Aromatherapy For Babies
Before reading this article keep in mind that most doctorsdon't recommend the use of aromatherapy on babies that reless than three months old. This is because the nasal andskin tissues of an infant are very sensitive and easilyirritated by anything but the blandest of substances. Onceyour baby is past that age consult with your doctor tomake sure that the use of essential oils is right for yourchild.
Traditionally essential oils are used to purify the air ina nursery and calm and relax the infant. The safest andgentlest way to introduce essential oils into the nurseryis to put the oils in a diffuser so the molecules of theoil are dispersed through the air. You can also diluteabout ten drops of the oil in a bottle of distilled waterand mist that around the nursery and the baby's bedding.Remember always that if your baby starts sneezing, tearingor fretting that it may not be time to introducearomatherapy into your baby's life.
For best results try to choose high quality oils. Theinexpensive stuff is cut with crude substances andalcohols and can be overwhelming to the delicate system ofa baby.
Try to choose oils that are organically grown as they areusually of the highest quality. Avoid purchasing oils inplastic or clear bottles as light and other factors cancause the oil to degrade and lose efficacy. The highestquality aromatherapy oils are usually sold in dark brownbottles that protect them from disintegrating light rays.
There are several oils that are highly recommended for usewith babies. Some are mood enhancers, some are roomdisinfectants and many are a combination of both.
Lavender and roman chamomile are the best two oils thatyou can use in a mist or a diffuser to calm a fussy baby.A blend of vanilla and orange oils is a favorite blend formothers who just want to keep the baby in a happy mood asboth oils have the reputation of being mood elevators forchildren. Peppermint or spearmint oils are stimulating tothe brain. and may help babies learn faster.
You can also add a few drops of chamomile or lavender oilto a baby's bath to help prepare them physically andpsychologically for naptime. Keep in mind though that alloils added to a bath must first be generously diluted incarrier oil such as almond or olive oil. Never pouressential oil drops directly into a bath as that canirritate a baby's sensitive skin.
The safest aromatherapy oils to use as disinfectants andpurifiers for the air are geranium, lavender andeucalyptus. Lavender sprayed directly onto your babiesbedding and allowed to dry before placing the baby back inthe crib also helps get rid of allergens and dust mites.Eucalyptus is best used for babies who have a cold orrespiratory problems.
Used in a cautious manner, essential oils can not onlyhelp you calm and cheer your infant, but they can alsomask any unpleasant odors that are always a part of amother's life.
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Liz Santher is a aromatherapy enthusiast and freelanceauthor.
Selecting The Right Type of Stroller For Your Lifestyle
Having a baby is exciting, but also very tough! There are tons of decisions you will make throughout your pregnancy, throughout your babies infancy and during their entire lives! One of those early decisions you will have to make is what type of stroller to by your precious baby. In case you weren't aware, a stroller is a must have item for all new parents! Most parents buy their first stroller before they even buy a crib for their newborn. You can use your stroller from day one!
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Unique Baby Bedding - Because Every Baby is Special
All parents want something absolutely unique for their baby. Be it the baby's nursery or its stroller or its bedding, parents think it should reflect the personality of the baby. And for this, many parents want to buy unique baby bedding for their baby.
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Gift for Dads:The mom is always on the limelight when she is pregnant. Poor Dad! He is also excited as mom. It is his proudest moment too. After all it is his son or daughter too.. It would be nice to invite dad to the shower. If it is a ladies only shower, you could still get the proud Dad-to-be a gift. In this piece you will see some of the suggestions which could go as gifts for Dad.
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Your baby shower invitation wording can be either generic or specific. If you know the gender of the baby, then you should try to create gender specific wording for the baby shower invitation. There are wonderful little sayings for baby boys, as well as wonderful sayings for baby girls. But if the gender's not yet known, don't worry. There are many standard wording options as well.
