by: Brett Pittenger
If you are going to have a baby or perhaps have recently had a baby then you realize there is lots to learn about babies. Do not be stressed all new parents experience this learning curve. Below are some practical tips to help you with your baby know-how learning curve.
What kind of thermometer is best for you? I am old enough to remember mercury thermometers. They were horrid tasting, that is actually if you were lucky enough to have it in your mouth. Most houses had 2 mercury thermometers one for the older kids and the other for smaller ones who needed there temperature taken rectally. The other one was for the younger kids and that one went in your rear. It was dreadful, you were already not feeling well and then you’re having your temperature taken like a turkey. And so i heralded the arrival of the digital thermometer.
Fortunately you can choose from various types of thermometers today. Digital thermometers are great and they take about not even a minute to get a reading. To get an correct reading in newborns and toddlers you will need to take a rectal reading and digital thermometers do this well.
The ear device thermometer is widely used today. You place the device in the ear to take the temperature. This cannot be used in infants under 3 months due to the fact there ear canals are too small. Also this device will receive a increased reading when the ears prove infected. The most recent thermometer that can be found is one which you put on the temple. It reads the warmth made by blood vessels. Because it is non-invasive, every body in the household will like this thermometer.
It takes a while to understand all of your baby’s cries. A brand new mom will need some time to understand what each cry means. It will take some time to figure out why baby is crying. A baby may cry because he wants something to suck on. Sucking is a natural reflex that is soothing and comforting for baby. So offer baby a pacifier when he’s crying to see if this helps. You need to be patient and know that it takes time for new parenst to be familiar with each cry. Sucking is a natural reflex in babies that can help soothe and comfort them, so don’t be reluctant to use a pacifier.
Sometimes a crying baby just desires to be moved. You get tired of looking at the same thing all day, and so does he. So pick baby up and move him to a new place to look around and explore. Just as crying can indicate that baby needs to be moved, a baby crying could be caused by too much stimulation.. A party or mall may be too much for little one and you may need to remove him from all of the stimulation.Over stimulation may also be a problem, and just like when they are bored they will let you know by crying The womb was a fairly quiet place for 9 months His new world is big, bright and loud and sometimes may be overwhelming. There will instances when he just can’t handle anymore and he will cry.. Keep this in mind whenever you take baby a place new where there will be many people like a party, a restaurant or shopping. Prepare yourself to let him decompress in familiar environment away from all the new things and people.
Now lets discuss the colicky baby. There is no medical treatment for colic because we don’t know what causes colic. There are a number of home remedies at work. Rocking the baby can help. Gas is thought to be a cause of colic and rocking can help to pass this gas. Infant swings sometimes work for babies that are older than three weeks and don’t forget a rocking chair. The standing sway and rocking also works..You have not experienced crying til you have dealt with a colicky baby. The bad news is that there’s no known cause for colic, so no medical treatment exist. Some home remedies do give you results and that’s the good news. It is generally believed that colic is caused by gas and rocking your baby can help ease the gas. I have seen the standing rocking and swaying work on a colicky baby. A traditional rocking chair sometimes works and babies that are older then three weeks sometimes get colic relief from in infant swing.
You might find relief with sounds like white noise. The marketplace now offers many white noise devices and Compact discs. You may also find the household appliances work as well. Turn on the dishwasher or automatic washer or the vacuum cleaner. Many parents of colicky infants have found relief with the car ride, it seems to put baby asleep. A warm towel on baby’s stomach can both comfort and help to ease the gas.
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