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 ||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. ||Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently. It’s not the type of soap that prevents the spread of bacteria and viruses; it’s how you wash your hands. ||A great deal of body heat is lost through a bare head, so make sure your baby wears a hat if she will be in a cold environment ||Set aside time to spend with each child individually, so they don't feel like they're competing for your attention ||Do not postpone your baby’s vaccines unless he is sick or feverish ||By rising the temperature, the body can stop a virus's ability to grow. That's why we get fevers ||Colostrum is rich with all what baby needs for the first 2-3 days till the breast begins to produce milk ||Only close friends and relatives should visit you during your first month at home. They should not visit if they are sick ||Ask your baby's doctor about vitamin D supplements for the baby, especially if you're breast-feeding ||
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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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