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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

newborn babies


Newborn care: Your questions answered, from massaging to bathing and breastfeeding

February 21, 2020 11:50 am

Infant massage provides a way for the baby to get multisensory stimulation and can have benefits for both the baby and parent, including bonding.

Sleep problems in infants improve by the age of two, says study

February 08, 2020 2:12 pm

The researchers from the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) in Finland also found that the total amount of time spent in slumber reduced to 12 hours per day as daytime naps became shorter.

How to encourage your newborn baby to play

January 25, 2020 2:44 pm

Parents can play simple games, like stretching the baby's arms or do a pedalling exercise with their legs.

Expecting a baby soon? Parents reveal things you should do before delivery

January 17, 2020 4:21 pm

"Get as much sleep as you can, go out just the two of you. It will be awhile before you get either again," said a parent.

A mother's brain is more strongly connected with the baby's, if she is happy: Study

December 18, 2019 3:21 pm

The results also suggested that babies of depressed mothers might show less evidence of learning owing to weaker neural connection between the mother and infant.

5 gifts to get for new parents

November 22, 2019 3:48 pm

"Depending on where you live: schedule a house cleaner or fluff and fold laundry. Buy a gift card for food or meal delivery. New Tupperware? Sounds lame but it's something that is always needed."

How to select the right bottle for your child

November 25, 2019 12:19 pm

Feeding bottle for babies: Choose bottles that maintain the right temperature, especially if your baby is out in the sun a lot so the water remains cool at a balanced temperature. This will ensure effective hydration.

Kangaroo care: The newborn guide for a millennial father

November 18, 2019 2:37 pm

Skin-to-skin helps strengthen paternal confidence towards childcare and creates an emotional relationship at a very nascent stage. This first instance of intimate contact creates self-awareness for the father, decreases paternal anxiety and increases feelings of protectiveness.

A newborn baby's hiccups could be key to brain development: Study

November 13, 2019 11:33 am

"The reasons for why we hiccup are not entirely clear, but there may be a developmental reason, given that foetuses and newborn babies hiccup so frequently," said lead author and research associate Kimberley Whitehead.

Why babies should not be given water for the first 6 months

December 10, 2019 9:35 am

A baby has nearly 75 per cent of water in their bodies as compared to 50-55 per cent of the same in adults. With so much water present already, the baby won't be able to handle any more amount of water consumed.