Understanding Your Baby Poop

You may not like to talk about your baby’s poop. However, do you know there are many things you can learn from your baby’s poop, besides of its color and size?

His first poop

We call it meconium, a poop with dark-greenish and black color. Even though it appears first in your baby’s diaper, it is technically not a poop, but excess of substance his body eliminates from his intestines. Your baby gets this substance while he was still in your womb.

Real baby poop

With a mustard, yellow, and brownish color, this poop usually smells ‘better’ than the next poop. Do not worry when you see it too small because it is normal.

Food poop

Once you start feeding him solid foods, his poop will become icky and smell worse. Its color will follow the color of food you gave him at that day.

Formula poop

If you feed your baby with formula, her food will be different. Usually, it is a bit darker than normal and has a smell of iron vitamin. It is different, but normal.

Five Ways to Soothe Your Crying Baby

Many parents fail to deep frustration when their attempts to soothe their baby do not work at all. Well, do not fall to deep, because some of these simple tips may help you soothing your crying baby.

  1. Swaddle

Hold him against your right chest or neck, swaddle him snuggly, and sing lullabies softly. The sounds he hears through your chest and your heartbeat will soothe him, as it is similar to the sound he hears in your womb.

  1. Burp and bounce

Help your baby releasing the air bubble trapped in his tummies by dancing a little (with music) around the room or just sit with her and gently bounce her. These simple movements will also provide relief to your baby.

  1. Football hold

Try to hold your baby face down on your forearm and perform a bouncy motion around the room. It may be simple, but it will help your baby to calm down and relax.

  1. Suckle

Some cries do not mean your baby is hungry. Try to offer a dummy. It works sometimes.

  1. Rock

At last, try to play a soft music and put your baby on a rocking chair. To make it more comfortable, add some of his favorite toys.

Let Your Babies Sleep Better with Lulla Doll

There is no better night for all moms than to see their babies sleep peacefully at nights. We do everything we can to help our babies sleep. We hug them to keep them feel close and even use white noise to give them a peaceful sleep, but too often, our babies just cannot sleep.

Lucky for us, we get Lulla Doll; a special doll made our babies to help them feel better, sleep longer, and stay say in the night. Using a unique sound box that plays a mother’s natural heartbeat and breathing, this doll adopts a mother’s true love and hug that comforts babies and puts them into a peaceful sleep.

Once you activated this chest sound box, it will play a peaceful harmony of a mother’s heartbeat and breathing for approximately 8 hours before it automatically turns off. It is more than enough to see your babies sleep peacefully.

Ten Things We Will Hear from Babies if they can talk

Are you curious about what exactly your newborn babies say to you when they can move their tongue for the first time? Well, you are not the only parents who think about it. Looking at the efforts they make is very adorable, but what words they exactly want to say?

I am not a baby and I do not know what exactly babies want to say for the first time, but if I were they, I will say these:

  1. HOLD ME or I am not going to stop screaming every time you put me down
  2. I am still hungry. Give me more booby
  3. Well, not that clown again. Hey, buddy, nice to see you. Now, be a good one and go, fetch someone else with the boobies
  4. Hug me please. I love to be around you, mummy
  5. Are they vegetables? Well, keep them away from me or I will scream
  6. I love to play for another hour, but I am sitting in my own urine here. Mummy, change my nappy!
  7. I love you changing my nappy, mummy. Can you please change it again? I get my poop at it.
  8. Daddy, I cannot sleep. Can you please read that story again?
  9. What is that cute thing there? Is it my doll? Wait, why is it moving and barking?
  10. Hehehehe. Your back is perfect for the crotch sniff. I love sitting down there.

When My Baby Will Start Walking? These Three Signs Will Show You

Some babies need to hold around something when they start learning to walk and they do it for months, while other babies may only need weeks or even days to walk the moment they can stand on both of their feet. This is normal, but if you are curious about when exactly your cute, little baby will start working, these three signs may give you a clear hint.

When your babies start pulling up on their own, it is the first hint that they are ready for another lesson: walking. Most babies usually start pulling up on their own when they are 8 months old and for another 3 months, they will learn to walk their first independent steps.

Your next hint is when your baby gets fussy. Do not worry about what happens because this is normal. Every baby will get fussy whenever he reaches a new milestone in his ‘walking’ training. So, prepare yourself for this sign.

Extra sleepiness is the third sign. Most babies snooze a lot more than normal when they are learning to walk. Even though it depends on each baby, it usually takes 10 to 11 months before he stop snoring. During this period, your baby’s body also learns to gain strength for his steps.

