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7 Essentials When Weaning Your Baby

It is a relief when a new mom finds friendly guides such as this to help the new challenges she needs to face like weaning her baby. Are you struggling to make it happen too? Anyways, it all comes to starting with the basics. It is just simple than you might think. For a start, secure the essential tools that you will need when starting to feed your baby — choosing the right one matters. Let me guide you on what to put on your checklist.

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How To Congratulate Someone On Their New Born Baby

The arrival of a new born baby in the family often bring immersive joy, whatever the sex of the child might be, the family are always happy to welcome their source of happiness and treasure. Family, friend and relations from both far and wide often come together to celebrate the new born. Its has become a norm in the society to celebrate the arrival of a fresh and new baby in the family.

Did your sister, in law, friend, family just welcome a bundle of joy in their family and you don’t know what you can do to surprise them on the arrival of their baby. You don’t have to travel far and wide in taught before you can surprise them. I will be dropping some nice ways you can congratulate them in grand style.

Here are some ways you can make the family and new born happy

1. Send Them A Lovely Messages

Sending lovely messages and quotes can bring smiles to their face. When a mother is in the mood to celebrate and a messages from a close friend pop up wishing them immersive happiness and success for the child. The parents often feel loved and are happier that they have friends are close people around them who love them immersively. Check out congratulation messages & quotes new born baby boy or girl.

Send Them A Lovely Messages

2. Pack Up A Surprise Package

Getting them a nice surprise package will often captivate them. Packing what the baby is likely to need will brighten the mother and father’s mood. They will certainly feel loved and cared for. The mother’s and father’s greater happiness is knowing that they have people around them who are very concerned about the arrival of their bundle of joy.

3. Pay Them a Visit Often

Paying them a visit often is one of the best thing a nursing parents need at the first few month of delivery. Try and see them often to make them feel you care and really want to be there for them during the time of their happiness. They will love to receive a nice company during those period and seeing you often make them feel that they have family and friends who care so much about their happiness every time.

4. Get The Mother A Spicy Meal

A spicy food at that period will boast the eating of the mother. Every new mother often wants a food that will regain their food system. Cooking them a nice meal as a surprise will definitely put a smile on the face of the mother at that period of time. Getting them a home made food will make them know that they are loved and they will surely appreciate their effort in preparing the meal.

5. Render A Helping Hand

Rendering a new mother a helping hand at the period is one of many ways you can congratulate them. Take out your time to do petty things for them when you go visit. By helping them, they will also feel loved and be happy that they have someone like you around during the time of their happiness. Most time showing love is better than silver nor gold.

6. Send Her a Flower and Beautiful Cards

Try wishing the new parents and child greatness with use of nice greeting cards and lovely flowers will make them feel loved. Surprise them on their nursing period with a lovely morning roses and card which brighten their mood.

7. Care for Their Needs

Caring for the child’s and the new mother need is another way you can make they feel you are happy about the arrival of the new born. Ask the mother what she needs and endeavour to sort their needs. Being with the mother and child during the nursing period will give them great happiness and it will increase their sense of being LOVED.

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Baby “Teething Fever”: Look at the Facts behind It

It is true that a baby gives joy to an empty home. The day I gave birth to my little one, she was warm, cuddly and has a heavenly scent.  When she cast out her infectious smile, the whole room was contaminated. However, when that little white tooth popped out, the so-called “Teething Fever” started, and I thought I was doomed.

What is the relation of fever and baby teething? Let us find out!

Signs That Your Baby is Teething

Baby’s teeth start to come out around six months. When my baby had it, it was no longer a mystery to me. I knew about the usual signs, and was ready for it. The first few months were easy for me, but then it became tough after.

Well, it could be a different experience with your newborn, but for mine, I dealt with these symptoms:

  • Drooling- saliva produces excessively
  • checkTouchy- a baby could be irritable due to the discomfort
  • checkFrequent Crying- the typical reaction when in pain
  • checkChews and bites on anything she can put her hands on
  • checkTeething rash

Can teething cause a fever?

