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When your baby starts crawling as a parent you probably start to count the days, trying to figure out when

Every parent hopes that their baby will have an uninterrupted sleep and will get up on time. But this remains

The safety and wellbeing of children are parents number one priority. The American Association of Center for Disease Control and

0-3 Months: Starts smiling at people. Lifts head and chest while lying on stomach. Grips objects with hands.

When your baby starts crawling as a parent you probably start to count the days, trying to figure out when

Every baby needs to play and do some physical activity for a healthy growth; and playing with you is your

Fortifying a healthy sleep habit will ultimately result in a good health for babies. Therefore, the key to good napping

Every baby requires enough nutrients in order to be healthy, strong and smart. From theage of 6 months, the baby

As parents, one of our greatest worries is how to keep our babies busy at home. Especially during the days

Rub oil into your palms: warm a tiny squirt of just for baby oil between your palms.

We love that cute and innocent smile of a toothless baby, but when your baby’s teeth start to appear, you

Baby’s skin is naturally sensitive and delicate. Change in temperature and environment may make baby’s skin more susceptible to bacterial

1. Keep baby's diaper area clean and dry. 2. Use a safe baby rash cream before every diaper change. 3.

Children are more vulnerable to emergencies as they sometimes can't express the urgency properly. So babies may have some problems

Winter is over and summer days are knocking at the door. You will sweat a lot, and have to drink

Whether it's summer or winter, your infant will get irritated if he/she is made to stay at home all day.

The first time you held that tiny hand, you must have realized how delicate your baby’s skin is. As the

“Soft like a baby’s skin” - we all have heard that saying. While the saying is true in every way,

Regular Baths: Give baby regular baths to avoid skin infections. Use a mild baby wash to clean their skin.

Surely, the rainy season feels soothing to our souls. But sometimes it can leave an adverse effect on your fragile

Generally the baby's skin is much more sensitive than the adults. So your baby’s skin needs extra care in winter.

A baby's skin is more sensitive than the adults. So a baby may be more susceptible to face skin problems.

As your baby grows into a little crawler, your house needs to be baby proofed. Crawling babies can get into

Baby’s skin is one of the most delicate parts and naturally your little baby’s skin is more sensitive than adults.

Compared with adults, children generally are more susceptible to diseases and have a higher need to boost immunity. Any kind

Your precious little one may fall sick every now and then. The baby’s immune system is still developing and it

Seasonal flu is one of the worst nightmares for the parents of a newborn baby. A baby is very vulnerable

In comparison to other times you have to be a little more careful about your baby's diet on a hot

20 months old, still pee frequently. However, when you notice that they stay dry for an hour or so, you

A baby’s stool can be a gateway to learn about your baby’s health. The baby’s stool can be signs of

Taking care of your newborn is fulfilling and exciting. But a newborn baby hardly almost never sleeps straight-eight or nine

3 baths per week - avoid daily baths since this can dry out baby's sensitive skin.

Let your child lead - let your young one pick out their night dress or the bedtime book you'll reading

Once you have been caring for your little one for a few months, you will start to notice a pattern

Development And Milestones

Here are some important physical milestones that you need to track for your baby. Please note that all babies grow at their own pace.

1-3 Months

Lying on back
with clenched hands
and legs

3-5 Months

Holding Head
Rolling Over

4-6 Months

Raising up
on hands

5-7 Months

Crawling on stomach

6-8 Months

Crawling
Sitting

9-12 Months

Standing

Baby Care Tips & Tricks

Step 01

Wash the vegetables thoroughly in a strainer. Cut the chicken breast into small pieces. Peel the carrot, sweet potato and onion. Dice carrots, green beans, sweet potato and small onion into small pieces.

Step 02

In a saucepan heat the water and bring it to a boil.

Step 03

Add the carrot, sweet potato and chicken breast. After 5 minutes add the peas, onion and green beans. Add a pinch of turmeric for added color and health benefits. Add salt to taste.

Step 04

Boil the vegetables and chicken for 15 to 20 minutes or until soft.

Step 05

Let the vegetables and chicken cool for at least 20 minutes.

Step 06

Strain the vegetables and chicken but keep the liquid for future use and for blending. The liquid can be used as a healthy stock for pish pash. Transfer the strained food in a blender. Add a little bit of liquid or stock for achieving a smooth consistency. Blend until desired consistency is reached.

