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Why Should You Massage Your Newborn?

Why Should You Massage Your Newborn?

Many traditional cultures believe that massaging the new born baby is an absolute must, and even modern child rearing practices now highlight the several reasons why infants can benefit from massage: Bonding with your new baby The new baby’s senses are not very finely attuned; but they do love being touched. A mother’s soothing hands […]

How To Change A Disposable Diaper?

How To Change A Disposable Diaper?

After your baby is only a few days old, you’ll be very experienced in changing diapers. But if this is your first baby, you may want a few pointers when it comes to changing a diaper. These instructions apply to disposable diapers. Before you start to change your baby, you’ll need to make sure you […]

Vaccine Injections Don't Have To Be Painful

Vaccine Injections Don’t Have To Be Painful

New Canadian research shows that vaccine injections given to kids doesn’t have to be painful. Scientists analyzed data from 71 studies involving 8,050 children to determine an effective physical, psychological and pharmacologic strategies to reduce vaccine injection pain in children. Professor Anna Taddio of the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and an adjunct scientist and […]

How To Feed When Your Baby Is Born?

How To Feed When Your Baby Is Born?

Breastfeeding your baby is one of the most important things you can do for her health, and for yours. But there are several ways in which breastfeeding can be sabotaged during your hospital stay, however brief, and in those first few pediatrician appointments. Breastfeeding is a learned activity for both mom and baby, and often […]

Infant Car Seat No Substitute For A Baby Crib

Infant Car Seat No Substitute For A Baby Crib

Researchers say that infant car seats that save lives in traffic accidents should not be used as a substitute for baby crib. They found infant car seats that are used as substitutes for crib poses increased risk of respiratory problems in healthy newborns. Newborns are required to be placed upright in infant car seats that […]

Daily Skin Care For Your Newborn

Daily Skin Care For Your Newborn

A newborn baby’s skin is very sensitive and susceptible to becoming dry and irritated. Daily skin care will keep your baby comfortable and clean, without irritating her sensitive skin. The best time to care for your baby’s skin is either when you are dressing the baby in the morning, changing the baby, or getting ready […]

What To Remember When Choosing A Name For Your Baby?

What To Remember When Choosing A Name For Your Baby?

Choosing a name for your new baby is a lot of fun. It is also a bit of a challenge. Many hours are spent considering different baby names, and it can take some time to come up with a name both parents like. Here are some things you should remember when you are choosing a […]

Making Vaccinations Easier For Your Child

Making Vaccinations Easier For Your Child

When your child receives multiple injections, which is common when being vaccinated, it makes a difference what order those injections are given in. When children received the least painful injection first, their overall pain experience was less. Infants aged 2 to 6 months were given two vaccinations, the DPTaP-Hib vaccine and the PCV or pneumococcal […]