May 31, 2014

Top 10 signs your baby is ill

As new parents, you may not be prepared to evaluate your infant when he’s ill. Parenting is far most a difficult task and to know when you can handle the illness yourself and when to get help. Here are the top 10 signs of illness for babies. Instead of worrying, seek for help and advice from your relatives and friends who have had this so called ‘parenting experience’.

1. Crying – A baby who becomes very irritable, fretful, and fussy, with long crying periods, may be ill or in pain.
2. Fever – Fever itself is not an illness, but rather the baby’s response to an illness – most commonly an infection.
3. Vomiting – If it happens more frequently, contains blood or is green in color, or if the baby looks dehydrated, call your doctor.
4. Refusing to breastfeed or drink from a bottle
5. Diarrhea – Diarrhea is common in infants, but call the doctor if there is blood in the stool
6. Problems breathing – If your baby is having trouble breathing, you need to call the doctor
7. Problems swallowing
8. Rashes – Take your baby to the doctor if the rash covers a large area or is accompanied by a fever, sore throat or diarrhea.
9. Dehydration – You can recognize dehydration if your baby has a dry mouth and gums, wets the diaper less frequently, sheds no tears when crying
10. Cold – Upper respiratory infections (URIs) are caused by a virus and are very common in infants.

May 14, 2014

Top 10 Funniest Baby Memes

Babies, without a doubt, make the greatest facial expressions and by simply adding a phrase to these cute pictures I’m pretty sure that it can make the whole world laughing. Here are the top 10 cutest and funniest baby memes out of the many really terrible baby-related memes. These memes seems like the perfect way to do it. An internet meme is a way of capturing emotion and feeling that they’re pretty much the clearest way to communicate on the Internet.

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June 2, 2009

Massage to Treat Child With Sinus Congestion

Warming Hands to Massage Child With Sinus Congestion

April 27, 2009

6 Essential Steps to Positive Potty Training

Toilet training can be a tumultuous time for both a toddler and his parents. However, it doesn’t have to be. Though it is always a time of transition, it can also sometimes be a wonderful period of learning for both children and their parents. By following these six steps for effective potty training, you can minimize the conflict and maximize results.

6 Steps for Effective Potty Training

1) Communicate: You cannot pile your child high with expectation if they do not understand what it is they are supposed to do. Tell your child what you are doing, why you are doing it, and what you expect them to do and you will find a far more compliant child who is ready to slay the potty training dragons along your side rather than battle you from the beginning.

2) Model: Children are no different from adults, only smaller. Many people learn best by visual rather than auditory instruction. This means you must show them what to do instead of simply telling them. Provide your child with an example to follow and it is likely they will follow it with a smile.

3) Prepare: No one goes camping without a backpack. It is best to prepare yourself for any situation you must embark upon. Toilet training isn’t any different. You must first check for signs of readiness with your child. As long as they meet the basic criteria (listening comprehension, follows direction, and muscle control), then it’s green lights all the way.

4) Start: You will first want to develop a routine and then get down to getting it done. Once you start, don’t stop. You may hit a few bumps, but it is much easier to keep on going than to make a u-turn and have to start down the same road on a different day.

5) Reward: Children, like adults, are often willing to work hard for their rewards. No one knows the currency of their child better than mom or dad. Find out what rewards your child would be most willing to work for and implement a reward system that will keep their motivation high.

6) Repeat: Success is vertical. You must use each victory to climb toward the next. Be consistent and persevere. Soon enough, potty training will be just another fond memory.

Toilet training isn’t always easy, but it doesn’t have to be so tough. Use these six steps to get a good grip on your potty training.

Sean Platt is a dad http://writerdad.com who runs a preschool with his wife, a teacher with over two decades of experience. Their preschool has seen a long string of toddlers learn to use the potty in a developmentally appropriate manner, in no time at all. You can check out their site at http://pottytrainingpower.com for more information.

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April 25, 2009

Anecdotal evidence lesson works

The Boy, who will turn 4 in July, still sleeps in his crib. I’m sure this is against the advice of almost every parenting expert on the planet, but it works for those folks who live in my house. He loves his crib so much that, during a recent time-out where we had chucked him in said crib until he could remember how civilized preschoolers behave, the Boy climbed out of his cage, grabbed a book, and then climbed back in.

This is not how a kid who’s ready to move into a big boy bed acts, right? Given how quickly he is growing, he’ll have to make the change sooner rather than later. But for now, he can keep folding himself into one of his crib’s corners for the night.

The Boy, who in 10 years will hate me for mentioning this, is still working on the whole potty training deal. He gets the idea, mind you, and is willing to play along if you mention stepping up to the porcelain bowl and letting fly. If he is the slightest bit interested in anything else, however, there will probably be a puddle before too much time has passed.

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