The Significance of Birth Order

It’s a well-known story. A child is alone, enjoying his parent’s attention. Then, the second one comes along and the first-born feels abandoned and angry. The second child feels that they never had their parent’s attention just to themselves as the first-born did, since they always had to share it with the older sibling. The two battle, each in a slightly different way. And then the last child comes along and gets spoiled much more then any of the older siblings.

 

The only child is also spoiled, selfish and a loner.  These are some of the stereotypes we all know very well. And you probably know these first hand in dealing with your siblings. It’s just another theory like horoscopes that we do find a lot of truth in, but also don’t take it that seriously. But birth order psychology believes that there is more to this; that the order in which we are born has a far larger significance and impact on who we are.   These differences outweigh other differences such as gender.

Many well known thinkers have paid a lot of attention to this subject: like Alfred Adler, Sigmund Freud or Carl Jung, to list a few. Psychologists hinted on the significance birth order has and made numerous studies and experiments to find out what exactly the impacts are. Recently, Frank Sulloway confronted this subject in his book Born to Rebel. Sulloway differentiates only first-borns, which includes an only child and later-borns. While scientists may differ in some ways, these are the overall reoccurring themes in birth order psychology:

 

 Birth order – first-borns

 

First borns are often more dominant, critical, assertive and ambitious. First-borns will more likely get into a prestigious school and do well academically. Some scientists even say first borns may have a higher IQ, but this could also be because parents may invest more in first borns and spend more time studying with them.  Yes, a new research claims that first-borns are the favorites among parents, however many have argued this. Sulloway says that most American presidents and other leaders were first borns, as they are ambitious, focused and well organized. They are also more conservative, narrow minded and anxious then their younger siblings. Oldest siblings are the most likely to settle down and be in a long-term relationship as they are very family-oriented. Adler described first-borns frustration by being “dethroned” by their younger sibling.

If the fist born stays first born – and will be an only child, he will never be “dethroned” and will not have to enter sibling rivalry.  Only children are often more mature since they grow up with adults, but may have a hard time separating from their parents. Because they are used to growing up alone, they may be loners as adults or at least be able to handle loneliness way better then people with siblings. Only children are described as perfectionists, afraid of failure, careful or high achievers (similar traits to first-borns).

 


 Birth order  – middle child

 

Middle children and all later borns are considered to be more creative, innovative and rebellious. Sulloway claims that in history, revolutionists tend to be later-borns. Middle children compete their older and younger sibling and may act out in order to get attention. Middle children are defined as mysterious, adaptive and less connected (they feel left out). They are often very open to new ideas and have liberal views. Middle children often feel left out and sometimes tend to reject their family, just so they don’t get rejected themselves.  Since their position in their family feels fragile and unidentified, their friends are that much more important to them.  They are also very secretive, less decisive and sometimes base their decision on whether it’s an opposite of the first-born decision (“born to rebel”).  Middle children are able to look at things from different perspectives – they are empathetic. They are thus called peacemakers and try to resolve conflicts of others even though they avoid conflicts themselves. Because they feel they are less loved or receive less attention, they are great fighters for justice.

 

Birth order – youngest child

 

Often stereotyped as the spoiled ones, the youngest children are usually very friendly, open, fun loving and adventurous. The youngest ones are often very charming, using this to their advantage – they can be manipulative and are said to be great salesmen.  They tend to be the most successfully socially and have the highest self-esteem of all siblings. Financially, they are often irresponsible and can be selfish.  Youngest children love the spotlight and often have other members of their family wrapped around their finger. What may bother them though, is when parents overlook their achievements since they have seen them a number of times before with their older children. For an attention loving youngest child, this could be very frustrating.  Youngest children often leave responsibility for their actions to their older siblings, and thus have a problem establishing their independency later on.

 

These are the general, mostly consistent descriptions of the personality effects of birth order. Remember that other factors play in as well. For example, what the gender of the siblings are (same sex siblings rivalry could be slightly different then opposite-sex rivalry). Also, how much apart are the siblings (A 6 year gap could create a new generation of first-borns) and how big the family is?. All these and other factors also play in the larger picture.  However it is important to keep in mind what order your children are in and take it into consideration when you evaluate their behavior. Its good to take birth order into consideration while dealing with your children as soon as possible, so your children can overcome their possible (pre-determined) personal conflicts as well as they can.

