Have you started tummy time yet?
Did you know that tummy time and rolling is an important part of bub's development? In fact, it is a big part of your little one's physical and mental development helping them to convert from a stationary world to one on the move. With regular practice lifting their head up unassisted, bub is exercising their core strength and improving their motor skills. As they begin to look around in this position he also improves his visual and sensory skills.
Teething pain doesn’t sleep, and neither will bub! We don’t blame them either, for anyone who has ever suffered a toothache, you know what we are talking about. The pressure of those little teeth pushing through is enough to wake your baby at all hours of the night. Sometimes all we can do is to be there with them, giving cuddles and comfort whether the pain hits day or night.
Night time teething not only affects bub routines and behaviours, but mum and dad also suffer trying to function on sleepless nights. By working to maintain sleep habits you can help them through and maybe catch a few zzz’s yourself.
Babies cry for a multitude of reasons and sometimes it can be hard to know why, particularly when they just won’t stop. When you don’t know how to help them, it can become both frustrating and saddening for you, feeling incapable and helpless yourself.
By spending some time learning the different reasons bub cries for and ways to remedy their needs, you can take the pressure off yourself removing some of the guess work involved in what to do. When we understand why bub is crying we can be better prepared to help them through.
Nobody likes being tired! Think about how we feel after one bad night sleep; grumpy, irritable, a bit foggy, might have a headache, full of yawns reaching for another cup of coffee. When babies lose sleep, it is so hard for them to catch back up nor do they have the luxury of stimulants to see them through till their next nap.
Mizzie wanted to help you and bub through by putting together some information to help everyone in the house get a good night’s rest.
Teething is an exciting development in Bub's life, it means they're growing up! But it is also a very emotional and difficult time for Bub, as well as Mum and Dad.
The best way to combat those teething blues is being prepared. But how do you know when your bub is ready to teeth? And what do you do to help them through?