puke ! babies gastric feeding tube premature baby

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puke ! babies gastric feeding tube premature baby

cant watch don’t watch as your premature baby has a gastric tube fitted.

the very thought of  it could make you feel sick sometimes.so why does a premature baby need one in the first place , well the sucking reflex in premature babies only matures during the last few weeks of pregnancy. your baby will need nutrients so the nicu nurse will put a tube up the nose into the stomach, nowadays the nicu nurse will use a syringe and pull back the syringe a milk is added to  make sure its aligned correctly  in the stomach, then regular small all amounts of baby milk or breast milk will be added through a syringe and into the tube. as baby gets ready to go home bottle or breast feeding starts by alternating tube with bottle then bottle only or breast only until the baby manages to take the same amount of milk . the tube is removed then if baby manages to take all or most of the milk voila the tube can be removed altogether and your premature is one step closer to going home.

May 24, 2016 at 1:51 pm Leave a comment

Terrible my infant died when do you move on after baby loss

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Terrible my infant died at birth when do you move on after baby loss.

being a baby bereavement specialist we come across many families in the same position who have lost an infant both at birth or a mid through pregnancy. here are some comments families have quoted, to show you are not alone in the world.

  • when do you get over baby loss? you learn to deal with it day by day.
  • you miss your baby every day if it takes forever then that’s allowed.
  • you never get over it but find different ways to cope as time goes on.
  • its hard even 14 years later but feels less raw.

plus here some good sites you can follow up for baby loss support

 

 

 

May 18, 2016 at 8:58 am Leave a comment

children pack it in wont listen is my marriage doomed 4 kids naughty

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children pack it in they wont listen is my marriage doomed 4 kids are naughty

so you have 4 children you husband works nights and you are left holding the reigns during the day. your husband makes excuses and goes of at the soonest opportunity just to escape the naughty kids. is your marriage doomed lets have a closer look at what could be causing them to be naughty. kids thrive on attention they will be naughty to get it even if you smack them they won the battle, but your frustration seems to be daunting as they don’t seem to listen.the other kids will copy each other and if husband disappears a lot because by the sounds of it he too isn’t there when most needed.so they play up for mum and dad tries so hard at work its often tiring to discipline when he is home. he  may feel like I’m the bad guy here I have to shout at them to make them behave but it doesn’t seem to be working and both adults will be stressed.he loves his kids but its an easier life to escape the hassle. so you both need to talk and I mean talk to each other, find time for each other but also to listen to each other, listening is the big issue here no one is to blame but you both have to come up with the same plans to keep the kids from doing your head in.

heres what you can do to give you self a break…

there are 2 parents different roles but both pull together for the tough stuff. its not easy if you have a big family, each child wants you to them self and sometimes you think when is there time for you in all this.

ground rules what is it that the child is doing, that is doing your head in ? is it hurting a brother or sister? then you discipline it or is it kicking a ball at the wall out side over and over again. can you take them out to get some physical activity as a family have fun.

the more fun you have the more you will want to spend it with the children.

do you give in to them asking you for things over and over and over again until you give in just for 5 mins peace? No! nip it in the bud and both of you work together as parents in creating the ground rules if mum says no dad says no, or the kids will run you raggid playing one against the other.

naughty toddlers help

 

 

 

May 15, 2016 at 6:01 pm Leave a comment

Panic what clothes buy premature baby in SCBU

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if a premature baby is in the special care baby unit and not on any breathing aides he may only need a feeding tube and to watch his temperature. Each hospital is different in what baby can and can not wear but once he can wear layers you may walk in to find  the nurses have dressed him in nursery clothes. Often donated,and as a grandparent you will hate seeing him in borrowed clothes so a trip to cheeky chums online is what’s needed as they stock everything in tiny sizes for premature babies. he’ll wear a vest, baby grow cardigan and possibly a hat (varies per hospital policies) and bibs. you want to buy at least 3 sets of each so they can be washed and taken back to the hospital for clean spares to put in his little cupboard under the cot. He’ll need different items once he can go home such as a coat socks shoes bootees etc.

May 14, 2016 at 2:02 pm Leave a comment

crazy nappy rash appeared 5 month baby will he die

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crazy nappy rash appeared on my 5 month old baby will he die ?

dear cheeky chums my baby has red pin prick dots on his bum its a nappy rash I know that but will he die is it meningitis? is that what it could be there so white patches in his mouth?

sounds like thrush babies can get it its fungal infection this type nappy rash and if untreated can spread down baby’s legs. Nystatin is usually prescribed you can get a minor ailment form, from the chemist in the UK and they will give  baby drops for the mouth and cream for the bum. here are 5 other ideas to help it clear up better. usually thrush doesn’t clear up with normal nappy cream such as sudacrem that’s when you can ask your health visitor at the next baby’s weigh in if you suspect it could be thrush.

Meningitis is a rash that doesn’t go away with a glass pressed over it.

click here for more invaluable information of the dangerous infection meningitis.

what other type of nappies are there for babies

 

May 13, 2016 at 11:00 am Leave a comment

scream frustrated weaning my baby 9 month

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scream frustrated weaning my baby 9 month please help

my mother says I shouldn’t be giving my 9 month old baby chips every day as a weaning food I’m getting stuck for ideas what finger foods can I give him now he has moved up from mush.?

here are 11 tips for healthy lifestyle choices for babies using finger foods.

safety first …you will need to supervise children once they have started onto finger foods as a choking hazard in any case.

  1. strips cucumber
  2. peeled and cored apple slices
  3. sliced carrots or in long strips
  4. juicy pears peeled and cored
  5. buttered crusts soft bread always use unsalted butter.
  6. bananas sliced these can be slippy to hold
  7. cooked parsnips and cooked turnips, suedes in strips
  8. cooked broccoli and pasta twirls
  9. cooked cauliflower pasta and cheese slices
  10. strawberries kiwi and blueberries.

May 12, 2016 at 4:00 pm Leave a comment

what wording to add to a baby’s headstone grave

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what wording ideas are there to add to a baby’s headstone grave please ?

here is our top list of wording you can have engraved on a baby headstone

  • Sleeping with the Angels born too soon date birth and date of death.
  • our sleeping baby Son Child’s name and dates for example 1/03/16-3/03/16.
  • Our darling baby daughter  born asleep 20/01/15 good night sleep tight precious child
  • Baby (child’s name) Born … Died ….we love you so much and you will be missed forever more .
  • Rest your head sleepyhead a cloud for a pillow and the Angels wings will keep you warm. goodnight precious baby child’s name until we meet again.
  • Do not weep our child is asleep. baby Childs name …. born … died …..

more ideas of wording to add to a baby headstone memorial

May 12, 2016 at 4:00 pm Leave a comment

Babies Newborn Nappies are Aldi’s a waste money for baby?