 

 

First Words

A child starts talking around his first birthday. The development of speech is influenced by innate dispositions, environment, but also by whether or not the child uses a pacifier.

 

At first, a child uses one word or one-syllable expressions about certain situations or people.

Interjections are replaced with verbs. When a child says: „toot“, it can mean: „look, I have a car“, or „I see a car“, etc. He learns to use „mine“ or „my“, understands the difference between „me“ and „you“, and reacts appropriately to „yes“ and „no“.

 

Tips for Parents 

first words of children

  1. We should always articulate and not use „baby talk“.
  2. We should talk calmly and clearly.
  3. Our tone should be distinctive but not exaggerated.
  4. We should repeat what the child says with correct articulation and not criticize his shortcomings.
  5. The child should be able to see our face while we talk.
  6. We should take regular breaks and not overload the child with unnecessarily long activities. We should stick to a regular sleeping schedule.
  7. We should regularly sing with the child, say rhymes, read simple stories, look at books (folding picture books), comment on activities that we do together and try to get him involved into an active communication during play time.
  8. We should not be forceful. It is forbidden to say anything along the lines of „say“! The child has to want to talk to us and we should encourage his ambition to talk through a positive feedback.

The importance of questions

 

Around a child’s third year of age, he may start asking questions like „What is it?“ and soon the famous question comes along: „Why?”. The goal of these questions is first of all to obtain desired information. But over time, we start noticing that a child repeatedly asks about the same things over and over gain. By doing this, our child is telling us that he wants to communicate with us; he wants to talk.

A perceptive parent reacts to these questions with patience. If a child hears: „Leave me alone! What do you want now?…“ he will stop being interested in communication with us and stop asking questions.

 

Pacifier and speech development

 

If a pacifier is used long-term, there could less room for a natural development of speech organs; the shape of the jaw may be affected and gradually also articulation.

If a child uses a pacifier or his thumb often and for too long, his tongue moves forward. An incorrect swallowing process is then enforced, where the tongue doesn’t move upwards to the hard palate, but instead between the teeth. The result is an open bite, an incorrect teeth development, a crooked jaw and an impaired articulation.  The consequences are difficult in terms of time and money invested in orthodontists and speech therapists when the child is older.

A pacifier is not a universal solution to any baby’s dissatisfaction. We should always try to find out why the child is dissatisfied.

 

Television and speech development

 

Why are children so attracted to TV? The moving pictures are fascinating for children. However, a child has difficulties grasping and mentally processing all these rapidly moving sequences of pictures.

A child’s effort to process what’s going on TV results in the decline of concentration and an overload caused by the amount of images coming at the child. A child’s brain isn’t equipped to handle such activity and the consequences could be a reduction in memory capacity and concentration abilities.

During a dialogue, which consists of listening and answering, a child develops his communication skills. But there is no communication with a TV.

When a child listens to a story, he creates images in his head based on his experiences and his imagination. If we need, we can pause the story telling, “explain” anything and the child can add anything at any time. We help naturally develop his speech and thought.

Watching TV should only be a special occasion and it’s a good idea to help him grasp what he has just seen though a discussion afterwards.

 

The power of fairy-tales

 

A child is able to perceive short fairy tales and stories at around two years. All children like repetition, so we should let him hear a story several times before introducing him to a new one.

The best thing to do is tell a story by memory so we can shorten it if we have to.

When a child listens to a story, he identifies with the main characters and experiences all their adventures. In his fantasy world he tries out courage, endurance, loyalty and love for the good – basically all that he will later need. These intense and deep experiences fulfill his psychological needs and help develop his personality. Children that do not experience this may later try to fulfill these needs with inappropriate means, such as drugs of other adrenalin experiences.

While our delivery of the story may not be as professional as the ones we hear on CDs, it can be more emotionally charged.

There is no other narrative genre that has such a positive and intensive impact on children as fairy tales do.

