What is my baby trying to tell me? (Part 2)

SUCKING OR CHEWING OF HANDS The logical answer to your baby sucking his hands is that he is hungry, but sometimes it can be a way of self-soothing because he is over stimulated and needs a way to calm him.  It is important to evaluate the situation – when...

SAY NO!!! (Part 3)

CRYING OUT Don’t leave your baby to cry without reacting.  This is very important in the first few months after birth.  During this time your baby needs to establish dependability in you.  Before six months your baby is too small to manipulate you.  He is also too small to...

SAY NO!!! (Part 2)

SLEEPING ON THE TUMMY Whatever you do, never let your baby sleep on his tummy.  Let your baby sleep on his back, or side, it is the safest position.

SAY NO!!! (Part 1)

Although your baby looks fragile you can’t break him.  And seeing the nurse’s rough treatment in hospital just enhances his toughness.  But there are a few situations to avoid that can be harmful to your baby.

Vaccination

       ·       In the USA, the baby’s vaccine schedule continues between 6 – 8 weeks and               your clinic  sister will discuss your vaccine options at your two week visit. ·         You basically have 2 options, the Private option...

Management of Fever

·         Undress the baby ·         Sponge baby down with lukewarm water ·         Give fever medication like Panadol or Calpol to treat fever as per dosage instructions for the age of the baby. ·         If temperature continues to rise and does not come down within 30 – 60 minutes, seek...

Feeding Baby

Breastfed Babies Feed every 2 – 4 hours on demand.       May have anything between 6 – 12 dirty nappies per day. The stools will be soft to watery and may have a seed-like appearance. Bottle-Fed Babies May feed 2-4 hourly Dirty nappies are less frequent, should have at least...