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Methods to Entertain Your Child

Posted in Child Care on 24th August 2018

Ways to Entertain Your BabyA very good a part of a child’s first 12 months is usually a little unusual for brand new dad and mom. These first few months are fantastic, however your little bundle of pleasure continues to be within the means of rising and studying how their our bodies work, so it’s possible you’ll not know precisely what to do with them exterior of them sitting of their cute rocker or holding them. There are such a lot of enjoyable actions you are able to do similar to taking walks, singing songs to your child, taking swim classes, or visiting a zoo or park. As a result of the primary 12 months of your little one’s life can also be crucial for his or her improvement, it’s possible you’ll wish to ensure you embody actions which might be extra targeted on training and improvement.

All through your little one’s first 12 months, they are going to be reaching completely different milestones – from lifting their head, to rolling over, to strolling (or being near it). As your little one reaches these new milestones, it’s going to enable them to apply or acquire the instruments they should attain the following one. When brainstorming actions to do together with your infants, it’s essential to decide on actions which might be partaking, enjoyable and academic. Actions ought to concentrate on gross and superb motor improvement, emotional improvement and language improvement.

So, what actions you are able to do together with your child throughout the completely different levels of their first 12 months?

Zero-Three Months

Within the first few months particularly, it might appear tough to attach and discover actions in your child since they’re solely awake just a few hours at a time. Actions that embody sensory play are perfect for this age. As your little one approaches three months previous, they may change into extra engaged with their environment. Carrying your child round the home or on a stroll permits your little one to see what you see and get a way of the world. Tummy time can also be one other nice exercise in your little one. Tummy time helps them grasp fundamental abilities similar to lifting their heads, rolling over and sitting up with out assist. Some infants don’t take pleasure in tummy time as a lot as others, so we suggest utilizing a pillow to prop them up and provides them sensory play gadgets to make tummy time extra pleasing for them.

Four-6 Months

As your little one approaches the 4 to six-month age vary, you’ll discover that they’ve change into extra bodily. They’ve begun to roll over on their very own and may even sit up on their very own or with restricted help. You might also discover that they’re extra conscious of their environment. Although it’s nonetheless early for infants to be taught phrases, you can begin to show your toddler signal language.  Studying signal language provides your little one a approach to specific themselves and talk successfully.

7-9 Months

At seven to 9 months, your little one is beginning to expertise extra independence. They’re sitting up on their very own and should even be on the transfer crawling throughout the home. Additionally they can choose up small objects with their thumbs and fingers. Sure musical toys or made-at-home devices could also be enjoyable in your little one to make use of. The might incorporate sound, music and assist them apply their hand management.

10-12 Months

As your little one approaches their first birthday, you’ll discover that they’ve began to drag themselves up utilizing the furnishings round the home and should have even begun strolling. Additionally they have a fixation with small objects such because the tags in your garments or your necklace. Now that they’ve change into extra engaged and energetic, easy duties might now embody extra play. For instance, taking a shower is probably not as fast and straightforward because it as soon as was. Your little one might wish to splash round and play with tub toys whilst you wash them.

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Whats the best way to acclimate a dog (2 yr.old toy fox terrier) to a new baby in the household??

Posted in Babysitting on 23rd June 2014

Whats the best way to acclimate a dog (2 yr.old toy fox terrier) to a new baby in the household??
We are getting ready to be new parents in October. We have a small terrier who is very well trained, but has never been around infants, although he does very well with children. We have been trying to get him used to the smell of baby powder/products and when we buy something for the baby, we let him sniff and explore it. Is there anything else we can do? We have already had to get rid of (sending him to live with relatives in Florida) our other dog because he is a big time barker, and very excitable, we don’t want to have to get rid of this one.

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Answer by rn_md
i guess you’re dong the right thing, letting the dog smell baby products so he can get accustomed to it. try bundling a crying doll in a blanket and carry it around the house, see what his reaction to it is. dont be scared if he starts barking, it’s just a new sound to him, but eventually he’ll get used to having a baby in the house. dogs are like that.

Answer by flydogs
Congrats on being (almost) parents, and kudos for not forgetting about your dog. I think that your dog’s good training will go a very long way towards helping him behave well with your new baby. You can also ease the transition by trying to take him someplace where he can meet people as often as you can. Ask for a sit-stay when he’s meeting people and make the whole experience very positive. I’ve had a great deal of success doing this outside of Safeway, since there’s a lot of new noises and smells and people to say hi to. The idea is to accustom him to all sorts of new things.

You will probably be spending a lot of time on the baby and consequently a bit less on the dog (although you still have a large commitment to his happiness and health), so get him used to this. Teach him that there are fun things to do alone, like solving Kong or Buster Cube treat toys, and that he will have time with you as well. If you don’t already have one, buy your dog a crate and train him to go inside. It will quickly become a quiet place of retreat for him that he can go when he has time alone. Stock it with treat toys, Nylabones, etc.

Hope this helps!

Answer by Dog_trainer
So glad you asked NOW rather than waiting until it was too late! You’ve already done a lot of good things like letting him smell the baby products. Now, start pretending you’ve already HAD the baby. Get one of those dolls that moves and cries. Put baby powder on it, wrap it in a blanket and carry it around. Let the dog sniff it – at first with the sound and movement off. Yes, he’ll know it’s not a real child but it will get him used to the idea. Correct him if he does anything rough, like tugging at the blanket or nipping the doll. Put some peanut butter on the doll’s hand and let the dog gently lick it off. Your child is going to be a walking smorgasbord very soon – better get him used to it now! Teach him to take food very gently from your own hands, so that he doesn’t accidentally nip the baby trying to snatch her cheerios.

Do some extra obedience training now – 15 minutes every day. “Sit” and “stay” and “don’t touch!” are really important. Make sure he gets a good long walk every day.

When the real baby comes, make it a pleasant experience for the dog. While you’re holding the baby, have someone else fuss over the dog and vice versa. This will help prevent jealousy. Keep the dog on a leash (even in the house) until you are confident about his behavior. Make sure you’re all getting plenty of exercise – take long walks with the dog and the baby carriage.

Be vigilant when the baby starts to crawl and walk. That changes the whole relationship. Make sure you don’t allow the toddler to torment the dog – he should have a safe place to go if he wants to be left alone. Many bites are the result of the child hurting the dog first. My personal belief is that NO dog should be left alone with a small child. Ever.

Answer by elaine p
i would ask a dog trainer about this so when the baby comes it won’t get jealous of the baby and will be it best friend.

11 month old baby not sitting?

Posted in Babysitting on 14th May 2014

11 month old baby not sitting?
My son is 11 months old and has been crawling since he was 6 months old and also pulling up to stand since he was 6 months old. However, we noticed he NEVER sits. If we put him on the floor in a sitting position to play, he drops to the crawling position, or rolls onto his back. The only time he “sits” is in his high chair and he can lean forward.

Is this strange for a baby never to sit up and just prefer being on hands and knees 100% of the time?
Note: This is our 5th child. All the others were sitting by 6-7 months and liked to be in that position while playing.
He can sit, he just chooses never to – unless I put him in that position. He will stay like that for maybe 30 seconds to a minute and then go back to hands and knees or back.

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Answer by Why so serious?
If he isn’t capable of sitting, you need to make an appointment with his pediatrician.

Answer by nucchick
Is he not capable of sitting of just preferred not to sit? If he cannot sit I would take him to the pediatrician.

Answer by *Aleiha’s Mom*
My daughter is also 11 months old, you should schedule an appointment. I do not think it anything which is concerning, since he can crawl and stand. But be safe and get it checked out.