Pediatricians Share About Baby Life Hacks That All Parents Can Appreciate

1. How to understand your baby’s cries.

Apparently there can be up to 6 types of cries, each with its own meaning. 

The “neh” cry means “I’m hungry.” 
The “owh” cry means “I’m sleepy.” 
The “heh” cry means “I’m uncomfortable.” 
The “eairh” (eh-urr) cry means “I have gas.” 
The “eh” cry means “I need to burp.” 

2. How to help your baby sleep safely. 

Put your baby to sleep on its back and make sure the crib is clutter-free with no heavy blankets or toys they could get caught up in. This also means that falling asleep in a chair or on the sofa with your baby can be dangerous.

3. How to tell if your baby is hungry. 

Babies may be telling you that they’re hungry before they start crying for food. They can show you this by nuzzling and moving their chin as if they’re looking for a bottle while putting their hand in their mouth, smacking their lips, or sticking out their tongue. 

4. How to speed up bedtime. 

Dr. Erin Leichman’s tip is to create a bedtime “book bin” or shelf along with your young child beforehand of bedtime. The baby will then pick which of the books to read rather than picking from all the options. This ought to speed up the bedtime routine, with any luck with fewer tears involved. 

5. How to help babies eat new foods.

It can take children and babies up to 12 times to accept new foods. It’s advised not to reward children with food because they may start seeing treats as good and vegetables as bad. 

6. How to stop babies from crying. 

Dr. Robert Hamilton says that there are 4 crucial steps: the baby’s arms should be placed across its chest and gently secured, and you should support the baby from its diaper area before rocking it at a 45-degree angle. 

7. How to tell if your baby is getting enough milk. 

If you’re breastfeeding, you could understand if your infant is drinking enough milk if its cheeks are rounded, no longer hollowed, in the course of feeding. It’s also critical that it’s attached properly with their chin touching your breast and their decrease lip rolled down. 

8. How to communicate with your baby.

 Sign language can be useful for communicating with your baby before they learn to talk.
Some essential signs include:

“Drink” — thumb to mouth 
“Where?” — palms up 
“Afraid” — patting chest repeatedly 
“Gentle” — patting the back of the hand 

9. How to find the correct car seat for your baby.

For very young babies, rear-facing automobile seats are recommended to reduce the consequences of a crash, relying at the child’s size and age. Rear-facing vehicle seats have a harness and are designed to cradle the baby and rock with the motion of the car.



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