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Babies Newborn Nappies are Aldi’s a waste money for baby?

you need nappies urgently as you have run out .the nearest shop is Aldi or you have catch bus to Tesco or other supermarket to buy some newborn sized. do you buy them or think they may be no good .?

we put Aldi nappies to the test for a premature baby just going into the newborn size here are our results…

  • £1.15 for 27 newborn nappies size (prices correct online on the 9th may 2016)
  • fastenings ? Velcro and slightly sticky so you can re stick at the sides.good doesn’t stick to bedding.
  • cut away at umbilical cord area causes less irritation as cord falls off.
  • absorbency good nice and thick
  • elasticated sides doesn’t leak
  • review we rate these Aldi nappies at 9/10 as you buy the bigger sizes the prices goes up but much cheaper than pampers.highly recommended .
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May 11, 2016 at 8:28 pm Leave a comment

5 signs its time to ditch your childs dummy

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5 signs its time to ditch your child’s dummy

  1. your baby has teeth the more teeth your baby or toddler has the more chances the mouth will change shape and speaking will be a problem as they develop more language.
  2. your 2 year old child will not go anywhere with out the dummy.
  3. your toddler has more than one dummy at a time in his/her hands.
  4. your child is older than 3 year old again speech will be unclear and sound lispsy as your child talks and could need speech therapy to correct it, not good.
  5. your toddler puts 2 or more dummies in their mouth at once.

use a reward chart one sticker one day without the dummy, make a dummy box let your child decorate and let them put the dummy in it at the start of the day to help ditch the dummy addiction.

problems with 2 year olds getting on your nerves read this

May 11, 2016 at 6:50 pm Leave a comment

Huge Dilema baby ashes funeral scatter or keep?

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Huge Dilemma preterm baby ashes funeral do you have them scattered or keep them?

here are 5 ideas you can do after the funeral or cremation service with your baby’s ashes.

  • due to the small amount of ashes created after the internment you may only get a very small amount for a preterm baby. you can use a pinch of ashes to add them to a cremation urn necklace to keep close to you forever.
  • add them to buy a bear and sit it near your bedside each night.
  • add it to a garden urn with a beautiful flowering plant. That way if you move house it can be a carried to another home.
  • scatter the ashes at a baby memorial garden were other baby’s are. you don’t get a personal spot in this case its more communal.
  • scatter baby’s ashes in your  family grave plot you’ll need the grave deeds so your local cemetery knows which number your plot is and you pay a cost to open up the existing grave to add them .

 

May 9, 2016 at 7:11 pm Leave a comment

Horrific News baby fetal anomaly scan reveals dead babies

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the most dreadful news your worst fears have happened pregnant with twin babies and the baby scan shows no heartbeats , the babies have passed away they are both dead.

are there any comforting words that will make it all go away to face another day ?

the truth is you are not alone. here are  some truthful facts other parents have revealed when it to happened to them baby died in the womb or twins died too.

  • you just keep living until you feel alive again.
  • you just have to keep on keep going.
  • the pain doesn’t get better but the strength does as time goes on
  • you are not alone in the world with this kind of loss and pain.
  • angel mummy’s stick together as we each know each others pain

May 6, 2016 at 8:00 pm Leave a comment

mother in law says throw that baby bottle in the bin now!

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mother in  law tells you to throw the baby’s bottle in the bin what do you do ?

dear Cheeky Chums …ld ignore her if baby was being feed only formula at a young age  but when is the right time and ditch the baby bottle and use a sippy cup?

As baby baby starts to get teeth come through start to wean onto a sippy cup. Around 6 moths old,but beware sterilize all parts up to the age of 12 months old. one because mums have been posting pictures and indepth photographs of whats hiding under the sippy cup lid of mold,germs ,dirt residue build up that most certainly is a place for bacteria to breed and will cause stomach upsets for your baby. And two because as your baby learns those first words the teeth can get pushed back making it difficult for your child to talk, the more your baby clings to a bottle the harder it will become to wean them off it.

with that being said 12 months is the time to ditch the bottle as more teeth fill baby’s mouth. more articles on babies here

May 4, 2016 at 9:36 pm Leave a comment

5 tips writing a blog about your horific birth and baby

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5 tips writing a blog about your dramatic birth and your baby

blog readers want to know about the real you if you were hurting  during labour write about it . if The midwives were great at a particular hospital write about it write a couple blogs a week to gain more interest to your blog posts.

here are 5 tips to get you started in making an interesting blog about you and your baby readers will love to follow.

  • a picture says a thousand words use real photographs.
  • regular writing about your experience on your birth and baby gets more blog traffic than just posting once a month.
  • have a plan what will you cover maternity, parenting ,your baby’s milestones it will help inspire your blog post writing.
  • what’s the best baby products on the market that you have tried ?keeping it real will get more parents reading your blog
  • don’t forget to make full use of your blog including titles categories, tags where will you publish it upload a feed so many people will have access to your baby blog.

 

May 3, 2016 at 5:47 pm Leave a comment

lets have a laugh funny babies in videos

come on lets have a laugh funny babies in videos online take a look just below

look these babies are funny like our blog post if you agree

 

May 3, 2016 at 5:23 pm Leave a comment

baby died born 24 weeks 5 nice memorial gift ideas

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baby died at 24 weeks 5 nice memorial gift ideas for the family

showing support for a baby’s family that has sadly died at 24 weeks of pregnancy can be very difficult.one how to say sorry when it doesn’t seem enough, two the awkwardness you may feel in approaching them and three you want to buy them a gift for baby’s funeral but do not know what to choose.

here are some great ideas to show your love and compassion for them at this sad time when their baby died in the womb or shortly after birth.

  1. a rare to obtain hand made baby bereavement card that can be kept forever in a baby memorial box.
  2. ordering one of these you will be greatly appreciated by the family by Precious MemoriesTM baby loss jewellery mum can wear this close to heart lovingly forever.
  3. presenting dad or mum one of these to give to baby a micro or mini teddy bear to keep baby company for the funeral service these are so tiny most will fit in baby’s hand to hold forever. over 26 different ones to pick from.
  4. buy a star in honour of baby’s name.
  5. baby memorial bereavement boxes

May 1, 2016 at 8:07 pm Leave a comment

angel baby pictures photos babies

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angel baby pictures photos babies to view online.

