Don't let your baby nap in the car seat after you're home as a substitute for crib since it's harder for young babies to breathe in that position ||Stop the continuous criticism to your teens. Highlight their qualities instead. ||Do not postpone your baby’s vaccines unless he is sick or feverish ||Ask your baby's doctor about vitamin D supplements for the baby, especially if you're breast-feeding ||The most important thing on growth curves is how your baby grows over time. If he's small but growing at the appropriate rate, there's usually no cause for concern. ||AAP recommends to avoid blankets (a potential suffocation hazard) until your baby reaches her first birthday ||Breastfeeding releases Oxytocin which causes contractions of the uterus, helping to stop hemorrhage and initiating weight loss ||The AAP recommends sponge baths until the umbilical cord stump falls off — which might take up to three weeks ||Your baby should have 4-6 wet diapers per day. This is a great way to monitor if they're getting enough milk ||If you have trouble emptying your breast, apply warm compresses to the breast or take a warm shower before breast-feeding ||
Should i offer my baby some water?

 

You should offer your child water freely as much as he/she wants. Some children prefer to drink sweetened beverages. This is not advised and might be harmful on the long term.

 

Generally, offer your child the same water you are drinking.

 

If you are giving your child bottled water, review the fluoride content of the water. Fluoride is a mineral needed to prevent dental caries and is a component of our bones. Your child needs a minimum of 0.3mg/liter if his/her age is 6 months to 3 years, 0.65mg/liter if his/her age is 3 to 16 years. If your child's drinking water contains fluorides less than what was just defined, ask your doctor or call 2356 for fluoride supplementation advice.

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