In order for a child’s speech to be properly developing, it’s important to create a loving environment in which he hears proper speech. We shouldn’t forget to sing and rhyme with our child, help him recognize and name people and objects in his environment, look at books, show pictures…

    …and during all that: talk, talk, talk…

Fish Should Be Included in Your Child’s Diet

It’s well known that in coastal countries parents include fish in their child’s diet from an early age, basically as one of the first solid foods introduced at around their sixth of seventh month.

Until recently, people were very careful in including fish into a child’s diet, even freshwater fish, which has been a popular ingredient in many cookbooks for hundreds of years.

Fish, just like cow milk and nuts, is one of the most common allergens. This is the reason why many parents were reluctant in including fish in the diet of the smallest children. Studies have shown however, that eliminating these allergens from ones diet is necessary only if one truly has an allergic reaction to them. It’s ineffective and unnecessary to exclude fish from a child’s diet, even if he has a family history of allergies, only to prevent one from developing allergies. We cannot influence whether or not a child will be allergic. For more please read about the anaphylaxis on fish in children here.

Fish (especially freshwater fish) can be fed to a nursing baby. If a baby has a family history of allergies, it’s advised to be careful, but we don’t have to wait until our child is two (as was previously advised) to give him this very nutritious food.

Fish in baby diet

Fish in baby diet

Opinions on a balanced, nutrition diet change so quickly that many recommendations loose their validity. Nevertheless it’s true that regarding nutrition, it pays to learn form our ancestors.

Nursing unquestionably remains the best diet for a baby in his first months. Between his fourth and sixth month, it’s appropriate to start introducing additional liquids and solid foods, while still breastfeeding. It’s unnecessary to hurry or to give a child his first spoon of vegetables right at the end of his fourth month. If you start after his seventh month, nothing happens, but the child can refuse some solid foods and his tolerance to new foods (i.e. fish) can be lower then the month before. The same is also true for gluten.

Introducing Solid Foods

When a child reaches its first half a year, he is becoming more skillful. He can now openly show what he likes and what he doesn’t like. A child that is breastfed benefits from breast milk and long-term breastfeeding (up to two years or longer) is always recommended.

 

Starting with solid foods

Whether your baby is breastfed or not, we should usually start adding solid foods or additional liquids after his sixth month of age. We can start earlier if he is hungry, but never do so before his 17th week of age. Waiting to add other liquids or solid foods until the seventh month is not really beneficial for the baby. For a breastfed child, breast milk is the best way to go for the whole first six months.

We should not give a baby under the age of four months (whether it is breastfed or not) anything more, not even juice of tea! Breast milk (and formula) has enough vitamin C, so juices aren’t needed.

 

We should start with only a teaspoon-fullBeginning with solid foods

We start with only a small amount before noon breastfeeding or drinking. Typically, the first solid foods are purees from one type of vegetable. Give your child a sweet, soft, mashed vegetable cooked in unsalted water – you can use carrots, parsley, potatoes, broccoli cauliflower, etc. At first we only serve one type of vegetable.

It’s enough to mash the vegetable with a fork, because if a child gets used to very finely mashed foods, he may later refuse tougher pieces.

Be patient! You should consider one or two fully swallowed teaspoons a success. After that, breastfeed him or feed him infant formula. Some children need about 10-20 tries of a certain food before they like the taste.

 

Introducing more flavors in the foods

In the next three to four days you can introduce another type of vegetable. Such a time gap is needed to fully recognize if the baby likes or can handle a certain food item. You can now mix the previously tried out vegetable with meat, and slowly raise the amount of solid foods given to the baby at the expense of milk.  Meat is a very important source of iron, protein and fatty acids.

Between the second and the third week, replace „noon milk“ with solid foods. Of course, such scenario will not be a possibility with all children and that is fine. The result is, that a baby will get 150-200 grams of meat-and-vegetable soup at noon (instead of breast milk or formula) six times a week.

 

Meat & egg yolk

At first, the amount of lean and finely cut meat per dose should be one tablespoon (about 20g); later, from the seventh month, we slowly raise to two tablespoons (about 40 g) per dose. Once a week it`s good to replace the meat-and-vegetable soup with chicken egg yolk (or twice a week a vegetable soup with a half of yolk).  The yolk must be cooked in boiling water to prevent any bacterial disease. Egg white is not suitable for children under one year of age.