Five Healthy Foods for Your Baby

Choosing the right foods for babies is both crucial and difficult. It is crucial because their little tummies keep them from eating too much. It is also important because babies need the perfect combination of nutrients, minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants during their growth. Based on their nutrition content, I have picked five healthy foods for your baby.

  1. Avocado

With high level of Omega-3s, this fruit is perfect for your babies. You can choose to either serve it as small slices or add a little breast milk to make a mash.

  1. Beans

With high level of antioxidants, fiber, iron, vitamin B, and protein, this food will keep your baby from constipating.

  1. Blueberries

Blueberries contain antioxidants, fiber, vitamin A, and vitamin C. These essential nutrients will keep your baby’s nervous system, urinary system, brain, eyes, and heart healthy.

  1. Coconut

Medium chain fatty acids inside coconut is one among few nutrients that will boost your baby’s immune system, balance his blood sugar, and improve digestion. The most important thing is the structure is similar to human breast milk, making it easy to digest.

  1. Chia seeds

Chia seeds are perfect combination of high antioxidants, calcium, Omega-3s, magnesium, fiber, potassium, iron, and protein. It is both natural and healthy for your baby.

Coughing. Biting. Is My Baby Teething?

Is your baby teething? No one can say, even doctors. Sometimes, it may just be a false alarm. At the other time, it may be for real. Know the signs and prepare to see the first smile of your baby.

  • Drooling

Many babies experience drooling when their first teeth are growing. Even though it may be quite ‘disgusting,’ it is still a good sign.

  • Biting

Does your baby often bite during the breastfeed? Well, it is not a mean move. Your baby just responds to the counter pressure on his pinky gums.

  • Irritability
  • Insomnia

Teething is exhausting and your baby is still too small to hold it. It is painful, as well. You may not realize it, but waking at the midnight is the best way for your baby to deal with the pain

  • Coughing

Do not worry. Your baby will not cough a lot. It is just a normal reaction for the excess saliva.

These five signs may mean your baby is having his first teeth. However, it is also possible one or more of these signals may also lead to something else. If you have any doubt about what exactly happens, you should call your doctor.

Pregnancy Tips: How to Soothe Your Heartburn

Heartburn is a common symptom during pregnancy, especially first and third trimesters. It can happen either because there is a rapid hormonal change or the combination between this hormonal change and baby growth, which in fact speeds up the burn. This symptom is painful and stressful. The worst thing is there is nothing you can do to calm your hormones. However, you can still do few things to forget about the pain.

  1. Eat few hours before you sleep or rest
  2. Correct sleeping position can help you relieve the pain. While you are sleeping, try to prop yourself up or remain upright.
  3. Keep away from citrus, grease, and other acidic fruits because their acidic content will make your heartburn worse than ever
  4. Divide your meals into few groups throughout the day.
  5. Take less drink with your meals and choose only liquid yoghurt, milk, or smoothies. These beverages will help you balance your stomach acid

For serious heartburn case, you should contact your doctor to get better treatment than the above tips, including getting antacids.

How to Take Care a Newborn’s Umbilical Cord

Umbilical cord is one crucial part of a mother’s health. Before this cord falls off within 10 and 28 days after birth, it is very crucial to take care of this umbilical cord, to ensure it is free from any infection that may harm both the mother and the infant.

When diapering your newborn, make sure to expose the cord to air by folding the diaper down below the cord. When you need to change the diaper, use one of your hand to hold the end of the umbilical cord upward, and then use another hand to take a sterile cotton ball. Make sure you have soaked the cotton ball in rubbing alcohol before taking it. Then, move forward to the base of the cord and use the cotton ball to clean it. This treatment is simple enough that you will not realize it also helps you in speeding up the falling off process.

Keeping the cord dry is the easiest way to keep it clean. So, until it falls off, use only sponge to bathe your baby, without touching the umbilical cord and its surrounding areas.

Things You Should Know about Breast Pump

Many young parents who are ‘too busy’ in their career choose breast pump as alternative option to ‘breastfeed’ their baby. Well, it is a good option, but before you decide anything about this, read this post carefully.

Wait your baby first

Do not rush to pump your milk in the first few weeks until it is truly necessary because most commercial pumps are not safe. We recommend using hospital-grade pumps for a few weeks until your body can establish a good milk supply. Only after this, you can use commercial-grade pumps. Besides, you can also save your money.

Talk to other mothers

With many versions of breast pumps out there, choosing the right one is crucial for both you and your baby. If you are new to this, do not be shy to ask other mothers about their experience in using this product. The more different experiences you learn, the better you can decide.

Get used to it before you do it

Your baby is your first priority, not your career or anything else. For his reason, wait for a few weeks after birth until your body can establish a good milk supply. This is crucial because if you are too early in pumping your breast milk, your body may not be able to establish a good supply forever.