It is just normal that a baby tends to have a slight rise (low grade) of body temperature during teething. It occurs mainly during the eruption of the tooth. When it happens, the gums are inflamed and causes pain to the baby.

I remember precisely that the gums were red and puffy while the drool seems to be non-stop. Therefore, I understood why I spent sleepless nights to comfort an irritable and crying baby who does not want to sleep alone. The agony lasts for 2-3 days before it subsides.

The “teething fever” will occur again when another tooth comes out. However, when the body temperature is 100 degrees F and above, there could be complications that caused infection. In this situation, the baby is sick and the “teething fever” has nothing to do with it.

To be clear, teething causes a slight rise in body temperature but not a fever.

How to tell if my baby is sick?

I thought that maybe during teething, my baby’s immune system lowers because of the stress out of pain and fewer nutrients intake. My newborn refuses to feed because the gums are swollen and aching. Often, the crankiness leads to another condition. These symptoms could be similar to teething, but when there is fever, you may need to give more attention. 

Here are signs that the baby is sick:

  • Has a cough and a cold will lead to less appetite.
  • checkVomiting and watery stool- is prone to dehydration.
  • checkRashes can be an indication of allergies.
  • checkHas a fever

Remedies for teething pain

A cranky baby affects not only me but also everyone at home. Too much time spent to calm her down so the daily routine is a disaster. Let me share with you some home remedies that I have learned to calm down your child. I hope these will be helpful to you as it did to me.

Chewing

It is best to give babies something to chew on. Chewing is a counter-pressure against the growing teeth. In every chew or bite, it provides pain relief to the gums. In this stage, babies tend to nibble their fingers.

I usually give slices of carrots, apples, and pear to my baby. I let her hold the fresh sticks or slices to nibble. Aside from relief, it serves as a toy and food at the same time. Chilling it before serving is a tip. The cold slices or teething rings help the swollen gums.

You can find a suitable teething ring here.

Massage to soothe sore gums

I do the massage technique mostly when at the bed. I put pressure on my baby’s gums by rubbing it gently. If you like to try this, make sure that your fingers are clean.

Sometimes, I place a washcloth inside the fridge to make it cool. I stick the washcloth or use it during the massage.

The use of pain relievers

REMEMBER that you can use pain relievers only when your baby is more than six months of age. Tylenol is the typical prescription of my pediatrician. These pain relievers are an immediate remedy for pain. However, you need to ask for the accurate dosage from the doctor.

A lukewarm bath

Can help as relief of baby’s rising temperature. Though “teething fever” does not qualify yet as a fever, bath and massage can calm her down after. 

Keep the Baby Hydrated

Providing enough fluid especially mother’s milk or baby formula is the best way to keep hydrated. Doing so, the baby’s body can fight back if she is sick.

Common mistakes

  • Never use gel, teething tablets and powders to soothe sore gums for your baby. Aside from the fact that it is not helpful, it may contain belladonna and benzocaine. These medicines can make the gums numb and could be dangerous. The lowering of the oxygen level in the bloodstream is one of its side effects.
  • checkAmber teething necklace inflicts risks of strangulation and choking. Babies who do not have proper monitoring are most in danger of this. The necklace does not have proof that it lessens teething discomforts. Better, look for other safe options.
  • checkLow room temperature: When the body temperature rises, I usually turns the room temperature lower than usual. I thought this could make my baby feel cool and better. However, I was mistaken. The suitable room temperature for babies is around 65 degrees F. 

When is time to call a doctor?

Be aware of the difference between teething symptoms and your child being sick. Learn the right time to call a medical practitioner. However, take note that sometimes babies are too hot but no fever at all.

Here are some hints.

  • Three months old and younger and has a temperature more than 100 degrees F.
  • checkOlder than three months and has a temperature over 102 degrees F.
  • checkThe fever is more than a day.
  • checkHas frequent diarrhea, vomiting or rashes that is associated with fever.
  • checkLethargy and Crankiness

Conclusion

I know that baby teething fever is the most challenging phase in babies is very challenging to moms. This will just pass by so there is nothing to worry. All you can do is to be the best in making your child comfortable. When those pearly white teeth come out, that means, it is time to have fun training your child how to brush.