Social Interaction with Other Babies

Generally, babies don’t want to play with other babies. If they play it is mostly with a parent. That is not to say that they should have no interaction with other babies and children. Babies and toddlers will learn how to do things by watching others do them. And having a certain amount of safe interaction with others helps them to be more social later on. (more…)

Teaching Baby to Feed Himself

Most babies want to try and feed themselves before too long. A toddler’s natural curiosity will make him want to hold a spoon and imitate the movements his mother makes with it. At first he will usually miss his mouth and may wipe food in his hair or ears, but parents should not stress about this messy time. The more baby is allowed to do it, the quicker he will learn the skill of actually getting that spoon into his mouth. (more…)

When to Start Potty Training

Some people don’t train their little ones to go on the potty until they are three. But even though it seems like a hassle at the time, children can be taught this skill much earlier. A little child who can learn to feed himself, walk and talk can certainly learn to go on the potty when necessary. And just think of all the money you will save in buying nappies or pull-ups. (more…)

Playtime in the Bath

As baby gets older he will begin to love his bath. If the room is kept warm there is no reason why he should not be allowed a little extra time to splash around and enjoy the sensation of water on his skin and freedom from clothing. Eventually he will like to play with toys in the bath. However, no baby should be left in the bath without someone responsible being there to hold and watch him. (more…)

Cleansing Delicate Areas

All of baby’s skin is delicate, but some of it is even more so and needs extra care. The folds under the arm should be tended to carefully and only patted dry after the bath, not rubbed. Under the neck is a delicate area and is often prone to rash due to baby’s dribbling making it moist. It needs to be cleaned thoroughly but gently and patted dry too. (more…)

Caring for Baby’s Skin

All babies have delicate skin but the skin of the newborn is the most delicate. No harsh soap or other cleanser is needed for bathing, but water only. However, most mothers use some brand of baby wipes for cleansing the nappy area. This has been formulated especially for babies and doesn’t seem to hurt them at all. And it is certainly more convenient than using a dish of water with a washer. (more…)

Bathing the New-Born Baby

Bathing the new born baby need not be seen as an intimidating or stressful time. Little babies need to be kept clean and fresh; otherwise they develop that stale milky smell that is not altogether pleasant.  Bathing your new born will make him or her feel refreshed and happy, just like it does for children and adults. Babies often settle down and have a great sleep after their bath. (more…)

What Prevents Baby from Sleeping?

Many babies fall asleep and establish a good routine right from the start; others need a little help from their mother in establishing the correct sleeping patterns. Still others seem to cry at night for no rhyme or reason and the whole household is upset and disturbed for months – sometimes years. So what are the things that might prevent baby from sleeping well during the night? (more…)