Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Baby gets flu!! OMG!

If your baby is near someone with the flu who is coughing or sneezing, he may breathe in infected droplets through his mouth or nose. A person with the flu is contagious for about a day before symptoms begin and for about five days after.
Because the flu proliferates when people are in close contact, it travels easily through schools, daycare centers, playgroups, and families. Usually the unsuspecting victim will get sick one to four days after exposure.
But because the severity of the flu differs from person to person, people can be infected with the virus and not know it. If they develop only mild symptoms they may think it's a cold and unknowingly pass the flu virus to others.

Baby Pyjamas

speechless! so cute!

Smiling Babies

  • Babies smile during sleep from the day they’re born.
  • Infant smiles have nothing to do with gas.
  • Your baby will respond to, and smile at, auditory stimulus (such as your voice) before visual.
  • At two to three months, your baby starts to look right at you when she smiles.
  • By six months, your baby will have different smiles – open mouth smiles usually indicate more joy than closed.
Babies usually don’t start social smiling until about eight months, but their smiles can still say a lot before then. “In fact, babies smile when they’re asleep from birth,” says Dr. Daniel Messinger.

Sleeping baby

  1. Keep to a routine. If your baby wakes up late in the morning to help make up for some of his late nights, begin waking him at an earlier time each day to help encourage him to get the sleep he needs at night -- when the rest of the household sleeps. 
  2. When your baby naps, allow him to sleep in a well-lit area. This will help encourage shorter naps, which in turn may help him sleep better at night. 
  3. During the day, nurse in a quiet, darkened room. You mentioned that your son isn't very interested in daytime feeds. Babies of this age are often caught up in what is going on around them. Feeding him more during the day will allow him to meet his nutritional needs at a time more convenient to you. 
  4. Is your baby using a pacifier? If so, allow him to meet his sucking needs at your breast instead, offering nursing in lieu of the pacifier. Regular nursing sessions during the day may help to reduce his middle of the night waking. 
  5. When nursing, allow your baby to finish the first breast offered. This will provide him with more of your rich hindmilk, which may also help to space out his nighttime feeds.
  6. Carry your baby -- with the aid of a sling or other baby carrier. This will help to keep your baby relaxed, especially during the early evening hours, encouraging an easy transition to sleep.
  7. Keep the evening calm to avoid over-stimulation. If a bath is relaxing for your little one, you can bathe him before bed. If it's too stimulating, bathe him at another time.
  8. Nurse in a darkened room at night if your son wakes and wants to feed. Avoid nighttime diaper changes if at all possible. Let him know that night is for sleeping.

Baby Love

Cute baby