Angel babies are often referred to by name because they have passed away and are in heaven above with God ,Jesus and the angels. because of the sensitive nature of this blog post we will include some direct links to pay respect to the angel babies gone too soon.

Please be aware some babies that passed away may vary in skin colour and toning due to how long it has been since they passed away. If baby passed away a few weeks before birth known as a stillbirth for angel babies born asleep after 24 weeks skin breakdown would have started to happen as the natural process of death occurs. Therefore we air on the side of caution before you see any of these photographs and pictures of these precious babies.

ANGEL BABIES SLEEPING FOREVER  STILLBORN ANGEL BABIES   A FAMILIES PHOTOS OUR ANGEL BABY

 

 

April 29, 2016 at 7:10 pm Leave a comment

terrible twos stop my toddler being naughty

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terrible twos how to stop my toddler being naughty please i’m desperate.

in todays society we leads such busy lives and a world so full of technology it may be the easiest thing to pass your two year old toddler your mobile phone or tablet to keep them occupied. toddlers under 3 soak up so much information in the brains this is such a valuable time of learning. Each day your toddler may seem naughty but as they try to learn to string words together can often become frustrated in telling you what they want .

here are 5 tips to help you understand your toddlers needs.

  • turn your phone of for at least 1 hour day to spend solely with your toddler.
  • get down on the floor with them for playtime building blocks having fun knocking them down you are also building relationships and your toddler is having quality time with you.
  • teach your toddler sign language so as they are picking up new words daily you can associate a new word with a sign ,your child will easily pick up the sign and will be less frustrated or naughty.
  • set boundaries that are age appropriate turning the light off making them sit in the dark is cruelty use 1 min per age in a naughty corner or naughty step as time out so a terrible two would have 2 mins maximum time out.
  • ignoring a tantrum if they are kicking out on the floor. if caught as soon as it happens you can often distract them into forgetting that they are having a tantrum.for example getting a book and talking out load saying oh wow this book is good look at the fishes swimming if they see you interested they will come running over to you to see what you are doing.

 

 

April 28, 2016 at 12:00 pm 1 comment

born tiny newborn babies premature photos

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born tiny newborn babies that are poorly or very premature are cared for in a special care baby unit. here are some photos of some premature babies . you may be shocked as you see them with medical aids around them. These can include nasal feeding tubes, oxygen masks, plus intravenous lines too even on the top of baby’s scalp. Its because their little veins in premature babies are very fine. As baby grows very tiny babies need less specialist care in an incubator and eventually will be well enough just to wear full clothes bottle of breast feeding established before going home.

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April 27, 2016 at 12:01 pm Leave a comment

Premature baby loss does my baby have a funeral

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does a premature baby born sleeping 23 weeks of pregnancy loss need a funeral service?

By law babies that have sadly died after 24 weeks of pregnancy have to have a funeral or cremation service in the UK. if your baby was born premature 23 weeks or less you can in deed still have a proper funeral service or even a cremation service.

The family can help with organising a premature baby loss funeral for you if everything seems to be a blur. It can be done through a funeral director working with you for your preferred plans.

what plans need to be made for a premature baby funeral ?

well its things like clothes to dress baby in to feel settled in the baby casket. Its a funeral or cremation service including church venue songs poems who will do a reading there or say a few words on babys brief life. what does the family plan to do with baby’s remains after ? in a family plot scattered with other babies in an unmarked grave or buying a new private plot ? or cremation with ashes kept at home to be buried later date .

April 21, 2016 at 7:57 pm Leave a comment

premature baby loss at less that 24 weeks funeral ?

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do you need to have a funeral for a premature baby loss born before 24 weeks?

In the instance that baby was born premature before 24 weeks and died would not get a death certificate here in the UK. But it doesn’t mean you cannot arrange a funeral or cremation service.

here are some ideas you can do to create a memorial day to celebrate baby’s life however short he or she had with the family.

1. a balloon release immediate family can stand around a remembrance garden and release coloured balloons with helium inside. Write a message to baby in heaven tie it to a balloon.

2. A quiet little brook with a bridge make paper boats let them float on the water and go under the bridge to say a loving farewell.

3. a dove release at a crematorium or graveside they usually read a poem out for you.

4. create a photo video of scan pictures teddy bear etc play with some favourite lullaby music at a quiet family funeral service.

November 28, 2014 at 11:07 am Leave a comment

a fetal demise what is it in pregnancy

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fetal demise what is it in pregnancy ?

some people talking on facebook about a pregnancy fetal demise so what is it ?

Not referred to as a miscarriage its called a fetal demise when no cardiac activity is detected, usually revealed at a scan appointment because its happened 20 weeks into pregnancy and beyond. Intrauterine fetal demise is the clinical term for the death of a baby in the uterus, during pregnancy and before birth. The term is usually used for pregnancy losses that happen after the 20th week of gestation.

a full document can be read here on fetal demise on prevention causes and care

November 27, 2014 at 9:06 pm Leave a comment

premature baby clothes ideas please 3lb babies sizes

 

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premature babies nice clothes for 3lb babies

premature baby clothes ideas please 3lb babies sizes

So many babies wearing the identical supermarket style premature baby clothes where can you turn to for ideas that offer individuality?

plain white sleepsuits boring! popper fastening vests? nope my baby is home now I don’t need the incubator clothes anymore !

so here are some colourful alternatives for babies weighing 3lb

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for more designs with choices galore visit the online site here

November 23, 2014 at 11:14 am Leave a comment

keeping premature baby warm in winter

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keeping a premature baby warm in winter

When your premature baby is allowed home from hospital panic may kick in if you want to go visiting relatives. Will they have a cold? If your premature baby has been ill in hospital they can pick up infections quite easily and you don’t want them to go back in do you. IF in doubt ask before you visit avoid contact with anybody that’s has been ill recently such as sickness bug, chest infections etc.
In winter the weather will likely to get very cold so you can dress baby in a warm snuggly hat and a cosy coat too. for very small sizes you can find them here for girls and here for boys

November 19, 2014 at 2:03 pm Leave a comment

what to buy a 1 year old baby present gift

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what to buy a 1 year old baby present gift

Unsure what to buy for a baby age 1 year old as a present ?
You could ask the parents but if its a surprise that would be spoilt wouldn’t it so here are 5 ideas to brighten up a little baby’s face.
1. True representation books these are cardboard photo books which present everyday objects a 1 year old recognise, They can identify and learn to speak such as a Fork, Shoe, Puppy, Coat, cake is a great way to learn to repeat and say, understand and go and get.
2. wellington boots great for all weather types keeping socks nice and dry.
3. children song cds, to listen learn singalong to, dance and have fun
4.story books great for bedtime 1 and 1 quiet time for cuddles and bonding with family members.
5.Roleplay toys copying an adult they will often put mummys shoes on and trot around the house tea sets are fab,wooden fruit you can pretend to cut and slice and a big kitchen to make a pie yum.’

