Ah, the smell of babies – fresh, light, and . . . icky? Contrary to what many people, especially parents, believe, infants can have a wide variety of odors in different parts of the body. But while many of them don’t mean anything other than he needs some cleaning, they may imply a visit to the doctor or more attention to the stinky body part. Take, for example, baby ears smell.
The human body is one of the amazing specimens in the world, and one only needs to know how the baby develops to prove it. Take, for example, how they breathe.
The baby’s lungs develop very early on during the pregnancy. By the time the fetus is already on the fifth to sixteenth week, the lungs will closely resemble those of a human adult.
It’s not only moms, siblings, and the rest of the family that have to adjust to the arrival of the baby. The infant also does the same thing. One of their biggest challenges is regulating their body temperature.
To be considered not sick, an adult should have a body temperature around 37 degrees Celsius. It can go about 36.5 degrees or 37.5 degrees. If it climbs to at least 38 degrees, then a person is considered to have a fever. Temperatures can differ depending on where they are obtained. Armpit temperatures are lower.
Babies, on the other hand, have about the same ideal body core temperature. The problem is, because of their size and the amount of body fat they contain, they find it harder to regulate.
No matter how often we have already familiarized ourselves with our babies spitting up, the concern over a minor vomit will never go away. The thing is, we all know that infants spit up. In fact, it is so common that we would often expect our infants to spit up once in a while.
If you notice, spitting up often happens right after feeding or when you are trying to burp your little one. And usually, it is nothing to worry about since spit-ups are just small amounts of milk throw-up. Babies feel fine and well and aren't too eager to feed again after they spit up.Continue reading
Parents panic at every possible sign of an illness. When it comes to babies, though, not all the “symptoms” are severe. For example, do you know children are prone to acne-like cysts during the first few weeks of birth? They happen because of the hormones they got from their moms while they’re still in the tummy.Continue reading
Motherhood offers a lot of surprises. For example, do you know babies can make a wide variety of sounds other than cooing? In fact, he or she can grunt, giggle, and babble. Sometimes these sounds do not mean anything. Perhaps the infant is just having some fun. In other times, it’s their way of expressing themselves.Continue reading
Rosy Cheeks, Puffy Cheeks, Red Cheeks. Babies have them all at one point in time, one way or another.
We often see our baby's face color change from time to time but seeing the sudden changes from morning to evening or from day one to day two can be alarming, especially for new parents or for parents who just happen to experience such major changes in your recent baby.
Redness of cheeks can both be normal and abnormal. Now, let's see exactly what's okay and what's not.Continue reading
As new moms, we have a lot of things to learn about our newborn babies. Isn't it difficult when you see something unusual and begin to get frantic because anything unfamiliar regarding your baby makes you worry? We've all gone through that.Continue reading
Remember the times you wake up choking for air because your nose is really stuffy? It's really difficult when we have a congested nose. Now, imagine how much more difficult it would be for our babies to suffer from a heavily congested nose.
You see, baby stuffy nose at night is much more difficult for our little ones so they end up being really fussy. However, if we help our babies breathe better and make them feel more comfortable, both you and your baby will sleep through the night with ease.