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Baby Crying

Crying is a communication way for any kid. When a baby cries, it may be hungry, need to have a change of clothes, or maybe need to sleep. It often takes mothers some time and practice before they can fully decode their babies’ cries. It is prudent to pay close attention to the baby’s cries in order to draw a pattern that will them give the hint of as to what the baby wants when it cries. Fortunately, researchers have gone the extra mile to carry out studies on baby cries, making parenting somehow easier to manage. This category details the importance of baby crying, their possible meanings, and the best way to respond.

Parenting a Child Who Has Intense Emotions

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Parenting for emotional child

Parenting a child with intense emotions can be stressful, especially when parents are not equipped with enough relevant information about the issue. Many children who suffer from anxiety disorders express intense emotions by throwing tantrums and crying hysterically at the slightest provocation. These behaviors can negatively impact the growth and development of a child; they…

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When Does Parenting Get Easier?

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When does parenting get easier?
Happy family. Photo by Andre Hunter on Unsplash

Parenting is not an easy task. Actually, it is one of the most challenging roles in which a person will ever take part. Every parent has asked himself or herself at some point when the process will get easier. For some parents, parenting is most difficult when their child is a newborn because he or…

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Does Skin-to-Skin Contact with the Father Have Positive Effects on the Baby? Skin-to-Skin Care with the Father after Cesarean Birth and Its Effect on Newborn Crying and Prefeeding Behavior

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Does Skin-to-Skin Contact with the Father have Positive Effects on the Baby?
Does Skin-to-Skin Contact with the Father have Positive Effects on the Baby?

The benefits of skin-to-skin contact between a mother and her children have been thoroughly studied and demonstrated. Its importance in a baby’s initial interactions is more than proven and is considered the optimal method of care. However, this practice is not common in all obstetric care centers. In fact, some current routines separate the mother…

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What Is RIE Parenting?

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What is RIE Parenting?
Treat babies the way any person would want to be treated

RIE parenting (which stands for Resources for Infant Educarers and is pronounced “wry”) is a philosophy developed in 1978 by Magda Gerber, an early childhood educator. Since then, it has gained a lot of attention and has become an important topic in child rearing. One blog source defines RIE as follows: “RIE stands for ‘Resources…

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Recognizing and Treating Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) in Babies

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Recognizing and Treating GERD in Babies
A baby suffering from GERD is found to be crying inconsolably, clenching its fingers, vomiting, arching its back, etc.

It is normal for babies to spit out milk during and after feeding. However, there is a severe digestive issue that can occur in infants called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). GERD can strike at any time of the day, usually after the baby has been fed. GERD, also known as acid reflux, causes food and…

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What Is Attachment Parenting?

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Attachment parenting is a pedagogical concept that is love-oriented and encourages intense physical contact between the child and the mother. It is a parenting style that relies on maternal empathy, touch, and bodily closeness, with the objective of achieving greater infant-mother bonding. According to a doctoral work, attachment parenting refers to “a suite of practices that…

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How to Nurture Your Baby’s Brain through Responsive and Godly Parenting

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Nurture Your Baby’s Brain Through Responsive

Parents are very much concerned with their babies’ physical comfort and nutrition because they want their children to become healthy and physically strong. Likewise, parents need to give equal importance and attention to their babies’ emotional needs and nurturing in order to raise balanced, caring, and empathetic individuals. These are the traits of godly parenting…

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Seven Reasons Why Your Baby Is Crying: Positive Parenting Solutions

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Your Baby is Crying and Positive Parenting Solutions
Positive parenting solutions can help stressed-out parents soothe their baby quickly.

Babies are vulnerable, and they rely on their parents for comfort and to have their needs met. Whenever babies feel distressed, they cry. Prolonged crying spells not only make the parents feel helpless, but they also frustrate everyone. It takes a lot of trial and error as well as positive parenting solutions to figure out…

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