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05 Dec 13

Bond with your little one through baby massage

For some first-time parents, the words “baby massage” make their heads turn. It might sound strange at first, but babies love massage just like the rest of us! It also has many benefits. Not only is it a proven way to soothe a crying baby, but it can also help your baby sleep more soundly. It can help you and your partner bond with your baby, as well. There are even theories that say massage can help your baby stay healthy and stimulate your baby’s brain development. Baby massage chemistry The soothing strokes of mum or dad’s hands stimulate the production of a feel-good hormone called oxytocin in both the giver and the receiver. This hormone, which is also released during breast-feeding and labour, is responsible for that warm, loving feeling you have when you hold your baby close to you. Physical touch also reduces the levels of the stress hormone […]

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24 Oct 13

How to soothe your teething baby

Teething can be a very uncomfortable time not only for baby, but also for first-time parents. Parents want to do all they can to help their baby, but because little ones cannot communicate exactly where and how they are hurting, it can be difficult to know what to do. Teeth usually begin to emerge in infants around the six-month mark, although all babies are different. Some of the sure-fire signs of teething include red gums, flushed cheeks, and more frequent or excessive dribbling, and although some babies happily get on without any discomfort, others have a rough time of it. If your baby’s symptoms are severe, contact your physician. For mild to moderate discomfort, here are some tips on how to soothe your teething baby. Teething rings and face cloths It can be very painful if you are breastfeeding and your baby tries to teethe on you breast. Fill a […]

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