 

Porridge

After introducing meat and vegetables – or during that time – we can start feeding our baby fruit puree and cereal porridge. These can replace evening milk.

The purchased porridge should say what type of cereal it is made of and what age it should be served from. The porridge either contains milk and has to be diluted with water, or it’s without milk, which has to be added.

Porridge and other foods that contain gluten (flour and flour products, semolina pudding) should ideally be introduced while the baby is still being breasted, but never before his fourth month of age. At that time, the mucous membrane is not mature enough to handle gluten.

Rice does not contain gluten, so rice porridge can be served earlier (for example when treating infant diarrhea).

 

9. – 10. Month

In regards to growing teeth, we include tougher foods, soft cooked vegetables and larger pieces of meat during the ninth month. This is to help support chewing. We also start handing the child his food, so he can hold it alone (like a roll or a piece of bread) and practice chewing.

As for side dishes, we can try feeding our baby different types of coarsely chopped pasta (spaghetti, egg noodles, etc.). During this time, when solid foods are a big part of the diet and contain less water, we add about 200 ml of infant water to the babies diet. Children that are not breastfed should drink about a double of that amount (around 400ml)

The amount of milk a baby should drink during this time should be about 400 ml a day.

Fruit juices should be fed in smaller amounts (primarily to vary the diet), at around 120-150 ml a day. Later, when the child is a toddler, you can raise to 250ml a day.

 

Cottage cheese in the foods

Cow milk and dairy products such as cottage cheese are not suitable for children under one year of age. They are too heavy on the organism and a cow’s milk protein can be a source of some later allergies. The only thing recommended is yoghurt with fruit that can be fed to an 8-9th month old child.

 

10. – 12. Month

At this time, the child’s diet starts looking more and more similar to the diet of a toddler. Daily intake of meat can be raised to three tablespoons a day. Pasteurized milk can be introduced at tenth month, but not as a drink, but only as additional “food”.

 

Foods should not be salted or sweetened

Not even fruit should be sweetened. Fruit contains fruit sugar and so additional sugar could burden the organism, increase tooth decay and provide too much extra energy. Also, a child could then refuse non-sweetened food. Salted foods place heavy demands on the kidneys, which are still being developed.

We should avoid artificial preservatives in the foods, artificial sweeteners, ketchup and mustard.

 

Newborn Children Sleep

Newborn sleeps as much as it needs; the only problem is that it sleeps at different times that suit you. At first he sleeps in short periods anytime during the day or night.

After a certain time the longest period of sleep will happen during night and the child stays alert longer during day. Of course there are differences between children. Don’t worry if your newborn child won’t sleep all night straight away even though it was predicted or even hoped for.

Emphasis on the difference between day and night

Since newborn age make sure you differ between day and night sleep to teach your child when it is a play time or a sleep time. Put a child to sleep in a carrier, pram or a basket during the day and if you have a cot put the newborn child to sleep in the cot only for the night sleep. You can place a pram in a shade outside, don’t forget to put a mosquito net over, and always put the brakes on. At home make sure that your pet doesn’t attack your child in the child’s room. It is not necessary to have a complete quietness. When the  newborn baby cries, pick it up and take advantage of it being up and alert – help him to associate the day with playing. For a night sleep wrap the child well to prevent sudden movement of arms or legs which could wake him up and put it to bed/cot. Turn the lights down. When it wakes up for feeding feed it calmly using low voice or don’t speak. It will soon get used to night time for sleeping and not for playing and it will soon learn to sleep throughout the night.

Daytime sleep

About the sixth month putting to sleep should become part of an important daily routine of child life. The child should be tired out and prepared for its sleep to be able to sleep all night. It also needs daytime sleep to uptake energy for its active life. Daytime sleep is necessary until the age of two or three years. But don’t let the newborn child sleeping too long. Let it sleep for about two hours (if it doesn’t wake up earlier) and then wake it p. If it was in a deep sleep it could become confused and rather upset, leave it at peace for a while before you prepare another activity.

newborn child sleepNewborn Child Safety

Don’t use pillow for a child younger than two years old, it could suffocate.

