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Preparing for Winter Babies

October 7th, 2014

Winter Babies Taking care of a baby is a full time job. It is easy to over look some small things because of the amount of care and support that a new born needs on a day to day basis. One of these things that is often over looked is preparing a baby for the winter. Sick babies are not something that any mother wants to deal with, and some winter sicknesses can be avoided simply by preparing well for the cold weather. It is important that your house is kept at the right temperature. If your house is too hot a baby is more likely to suffer from sudden infant death syndrome, and if it is too cold a baby may develop other medical problems.

The first thing to do to prepare for your baby for his first winter is to make sure that you have a warm swaddling blanket. Many swaddling blankets are design to keep your baby cool. This is great in the summer months. A thick swaddling blanket would make your baby miserable, unless it is cold outside. These blankets can be purchase, and they can really help keep your baby healthy.

The second thing you want to do to prepare for your babies first winter is make sure you have a good aspirator. If your baby develops a cold, a lets face it he probably will, you will want to be able to clear his nose so that he can breath more clearly. Some aspirators work better than others, so it is important that you have an aspirator that you like before your child gets sick.

The third thing that you want to do is make sure that you are giving your child vitamin D drops. Many breastfeeding mothers who are dedicated to being natural forgo the vitamin D drops that are recommended by pediatricians. This is most likely okay in the summer months, when a baby can get the needed vitamin D from the sun, but in the winter when the baby will be spending most of his time inside it is necessary to use the drops.

A new baby is an exciting thing, but sometimes they can also be overwhelming. Their is a small individual dependent upon you for his welfare. It is your job to ensure that he is safe and comfortable during the winter months. Make sure that you prepare your baby for the colder months of the year.

Items New Mothers Should Be Without During Baby’s First Year

November 9th, 2013

Items New Mothers Should Be Without During Baby's First YearThere are several items that all new mothers can really benefit from having before their first child is born. Beds, storage, and plenty of blankets are a given but there are some other items that can be really helpful. One very important item is a cool mist vaporizer. Until babies reach four months of age they cannot be given very many medications. If a baby becomes ill before four months a cool mist vaporizer is usually one of the first items doctors recommend to sooth a sick newborn. In the first year of life there are ten important items that every new mother should have; before the baby is born, if possible.

Furniture

When it comes to newborns there are three must have items. These are a bed, a storage item, and a car seat. If a woman has these three pieces of furniture ready for when the baby arrives it will make taking the baby back and forth to the doctor safe. It will also ensure that the mother has a place prepared for the baby and the baby’s things. The bed can be a bassinet, cradle, or a crib; a crib is the best option for the entire year. Any storage item will do including a dresser, wardrobe, shelves, or closet. One item that is optional, but is so close to necessary is a baby swing. Most babies are soothed by swinging to sleep. It can be especially helpful for colicky babies.

Medical supplies

Diaper rash cream, extra formula, distilled water, and Tylenol or Motrin are four of the most important medical items to have on hand for newborns. Diaper rash cream helps immediately soothe any irritation or rash; often stopping it before it gets worse. Extra formula comes in handy as well as water for natural emergencies, car problems, or lack of funds. Tylenol or Motrin is very important for fevers that can spike without warning.

Baby supplies and clothing

Babies always need extra changes of clothes but almost equally important is the diaper bag. Another essential item is a diaper changing pad or extra changing blanket so that babies can be changed on a clean surface. It also helps keep friends homes and bathrooms cleaner than laying a baby directly on a bed or counter where germs can be transferred.

Conclusion

Babies come with a lot of needs but it takes very few items to make it through the first year. A few toys, storage items, a place to sleep, food, and love is all that is needed for baby’s first year. Often parents are holding and caring for their child so a lot of furniture or items to entertain them are not necessary.

Simple Tips on Purchasing Baby Clothes

November 5th, 2013

CottonBetween changing lots of diapers and babies spitting up, you want to ensure that you buy clothes that are easy to take on and off. There are several tips that can help you get the perfect clothes for your baby, without costing you a lot. Even though some outfits are super cute, they may not be easy to undo during diaper changings, or may not be comfortable for your baby.

When in Doubt, Choose Cotton

There are several outfits that are made of different materials. Babies, however, may not be able to wear certain outfits because of the material. It may irritate their skin or scratch them. Jeans for babies are not always a comfortable choice either. Babies sleep often and should be comfortable at all times. This is why cotton outfits are perfect for babies. It will keep them snug and still look super cute.

Don’t Go by The Label

Just because an outfit says three months and your baby is three months of age, doesn’t mean it will fit. The size on the label is just a suggestion for the baby’s age. It’s always best to use your best judgement before purchasing. If you are unsure if the outfit will fit, get the next suggested size. It’s better to get the outfit bigger to ensure your baby will get to wear it.

Get a Variety

It’s easy to pick up a pink outfit for a girl and a blue outfit for a boy, but remember there are other options available. Babies look great in any color that is available. Be sure to add a splash of color to their wardrobe. Onesies, which comes in a variety of colors, may become your best friend! They have snaps near the diaper, which make it easy for you to change your baby’s diaper when needed.

Saving Money

Clearance racks are a great way to get babies clothes they will need for the next season. Generally summer clothes will go on the clearance racks after summer has ended. This is the perfect time to pick up some clothes for the following summer at discounted prices. Winter clothes will even go on clearance racks, after winter has ended. All you need to do is figure what age your baby is going to be that following year and buy clothes of that suggested size. Since babies grow at different rates, you could even pick up the next bigger size.