Mizzie's Blog & Baby Tips

With all this growing, you may have forgotten one crucial habit that we as parents need to instil in our little ones, no matter how early and that is Dental Hygiene. Often dental Hygiene is overlooked in our parenting repertoire as the arrival of teeth is usually accompanied by sleepless nights, crying, fussing and frustration, but looking after their teeth now is crucial to their development, physically and with their speech progress.
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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.
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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.

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Have you started tummy time yet? Tummy time is a big party of your little one physical and mental development helping them to convert from a stationary world to one on the move. With regular practice lifting his head up unassisted, bub is exercising his core strength and improving his motor skills. As he begins to look around in this position he also improves his visual and sensory skills.
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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.

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