November 18, 2014 at 10:49 am Leave a comment

I blame my wife for our baby’s death miscarriage

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I blame my wife for our baby’s death by miscarriage!

I feel really bad by telling my wife you killed our son. She was 34 weeks pregnant a scan revealed our baby son’s death happened whilst he was in the womb. She delivered our baby dead. I hated her for it my first child gone at only 34 weeks into her pregnancy. She ate something bad ? she didn’t sit down for her full pregnancy, I blamed my wife and I shouldn’t have.
It nearly broke us apart whist we waited for him to be delivered. I thought it was her fault alone that my baby son died, but I was wrong a knot in the cord caused his death. I apologised deeply to my wife we clung to each other for support. We joined a local group on Facebook and each day gets better.

November 17, 2014 at 6:48 pm Leave a comment

1st babys birthday bash ideas one year old first party?

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1st babys birthday bash ideas one year old first party?
Your baby’s first birthday wow how fast has that gone?
You will be so pleased you’ll want to shout it to the whole world. So what did you have in mind to celebrate? A huge party for baby to enjoy? Well if you really want it to be baby appropriate here are 5 tips ideas that wont break the bank balance.

1. depending on the weather ask a few babies to attend from the local playgroup or family members or nursery even to attend a teddy bears picnic, healthy snacks huge blanket ask them to bring a teddy toy and a cute first birthday cake. A large room will suffice move all the furniture on a rainy day.

2.Puppets show daddy’s way get the family all sitting on comfy cushions on the floor get daddy to sing funny songs using baby’s favourite cuddly toys. Acting out a little story for baby to enjoy.

3.Family get together invite close family members video the event opening presents do a light buffet with a great first baby birthday cake take loads a photos for a photo album give each family a picture to keep afterwards.

4.Book day for babies buy loads of books baby related ask a few baby friends over let the babies look at books together having fun ,if you have space in the kitchen,roll out a huge piece of wall paper and using non toxic paints let the babies run and make footprints.

5.take baby out to a safe fun play centre have a birthday cake even ask a few baby friends over, older kids will take over and spoilt it if its just older children who attend.

July 21, 2014 at 1:56 pm Leave a comment

My Cousins babies are naughty should I let my baby play with them

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My baby boy is 9 months and my cousin’s twin babies are 11 months born 8 weeks premature, they cry a lot and I don’t want my baby to be naughty like them should I take him to her house to play she keeps asking me to go and visit ?

juggling twin babies is Hard her babies just seem to be more noisy because there are 2 of them demanding mums attention at once. they are also adjusted age of 9 months like your own baby. The more babies mix with babies of the own age (peers) the better they becoming in learning valuable social skills. Their speech will come on as they learn to babble at each other, communication begins with sharing toys with each other and problem solving as they learn to play with each others toys.I’ts a good idea for babies to mix as they also to build up immunity against illnesses too.

July 20, 2014 at 7:52 pm Leave a comment

11 month baby screams too much shall I take him playgroup?

my 11 month old baby screams too much shall I take him playgroup?

Nice baby with toysDear Cheeky Chums my baby keeps having paddies and screams when I leave the room, is it a good thing to get out and take him to a local church playgroup?
Our reply
It is a good thing to get out and about, a local playgroup for babies and toddlers will work wonders and here’s 5 reasons why you should.
1. you baby will learn to develop valuable social skills with not only adults but its peers and older toddlers too.
2. Your baby will learn to communicate by talking, making sounds developing new sounds and saying first words as her learns to mix and copy other babies at play, plus playgroups sing songs too usually throughout or at the end of a session and are really good fun for you to join in too. Then you can repeat them at home as you get used to new songs rhymes and short stories which in turn will help baby develop even more language skills at home.
3.What a wide variety of new experiences and valuable play lessons he will learn as he picks up and . interesting and many new different toys to explore through play.
4. you too will mix with other parents to share your experiences, tips and exchange ideas with.
5.As he learns to play and find his favourite play toys it will give you a better idea what to buy for the first birthday gift coming up.

April 24, 2014 at 7:08 pm Leave a comment

Premature babies in special care long term gift ideas

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A newborn baby gets many gifts and many family members or friends can find it ever so easy to buy that special baby gift. A baby that’s arrived very early or born very premature can be much harder to buy for, seeing most items for babies start from newborn size. So here are 3 great gift ideas that the mum and dad will really appreciate for their tiny baby.the baby may have many more weeks to be cared for in special care and it can be for quite a while yet to concider buying a newborn sized outfit.
a very small teddy bear buy one less than 15cm in height this is the first great gift idea for a premature baby, it can sit beside the incubator keeping baby company yet the size will not be too overpowering sitting near by.
gift idea number 2 is a premature baby hat in funky colours sizes at cheeky chums online start from 12cm wow that’s tiny.gift idea 3 a preemie milestone book that mum or dad can tick off as baby gets one step closer to coming home.

April 23, 2014 at 2:21 pm Leave a comment

keeping baby safe and happy 3-6 months play

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keeping baby safe and happy 3-6 months playtime

So your baby is growing becoming more interested in his or her surroundings and wanting to explore. What play time activities do you think they will enjoy patting your tablet or mobile phone?

Today we look at 5 easy play ideas that keep baby safe, happy, amused and exploring the big wide world around him,which too will help  to encourage brain growth and reach the next developmental milestones.

  1. Hold baby on your knee,looking at you sitting facing you.recognizing both of you as you can take it in turns singing nursery songs  with repetitive rhyme.
  2. laying on a blanket on the floor touch and feel soft cuddly toys and toys that jingle as they are touched.
  3. Sitting in a bouncy chair with rattle toys across the front.
  4. Supported with cushions for back support Holding a rag toy book with crinkles squeaks and different fabrics.
  5. Lying in a cot with a musical cot mobile over head.

