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Build good sleep habits for your toddlers and preschoolers so that they can have quality sleep. This boosts their mood, learning, and overall behavioural development. Children without enough sleep can have mood swings, and symptoms similar to ADHD. Additionally, inadequate sleep can affect their academic performance and mental health. Hence, it’s vital to build good sleep habits as well as create a conducive sleeping environment for your children.
Aside from putting your infant to sleep on his/her back, learn how to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). You can take several precautions to reduce your baby’s risk of SIDS in his/her first six months of life. The leading cause of deaths in children under a year old, SIDS usually occurs when the babies are sleeping. Most cases happen when the infant is between two to four months of age, when he/she is not yet able to rouse from sleep. Practicing the following guidelines when your little one sleeps can dramatically reduce the risk of SIDS.
Have all your labour, delivery and postpartum essentials at hand for your hospital stay in your hospital bag - as well as items for your baby and spouse. As your due date approaches, start packing your hospital bag as early as 35 weeks. Here are some essentials for the whole family, whether you’re delivering vaginally or via Caesarean.
Strengthen your pelvic floor during pregnancy and postpartum with these exercises to avoid prolapse and incontinence after birth. During pregnancy, your pelvic floor, like a lot of your body, will change too. They are necessary to support your growing baby, and softened by the effects of pregnancy hormones. Regardless of your method of delivery - Caesarean or vaginally, this will impact your pelvic floor muscles.
If your child is able to hold his/her head up, and can sit well in a chair, and reaches out to try your food, you can start him/her on some solid foods. Ensure this is a safe and fun experience for everyone involved by knowing the differences between gagging and choking - and taking a first aid course if necessary. Also, we share some tips and tricks that might make mealtimes a little less messy.