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It's a fact of life that we live in an electronic age and computers are a bigger part of our lives than ever. It's unlike anything we've seen in the past and kids are learning to use computers at younger ages. There are steps a parent can take to ensure that their toddlers receive important skill-building benefits from their computer experience.
Baby Bedding Wants Vs. Bedding Baby Needs
If you walk into any baby store or online baby site you will find a multitude of styles and designs of baby bedding available. There is something for every nursery décor ever thought of by a new mother. If it's animals you want, there's everything from apes to zebras. If you want an angel motif, there are a hundred styles of angels. If you want nursery rhymes, just pick one and you will find a matching motif.
Make Your Own Baby Food
Those little containers of baby food sure are expensive once you start totaling up how much you use in a day. And now you are probably wondering how you could possibly save money on baby food (besides those $.25 coupons). Well, you can't save money on those little containers, but you can on baby food itself. How? Make it yourself! It's really not as hard as you think. Do a search on the internet for "homemade baby food" and you'll find tons of recipes on how to make just about anything perfect for your little one.
Guide to Choosing Toddler Toys
The play has many more functions for toddlers than for adults. For toddlers, play is not just a way to relax but it is also the best way to learn and perfect skills like walking, balance and controlling the hands.
Tantrums - Breaking the Cycle
Tantrums don't suddenly appear. They are learned. Controlling or eliminating tantrums isn't complicated, but it is hard work. It will be easier if you keep one simple premise in mind: Tantrums aren't personal.
The experts often tell us that in order to ensure that our little ones are instilled with the correct knowledge so that they can learn to understand food and police there own diets, we have to be rigid and sustained in the healthy products we feed them. But what are the main rules when it comes to creating your child's diet? The following points were taken from the American Academy of Paediatrics and the UK NHS guidelines on childhood nutrition, and have been specifically chosen for their relevance to parents of fussy toddlers.
Playing With Food Words: Teaching Mindfulness to Preschoolers
The most powerful way to instill a love for language and an awareness of health in young children is to help them use specific words as cues for mindfulness. Mindfulness is simply paying attention, noticing new things, drawing distinctions, and shifting perspectives. It is the very essence of fun, and all children have a natural tendency to be mindful. That's how we learn from the time we are infants!
Baby Boy Clip Art to liven up your Baby Shower Cards
Loads of baby boy clip art images are available, once you click your computer's mouse and get connected to the Internet. First, you must know what clip art is all about. Clip art is about copying / cutting the pre-existing images. Yes, these images are already mostly in the books that have made their entry into the public domain for that purpose.
Baby Carriers - Choosing the Right Pouch, Ring Sling, or Carrier for You
With so many options out there for baby carriers it is hard to choose the right one for your needs. Listed are all the different types of carriers with the advantages and disadvantages of each.
The Baby Crib: Your Child?s First Bed
It is up to you as parents whether you want a baby crib to be your child's first bed or not. Some parents are proponents of "co-sleeping," in which a baby sleeps in bed with the parents, sometimes up to two or more years. Other parents choose a baby crib for their child to sleep in, especially if their baby is an active sleeper or makes lots of noise at night. Remember, it is up to you--don't let anyone make you feel bad about your decision.
Aargh those Pesky Sleep Problems!
It's 2am and your baby is up for the third time since 7pm.She's 2 months old and from all the books and magazines you've readSHE'S SUPPOSED TO BE SLEEPING THROUGHT HE NIGHT!!!!!How long can this go on?!!! As difficult as this is it doesn't last forever.
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Baby Products ? Essential Baby Products, Which Ones Do I Really Need?
There are many essential baby products a new parent must purchase. Cribs, car seats, baby monitors, baby strollers, high chairs and clothing are all necessary to ensure your child's safety and comfort. However, there are many baby products out there that are not worth wasting your money on, but are marketed to parents as being vital for a baby's growth and development. Parents always want the best for their child and therefore purchase these items that do not serve a great function. This guide reveals the important baby products a parent must obtain to properly care for their child.
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