Category: Baby

12 Things That Change In Your Life When Your Baby Is Born

The changes are so many that it is impossible to enumerate them, but they are not a sentence but a challenge. And like every challenge, an opportunity to learn, grow, and make ourselves better human beings. Among other things, I remember the following changes that I went through when embarking on my journey through the universe of motherhood and that are common to most of the mothers with whom I continue to grow and “travel”:

  1. You discover within yourself a force that grabs you by surprise and even scares you by its intensity. You feel like a lioness, prepared to defend your “puppy” with your own nails and teeth.
  2. You feel a strong, powerful, and profound love within you that sometimes even frightens and confuses you. “Can I love another being like this little creature?” You ask. You will see that yes (and that will be your big surprise when your next child is born).
  3. Do you begin to understand, respect, and admire your parents like never before in life? “It is not possible that my mother has done all this,” he thought, “with four children, so young and without disposable diapers!”?? And your understanding and gratitude towards them genuinely grow.
  4. Increase your compassion for all children. Little by little, you become a mother, not only of your children but of all the other children in the world. You can’t stand to see a child suffer in the news, or on a television movie, or in the street.
  5. In your house, your life, your work … a new order reigns, or rather, disorder. Accepting it is key to your happiness and inner peace, so give it up and enjoy it.
  6. Discover the pleasure and value of moments of silence, a hot shower at the end of the day, a teacup with a friend, a movie at home with your partner, a night of deep sleep … and you enjoy fund each of those moments.
  7. You delete the word “disgust” from your dictionary. When your child drops the pacifier on the floor, you pick it up quietly and “clean” naturally in your own mouth before giving it back.
  8. You learn to master the art of improvisation. You compose incredible melodies, transform your fingers into puppets and invent fantastic and absurd stories to keep your baby entertained (especially when he is tired, bored, or sick).
  9. Your waistband (and everything left to the north and south of it) is definitely not the same as before, but you are surprised to realize that you are much more interested in your baby’s navel than on your own.
  10. The hours cease to have 60 minutes, and the days cease to have 24 hours. The time now seems to pass at a new pace (surely due to some art of baby magic), and because of that strange change, you arrive late to almost all your appointments.
  11. The moments alone with your partner are scarce and brief, but the two learn to enjoy them and take advantage of them, even if a little whiny is about to interrupt them.
  12. Like a juggler who is adding more and more objects to his act, you learn to do two, three, four, five … things at once, and without dropping any ball!

Most Essential Baby Care Tips

You have to know if you are hungry or just want your pacifier if the posture is uncomfortable or simply not sleepy … At first, it is not easy to understand the newborn. That is why this report was born, prepared with the advice of our experts and the experience of writing ‘Be Parents’ and its readers.

Baby Feeding

Newborns have a very small stomach. Therefore the amount of milk that fits them is also small. The intervals between the shots should be as required by your body. All pediatricians recommend breastfeeding on demand (except for illness exceptions).

Many babies regurgitate after breastfeeding or bottle feeding. It is normal. There is no reason to worry, as it is not usually a lot. As a rule, they only pour the milk they have had too much.

Sometimes, the child is not satisfied after breastfeeding for a long time. This can happen because it does not suck well: if you suck only the nipple, it will not take out much. We must ensure that the areola of the chest is also inside your mouth.

Ideally, each twin has its own pace of food, that is when they ask for it. If your brother keeps sleeping, we will leave him until he wakes up. Little by little, they will be approaching schedules.

There are babies who fall asleep suckling. They probably were not very hungry or were still half asleep. In this case, just move the nipple a little so that they wake up and continue sucking.

If we do not breastfeed, newborns have to learn to drink the bottle. The best thing is that at the beginning it is always the same person who gives it because we each have a different way of giving it. Some babies get baffled easily.

It is not advisable to give anything other than milk, or infusions, or any preparation that we have been told that will help you flush.

To avoid swallowing air, if we give the bottle, you must verify that it is inclined enough so that the milk occupies the entire nipple, and there are no air bubbles that you can swallow unintentionally.

