Self Care for New Mothers
While you are getting used to the new addition in your life, you might find yourself running ragged by the end of the day. Here are some tips to keep you in good health, cheer and well...sane!
Preparing for Parenthood
To make parenting experiences positive and memorable, expectant parents can be as prepared as they can for life with the new baby. Below are some helpful guidelines for expectant parents to learn and practice as they and their little one together embark on this new phase of life.
MOM, you need sleep too!
As a new mother, a peaceful night's sleep might seem like an unattainable luxury! Here are some things you can do to get a little more sleep at night.
Interpreting your Baby's Cry: Sleepy
It is important for your baby to get enough day naps otherwise she will be sleep deprived, cranky and hard to soothe. Here are some sleepy cues to look for.
Interpreting your Baby's Cry: Other Discomfort
Baby is fed, burped, diaper changed, napped, but still seems to be making a fuss. What could it be? Here's when you need to check if baby is uncomfortable in any way.
Interpreting your Baby's Cry: Hunger
Whether you are a mother who feeds on demand or by the clock, recognizing your baby's hunger cues will help you avoid unnecessary crying.
Interpreting Your Baby's Cry: Gas
When you hear your baby cry, of course the main thing you want to know is WHY he is crying. Is he hungry? Is he wet? Does he want his mummy or his daddy? Gas is one reason your child could be feeling uncomfortable and here are some signals to whether he needs to be burped.
How to cope with babies cries
Sometimes it is easy to figure out why your baby is crying and what baby wants.
But at other times it could get more challenging. Here are somethings you can do when the crying just wont stop!
Father's Role with the New Baby
Having a baby is a great new step in one's life. Overnight, your responsibilities and priorities change. It can get a little overwhelming initially but like all things, it becomes a part of our schedule.
Breastfeeding - Joys and Challenges
Parenting a newborn comes with its share of challenges, not the least of which is breastfeeding. Breastfeeding has a huge number of benefits and every mother wants the best for her baby. Some mothers find breastfeeding a breeze, while some find themselves faced with one or more lactation issues.