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Tag Archives: Baby Centre

  • Bathing your Newborn Baby

    If you are a new mother, nothing is as scary as the prospect of bathing your baby once you bring her home. First of all, she’s tiny and you worry that she will slip right through your fingers and what about that umbilical cord? You don’t want to get within a mile of it in case you hurt her! Until your baby’s umbilical cord stump falls off, sponge baths are sufficient to get her clean. Continue Reading

  • Preparing a Nursery for Baby | Baby Centre

    The prospect of getting ready for baby by preparing the nursery is an exciting one for parents. But in all the excitement of exercising regularly, taking prenatal vitamins, eating right and regular doctor visits, many expectant mothers forget to put this on their to-do list before the baby arrives. This may leave some parents running around in circles trying to find the ideal place for baby’s crib and other baby paraphernalia when it comes time Continue Reading

  • Baby Development : Month 3

    Although your baby has probably been able to recognize you since she was just a few days old, now she can actually show it. Most babies begin to show unmistakable signs of recognition when they see their parents. Your baby’s development Research has shown that babies whose parents spent time speaking to them extensively, had the largest vocabularies and highest IQs as they got older. So this stage should be all about interaction with your Continue Reading

  • Baby Development : Month 4

    Even as early as this stage, some babies will attempt to communicate with you by imitating the sounds you make. At this time, it is important to react with praise so that she realizes that what she says makes a difference. Your baby’s development Your baby might react to your taking away a toy by screaming her head off as she begins to understand what is going on around her. Showing her disapproval of your Continue Reading

  • Baby Development : Month 5

    With your baby’s new discovered help of her tongue and of all the noises she can make by manipulating it, don’t be surprised to see her spend most of her day delighting in bubble-blowing through her lips. Of course, this stops being as cute when she does it with a mouthful of food! Your baby’s development Most parents wonder about starting solid foods between months 4 and 6. Although there are no strict guidelines as Continue Reading

  • Baby Development : Month 6

    Wow, she’s halfway to one! With the baby being able to roll over, sit up, and even reach her hands out to be picked up, before you know it is, she’ll be asking for the keys to your car with her driver’s license in hand! Your baby’s development Your baby’s eyesight is sharp now, so don’t be surprised if she can spot a biscuit crumb from across the room. She may even try using her Continue Reading

  • Baby Development : Month 7

    Although your baby may be sitting unsupported for a big part of the day, consider placing pillows around her in case she topples. With crawling right around the corner, you never know what is coming next! Your baby’s development If you have not baby-proofed your home already, there is no time like the present to do it. Just about anything at her eye level becomes fair game for her to try to reach. She will Continue Reading

  • Baby Development : Month 8

    This month is mostly about wanting an object and reaching for it. Try and resist the urge to bring the object to your baby as it is this curiosity about the object that propels your child to move. In fact, encourage your baby to get to the object herself. Your baby’s development In order to support your baby’s developing skills, encouraging words often go a long way in overcoming frustrating situations such as getting to Continue Reading

  • Baby Development : Month 9

    With every passing month, babies get more and more adventurous and are therefore more and more likely to get in trouble. Install a baby gate or barricade whenever possible especially at the top and bottom of the stairs as the baby is sure to be curious about how she can scale those soaring heights! Your baby’s development You may notice that your baby is developing strong likes and dislikes when it comes to food. She Continue Reading

  • Baby Development : Month 10

    You may be concerned about your baby’s development if she has not begun to crawl or pull up to standing by now. Many babies are less interested in gross motor activities and more keen on observing and absorbing any information around them. Your baby’s development If your baby is lagging behind by a few gross motor milestones, in all likelihood she will catch up or even decide to shuffle around on her bottom without getting Continue Reading

  • Baby Development : Month 11

    Just about every mom heaves a sigh of relief when her baby takes those first steps. If your baby has begun walking already, then get ready for an aerobic workout during her waking hours. If your baby has not begun to walk, enjoy the rest as this will soon change anywhere from this month to the next eight months or so. Your baby’s development It is normal for your baby to begin walking anywhere from Continue Reading

  • Baby Development : Month 12

    She’s turning one already?! How did your baby and you get here this quickly?! You suddenly realize that she has a personality of her own and that your patience has never been tested more; having said that; you have never experienced greater joy either. Your baby’s development Your baby’s growing independence as she asserts herself and insists on all your attention may be met with mixed feelings. While her emerging personality should be encouraged, it Continue Reading

  • What is Pregnancy?

    Pregnancy is one of the top things on a newly married couple’s minds. At some point, they would like to start a family of their own. In simple terms, pregnancy is the phase where a mother carries the baby in her womb. In medical terms, pregnancy is the state of carrying the growing embryo in a woman’s uterus. It starts when the egg gets implanted in the uterus, and continues to grow in there until Continue Reading

  • Baby Sleep

    Sleep is crucial to a baby’s development. Newborn babies usually sleep for about 17 to 18 hours a day for the first few weeks and 15 hours a day by the time they are three months old. However, they hardly sleep for more than three to four hours at a stretch. By the time babies are three months old, they tend to sleep more at night and stay awake longer during the day. But it’s Continue Reading