Baby massage has been practiced since ancient times. It can be as simple as a gentle rub with lotion after a bath or a more practiced infant massage. The benefits are many for both baby and parent.
Elizabeth Pantley: Babies and Sleep
Would you like to some time at the beach with your baby but wonder how to protect from the sun? For a fun and safe trip, follow these tips by Elizabeth Pantley:
A good way to encourage good sleep is to get familiar with your baby's sleepy signals, and put her down to sleep as soon as she seems tired. Every child has his own sleepy signs. Here are some common ones:
Swimming classes can be a pleasurable way to introduce your baby to the fun of being in the water and to meet other parent-baby pairs.
Various factors bring tantrums on, and if you can identify the trigger, then you can help your baby calm down and perhaps even avoid the tantrum in the first place.
These tips can bring improvement not only in your child's sleep, but also in her daytime mood and last, but not least -- improvements in your own sleep and outlook as well.
After a newborn period of all-day napping, babies eventually settle into a regular two-nap-a-day routine. Sometime between the ages of 12 months and 24 months most toddler switch to one nap. How does your little signal readiness for just one nap?
Some babies fall asleep almost before you're out of the driveway, but others won't spend five happy minutes in their car seats. The good news is that a few new ideas and a little time and maturity will help your baby become a happy traveler.
Babies love new places! There's so much to investigate and new things to touch. But many people might not be too happy having your little one exploring everything in sight. Here are some tips to make your visit pleasant for everyone.
The position of parent and baby during a diaper change is perfect for creating a bonding experience between you. You are leaning over your baby, and your face is at the perfect arms-length distance for engaging eye contact and communication. What's more, this golden opportunity presents itself many times during each day; no matter how busy you both get, you have a few moments of quiet connection. It's too valuable a ritual to treat it as simply maintenance.