If you are expecting twins there are of course special preparations that you can make in anticipation of their arrival.Continue reading
When it comes to getting an infant to sleep, there are many factors that parents have to balance. They have to balance the child’s personality and preferences with the recommendations of doctors and parenting guides-and these two things are seldom perfectly aligned. They have to balance the child’s sleep schedule with their own schedules. They have to figure out how to regulate the child’s naps so that he or she sleeps the proper amount during the night. And in addition to these issues, there may be other, unexpected factors that come into play. All in all, figuring out how to give your child healthy sleep is one of the biggest challenges of the first several months of parenting.Continue reading
You would think that if two parents have brown eyes that their children would also have brown eyes but this does not always occur! Genes determine eye colour. It is more likely that the children will have brown eyes if the parents are brown eyed but they could also have hazel, green or blue eyes!Continue reading
It can be an emotional mix of relief and anxiety when you put your newborn to bed. Relief for the well earned break you are about to enjoy and anxiety as you listen to every breath and look for every movement your baby makes. You need to know you are putting your baby to bed in the safest possible way. Remember that cot death or sudden infant death syndrome is very rare and you can reduce the risk even further by following the sleeping advice from the experts detailed below.
There have been modern developments in caring for babies who are born prematurely. However, in terms of fixing the problem of premature birth (preterm labour) there has not been very much improvement. It is not fully understood why some women break their waters or go into labour too early.Continue reading
A baby who is born before the due date is a premature baby. Babies often do not arrive exactly on their due date, but if your baby comes into the world a week or so early, this does not mean he is premature. Premature babies are usually kept at the hospital until they are strong enough to go home and the doctor is satisfied that there will be no health problems. Continue reading