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Infant Massage – Health Benefits and Tips

Infant Massage – Health Benefits and Tips

Infant massage is fast becoming a popular trend in developed world. The growing awareness of the benefits of infant massage is reflected in our gradual return to customs our ancestors practiced before they were abandoned in the name of “progress”. Health Benefits of Infant Massage Massage has become the treatment of choice for adults seeking …

Activities To-Do with Infants

Activities To-Do with Infants

Some infants are very quiet and sleep a lot. Other infants are very active. Accepting these differences will make it easier to take care of infants and help them grow and develop. BIRTH TO SIX MONTHS Talk and sing to the babies when you feed, diaper, and clean them. Imitate the sounds that the babies …

Safety Tips for Infants

Safety Tips for Infants

Infants learn by exploring with their bodies. Young children do not learn simply by being told something. They discover meaning. It is important that they have as many chances to explore and learn as possible. They must do this exploring in an environment that is safe. It is the family day care provider’s challenge to …

Intellectual Development of Infant

Intellectual Development of Infant

Remember that all infants are different and reach the various stages at different times. A child who walks or talks at a younger age than another child is not necessarily “better” or more advanced. All age ranges given are approximate. BIRTH TO SIX MONTHS Infants can focus on and follow moving objects with their eyes. …

Social and Emotional Development of Infant

Social and Emotional Development of Infant

Remember that there is no perfect family day care provider. Sometimes you won’t know what to do. That is all right. Trust your own judgment and stick to it. Learn as much as you can about infants. It takes time and practice to be a good provider. Also, there is no perfect infant. Infants are …

Diaper Signs – What’s Normal and What’s Not

Diaper Signs – What’s Normal and What’s Not

Normal bowel and urinary function varies considerably from baby to baby. Regularity and frequency of bowel movements varies not only between babies – it can even change in the same baby from day to day. During the first six weeks, newborns generally have at least one bowel movement per day, and may have as many …

Handling Baby’s Head

Handling Baby's Head

Fontanelles, also known as “soft spots”, are openings in the skull where the bones haven’t grown together yet. There are two fontanelles on your baby’s head. The anterior fontanel – on the top of the head – may be as wide as 2 inches or 5 cms., and is generally closed by the 18th month. …