January 17, 2014 at 8:48 pm Leave a comment

Pregnancy loss Miscarriage 1st trimester is there a funeral

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does a preterm miscarriage baby loss have a funeral

Pregnancy loss Miscarriage 1st trimester is there a funeral for baby?

Most miscarriages in the 1st trimester can be lost as a mum goes to the toilet and fluid, blood loss and tissue can easily be flushed away by accident down the loo. Its then only after a scan that it can be noticed that baby is no longer in the womb growing.

In the UK A funeral can take place for  any gestational age with some tissue samples buried as a recognition of baby’s loss.The institute of cemetary and cremation management will also cremate remains in  a private plot or shared plot and encourages sensitive disposal irrespective of gestation period see the attached recommendation leaflet for more detail

By law in the UK There has to be a cremation or funeral with a death certificate for babies born after 24 weeks completed gestation age of pregnancy.Any pregnancy loss can have a funeral service or memorial service if the family request it .

January 14, 2014 at 4:17 pm Leave a comment

premature baby feet Do premature babies wear shoes

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A Premature baby does not need shoes. Parents and family members may like to purchase soft cotton shoes or booties but not hard wearing walking shoes. You wont find shoes for premature babies like 1 year old babies wear. the skin of a premature baby is very fragile and therefore it is best to dress in socks and booties to go out in the pram once home from hospital and in the car seat visiting family and friends. Do not be tempted to buy tight fitting patent doll shoes or leather dolls shoes .The last thing you want is be the cause of damaging tender feet of a premature baby just to be in with the latest fashions.

here are some examples of premature baby soft shoes and booties 

cotton shoes for tiny babies born premature

cotton shoes for tiny babies born premature

Cute hand knitted premature babies shoes booties and mittens

Cute hand knitted premature babies shoes booties and mittens

knitted baby booties shoes for tiny babies born premature

knitted baby booties shoes for tiny babies born premature

soft premature baby shoes booties

soft premature baby shoes booties

premature babies shoes

premature babies shoes

January 12, 2014 at 8:15 pm Leave a comment

Premature Birth Premature babies 0-5 years

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happy new year to readers past present and new. A Big welcome to our blog for 2014. It was a busy month in December 2013 so we didn’t have much time to post many posts on our Cheeky Chums babies blog.too many orders to prepare for premature baby clothing.

So whats in store for our premature baby blog in 2014.

we will be topic based for each day we post.

Blog Posts on Monday Birth, Babies 0-6 month

Tuesday infant Blog posts will be on Babies ,Toddlers Children and kids 1-3 years FAQ ask a question day .

Wednesday Blog posts Premature babies, research into premature births, whats new! sneak peaks of whats coming soon for tiny premature babies and any important news headlines of the week

Thursday babies blog posts will look child development  0-5 year.

 Friday baby blog posts will cover  Question and Answer day  baby loss infant,neonatal bereavement and miscarriage related areas for discussion.

Weekend blog posts will be multiple pregnancy, Multiple babies posting funny videos, share your stories looking after a large family, Twins Triplets and more 0-5 years related.

January 2, 2014 at 9:35 pm Leave a comment

teaching babies toddlers Yes No! right from wrong

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0 – 1 YEAR At this stage in life, the concepts of right and wrong are not possible to teach as they are just developing their brain and exploring their surroundings . A baby  who is shown warmth, cuddling and loving attention is likely to grow into a healthy and happy adult than one that is screamed at or smacked  or even beaten under 1 because they have not done as they are told.
In the bible in Proverbs 22 : verse 6  it says “Train up  a child in the way  he should go: and when he is old,  he will not depart  from it.”
So as parents what you teach your child will stay with them as they get older.
Instilling good qualities in the way we act as parents can have a dramatic effect on their upbringing, ie showing Kindness,Love, Gentleness,Sincerity.Patience.
Or screaming swearing shouting hitting, smashing plates across the room can all be picked up and learned from adults and imitated by young children.
1 – 2 YEARS Rather than scolding a child or arguing with him about misbehaviour, try to take preventative measures beforehand. If you don’t want him pulling things out the cupboards, make sure they are secured. At this age of short attention span, discipline beyond a simple “no” is unnecessary and can have undesirable effects.
2 – 4 YEARS Children of this age, unable to understand abstractions such as generosity and truth, imitate their parents. So set an example. Be firm in disallowing undesirable behavior, but do so in a kind and friendly manner, without attempting to explain why.
4 – 6 YEARS This is the time where you can really take some positive steps to reinforce your child’s positive behavior. Give him lots of praise when it’s due. Children of this age respond well to simple reasoning and explanations. Concepts such as truthfulness and generosity can be introduced. Continue to set an example of acceptable behavior. The child at this stage wants to please you and wants to be liked by others.
5 – 8 YEARS Children develop a greater social awareness at this age. They understand the basic rights of others when taught fairness, values and the need to follow certain rules of behavior. Rules and limitations not only seem just to the child, but give him a good feeling of security.
8 – 11 YEARS Due to natural growth and influences outside the home, your child has likely become more independent. He may begin to question your decisions, contradict or argue. You must remain firm in the important matters and flexible in less important ones. Demonstrate and discuss the child’s duties and responsibilities to friends, relatives and society. Set examples of moral behavior. Sex education can also be important at this stage.
12 – 17 YEARS These are normally rebellious years for most teenagers. In fact, teenagers who never rebel are probably in emotional trouble. As a parent you must weather the storm when your teenager begins to question and test conventional values, rules and beliefs. If you’ve instilled a sense of values at an early age, chances are he still retains many of those ideas. Try to keep lines of communication open and don’t push the panic button. If communication does break down and tensions mount considerably, seek professional help.

December 13, 2013 at 11:07 am Leave a comment

Tiny Baby bereavement clothes My Passion My story

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Tiny Baby bereavement clothes My Passion My story

Way back in 2007 a lady came into our shop and asked if we had any baby clothes for a 2lb baby (a tiny family member that had sadly passed away). At the time we even stocked dolls clothes and we didn’t have anything to offer. I watched as the rest of the family came in to browse through the small baby clothes but they had to leave empty handed.

That image  never left me, the sadness on their faces as they left with nothing, our shop was the last one they tried.. So I said I would make sure no one would ever leave without having suitable tiny baby clothes to fit,especially for  the sad occasion that a tiny baby sadly passes away.

