You’re ready to stop breastfeeding, but how do you tell your body to stop producing milk? topping the flow of milk is a process that will take some time. It’s not uncommon for a mother to continue producing milk for weeks or even months after her baby has stopped breastfeeding. If it is already becoming uncomfortable you can do certain things to speed up the process. [Read more…]
Your baby may be at the stage when he’s taken an interest in feeding himself. Most of his efforts will be quite messy—half, if not more, of the cereal will probably end up on the floor and even in his hair. But resist the urge to grab back the spoon. These efforts build hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity. Help him along by giving him finger foods, which are easy to handle and to clean up. [Read more…]
Experts say that while genetics and nutrition during pregnancy do play a part in your child’s overall intelligence, the single largest factor is the stimulation you provide at home. And the good news is that you don’t even have to buy those flash cards and smart baby videos, or sign up for those expensive baby classes. There are many ways to boost your baby’s IQ, and many of them are completely free and easy to do in the middle of your daily routine. [Read more…]
From singing to baby, to dancing with baby, to exploring sounds and sound production with baby, music can be incorporated in practically every part of a baby’s daily routine. Not only does this encourage her optimal growth and development, but also above all, can enhance powerful bonding between you and your baby.
There are endless ways that parents can best expose their baby to music. Here are few tips and suggestions. [Read more…]
Many parents turn to the pacifier to calm a fussy baby, but this easy solution can often create its own set of problems. Experts agree that you need to start weaning by 18 months, to prevent teeth and speech problems. Unfortunately, your child isn’t going to give up his or her beloved ‘bingky’ without a fight! Here are some tried and tested parenting tips on weaning your baby from a pacifier. [Read more…]