For five or ten minutes after breastfeeding, babies show a special interest in their surroundings. If they cry after eating, it’s probably because they want to party, and we’re not paying attention to them. It could also be because they have gas.

Belching is not mandatory, but most babies feel better after they breathe. To help them, we can incorporate them resting on our shoulders, or put them upside down on our knees and pat them on the back. Sometimes gases can cause severe pain. If so, we should consult the pediatrician.

The proper posture to put the baby to bed after eating is on his back. It is safer and will cause gas disturbance to a lesser extent. This posture is the one you should always have in the crib to avoid sudden death.

Milk stains on clothes smell bad. They can be removed with a mixture of water and yeast (a teaspoon for a cup of water). Not only the bad smell is removed, but also the stain.

Weighing the baby on a daily basis makes no sense and can become a source of unnecessary stress. If he is happy, active, and grows well, it means that he is well-fed. The pediatrician keeps an exhaustive follow-up; if he detects something strange, he will take some kind of action.

Children who are breastfed make more bowel movements than those who drink artificial milk. In general, they usually make between one and four poops a day.

After approximately three months, children need a certain routine in their lives. Therefore, we must try to put them to bed at the same time and following the same ritual. This should be maintained for the following years.…

How To Help Children Accept Your New Partner

It is very common in the times in which we live that couples have discrepancies, separate, and later redo their lives with another person. Children have to go through a situation of change when the parents separate, but in the minds of the children of divorced parents, the fantasy remains that their parents will reconcile and become a united family; This fantasy seems to end when either mom or dad has a new partner, which for parents can be a new beginning for children is usually an end. Therefore, it is very important to know how to manage the whole new stage of changes in order to help children, and it is normal that under these situations, many contradictory feelings appear that, in most cases, adults tend to want to block. Some of the feelings that usually appear are fear, to be replaced, and that mom or dad no longer heed, anger towards the new person, among other feelings that can lead to isolation, disrespect, school failure, malaise. Today we will give you some tips so that children know how to accept your new partner.

Do not neglect your children:  You must ensure that your child does not feel displaced during the first months; later, you can enjoy your new love more intensely. One of the feelings that will arise in the child is that of jealousy, and it is important that good management of them is done.

Do not force situations: Do not pretend that the first weekend the child spends with your new partner is comfortable and willing to do things with her, it is important to respect the times of each child. It is important that each one find their place and fulfill their specific role, without invading or feeling invaded by the other.

Communication: The more you talk to your children and the more questions you answer, the easier it will be to take the situation in the best possible way. Children need their doubts to be resolved in order to fit the new situation gradually. It is important that you constantly talk with him about how he feels, that he needs to be helped, especially in younger children who do not know how to name what they feel and can demonstrate it through tantrums and discomfort it is important that you do not punish them, do not know It is a whim It is an emotional demand.

Make it clear that nobody replaces anyone: Mom will always be mom and dad will always be dad despite the couples that appear, it is important to make clear that your new partner has not come to replace anyone’s place, even when there are situations of death it must be made clear that even though mom or dad has died, no one will replace them. It is also recommended that the child be encouraged to call your new partner by his first name, especially in the case of the little ones so as not to generate confusion.

It has problems that will appear: Especially the older the child, even reaching adolescence, more problems will arise, both in case they reject the new partner or if they like him, in the second the teenager will feel guilty, and that is failing the other side. Do not underestimate the problems, but be prepared for them, one way to get ready is to find yourself in a good mood and with the strength to also help your child in the process.

Do not be afraid to lose your new partner: If he really loves you, he will help you and be patient, do not fear that the person will abandon you due to the situation, there is only one title that is forever and is that of a mom or dad. It is important that your partner does not participate in decisions about the child’s education; he already has mom and dad to do so

Do not force your child to love your new partner: That you love her does not mean that the child has to love her, love cannot be bought or forced to feel it, what you should demand is respect.