Gradually having l found there was no baby clothes to fit these very tiny precious babies. I learned to sew.Way back then we made baby clothes for babies 1lb,2lb,3lb in weight. What I found was babies under 24 weeks had nothing to wear. A midwife rang me and said she will never forget the horror of passing  a tiny baby born sleeping to mum on a tray because there was nothing else suitable.

Now in 2013 our range is the biggest in the UK for baby bereavement clothes for very tiny babies, even for the little ones born under 24 weeks of pregnancy. We even have tiny teddy bears from 3cm in length that will fit perfectly into the tiny hand of a baby to treasure forever.

Opening until 11pm at night so parents can order anytime. 24 hour ordering on the internet with special delivery options for a quicker dispatch.  We also provide to hospitals throughout the UK and Europe .

Our bereavement department can be found at http://cheekychumsonline.co.uk/category_60/Tiny-Baby-Bereavement-ClothesGifts.htm

 

December 12, 2013 at 10:01 pm Leave a comment

Death how to tell the children tactfully

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For most children, their first experience with grief comes with the death of a beloved family pet. When Zoe the eight-week old puppy dies of parvovirus or Tweety the budgie stops singing his morning song, a child experiences profound and lasting loss for the first time in their young lives.

Children want and need to know about death, yet we are often reluctant ? even squeamish ? when talking about it. Conversations with kids about death can be extremely difficult, but they are so important. Helping children understand the death of their pet may arm them with the skills they need to cope and grieve effectively when someone they love dies. Everyone experiences a sense of shock when death occurs, and this is especially true for children. They have no prior experience, and usually no information to help them comprehend what “dead forever” means.

Death and grief are extremely difficult human emotions, therefore, there is no right or wrong way to deal with death. As adults, our reactions to death are a product of societal attitudes and the beliefs and culture of the family from which we came.

When a family member dies, children express their grief differently depending on their age. An infant may become irritable and fussy. A pre-schooler lives in a magical world, so death isn?t permanent for them. They may alternate between seeing death as temporary and reversible to understanding that death is forever. Children ages six to 12 have a more mature understanding of death and teenagers have an adult understanding of death, but has fewer coping skills.

Let?s look at Justin?s first experience with death:

Justin?s is 5 years old and lives with his mom and dad and brand new sister Sarah. One morning, Justin wakes up to mom?s tears and runs to Sarah?s room to find mommy and daddy crying. Daddy ushers Justin out of the room and tells him quietly that Sarah isn?t going to wake up today.

Justin is scared and confused. Justin has never seen Daddy cry. Dad is his hero. He makes Justin feel safe. What could be so horrible that it would make Daddy cry? Daddy spends the morning talking to Justin while mom and Grandma Jane go in and out of the house, crying and Sarah is taken away by strange people that Justin does not know.

After lunch, Justin goes to Sarah?s room to look for her. They always take an afternoon nap together. But Sarah isn?t there. ?When will Sarah be home?? Justin asks his daddy. Daddy holds Justin as he tells him ?Sarah won?t be coming home, honey, Sarah has died. She stopped breathing and her heart stopped beating. We?re all so very sad. Why don?t we sit together and remember some of the funny things she used to do.? Justin turns his blue eyes to look at Daddy ?No, it?s okay Daddy. She?ll be home later.?

As the days go on from the time of Sarah?s death, mom and dad are caught up in funeral preparations and Justin continues in his insistence that his sister will come home. As family gathers and the days get closer to the services his parents remain with growing concern for his belief.

Parents should be aware of normal childhood responses to a death in the family. It is normal during the weeks following the death for some children to feel immediate grief or persist in the belief that the family member is still alive. But long-term denial of the death or avoidance of grief is unhealthy and can later surface in more severe problems. Once children accept the death, they are likely to display their feelings of sadness on and off over a long period of time, and often at unexpected moments. The surviving relatives should spend as much time as possible with the child, making it clear that the child has permission to show his or her feelings openly or freely.

Parents with children experiencing grief should: ? Provide age-appropriate information regarding the loss ? Give the child space for them to emote. (Encouragement to discuss his or her innermost fantasies, fears, thoughts, and feelings.) ? Be aware of their own emotional availability: Your child needs someone who will listen. Reach our for support from others if you are unable to provide that support to your child at this time.

Warning signs include: ? changes in sleep, appetite, school performance, or social interaction ? verbal/non-verbal messages of wanting to join the deceased (drawings, behaviors, or statements) Keep In Mind: Children need to be assured that death is not the end?that love never dies. Just because the person is no longer living, doesn’t mean we don’t still love them. You are the expert of your child and always reach for assistance from a professional if you have any questions.

December 9, 2013 at 8:04 pm Leave a comment

3 year child and baby should we go swimming ?

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Should you enroll your child in swim lessons or teach them yourself?

Have you thought about teaching your child swimming yourself? Here are Pros & Cons to consider before making this decision.
I am a very strong proponent of structured group swim lessons. I do not have children myself, but have encouraged all my siblings & friends to enroll their children in swim lessons. I have had my own nieces & nephews in my group lessons and have never given any private lessons. With this said I do understand that only parents know what is best for their child, so I will give the pros & cons of both sides of this question & leave it to you to decide what is best.

Structured swim lessons
Pros:
Experienced Instructors
Authoritative figure that the child will listen to
Group setting – child not always center of attention
Good “peer pressure”
Structured Schedule
Proper Equipment
Safe Setting with Trained Guards
Cons:
Unfamiliar People
Unfamiliar Setting
Inconvenient Schedule
Health Issues – Allergic to chlorine/ beach water

Teaching Swim Lesson Yourself
Pros:
Flexible Scheduling
Great Existing Relationship for Teacher/Student
Knowledge of Child’s Learning Methods
Individual Attention
Cons:
Child too Comfortable/ May Not Listen
Lacking Water Site & Teaching Tools
Inexperience in Teaching Swimming
I hope the info above helps you weigh your swim lessons options for your child. Though it can be difficult to “unteach” some learned swim skills there is always the option of enrolling your child in lessons if your individual instruction did not produce the desired results. No matter which decision you make, having your child learning to swim is always a Win – Win situation.

Andy Murray is the founder of http://www.SwimLessonInfo.com , as well as a Red Cross certified swim instructor. He has been teaching swim lessons for 15 years and coaching youth swim team for more then 5 years.

