Creative exploration is an ongoing process from the minute your little one is born. First through observation, and now they are beginning to put what they are learning into practice. Now at a stage of purposefully picking up toys, banging them, dropping them and chewing on them and really spending time examining the items in front of them, determining the relationship they have with the item and its purpose.
This is a really great time to sit back and watch your baby interact with their world, every day they are busying themselves learning and exploring their environment as their senses work hard transmitting information to their brain allowing them to creatively interact with the things around them.
Teething pain doesn’t sleep, and neither will bub! We don’t blame them either, for anyone who has ever suffered a toothache, you know what we are talking about. The pressure of those little teeth pushing through is enough to wake your baby at all hours of the night. Sometimes all we can do is to be there with them, giving cuddles and comfort whether the pain hits day or night.Night time teething not only affects bub routines and behaviours, but mum and dad also suffer trying to function on sleepless nights. By working to maintain sleep habits you can help them through and maybe catch a few zzz’s yourself.
Have you noticed some pretty sudden changes with bub lately? Maybe she is a little more irritable and grumblier, maybe not sleeping for as long, he has started drooling and worryingly seems to have stopped wanting to feed. Rest assured, your babies lack of appetite is all part of their teething journey, not a sign that you are doing anything wrong, just that he is having some real trouble working her way through the pain as her little teeth make their way through.
Sometimes during teething, bubs can seem to self-wean leading you to believe changes are coming. In our Mizzie World blog we have a look at self-weaning during teething and offer some tips to help with nutrition and keeping your feeding journey on track, no matter what your chosen method.
Babies cry for a multitude of reasons and sometimes it can be hard to know why, particularly when they just won’t stop. When you don’t know how to help them, it can become both frustrating and saddening for you, feeling incapable and helpless yourself.
By spending some time learning the different reasons bub cries for and ways to remedy their needs, you can take the pressure off yourself removing some of the guess work involved in what to do. When we understand why bub is crying we can be better prepared to help them through.
Nobody likes being tired! Think about how we feel after one bad night sleep; grumpy, irritable, a bit foggy, might have a headache, full of yawns reaching for another cup of coffee. When babies lose sleep, it is so hard for them to catch back up nor do they have the luxury of stimulants to see them through till their next nap.
Mizzie wanted to help you and bub through by putting together some information to help everyone in the house get a good night’s rest.