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Caring for Your Baby’s First Teeth

How to Care for Your Baby’s Teeth The day your baby’s first tooth appears, you’ll be rejoicing and crying all at once. It’s a special time that will suddenly give way to a mouth full of teeth in the blink of an eye. But as your baby’s teeth start coming in, it’s important that you properly care for them so your child doesn’t wind up cavities or tooth decay. Keep your baby’s teeth in good health with these tips: 1. Begin by cleaning the gums Dentists advice parents to take a warm, wet, clean washcloth and wipe your baby’s gums with it daily. It helps protect the teeth underneath and removes residue from breast milk, formula, or food. 2. Start caring for teeth as soon as they appear It doesn’t matter if your baby only has one tooth. You must clean it daily with a soft toothbrush ...

How to be a Happier Mom

You’re the one that does everything. From the moment the sun rises, you’re at it, making breakfast and packing school lunches. It’s you who schedules everything from doctor’s appointments to play dates. It’s you who cooks and cleans. You may even work outside of the home on top of all this too. And at the end of the day, when you finally have 5 minutes to yourself, you sit down and you realize you’re surrounded by a cloud of unhappiness. When we’re not happy, it makes it hard for us to be there for those who need us most – our children. If you want them to grow up into happy adults, you’ll need to fill your cup back up so you can pour them your happiness every day. Here’s how to get yourself out of that unhappy funk. Don’t compare Social media is not reality. Problems in your marriage? Scr...

How to Survive Baby’s 1st Cold

Unfortunately, you can’t thwart away every germ your baby comes in contact with. Eventually, you’ll find yourself the worried mom of a baby with a cold. While we can take precautions to prevent our babies from catching a cold, there will still be germs that will affect them. Babies can’t take medicine so sleepless nights are on the agenda, however there are some things you can do to help your baby recover more quickly. Make use of steam Humidifiers are excellent for when there is illness in the home. It will help unclog stuffy noses. Showers are another superb way of replicating the effects of a humidifier. Simply use it to steam up your bathroom and then sit in there for 10 to 15 minutes with your baby. Read some stories to pass the time and it will be much more enjoyable for everyone. Br...

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