With the first-time mother, infant bath has never been an easy task, maybe even as a “mission impossible” for many mothers. Baby shower is too difficult, to improve the situation, the mother should compliance “process” especially after
There should be a daily shower for baby?
Unlike adults, the infant bathing daily is not necessary. In fact, the mother’s baby should take a shower just about 2-3 times / week, and regularly wash their face, wipe the diaper area daily which is sufficient. Bathing your baby too much will cause drifting backwards and lost natural protective layer on the skin.
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The principle to form sticky sleeping habit for children in general and for newborns in particular is making repetitive activities over a period when parents put them go to bed. These daily actions are also carried out at the right intervals will help them realize that it is the signal for sleep, stimulates the baby to fall asleep easily and sleep longer and deeper.
By doing following 4 steps in a proper sequence day by day, you definitely make your baby form a very good sleeping habit. You are no longer awake all night to help your baby have a good sleep.
Here are 4 magical steps for your baby’s good sleep:
Step 1: Take your baby for a bath
Let’s start the baby’s sleeping habit by putting the baby to take a bath or just carefully and smoothly wiping the baby’s body. Being pampered and massaged gently in warm water by mother will help him feel relaxed and comfortable to end a long day with so many activities. After being taken a bath or wiping the body, parents should choose the most comfortable outfit for the baby. You can us diaper for your baby in case he needs to pee at the midnight. The problem is that please remember to choose the diaper which is dry and easy to absorb. In addition, parents should note that please do not let your baby take a bath too late in the evening because it is easy for him to get a cold.
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Maybe, one of the biggest concerns of the mothers is how to help their baby to fall asleep quickly and sleep well. Have you ever wondered that while some babies are able to sleep easily, the others are rather hard to do it and usually wake up during the sleep? Below are some common mistakes that almost mothers often make.
1. Have not let your baby relax before bedtime yet
Almost everyone needs a while to relax their body before going to sleep and it does not except your baby. Prior to the sleep, you should do some stretching exercises or gentle play with the baby before placing the baby in the crib and sleep. This also creates a great emotional link between the mother and the baby.
During the space of relaxing time before bedtime, it will be useful for your babies to sleep more deeply and help you to save time and energy for themselves. Let your babies have a break about 1 hour before going to bed is the most sensible (6 pm to 7 pm is a suitable time period for children to relax prior to the sleep).
To help your kids fall as sleep easily, why don’t you try pulling the curtains, turning on the lights to darken the room, preparing a story to tell for the baby or the items that they love? Or babies bathing with warm water before going to bed to soothe their skin, then wear pajamas and put her in a dark room, sing a song or tell a funny story, play with the baby. After that, holding the baby and began to lull. When the baby falls into a sleepy state, you should let her sleep in the cribs.
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Stomach of 7-month-old baby is still small, so you only need to feed small quantities, 2-3 times / day, try to eat each dish, and test whether children have allergies or not.
Your little angel is 7 months and this is when you can give your baby try solid foods. At this age, they need more nutrients because they work much to crawl. Hence, they need more calories to provide energy and help for the development of them.
1. These nutrients needed for children
According to experts, in the first 6 months of life, children can meet their nutritional needs through breast milk or formula. However, at a later stage, the child needs additional nutrition through natural foods.
As recommended, the nutritional demands for 7 month old infant needs at least 95g carbohydrate, 30g total fat, 11g protein and in the daily diet. With breastfeeding, mothers should consult a doctor to know the baby has had enough calcium needed or not.
2. Breast milk or formula?
According to experts, children in 7 months of age should still breastfeeding or drinking formula from 3 to 5 times per day because it is nutrient dense and contains good fats, which includes omega-3 fatty acids.
Besides, the Academy of American Pediatrics recommends that infants in 6 months of age should drink about 180ml to 240ml of formula or breast milk in a fasted (almost equal to the amount of milk for children 7 months) depending on the amount of snacks which they are added.
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