Put child to sleep on its back. According to doctors it is the safest position. It seems that children sleeping on their stomachs are more prone to a sudden cot death.

The mattress in the cot should be firm with appropriate sheet.

Child should not be too hot or cold.

Don’t smoke or expose your  newborn (and even older…) child to passive smoke.

Put the child in the cot feet to the banister into the bottom part of the cot so it cannot slide under the cover.

Sudden cot infant death

Every year several infants suddenly and unexplainably die in their sleep. Experts don’t have any explanation but they set a few recommendations to lower the risks. If you put your child to bed on its back make sure it is not exposed to cigarette smoke and keep watching that it doesn’t get overheated. The danger of sudden cot death can be radically increased.

Temperature suitable for newborn children

The danger of sudden cot death is increased if a child is excessively wrapped up especially when it has a fever or doesn’t feel well. But make sure it doesn’t get too cold. The ideal room temperature in the bedroom is 18 deg C which is also comfortable to an adult in light clothing. At this temperature we cover the child, in his body sleep suit, with a sheet and three thin blankets or light quilt. Newborns sleep best wrapped up in thin blanket to prevent waking themselves up by sudden leg or arm movements that happen while falling asleep. It also calms them up. But beware of overheating and do make sure not to put too many covers on. Do not use feather guilt for a child younger than 1 year old. If a child has a fever do not add any more covers or hot water bottle nor use an electrical blanket and do not turn the heating up.

Placing a newborn child into the lower parts of the cot

Place the baby with its feet near to the bottom of the bed and cover it so the cover reaches its shoulders. Tuck in the bottom of the cover under the mattress so it cannot slide under the cover with its head. It could increase the danger of sudden cot death while being overheated.

Newborns regulate their body temperature via the skin on their face and head. If a child slides under the cover the regulation is impaired. Make sure to adapt the cover accordingly for safety. If the room isn’t too cold don’t covet the child’s head with a hat.

Sleeping on the back

According to doctors sleeping on the back is the safest position. There is no evidence about newborn infants suffocating by bringing digested milk up.

Childhood Obesity: What Can Parents Do To Avoid It?

There’s so much talk of late about the growing problem of obesity. Poor diet and lack of exercise are the key causes of obesity, and this quite often stems from lifestyle. There are all manner of reasons why a person could end up excluding exercise form their daily routines or eat nothing but fatty junk foods.

Busy Schedules Shouldn’t Be an Excuse

Many adults in the modern world live their lives to a tight schedule. Much of their waking day is consumed by working long hours and running daily errands. After a hard day, many people opt for a quick micro-meal rather than slaving over a hot stove. Winding down in front of the television often sounds like a more favourable option than heading to the gym.

This cycle continues and before you know it, you’ve piled on a few pounds and if you continue like this, your health will only deteriorate. This is how many adults become obese, but what about kids? They don’t have hectic schedules and shouldn’t they love running around and playing with friends? It would seem not.

Is Social Change to Blame?

Society is changing at an alarming rate. There have been so many technological advances in recent years, which is perhaps one of the root causes of this rapid social change. Nowadays, kids will often trade in playing out in the park for an evening playing video games, watching TV and surfing the net. If this is what happens all of the time, how are kids supposed to burn off all that energy?

Many of today’s parents come one of the first generations to have experienced this uprising in technology and ready meals, and it would appear that their bad living habits have been passed on to the kids. How can you blame the kids for becoming increasingly unhealthy if the parents are equally as bad? ‘Lead by example’ should always be the parenting rule of thumb.

Not to Dismiss the Fact That Obesity is Often Seen as a Disease

Of course, there are plenty of examples whereby obesity has taken over a child’s life through no fault of their own, or indeed their parents. It is recognised as a genuine illness, and sometimes it is not strictly bad living habits that are to blame. Yet for the vast majority, it is simply down to choice of lifestyle.

