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Feeding baby with formula

  » Pregnancy & Parenting


Many experts have said that whey-based (organic) formula may be better for colicky babies. This has been my experience with our son also! Holle and Bellamy's are two that I can recommend, though neither is particularly cheap.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by patsnip 2009-07-22 02:03:48 am    

Keeping baby's skin healthy

  » Pregnancy & Parenting


If baby has dry skin patches => white dry skin is normal, but red, scaly dry skin may be eczema...shorten baths, turn down the heat, moisturize straight after a bath to trap moisture. Try chemical-free Billie Goat moisturizer: www.billiegoatsoap.com.au/

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by patsnip 2009-07-22 02:00:29 am    

Keeping baby's skin healthy

  » Pregnancy & Parenting


Neck/bum/most anywhere: Dab on some (pure) corn flour. This avoids the chemicals in commercial powders/creams and keeps the area dry like a charm. This is one of those old wives' remedies that works and is not harmful.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by patsnip 2009-07-22 01:51:26 am    

Feeding baby with formula

  » Pregnancy & Parenting


If baby is predominantly breast-fed and fusses with the bottle => try many different positions. If baby is used to mummy feeding him on his back, he may need to be turned and held outwards so that he accepts a feed from dad/non-primary caregiver.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by patsnip 2009-07-22 01:46:01 am    

Feeding baby with formula

  » Pregnancy & Parenting


If baby is predominantly breast-fed, for dad/non-primary caregiver => wear something that mum wears while she is breast-feeding (or put your t-shirt between mum and baby while she is breastfeeding on a few occasions to infuse it with mummy's scent).

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by patsnip 2009-07-22 01:43:58 am    

Breastfeeding - storing breastmilk

  » Pregnancy & Parenting


Freeze some milk in larger containers for a full feed replacement, but be sure to freeze some in smaller sizes for times when only a top up is needed - so you don't thaw a larger one only to find that baby rejects the milk and it all goes to waste.

Tip Credibility: 7


submitted by patsnip 2009-07-22 01:29:09 am    

Breastfeeding - storing breastmilk

  » Pregnancy & Parenting


Freeze milk in 'cube' containers, which allow for the frozen cubes to be levered out into a freezer bag for space-smarter storage. Some brands are better than others for this eg. Sensible Lines Milk Trays allow for this, Bebe Cubes do not.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by patsnip 2009-07-22 01:26:10 am    

Feeding baby with formula

  » Pregnancy & Parenting


It can be a fine line to retain formula/bottle feeding as an option if baby is predominantly breast-fed. To help keep baby from becoming too fussy, be sure to feed him formula occasionally after 6wks (say, at least once a week thereafter).

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by patsnip 2009-07-21 11:11:46 pm    

How to settle a crying or difficult baby

  » Pregnancy & Parenting


Less is more. Try simply resting a hand on baby's chest while settling him in the cot instead of actively patting him or rocking him. Stroke his forehead slowly with one finger, from his hairline down his nose. This can sometimes work a charm.

Tip Credibility: 3


submitted by patsnip 2009-07-21 10:54:14 pm    

How to get your baby to sleep through the night

  » Family & Relationships


Baby may sleep thru the night by 10wks, only to start waking again by 12wks as he becomes more stimulated by the world. Don't force him to sleep thru a daytime (~3hr) cycle. If he cries, let him up for 20mins then put him back down (no need to feed him).

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by patsnip 2009-07-21 10:51:49 pm    

How to settle a crying or difficult baby

  » Pregnancy & Parenting


If using a dummy, roll up a small towel to support the edge of the dummy and keep it in. This way baby can push the dummy out/pull it back in himself and not wake himself up! But - only use props like this during times when you can check him regularly.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by patsnip 2009-07-21 10:32:26 pm    

How to settle a crying or difficult baby

  » Pregnancy & Parenting


Try turning baby on his left/right side if you are keeping him in the cot during the day and able to check on him regularly. But - keep baby on his back during the night for 'SIDS' safety!

Tip Credibility: 3


submitted by patsnip 2009-07-21 10:28:11 pm    

How To Get Free Traffic To Your Website

  » Business & Finance


Don't 'scrape' together content from others' sites. Google (and other search engines) will penalise duplicate content.

Tip Credibility: 5


submitted by patsnip 2009-07-21 09:12:20 pm    


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