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Melatonin for Babies: Everything You Need to Know

Melatonin for Babies

You’re woken up in the middle night by the screaming cry of your child. Again.

It’s a situation almost any new parent has found themselves in. Early on in a child’s life, minor sleep issues and disruptions are a normal part of the nightly routine.

Some children, though, can experience sleep problems that are much more severe. These issues can cause unnatural sleep disruptions and leave the child feeling tired. It can even cause them to suffer from physical, mental and emotional side effects.

Melatonin is a popular sleep aid for adults, and many seem to advocate for its use with children. With a little melatonin supplement, your child may be able to sleep fully through the night and feel all the healthier for it– and you could say the same for yourself.

But is melatonin for babies safe? And how is it administered? Read on and we’ll tell you everything you need to know before administering melatonin to children.

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The Benefits of Infant Probiotics for Your Baby

Benefits of Infant Probiotics for Your Baby

If you’ve wandered down the baby food grocery aisle recently, visited your pediatrician’s office, or even joined in a discussion with local mommies in your neighborhood, then you’ve probably heard of infant probiotics.

The concept of probiotics in baby formulas and as dietary supplements has become a hot topic that’s been brewing in the circles of parents, physicians, and caregivers for quite some time now.

Mounting evidence seems to suggest that a daily dose of this “good bacteria” can help keep children and adults healthier. But, for many moms and dads, the question remains, “Could probiotics offer vital health benefits to infants?”, or more specifically, “Should I be giving probiotics to my baby?”

Are you among the millions of parents that are curious about the benefits of infant probiotics?

Read on to learn everything you need to know about infant probiotics!

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7 Reasons to Consider Hypoallergenic Formula for Your Baby

Hypoallergenic Formula for Your Baby

Did you know that your choice of formula milk might cause more harm than good?

Any discomfort and anomaly in your child’s behavior may be a sign of something serious, such as a cow’s milk allergy, which is the most common food allergy in children.

But there are other causes to your little one’s problems. The best move might be to change the formula or switch to breastfeeding.

In some cases, breastmilk is not always an option. Some mothers try but they can’t produce enough milk or there could be health hazards preventing a mom from breastfeeding her child. In such situations, where do you turn to?

Consider a hypoallergenic formula.

But is it the right formula for your baby? How do you know if this is the right choice for your child? Here are a number of ways it benefits you and your little one.

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All Through The Night: How to Make Your Baby Sleep

How to Make Your Baby Sleep

If your baby is not sleeping through the night, you might be feeling the lack of sleep in your daily life.

After all, you want for you and your baby to enjoy a good night sleep. As hard as it may seem, there are things you can do to help your baby sleep through the night.

Ready to get some well-deserved Zzzs? Let’s get started.

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Why Is Your Baby Vomiting and How to Provide Relief?

Baby Vomiting and How to Provide Relief

When your baby starts to vomit, it can be quite scary.

This is especially true for first-time mothers.

Your baby may be vomiting due to several different reasons. However, certain specific conditions may trigger baby vomiting.

Once you know what they are and how you can help to make your baby comfortable, you will have greater peace of mind.

Here is a guide to help you identify why your baby is vomiting and how to help them when it happens.

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How to Make the Best Baby Formula in 7 Simple Steps

How to Make the Best Baby Formula in 7 Simple Steps

As a new parent, you make it a point to do everything you can to research the type of formula you give your baby.

And since about 80% of baby formulas on the market today have been found to contain traces of arsenic, making the switch to organic and European formulas is always the right move.

However, it’s not just the type of formula you decide to purchase that makes a difference.

You also need to understand how to prepare formula milk.

This post will help you to learn how to make formula that’s safe, nutritious, and that your baby is able to keep down. You’ll learn how to properly feed your infant in just seven easy steps.

 

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7 Safe, Natural Ways to Relieve Baby Constipation

7 Safe, Natural Ways to Relieve Baby Constipation

Looking for natural remedies to cure baby constipation? You have come to the right place.

Constipation in children is a common problem and is most frequently the result of dietary changes as your child grows. In fact, it accounts for 3-5% of all visits to pediatric outpatient clinics and over 30% of all visits to pediatric gastroenterologists.

Alarming right? But that doesn’t mean you’ve to rush to a doctor every time your child shows signs of constipation.

There are many natural home remedies you can use that have been tested and proven to work great at relieving infant constipation. In this post, we’re going to introduce you to the 7 safe, and natural ways to relieve baby constipation.

But first, a primer on infant constipation.

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5 Signs You’re Dealing with a Gassy Baby and What to Do about It

5 Signs You're Dealing with a Gassy Baby and What to Do about It

Is your baby crying uncontrollably because of gassy pain? Are you worried if your baby has colic?

You are not alone. In fact, experts say that colic happens in all babies. But, the only difference is that some babies are diagnosed with “colic” based on to which degree they cry.

About 20% to 25% of babies meet the criteria to be dubbed as colic or gassy newborn.

Though having a gassy baby is common, the exact cause of colic is still unknown. Gas buildup in babies can be annoying, uncomfortable, and painful. Sometimes, it may cause sleepless nights and disrupted feeding schedules.

It is then important to know how to spot a colic baby.

Everyone has experienced having tummy gas and, you know it’s infuriating and irritable. Can you imagine how it feels for babies? Well, here are the signs of a gassy infant and how to provide comfort.

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7 Common Mistakes Most Parents Make When Starting Solids

7 Common Mistakes Most Parents Make When Starting Solids

Is it time to move your baby to solid food?

Scientists recommend shifting your baby over to solid food around 6 months. But as with most things baby, there’s nothing exact about it. Parents often make simple mistakes when they overthink it.

That’s why we’ve put together these 7 common mistakes parents make when starting solids.

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How to Put a Baby to Sleep in 6 Easy Steps

How to Put a Baby to Sleep in 6 Easy Steps

Soon-to-be parents worry once their new baby arrives they will never sleep again. There are different recommendations on how to help your newborn sleep, leaving you with too many options.

Luckily for you, things don’t have to be so complicated, and you can help your baby sleep more soundly by following a few simple steps each night.

A restful sleep is essential for your baby’s health and well-being. Their body is growing and needs proper rest to build new tissues and recover from daily stress. To make your child grows healthy and happy, check out these tips on how to put a baby to sleep.

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