As parents, it should be our duty to steer our kids away from an unhealthy lifestyle, not only because of the health threats that will ensue in later life, but also because an active, healthy life is often a happier life. And isn’t that what we want for our kids? Eating healthily doesn’t have to be boring. Be inventive with healthy foods. With a bit of thought, you can make vegetables tastier than any fast foods and you should actively encourage your kids to get up and become more active. The list of positive effects this will have on your child’s life is endless.

This was a guest post from Barry Magennis – a devoted parent and husband. Barry loves to share parenting advice through blogging. He is also works to find the ideal candidates for nursery assistant jobs in and around the UK.

Pacifiers on Babies

Helping others to be aware of pacifiers is the main motive of this post and if you read this post you would also get ample information about pacifiers.There would be innumerable number of posts on pacifiers available on the internet and you must think that there is nothing left that has not been said but just read this post and you would have to take back your words.

Reaching the half way mark can provide you with sample signs of what is in store for the next half. So, if you are satisfied with what you have read about pacifiers here, you would not be disappointed further also.

Experts have voiced valid concerns regarding the use (and abuse) of pacifiers. Not only can pacifiers cause nipple confusion in an infant, it is also associated with premature weaning. A newborn infant is driven to suck on anything placed in their mouths, including a finger or artificial nipple. In an ill, small, jaundiced or easygoing baby, this drive to suck may become a substitute for feedings, since the urge to suck is being satisfied.

Some babies might be satisfied with the simple act of sucking, and if a weary mom or dad decides to try the pacifiers in an attempt to get baby to sleep for a longer period of time or go further between feedings, it can result in such problems as poor weight gain, and in the nursing mom, mastitis, engorgement, a decrease in milk supply, or plugged lactation ducts. Pacifiers and artificial nipples are specially designed so they automatically stimulate the spot in the back of the baby’s mouth, between the hard palate and soft palate that stimulates the sucking reflex.

This might create a lazy baby who will have trouble drawing mom’s nipple into his mouth far enough back to that same sucking reflex is stimulated during feeding time. The pacifier’s shape can even cause changes in the arch of the soft bony roof of the mouth, molding it high and narrow around the shape of the pacifiers.

It is very important to avoid two common, yet very harmful, practices when using pacifiers. First, do not tie the pacifier to a string so that it’s readily available within baby’s reach should the urge strike. This is especially dangerous once baby becomes mobile and learning to crawl and roll, and could pose a strangulation hazard.

Secondly, do not dip the pacifier tip in honey or something equally sweet, as this could introduce cavities in baby’s teeth. Generally speaking, infants and toddlers do not receive regular dental checkups like older children and adults, so therefore if a cavity should develop as a result of such a practice, it could result in severe harm and pain in baby’s mouth and teeth.

And finally, be aware of the overuse or misuse of pacifiers. If your baby isn’t fussy or upset, a pacifier is obviously not needed. Be aware of how you are feeling as a parent when you are offering a pacifier to your baby. Is it really to pacify baby? Or is it more to pacify you?

It is true that most of us hesitate to read posts for the fear of wasting our time but now when you are reading this post do you still think that you should have hesitated in reading this post about pacifiers on your baby first year?

There can never be an end to learning. This post about pacifiers was just a beginning to a long journey. And your success would depend on how much seriously you take this journey to be.

Your Baby Depends on You for Checkups!

In today’s world, it seems that almost any topic is open for debate. While I was gathering facts for this article, I was quite surprised to find some of the issues I thought were settled are actually still being openly discussed.

Your baby needs medical checkups during her first days, weeks and months so the doctor can see if she is growing right. The way your baby grows in her first year can affect her health for life.

Knowledge can give you a real advantage. To make sure you’re fully informed about Checkups, keep reading.

Checkups are a normal and important thing for babies. Even though your baby seems healthy, she should get checkups at one to two weeks of age, and at two, four, six, nine, and 12 months of age.

Your baby’s first visit to the doctor will be a week or two after birth. Ask your doctor for the results of the hearing screening if it was done in the hospital. If a hearing test was not done, ask your doctor for a referral for the test. You need to know as soon as possible if your baby has hearing problems. If she does, she may need special help now so she can communicate with people. This will help her when she learns to talk and read.

