During growth spurts - around 6 weeks after birth — your newborn might want to be fed more often ||Presumably, your baby won't recall events from his life before age 3. Still, these early experiences outline his vision of the world ||Colostrum is rich with all what baby needs for the first 2-3 days till the breast begins to produce milk ||Never pick up your infant by the hands or wrists as this can put stress on the elbows. Lifting under the armpits is the safest way ||Your baby should have 4-6 wet diapers per day. This is a great way to monitor if they're getting enough milk ||Look for early signs of hunger, such as stirring and stretching, sucking motions and lip movements. Fussing and crying are later cues ||Your toddler may be clumsy simply due to her trials to master so many new physical skills at the same time. The more active she is, the more likely she will drop things, run into things, or fall down. ||Trim your baby’s nails weekly after a bath when the nails are softened ||Bathe baby for no more than ten minutes in warm water especially if he shows signs of skin eczema. ||Whenever possible, don't get involved in your kids' clash. Step in only if there's a danger of physical harm. ||
When Should I Seek Professional Help for My Child's Stuttering?

 

Talk with your doctor if you are concerned about your child's development, including your child's stuttering. Your doctor may refer you to a specialist known as a speech-language pathologist (SLP) who can evaluate your child and determine whether or not there is a risk of a long-term problem. In most cases involving children, treatment primarily focuses on training and working with the parents to develop techniques to help the child cope with and get beyond his or her stuttering.

There is no "cure" for stuttering, and no drug has been approved to treat stuttering. Sometimes the SLP will work directly with the child to develop individual behavioral techniques that can help the child learn not to stutter. The actual therapy may vary from child to child depending on the child's particular circumstances.

For children who have a severe problem with stuttering, early evaluation and intervention is very helpful. Signs to look for that suggest you should have your child evaluated include:

  • Stuttering that becomes more frequent and gets worse with time
  • Stuttering that is accompanied by body or facial movements
  • Speech that is especially difficult or strained
  • Avoiding situations that require talking
  • Vocal tension that results in rising pitch while talking
  • Stuttering that continues after a child has turned 5 years old

How to Help Right Away

Try to model slow and relaxed speech when talking with your child, and encourage other family members to do the same. Don’t speak so slowly that it sounds abnormal, but keep it unhurried, with many pauses.

Slow and relaxed speech can be the most effective when combined with some time each day for the child to have one parent’s undivided attention. Set aside a few minutes at a regular time when you are doing nothing else but listening to your child talk about whatever is on his mind.

When your child talks to you or asks you a question, try to pause a second or so before you answer. This will help make talking less hurried, more relaxed.

Try not to be upset or annoyed when stuttering increases. Your child is doing his best as he copes with learning many new skills all at the same time. Your patient, accepting attitude will help him.

If your child is frustrated or upset at times when her stuttering is worse, reassure her. Some children respond well to hearing, “I know it’s hard to talk at times...but lots of people get stuck on words...it’s okay.” Other children are most reassured by a touch or a hug when they seem frustrated

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