Mum Tip: How to cope with Colic and Reflux

I have found it more useful to try to get to the root cause and to incorporate certain principles from alternative medicine. Colic refers to gas bubbles in the baby’s stomach that are quite painful, resulting in prolonged crying. Certain over-the-counter remedies are quite common, but most of these only offer temporary relief, if any.

How To Bring Down Baby Fever At Home

A fever is a cause for concern, especially in young children. Children over the age of 3 months can be treated at home but younger children require close supervision and monitoring, coupled with a doctor’s visit.  Your baby’s fever may be caused by: Viral infections:  A fever is likely a sign that your child’s body is hard at work fighting off the infection in him and since fevers are most often triggered by viruses, they’ll usually run their course all on their own.Ideally, a…

Your Baby 7 – 12 Months: Recommended Toys

Playing with your baby stimulates them, connects them to you, the world and shapes their perception of the environment around them. Babies become happy and excited during play which leads to better sleeping patterns or to sleep itself. When choosing toys, it’s recommended that you choose based on the child’s age and the games you’d like him to participate in. There is various kind of games such as music games and strengthening games which teach the baby vocalization, rhythm, motor control and coordination. When choosing toys,…

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10 Ways to Create an Educational Environment in your Own Home

In 2006, I took my boyfriend (and future husband) to Kenya for the first time.  We were in the middle of what felt like a never-ending tour to meet Aunties, Uncles, and Cousins.  One afternoon, we visited one of my favourite cousins, her husband, and their 10-month old daughter.   At this point in my life, I had had very little experience with babies and wasn’t quite sure how to entertain them.  When the introductions were done, my cousin put the baby on the…