At each checkup, the doctor or nurse will:
Examine your baby’s head, eyes, ears, heart, lungs and other body parts
Measure your baby’s length, weight and head size
Ask about your baby’s hearing and vision
Ask you questions about how she eats, sleeps and acts
Give you information about how a baby develops and grows

Of course, it’s impossible to put everything about Checkups into just one article. But you can’t deny that you’ve just added to your understanding about Checkups, and that’s time well spent.

Healthy Newborn Looks Like

Healthy Newborn Looks Like

Have you ever wondered if what you know about newborn is accurate? Consider the following paragraphs and compare what you know to the latest info on newborn.

Newborn babies don’t usually look like the cute babies in diaper ads. Newborns’ heads are often more pointed than round. Their skin may be wrinkly and reddish in color. This is normal.

In the center of your baby’s head is a “soft spot” where the skull bones have not yet joined. This allows your baby’s head to be flexible during the birthing process. The skull bones will grow together to cover this spot as your baby grows. Meantime, the soft spot allows your baby’s brain to grow.

Sometimes there are dark red patches on the baby’s eyelids. They can also be on the bridge of the nose or back of the neck. No one knows what causes these. They usually go away during the first year.

Truthfully, the only difference between you and newborn experts is time. If you’ll invest a little more time in reading, you’ll be that much nearer to expert status when it comes to newborn.

Some babies are born bald, some have thin hair, and others are born with thick, dark hair. For many babies, this first hair rubs off. For others, the color may change.

Eye color can also change after birth. Eye color is usually set by the end of the first year.

The umbilical cord that is left on the navel at birth will drop off in five to 10 days. The place where it falls off will become your baby’s belly button.

Sometimes baby girls bleed from the vagina. Sometimes boys or girls will have swollen breasts. They may even produce a few drops of milk at birth. Hormones from the mother cause this. The discharge is harmless and will soon disappear.

If you’ve picked some pointers about newborn that you can put into action, then by all means, do so. You won’t really be able to gain any benefits from your new knowledge if you don’t use it.

Baby Heat Rash Cure and Treatment

Baby Heat Rash Cure and Treatment

Baby Heat rash is a condition in which little, red bumps appear when a baby or kid becomes overheated either due to hot climatic conditions or close fitting clothing.

This Baby Heat rash condition may happen essentially in the summertime months when temperatures are hot and wet, nevertheless it can occur in winter, also.”Prickly heat” or “summer rash” are frequently used names for heat rash. Though youngsters of every age can develop baby heat rash it is generally seen in babies. Babies have smaller pores than adults and when they sweat a lot it is tougher for the sweat to be freed from his body, so that the pores block and heat rash develops. Generally the baby heat rash appears on the chest & stomach, the folds of the legs or arms, crotch area and bum. Although baby heat rashes are not a distressing condition, it is itchy and can be really aggravating to a little baby.

The bumps can become tender to touch. Baby Heat rash is sometimes a consequence of hot and wet weathers. It happens basically when the essential subcutaneous layer starts to produce more sebum or natural oil. Discover practical answers to manage and cure your heat rash in virtually no time by looking into the this essay below. Though heat rash it commoner among children and babies, adults also suffer from heat rash during hot and damp weathers.

Among babies or children, that baby heat rashes problem happen due to their developing sweat glands which don’t transport sebum or natural oil to the skin’s surface. Rash in babies often happens on the forehead, neck and shoulders. In adults, it is commonly a consequence of the sweat pores getting blocked by the sebum and dead epidermis cells. The elbow, neck, chest and breast are the areas affected of the skin in adults.

Baby heat rash Treatment

Check with a doctor relating to any medicines or over the counter drugs available for treating the baby heat rashes of your kid or your own. Some home-made treatments for curing baby heat rash are shown here below : Mix bicarbonate of soda or ground oatmeal powder in halfhearted water for getting showered and for reducing the difficulty Apply a thick paste of cumin seeds with coconut oil an hour before getting showered Boil some margosa leaves and use the water to take a bath or shower Prepare a mix of cold coriander seeds and use it twice a day to cut back the symptoms A sandalwood paste mixed rose water may also be applied to reduce the rash problem symptoms.