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Most new parents intently wait to check the colour of their newborn's eyes upon birth, but are often left confused and worried when they notice their little ones to be a little crossed and not well-coordinated.
A 2010 study titled Optometry and Vision Science by Leigh F Bacher states that spontaneous eye-blinking rate is less than four times per minute in human babies. The rates gradually increase to 15-30 per minute in adulthood.
Climate change, political issues, social issues, crimes against women and children, pollution…there is a lot to worry about and I know that we can all do our part to make this year better than the last.
When pressure to perform is already at a peak, cause minimal disturbance in their routine and prepare them for changes beforehand, if necessary. Continue with therapies, for they provide an outlet, are helpful and a must.
It’s okay to let family and friends know that she is breastfeeding so that she can easily excuse herself during the scheduled feeding time. Ask for a private space if you are visiting someone and if you’re hosting a party, be sure to ask for help.
To avoid getting a flat head, parents should give the baby enough tummy time, after one month of age.
Negative outcomes are seen where the children are badmouthed about the other parent, children need a sense of love and security from both parents whether they are together or separated.
"Even if you work a lot you can have a good bond with your kids if you make an effort to spend quality time with them. Make the effort to interact with them even if you are tired or there is housework to do," said a parent.
"Children can be shaped by many forces that are often intertwined like successful parents, successful genes, successful peers and a culture of success that they grow up in," said professor of psychology and neuroscience Yuko Munakata.
The conversation starts when they discuss frogs and how they reproduce. her daughter asks, "And where do, um, where do human women, like, where do women lay their eggs?"
No man is ever asked how he manages to keep the work-life balance; it is an expectation from women only.
IVF mothers need to be counselled. They can consult the gynaecologist who will sensitise the patient about how milk production works and the overall benefits of breastfeeding. It is only when the baby suckles that the milk production increases.
In general, babies need one more layer of clothing than adults. Stick your hand inside your baby's clothing to see if he seems hot. Too much? Take one layer off.
Parenting experts have time and again emphasised on the spending quality time with kids. Even if you have a hectic schedule, it is beneficial to take out at least a few minutes to spend uninterrupted, quality time with your child.
Arts-inclusive pedagogy will put an end to education and learning being a dreadful and boring chore. It will get children constantly excited, and naturally learn through the arts.
A doctor would recommend C-section only if normal delivery is not possible, due to maternal or foetal reasons like the mother's high blood pressure.
From among the bazillion shows currently on air, here's a list of top parenting related shows and the odd movie that have humour, drama and a healthy dose of realism about the journey of parenthood.
Check out the appropriate book titles of 2020 by Indian authors for your child, and encourage them to invest more time in reading this year.
Read about the marginalised, read stories and books that talk about diversity, are inclusive and pose uncomfortable questions. No, innocence is not lost by exposing kids to the real world.