The breast-fed child passes frequent, curdy, semi-solid motions. Such motions are not uncommon after every feed in some infants. This is quite normal. As long as the baby is feeding well, sleeping adequately and gaining weight, there is no need to be alarmed about the number of stool. Hiccups are common among newborns. They might sound alarming to grown ups, but they are quite harmless. They are due to the baby swallowing air at feeding time. This irritates the diaphragm, causing hiccups.
The shape of a baby's head varies a great deal. This is due to the baby forcing its way out of your body. There is sometimes a uniform swelling (called caput), but this usually disappears in two or three days. However, if the swelling is localized on one side of the head and is confined to the limits of the bone, it is due to the blood collecting on the outer surface of the skull bone. This is called Cephal-Haematoma and usually disappears in about 4-6 weeks. Cephal Haematoma 'causes no problems, but if it keeps increasing in size, or feels hot and appears painful to the baby, you can consult your family doctor.)
The two soft openings you can feel on the top of the baby's head are the fontanelles, or "soft spots". The front fontanelle, located on the top of the head, is a diamond¬shaped opening which usually closes by the time Baby is about one and a half years. The rear fontanelle is a very small opening at the back of the head. This will close in about three months.
When some mothers follow self-demand to inconvenient one hour early if he is taking good amounts from the bottle as much as 2 hours early if he is breast fed and the supply is not yet well established. If your baby is still asleep when one of these regular feeding hours comes around, you can wake him up. You won't have to urge him to eat. A baby who is waked up 4 hours after his last feeding will usually be starving hungry in a few minutes. But if he wakes an hour early for his next feeding, you don't have to feed him the first minute he whispers. He is not sure himself he is hungry. But if in 10 or 15 minutes he is crying hard with hunger, I wouldn't wait any longer. What happens to the 4 hour schedule. He may make up the difference and sleep long enough before the next feeding to get back on schedule. If he doesn't make up the time during the day, he may make it up at night. If he is always waking early nearer to every 3 hours, may be he is not getting enough to last him 4 hours.
There is considerable evidence that different children are born with quite different temperaments. Parents can't order what they want. They take what they get. But parents have well-formed personalities, too, which they cannot change over night. One gentle couple might be ideally suited to raise a girl with a sweet compliant nature able to give her the freedom she needs in order to develop into an independent capable person. They may not be nearly so ready for an energetic, assertive boy. They may find him uncomfortable, battling, and challenging not matter how much they love him. Another couple may handle a spunky son they call Butch with ease and joy but be quite disappointed with a quite one. parents do the best they know how the kind of child they receive.
Frozen foods are just as good for children as fresh and canned foods, if used correctly. Freezing a food breaks it down chemically, just as cooking it does. It is then in a state in which both people and germs can digest it better. In other words, a cooked or a frozen food spoils more rapidly than an ordinary raw food because poisonous bacteria can live and multiply in it more easily.
Foods that spoil easily when kept long out of the refrigerator are milk, foods made with milk (pudding, pastry, filling), vegetables, poultry, stuffing.
Do you worry when you child pulls another's hair, or your child plays with a toy pistol? Some parents think that these aggressive actions ought to be squelched right away. There is no question that our civilized life couldn't last at all if people didn't learn to control their violent feelings. But parents don't have to worry about this job too much. A normal child learns these controls bit by as he/she develops, through the unfolding of his/her own nature and the good relationship he/she has with his/her parents.
Think the transformations of the child's aggressive feelings at different age periods. The little baby who is hungry feels furious at the whole world. The 1 year baby sometimes slaps at his mother's face when he feels cross if she let him. By a year and a half, if he has been treated gently but firmly, he is more apt to refrain from attack but he takes out his rage by kicking the floor.
Grandparents can be a great help to young parents in all kinds of ways. They can also derive enormous pleasure from their grandchildren. They often as wistfully, "Why couldn't I have enjoyed my own children the way I enjoy my grandchild? I suppose I was trying too hard and feeling only the responsibility".
In may parts of the world grandmothers are considered experts, and a young mother takes it for granted that when she has a question about her baby or needs a little help with him she will ask her mother. When a mother has this kind of confidence in the grandmother, She can get not only advice but comfort. So if you have any doubt first consult your mother or grandmother they will help you.