Needle pricks can look a lot worse than they actually feel (especially to the parent who's watching that needle head for their baby's impossibly soft skin). Any pain your child feels is fleeting (often more like a pinching sensation than actual pain) – and it's a pain with a very significant gain (protection against diseases that would hurt a lot more). Still, there are ways to help your child feel less pain with every prick:
A little cuddle: Studies show that babies who are held by their parent when they receive their shots cry less.
Baby begins to develop her memory from the moment she is born. There are lots of things you can do during her first year to help strengthen her memory skills. Here are some of our tips and suggestions for enhancing Baby's memory.
By Sarah Chestnut
Help Baby's memory development by keeping her surroundings consistent and creating daily routines. Make her playtime predictable. If she plays with the same toys in the same room at the same time every day, she will remember the scenario much longer than if playtime changes every day. Even little things, such as changing the songs you sing to her, will hinder her ability to remember them. Right now, Baby is only developing her short-term memory.
Adding New Skills
Introduce a new skill over short periods of playtime. If a new toy requires a skill Baby hasn't learned yet, spread out playtime with that toy over the entire week. Teach Baby how to play with it, then reintroduce the object for five minutes at a time over several days. This will help Baby remember the skill longer than playing with it for a longer period of time for only a day or two........
Yes, bottle-feeding can be a breeze (for the most part). For a mom, the key is filling it with the right ingredients. For a baby, it's simply a matter of latching on (which is relatively simple, thanks to that sturdy easy-to-nip nipple). Still, there are things you can do to make bottle-feeding even easier, and more intimate, enjoyable, and rewarding for both of you. Check out these five strategies for easy bottle-feeding.
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