December 7, 2013 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

5 winter warmer meals for babies 1- 2 year old

Baby food, baby eating5 winter warmer meals for babies 1- 2 year old

for those of you who love to make  your baby’s own meals or do a lot of home cooking here are 5 meal ideas for the Winter weather to keep you all warm and less hungry.

  • pea and ham soup with crusty home made bread rolls add cooked potatoes to thicken soup too.
  • rich strew use Atora suet light to make low fat dumplings with stewing beef, carrots and suede, parsnips add 2 beef oxo cubes thicken with cornflour and serve with jacket potatoes.
  • pasta with cooked broccoli and cauliflower and cheese sauce  mix all together and serve with breadcrumbs on top in a pie dish.
  • fish pie add cod pieces, prawns salmon pieces add a parsley sauce mix,with mashed potatoes on top serve with mixed vegetables.
  • bish bash bosh chicken ,add cooked chicken, sweetcorn, mushrooms with a tin of mushroom  or use chicken soup put in a pie dish add a pastry crust bake in oven serve with potatoe wedges.

December 6, 2013 at 4:00 pm Leave a comment

Bored young kids cold Winter cheerful children fun at home

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Children have amazing and wild imaginations. The next time you hear “I’m bored in the Winter time” or “What can we do”, give them a few household items, or let them make their own and watch them expand into endless hours of fun and entertainment. The following are just a few ideas to get the fun started and be sure to use your imagination too!

—>Make an Obstacle Course Obstacle courses can be a lot of fun, spark creativity and also be great exercise for the little ones. These can be set up in and out of doors. Pillows, chairs, tires and stools are just a couple of things that can be used to be climbed, jumped and skipped over, through, around and under. Time each child as they scramble their way through and have a race. Best thing about these is that once they’ve done everything they can think of with the first one, it can be torn down and set up again another way. Have each child take turns in choosing the way it’s set back up.

—>Let’s Play Dress Up Don’t give away all those old shoes, shirts, pants, hats, gloves and costume jewelry! Set aside a special drawer or box for these item to play dress up. Have children act out their favorite play, television show or put on a fashion show. You’d be surprised exactly how cute she really looks in your old high school prom gown. Be sure to take snap shots or keep the video camera rolling!

—>Kid’s Cafe set up a small  table and let the children play restaurant. Have children make up or use play money and menus. Children that can’t write yet can draw the food items on the menus. Give them some paper plates, cups, plastic silverware, a little notebook and they’re open for business. Take turns being waiter, customer and busboy (or girl ).

—>Go Camping This too can be played in or out of doors and the possibilities are endless. If you have a smaller pop-up tent, it can be set up in the living room. If you’re taking this activity outdoors, you can hang an old sheet over a clothesline securing with rocks at the bottom. Have children draw or cut out windows if you’re using an old sheet. (Remember to keep for the next camping trip.) Set up some lawn chairs around your faux fire and tell stories, sing songs, make smores in the microwave or any other favorite camping activity. Go all the way and sleep there tonight!

December 5, 2013 at 11:30 am Leave a comment

Domestic Abuse Violence my young children are a wreck

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Children who witnesses domestic violence against his or her parent is a victim of domestic violence as well. Approximately five million children witness domestic violence in their homes each year. A child may be a witness to his or her parent being emotionally abused, physically abused, economically abused and/or even sexually abused.

No matter how hard a parent tries to shield their child from the abuse he or she receives from an abusive partner, the child usually knows what is occurring. Even a young infant can tune into the tension and emotional feelings of his or her mother.

Most children will experience problems if they live in a violent home and witness a parent being abused. Children who witness abuse are more inclined to have behavior and emotional problems. Some children will develop psychosomatic disorders. This may include bed-wetting, school problems, night terrors, stuttering, excessive fear and crying. Children may experience depression, suicidal behaviors and phobias if they are kept in a violent household.

Older children may blame themselves for the abuse a parent receives. Older children may even step into the abuse to direct the attention onto themselves and off of the battered parent. There is a great risk that children who witness abuse may grow up thinking that violence is the only means to resolve emotional and relationship conflicts. Boys who grow up in an abusive home are more likely to batter their future partners versus boys who grow up in a nonviolent home. Children who have witnessed abuse to a parent are also more likely to drink alcohol and abuse drugs.

Children who live in a domestically violent home will suffer some form of neglect, be it physical or emotional. It isn’t always just the mother who is abused, but the children may be abused as well. Many adults who were abused when they were children report that witnessing the abuse to their mother was harder for them to deal with then the abuse they personally received.

December 4, 2013 at 10:29 pm Leave a comment

Early Infant pregnancy loss information

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Early Infant pregnancy loss information

this blog post contains information about infant loss if it is likely to cause any upset please press your back button now.

Over the last few weeks we have been adding some new valuable information on tiny infant loss such as baby funeral planning, baby bereavement card poems causes of an infant fetal demises etc.There is a lot of information covered ,useful facts  including what happens if you have a miscarriage at home and the UK laws  on  burying a premature baby etc. and more related topics will be covered over the next few weeks

choose a topic here to see if the question you need answering is covered

you can also type in the search box the baby bereavement website as an alternative way to see other information  such as support groups for infant loss,funeral songs ideas list UK  funeral directors and lots more.main website address is http://baby-burial-gowns.co.uk

November 18, 2013 at 3:34 pm Leave a comment

Baby Maternity Unit for poorly premature babies

Baby Maternity Unit for poorly premature babies

as today is premature baby awareness day we thought you may like to see some preemie babies and how very tiny they are,if the are delivered early before 37 weeks which is classed as premature. you can follow our Pinterest boards as we regularly add photos of premature babies born at 22-24 weeks 25-28 weeks 29-30 weeks -32-35 weeks 35-37 weeks gestation and there are also a lot of contact sites you can add yourself  you to have a premature baby.

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November 17, 2013 at 4:41 pm Leave a comment

what a nuisance babies at play 0 – 6 months baby toys

what a nuisance babies at play 0 – 6 months baby toys

How many teddies can you pile up into a baby’s bedroom?

well if you think of a family member buying  a present a cute teddy is often the first thing that  comes to mind when deciding what toys to buy the new baby. before long baby can have tons all collecting dust that often can be a problem with some babies getting asthma from a very young age. So what other baby toys can you buy for babies around the 0-6 months age.

well here are a few pointers these suggestions will be good for encouraging baby development  milestones , appropriate age of learning toys,toys that wont get thrown away due to lost pieces or a toys that are good value without being a waste of money.

