How you can still get your ZZZ’s when your body seems to be against you.
Getting a good night’s sleep when pregnant can be hard to do. As your body is working toward developing your baby and preparing for childbirth, sufficient rest is often hard to come by. It is funny that during a time that your body needs sleep the most, sleep seems to elude you. Here is what you need to know about why pregnancy sleep can be challenging and how you can find comfort.
Bath time is (usually) a fun and special time of pampering for parents and their little ones. Yet parents should always practice safety measures when their baby is getting squeaky clean. Here are some helpful bathing safety tips to keep in mind.
Whether you have a new baby or are preparing for one, you probably know that life with a new baby sometimes looks like life with little sleep. Exhausted parents and babies alike can be a recipe for disaster - but this does not have to be the case! Here are a few tips to help set your little one on track to be a great sleeper. Consider implementing these tips that encourage restful sleep for your little bundle of joy.
If your baby is cranky, it may be due to a digestive issue.
Does your baby have trouble sleeping in his crib and has bouts of uncontrollable crying? Does your little one have a tendency to spit up a lot? Approximately one-third of babies spit up on a regular basis, not seeming overly bothered by it. Yet many others experience symptoms that can be painful and may interfere with sleeping, feeding, growth and development. The cause could be a digestive issue known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or heartburn. Before you begin to panic at the term “disease,” know that this is a very common condition in babies that is usually remedied fairly easily.
Worried about your baby’s fever? Read on.
You kiss your baby’s forehead and he feels warmer than normal. Many parents (especially first-timers) experience an initial sense of panic when they first notice their little one has a fever. Before you call your child’s doctor, rest assured that a fever is not a bad thing and does not cause any harm, in and of itself. Here are a few more things you may not know about fever in babies.
- Olivia, mom & a pediatric nurse
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