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It's over. The birth is over. Your baby is lying in your arms and you're probably counting his or her fingers and toes, examining your precious bundle from head to toe. Congratulations, you're now a mother.
Getting first teeth is a milestone, no doubt about it. For some babies the first teeth pop through without any fuss, while others discover that teething really hurts.
A baby subjected to passive smoking has an increased risk of developing allergy-related diseases, respiratory diseases, infections in the middle ear, colic and cot death (SIDS).
We don't mean to scare you, but once your baby is on the move, they are exposed to new dangers. The most common include falls, burns and scalds, water hazards and poisons. Time to baby-proof your home.
Thrush is a fungal infection of the mouth which many small babies get. It looks like a whitish coating. Thrush doesn't hurt, but can disturb your baby when he or she is feeding. But if you get it, it can hurt a lot.
What Doctor Spock said already in 1946 still holds true: The key to Mom’s confidence is: “Trust yourself; you know more than you think you do.”
Between 10 and 15 per cent of women suffer from postnatal depression in the first year after childbirth. It's an emotional state, where you feel sad and anxious and it affects all aspects of your life. But help is nearby; you just need to ask.
At around three to four months of age, your baby will be able to tell the difference between night and day, and that gives some hope for a more settled sleep pattern from now on. Time for some bedtime rituals and a teddy bear!
In your arms there is a small human being, wrinkly, red and vulnerable. From top to toe, here are a few things that are useful to know.
Babies under six months must not be exposed to the sun, at all. And don't use sun block until the baby is at least a year old. Babies should be put in the shade and kept out of the sun.
After three months spent cocooned with your baby on the sofa, you're ready to move into a new phase with your baby.
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