Monthly Archives: September 2011

General Safety at Home

Once your baby is moving around you will want to make your home a ‘child safe’ environment. Most accidents occur in the home, however, there are a few simple precautions that you can take to ensure your baby’s safety. The … Continue reading

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Top Tips for Using Baby Carriers

Top Tips for Using Carriers

Head support – Infants who can’t support their head should face inward and need a sturdy support flap on the back of the baby carrier. Leg Opening – Openings should be large enough to let baby’s legs kick freely but … Continue reading

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Prevent Falls at Home

During the first five years of a child’s life they are developing new skills and developing rapidly and this increased their risk of having an accident. Falls are the most common type of injury at home; obvious injuries include falling … Continue reading

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Does Baby Signing Work?

Does Baby Signing Work?

Research shows that the vast majority of our communication is non-verbal; in other words most of our communication is without speech. Stop for a moment and think how we use our hands to communicate. We do it in lots of … Continue reading

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Baby’s Sense of Taste

Taste

Although this may seem difficult to believe, it is a fact that your newborn’s sense of smell is more acute at birth than at any other time in his life. This is an example of “inborn” reflex, a basic survival … Continue reading

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Soothing

Some babies need more than a cuddle to soothe them, so thank goodness for soothers and teethers’, designed specially to make things better when mum or dad just can’t. Be careful when buying soothers and teethers’ to make sure they … Continue reading

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The Importance of Touch

During the first year of life, experts advise that baby’s sense of touch develops from “head to toe.” It is reasonable to expect that the mouth is the most “touch” sensitive area. As adults we notice that babies put everything … Continue reading

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Benefits of Soothers

Use of dummies or soothers has always been widely debated. At the end of the day using them should be down to personal choice. Parents may choose to use them for the following reasons; as the name suggests they soothe … Continue reading

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