Having a newborn in the house means getting used to having sleepless nights and tired-looking eyes. New parents are usually overwhelmed with the amount of work that is needed to take care of a baby. Sometimes, you might feel like nothing you're trying is helpful and that you're getting no sleep whatsoever. Thankfully, there are some tips on surviving sleep deprivation and extreme tiredness. For example, you can start by synchronizing your sleeping schedule to your baby's. Also, you have the
If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, you likely know that there are a wide range of treatment options available. The treatment options that are best for your child will depend on his or her individual needs and overall health. One of the treatment options that is most widely recognized for its benefits is physiotherapy. Physiotherapy is very similar to physical therapy, and these two terms are often used interchangeably. However, there are subtle differences in the way that
Parents around the world use swaddling as a way to comfort fussy babies, reduce crying, and develop more settled sleep patterns. Often when we see babies getting ready for bedtime and being swaddled, their bodies are tightly wrapped in a cloth, sheet or light blanket. This is where a potential hidden danger exists. Not allowing the hips and legs to move freely can promote the most common birth abnormality, hip dysplasia. Because this condition can be challenging to detect, even by a trained
There's a common belief that new parents usually don't sleep at all due to their new parenting duties and their baby's feeding/sleeping rhythm. When the baby arrives, parents usually start stressing about all the things they have to take care of now. Not only the baby's breastfeeding, sleeping or playtime needs, but there are plenty of other things to do that you might have never thought of doing before. Your baby started crawling and suddenly, you have to baby-proof your entire apartment.
A newborn baby turns your life around in every sense of the word. And it isn’t all fairytales and butterflies – becoming responsible for another human being comes with its fair share of stress and difficulties. And while you may feel guilty for having hard experiences and feeling anything that strays ever so slightly away from positive, you need to realise that this is normal. There is nothing wrong with being overwhelmed. There is nothing wrong with feeling the way you are feeling. There
You’ve waited nine long months to hold your beautiful baby in your arms and now they’re finally here. Although you’re quite exhausted, you’ve never felt happier. From this moment on, you pledge you will do anything and everything you can to keep your baby safe and happy. However, like most new moms, you may not be thinking about taking care of yourself too. Those first few days, weeks, months, even years of motherhood will be the toughest on you both mentally and physically, which is why
Congratulations, your very own bundle of joy has finally arrived in the world! Yet while one precious smile from your little one is enough to counteract a week full of crying, screaming and sleepless nights, the first few weeks of parenthood can still be an understandably stressful period. As a result, it’s not uncommon for new parents to develop or pick back up a series of bad habits that can be an unintentional danger to your baby. That’s why today, we’re taking a closer look at 4 habits
Newborn babies sleep a lot when they first come home. Your 1-month-old baby should sleep 16 hours or more per 24-hour period with usually 8-10 hours being at night and 6-8 hours during the day. The amount of nighttime and daytime sleep varies quite a bit baby to baby. Contrary to what many people think, newborn babies generally do not sleep in very long stretches at night until they are a bit older and will eat every 2-3 hours all day and night. Let's learn more about your 1-month-old
It hasn't been very long since your little bundle of joy arrived. Congratulations to you! However, it is true that the first month is no less than a bit of a haze for you. To take and understand the responsibilities of an ideal parent needs time. The entire routine of feeding, changing diapers, sleeping, etc. can be exhausting. Still, you must cope up with every change your newborn has brought in your life with a smiling face. C'mon! that's your baby and it's all worth it. Isn't it?