Plan for regular family meals. Enjoy being together as a family and give a chance for everyone to decompress from the day ||When giving suspension or liquid medicines, use the dosage cup enclosed in the package or a syringe ||If your child's scalp is very crusty, put some baby oil or olive oil on the scalp 1 hour before washing to soften the crust ||The more you help your toddler put his feelings into words (“I’m mad. I want the truck.” “I’m sad. I can’t find my bear.”), the less they will show aggressive behaviour. ||Most newborns need eight to 12 feedings a day — about one feeding every two to three hours ||Colostrum is rich with all what baby needs for the first 2-3 days till the breast begins to produce milk ||The pacifier’s guard or shield should have ventilation holes so the baby can breathe if the shield does get into the mouth ||Always check the water temperature with your hand before bathing your baby. Be sure the room is comfortably warm, too ||Make sure the highchair has a wide base, good fit, adjustable secure straps. Consider a post between the child's legs. ||Only close friends and relatives should visit you during your first month at home. They should not visit if they are sick ||
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There is a great individual difference between infants concerning teething. The first tooth can come in anytime between 3 to 15 months; with an average age of 4 to 7 months for most infants.
The first teeth to pop up are usually the two bottom front teeth (central incisors), followed by the four upper teeth (central and lateral incisors). Your toddler's first molars, the wider teeth in the back of the mouth, will probably start to appear by the time he turns 1.

The last teeth to appear are the second molars, lying in the very back of the mouth on the top and bottom. They are usually there when the child turns 2. Between ages 1 and 3, your child will grow his full set of 20 teeth. His permanent teeth will start coming in around age 6.
 
You need to know that
  • Teeth are not all straight at first. They usually straighten out over time.
  • If your child still doesn't have any teeth by 15 to 18 months, a visit to the pediatric dentist is a must.
  • The molars are often much more painful because they are bigger and wider. Sometimes, a fluid cyst appears over the unerupted molar. The situation corrects itself when the tooth breaks through and pops the cyst. This may be accompanied by a mouthful of blood.

Soft spot is a gap where your baby’s skull bones come together. It helps protect your baby’s brain by allowing the skull bones to shift and cushion the impact when they’re squeezed during delivery.

 

Although most parents are afraid from how weak it feels, the truth is that the soft spot protects your baby from injury. What really happens is that the soft spot cushions and protects, making the skull function like a helmet during common minor falls.

 

The anterior fontanelle doesn't close up until 9-18 months of age (by two years maximum).

Generally this is normal. Your baby is redirecting some of the blood from his hands and feet to his torso to keep his vital organs warm . If his hands are cold, place your hand on his chest to see whether it feels like it's a comfortable temperature. If so, he's fine. But if his chest feels cold or his skin has a bluish tint to it, wrap him up tightly, put a hat on his head to help him retain heat, and call your doctor.

 

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