baby health

Child HealthParenting
December 8, 2017

Help for a colicky baby

The minute your little one starts crying you immediately respond by checking whether he’s hot, cold, hungry or in need of a nappy change. But what if it’s none of the above?! A baby that doesn’t respond to soothing, can be very stressful! But thanks to Dr. Morris Wessel, we now have a name for it: colic. Why is your baby screaming? If your baby’s cry sounds different to normal, is sharper and more piercing – it may be colic-related. We often think the crying is coming from pain like an upset tummy, but colic pain is from the colon.…
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Child DevelopmentParenting
October 31, 2017

Communicate with your baby without talking

Wouldn’t life be so much simpler if your baby could just tell you what was wrong?  Hearing your baby cry and not knowing why can be distressing. Most often, it can leave you feeling completely helpless. Figuring out what your baby wants, often comes down to a process of elimination: Is their nappy full, is it nap time, are they too hot, or could they be hungry? Well, now you can learn to communicate with your baby. Replacing crying with communication Sign language has been used for years to assist those with hearing difficulties to communicate. In the late 1980’s, a doctor who…
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Child HealthParenting
September 2, 2016

Dealing with acid reflux and colic in your baby

When your little one is screaming and vomiting after most feeds, you’re bound to feel frazzled, helpless and exhausted! Fortunately, most babies outgrow colic by 4 months and reflux by 18 months. (more…)
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