Step 07

Freeze the leftovers in a clean ice tray or glass jars for future feedings.

Vaccines and Immunizations for Babies aged 0 to 2 years

The safety and wellbeing of children are parents number one priority. The American Association of Center for Disease Control and Prevention advocates vaccines as the most effective way of protecting your baby. Here is a list of some of the most common vaccines that are provided all over the world to children.

Typhoid

The typhoid vaccine causes typhoid fever and the effect may last for weeks. Vulnerable patients may be prone to severe health effects and may result in death for some patients. Typhoid vaccines are widely available and most countries offer it for free.

Dosage: 1 dose

Frequency: 24 months, booster every two years

Measles, Mumps, Rubella

The MMR vaccine protects against 3 deadly diseases- measles, mumps and rubella. All these diseases can be caught through the air or direct contact. The diseases if contacted may give rise to a host of symptoms including fever, swelling in different areas of the body and lung infections.

Dosage: 1 dose for Measles, 1 dose for Mumps and Rubella.

Frequency: 15 months for Measles, 9 months for Mumps and Rubella.

Tetanus

The tetanus virus may be contracted through a cut. The effects of the disease may result in degeneration of bones and in severe cases, death.

Dosage: 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 15-18 months, 4-6 months.

Other Diseases

The World Health Organization recommends everyone get vaccinated in their areas to gain protection from vaccine – preventable diseases. Several Other diseases like influenza, tuberculosis, rubella etc. can also be prevented with proper vaccination.

Disclaimer

The following vaccination guide is given as per WHO standard. Talk to your doctor or your nearest health clinic to know more about the vaccines given in your area.

HOW TO PREPARE BABY BOTTLE

Sterilize bottle

Boil water

Wash hands

Pour water into bottle

Add scoops of powder to bottle

Shake bottle

Cool water until lukewarm

Check temperature on the inside of wrist

Massaging Baby

A number of recent studies suggest that regular massage promotes your baby’s bone development. It also is a great way to bond with an infant. Always choose massage oil with natural oils like olive and Almond oil.

Applying Baby oil creates a protective barrier on Baby’s skin that locks moisture & keeps your baby’s skin soft. Try not to massage too vigorously after feeding, since it might cause the baby to spit up.

Bathing Baby

Babies should be bathed 3-4 times a week. Always choose a mild, no tear formula and pH balanced soap for your baby.

No tear formula lets your baby enjoy the bath while pH Balanced formula maintains natural softness of Baby’s skin. Rinse well to prevent irritation. An infant’s skin is very sensitive to try not to “scrub” too hard.

Keeping Baby skin moisturized

Always use warm water for giving baby a bath and bath should not be more than three to five minutes. Never use too hot water as baby’s skin loses moisture in hot water. Apply a lotion with natural moisturizers while baby is still wet, and then pat dry instead of rubbing. Always apply a lotion after washing baby’s skin for locking his skin’s natural moisture.

Common Baby Skin Problems

Your newborn baby may have some skin conditions that seem unusual to you. Most are fairly common and do not need to be treated. Some common ones are listed here for some guidance about what to expect

Heat Rash are bumps usually seen in the folds of baby’s skin and on parts of the body where clothing fits snugly, including the chest, stomach, neck, crotch and buttocks. In case of heat rash remove any excess clothing. Keep your baby comfortably cool by dressing him in loose-fitting, light, cotton clothing.

Birth Mark is flat and can be deep brown, slate gray, or blue-black in colour. Some birthmarks develop over time, and some  are present  at birth. They some times look like bruises and are often found on the lower back and buttocks.

Milia are tiny whiteheads on your baby’s face. They will disappear on their own.

Baby acne is red, pimply rash on the face. Generally, it disappears over time.

Diaper rash is often caused by irritation to the skin due to friction and too long contact with urine/stool. In general, most diaper rashes can be prevented by changing diapers when they are wet or soiled and allowing the diaper area to dry between changes. Using a barrier cream with zinc oxide can help.

When to consult a pediatrician for baby skin problems?

Most skin rashes in babies are not serious and require little to no treatment. There are some rashes which may require further evaluation. Any fever associated with a rash requires an evaluation by a physician. Rashes which involve blisters or other fluid-filled bumps(pustules, vesicles) may also need to be evaluated.