First of all, take a deep breath and relax. This is normal. Babies are meant to cry. In fact, that's how they communicate. Crying can mean anything from "I'm hungry" or "I'm sleepy" to "I just went to the bathroom". Through time and experience, you'll be able to understand just what your baby is telling you. Of course, there are some rare occasions when it could mean something more. Trust your maternal and paternal instincts when it comes down to it. They'll never lead you astray.
Diapers are the perfect environment for bacteria to grow. They're warm, moist and very restricting. It's no wonder more and more parents are opting for traditional methods like cloth. Now, usually rashes only last a few days. The best thing you can do for your baby is clean the affected area with warm water and pat it dry. Avoid using soaps or lotion for it may irritate the skin. It's best to change the diaper frequently, ever two hours or less. And utilize a baby rash cream sporadically. If it doesn't seem to clear up, contact your pediatrician.
You're sleep deprived, irritated and at your wit's end. Of course, it's normal to dislike the source of these problems. Yet if these symptoms continue or are giving you strong urges especially if you're a mother, you might want to check in with your doctor. You may be suffering from postpartum depression.
Experts say the best time to start is about six months from delivery. Semi-liquid rice, oatmeal, etc. are the perfect starters. However, if you start to notice your baby is losing weight you might want to consult your pediatrician for a better course of plan.
Experts say breastfeeding not only strengthens the baby's immune system but overall aids the general development of the baby. So go for it! If you're a beginner, do check out our blog for tips and tricks.
Of course not! It's most likely a medical condition called hypogalaticia. It may be treated. Check with your doctor. And if not, it's okay. Many mothers who lactate choose not to breastfeed. They opt for formula based feeding which is also completely safe. Check out our blog for a list of the best baby formulas.