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  • teething rings,small rattles that a baby can learn to grasp in the hand, from  around 4 months ,mouthing takes place too when a child will put anything to its mouth to  explore the texture, do not discourage this behavior its natural part of development unless another child as given a dangerous item for the baby to hold toddlers especially.

 

 

  • Brightly coloured pram toys that stretch across the pram with various sounds such as musical,squeaks,rattles,crinkle sounds.Rattle

 

 

 

 

  • musical toys for over babies cot that pull to activate music,cot mobiles.

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November 15, 2013 at 8:50 pm Leave a comment

Your new baby 5 amazing things newborn babies can do

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believe it or not a newborn baby can step up, and more but these are called primary reflex actions. The baby doctor does a quick check when baby is born to make sure all is well and these reflexes are present.

There is reflex standing,reflex walking on a flat surface but these disappear before 6 months old and should not be mistaken for baby can actually walk properly already.This comes later around 12-14 months old.

sucking and rooting reflex unless the baby has just been fed.

Can pull to sit reflex,moro refex like a startled reflex and ventral suspension.

plus a strong palmar grasp present too. truly amazing isn’t it.

November 8, 2013 at 6:40 pm Leave a comment

baby led weaning babies what is it?

Baby food, baby eatingbaby led weaning babies what is it?

2 methods one is letting baby tell you when it needs moving onto solids for example instead of weaning at 4 months wait until baby seems really hungry and ready to move on. do not leave weaning baby way after 6 months or baby will have problems weaning from liquid-semi liquid to lumpy foods in the long term.

the other method of baby lead weaning is waiting until baby is 6 months old and giving huge pieces of food direct to eat such as a pork chop, piece ,half a  banana  a chunky crust of bread to chomp on. this method cuts out the mush type foods completley.

personally i think the first method is best as i have seen too many babies at 9-12 months choke of chunks of raw apple carrot etc.

November 1, 2013 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

3 silly baby questions and weird facts about babies

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  1. dear Cheeky chums my newborn baby’s poo was dark brown at birth now its yellow the week after i’m breastfeeding is this normal? yes the first poop that a baby has is called meconium.then it changes colour as milk is introduced as a first food so not to worry.
  2. Dear Cheeky chums my boy friend wants to know when can our 3 month baby have solid foods such as chips and burgers. babies at birth have a sucking reflex then as they get used to using their muscles for swallowing the first solid foods have to be slightly thicker than milk to start with.A baby has to learn the new skills of sucking from a spoon,trying different tastes and introducing healthy food items to baby’s diet ,then gradually moving on to semi liquidized baby foods then moving on to tiny lumps with in the first year.You’ll also find baby around 9 months will love to hold and munch on a bananas  or bread chunks. avoid giving babies fatty food items such as burgers and chips.
  3. why can’t a baby walk at 6 months? Babies have to develop strong muscle tones and other large motor skills in order to progress from sitting,standing walking with furniture then onto walking itself.it takes a few months grow, and develop,by introducing healthy foods, stimulation through play,rest and sleep and a nurtured environment for baby to reach any baby milestone. leave a baby in  a cot or playpen to play all day and baby will learn nothing, become weak ,fail to thrive so to speak and then be delayed with milestones that should come on during the first year.

October 31, 2013 at 6:57 pm Leave a comment

Pregnancy loss baby memorials who do you buy for ?

hPregnancy loss  baby memorials who do you buy for ?

Dear Cheeky Chums my friend lost her baby in pregnancy at 24 weeks and my mum said i should buy a baby memorial what is  it and should I  not be buying it for the mum I’m confused ?

First of all you can send mum a bereavement card acknowledging the loss of her baby in memory of baby.  depending where baby is buried or cremated and final laid to rest determines what baby memorial gift you want to buy. it could be a toy windmill that blows naturally in the wind for the graveside if its privately owned but sometimes a communal grave that  hospitals bury all the little ones together in, do not have the space for individual memorial items to be placed there.

you could buy mum some memorial jewelry with little feet on or a heart shaped locket necklace, there are many website that offer memorial gifts like this online.

and for the whole family why not write poem and choose an appropriate frame that can be kept on a fireplace or beside cabinet for a more personal memorial gift.

 

October 29, 2013 at 11:00 am Leave a comment

I’m pregnant Top 5 Pregnancy Tips for Last Trimester

SONY DSCTop 5 Pregnancy Tips for Last Trimester

tips every where for pregnancy so today we shall look at the best ones for being pregnant in the last few weeks.

  • don’t leave painting baby’s bedroom in the last week due to any lingering paint fumes .
  • If you develop high blood pressure in pregnancy don’t ignore it ,tell your midwife at the next antenatal visit.
  • don’t leave packing your bag too late just because you cant be bothered babies come anytime even early occasionally.
  • don’t stand too long in the shopping queues at the end of your pregnancy especially in the last few weeks of December if you can, shop online to avoid feeling faint with the mad rush of shoppers.
  • make a Birth plan BUT don’t be surprised if it all changes when you actually go in labour for example don’t be hard on your self if  you opt for epidural because you thought you could handle any sort of pain then change your mind,or you want all natural but baby doesnt take to labour pain and needs a quick c section.

October 28, 2013 at 6:46 pm Leave a comment

pregnant maternity clothes what do you wear in pregnancy?

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In pregnancy as your baby bump gets bigger you may consider  buying maternity clothes but what items are available ? what do you need most ? and where can you buy maternity clothing from?

  • your bra size may go up  sizes especially towards the end of pregnancy so opt for one that gives you good support across the back.
  • free flowing blouses are a good idea so they aren’t tight and clinging.
  • maternity jeans are an excellent buy as the belly area is made with soft jersey or ribbed cotton fabric for support and comfort that doesn’t dig into your growing waistline.
  • you  get maternity dresses flowing loose fitting ones or even flattering off the bump for all your friend to see and admire.

then there is the nursing maternity range which you only need if you intend to breast feed our baby. The nursing range are tops that open easily to breast feed baby, bras that open on the shoulder,nighties that have buttons at the front for easily feeding in the maternity hospital.

Before traveling for many hours to find maternity clothes shops look on line such as Debenhams, Next ,H+M and Vertbaudet  to save wasting time traveling to be told we don’t sell them anymore

 

October 28, 2013 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

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