeding Week

Creating a unified voice by ‘Sustaining Breastfeeding Together’

Beginning immediately after the delivery of the baby, breastfeeding is the natural process of providing young infants with the necessary nutrition that they need in order to grow and develop in a healthy manner. Continue reading “World Breastfeeding Week”

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Benefits of Breastfeeding

Breast feeding starts soon after delivery of the baby. This process of secretion milk is known as lactation. Lactation describes the secretion of milk from the mammary glands and the period of time that a mother lactates to feed her young. Colostrums’ is the first milk a breastfed baby receives.

Early 2 days is the secretion of colostrums; these secretions are the best immune booster for the baby.

Benefits for the mother:  Continue reading “Benefits of Breastfeeding”

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New Born Hearing Screening with OTO Acoustic Emissions (OAE) and it’s Importance.

Hearing impairment in children across the world constitutes a particularly serious obstacle to their optimal development and education, including language acquisition. According to a range of studies and surveys conducted in different countries, around 0.5 to 5 in every 1000 neonates and infants have congenital or early childhood onset sensorineural deafness or severe-to-profound hearing impairment. Deaf and hearing-impaired children often experience delayed development of speech, language and cognitive skills, which may result in slow learning and difficulty progressing in school. Continue reading “New Born Hearing Screening with OTO Acoustic Emissions (OAE) and it’s Importance.”

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Babymoon Tips for Pregnant Parents

More people seem to be embarking on babymoons, or trips that expectant parents take to relax before they have an extra carry-on in the form of a bundle of joy. The purpose of a babymoon today is for mom- and dad-to-be to spend time with each other to nurture the couple’s relationship before becoming parents. Babymoons tend to be more indulgent than regular vacations as babymooners generally get pampered and relax.

When planning your Babymoon, consider the following tips: Continue reading “Babymoon Tips for Pregnant Parents”

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