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Why Moms Are Being Warned About Vaginal Seeding

Have you heard about the latest birthing trend called Vaginal Seeding? Experts are warning parents that they should avoid it at all cost but moms are doing it anyway. All my kids was born via a cesarean section and they are healthy and happy so I am not sure why some moms choose to do this when they might be putting their newborn at risk. There is no evidence supporting the potential long-term benefits that Vaginal Seeding claims to have. What is Vaginal Seeding? Vaginal Seeding otherwise known as microbirthing is the latest trend in childbirth practice and occurs when a newborn c-section baby gets swabbed with their mother’s vaginal fluid. The idea is that by rubbing the fluid on the baby’s face, eyes and skin, it will introduce the baby to the same range of beneficial bacteri...

6 Things You Can Do with Your Baby to Stimulate Brain Development

Stimulate Baby’s Brain Development Your Baby’s brain development is really important from an early age. Newborn babies might not do much more than sleep, cry, poop and eat, but they still need interaction from you in order for their brains to develop. Here are 6 things you should be doing with your baby to help develop her mind and emotional capacity. 1. Tummy time There are tons of baby mats available with different colors, textures and patterns on them. While those are certainly the best, you can still use a soft blanket on the floor. Place your baby on the mat on her tummy. Don’t ever leave her unattended. When she starts crying, she’s had enough. In the beginning, babies will only spend a few minutes doing this but after some time, she’ll be able to hold her head up on her ...

Dangerous Baby Products You Shouldn’t Use

Dangerous Baby Products There are so many baby products out there. But what most new parents don’t know is that you don’t need everything out there. They also don’t know that some of the products available for babies are dangerous baby products and should never be used. Here are the some of the dangerous baby products you should never ever use! 1. Changing tables that have less than four sides It should go without saying that you shouldn’t ever leave your child on a changing table unattended. But if you have a changing table that has less than four sides, that’s beyond dangerous. Many experts agree that changing tables really aren’t a necessity anyway and urge parents to use a changing mat on the floor for the safest diaper changing procedure. 2. Easy-to-topple furniture Sadly, between 200...

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 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...

How to Handle Nursing Strikes

When your baby stops breastfeeding out of the blue, she’s on a nursing strike. It often comes on suddenly, usually with a baby that will randomly refuse your breast and become extremely agitated by your offering. It’s often very hard to figure out why your baby is on a nursing strike. It could be many things from ear infections to teething. Thankfully, breastfeeding strikes don’t last long. Here’s what you can do about it when they happen. 1. Comfort your baby You might not be able to figure out what is bothering your baby, but you can provide comfort for him. Hold him and if you can, have skin-to-skin contact with him. Don’t force him to feed. He may choose to nurse during the cuddles but let it him choose it. 2. Let it go When your baby decides to go on a nursing strike, that will leave ...

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