21 Natural Tips for your babies overall development

Atrayee De
April 24, 2017
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21 Natural Tips for your babies overall development

Are you a new mother? Are you worried about how to keep your baby healthy and fit? Then don't worry here are some amazing easy steps that will ensure your baby develops in the best possible way.

General Tips

Breastfeed

Breastfeed as much as you possibly can. It's not only good for your baby, but you get to eat a lot more too (up to 500 more calories)! If you use the formula, buy the powdered formulas in large containers to cut back on the packaging. Breastfeeding is very essential for your baby. Several studies show that without breast feeding children are usually a lot weaker than they should be so always breastfeed.

Treat baby's cold

Treat baby's cold with the saline nasal drops (like the Simply Saline Baby Sterile Nasal Mist for Baby) and a cool-mist humidifier, like those from the Kids Line or Crane. Most of the cold medicines aren't recommended for the babies anyway.

Use less of the canned food

Most have a resin-based lining that contains the potentially harmful chemical called the bisphenol A (BPA). Cook the dry beans and then freeze portions. It's easy in a slow cooker, lower in the sodium content and also saves a lot of money.

Use a water pitcher

Use a water pitcher with a filter as soon as you see that there is the positive sign on the stick. It not only reduces the toxins and the additives in the drinking water, it also saves you money on the purified bottled water and reduces waste.

Weed out the plastic from your kitchen

So that you don't have to guess which containers are "safe" for the baby and which are not. Store the food in the glass containers (a great way to reuse the baby-food, pickle and also the tomato sauce jars) and pack on-the-go snacks and also lunches in the reusable bags. We love the cute patterns on the snack bags, so go for some fancy ones.

Can't part with all your plastic?

Well in that case keep your family safe with this one rule of thumb: Don't heat it. Avoid the warming of the food in a plastic containers, and always wash it by hand. Heat can actually increase the leaching of the potentially harmful chemicals.

Use the seasonal fruits and veggies

Use the seasonal fruits and veggies when making your own baby food. They taste the best because they're at their peak of the much desired freshness, plus they're also richer in the nutrients and are less expensive (it's a supply and demand thing you know). Fruits and the fresh veggies from the freezer are mostly the flash frozen after being picked, so they're always good choices too.

Buy organic

Buy organic when you can, always prioritizing your purchases to save money. Organic food material are always healthier option. Plus they are also a lot fresher and low on any forms of preservatives, so go the organic way.

Use the natural air fresheners.

Squeeze a lemon into your diaper pail to help in order to eliminate odor.

Skip the soft plastic toys

Skip the soft plastic toys in the hand-me-down pile: Think about the squeaky bath toys and pliable alphabet letters. Toys like this were sold before the stricter safety laws were passed and likely contain the harmful chemicals used to soften the plastic, so try to avoid them as much as you can.

Moving to Solid Foods

Moving to Solid Foods while breastfeeding is the perfect food for your baby, at some point, the baby will want or even as a matter of fact need the solid food. Ask most of the mothers you know what their pediatricians recommend as their first foods for their babies and most will say either it would be cerelac or oatmeal or rice cereal. After that, most parents get the recommendation to add in some fruit purees, the starchy veggies like the squash, various watered down mixtures of the processed meats, over-steamed healthy and tasty veggies and eventually a nauseating array of the fluffy, puffy, and the sweet snacks or even the juices.

Broth.

This is the most nourishing food that you could give your child. This nourishing first food is loaded with the goodness of veggies and also is easy for your baby's tiny stomach to comprehend and digest. It gives your babies all the much required nutrients and also helps him develop a taste for healthy food. You must always give him or her the broth once he or she has shifted to a comparatively solid based food line, as it would be easier to digest and would be also much needed then, shifting right from the healthy mother's milk.

Avocados

Avocados, could also make the best first food. This buttery fruit-vegetable is rich in the healthy unsaturated fats that help to boost the brain development. In fact, the fat composition of the avocados is somewhat similar to that of the breast milk. Once the transition to solid food is settled you could mash it up so that its creamy and soft and easy for the baby to digest

Bananas

Bananas, which are also known as a good source of the potassium, this grab-and-go fruit also contains a good amount of the vitamins B6 and C, calcium, and also iron. So some mashed bananas would also be a good option for your baby after the breastfeeding phase.

Blueberries

The blueberries are bursting with the good antioxidants. The deep, the brilliant blue of these berries comes from the flavonoids that benefit your baby's eyes, his or her brain development and even helps in the urinary tract development.

Broccoli.

This cruciferous vegetable contains high amounts of good fiber, folate, and also a good dosage of calcium, and may even help ward off any signs of cancer. Introduce your baby to the broccoli's bold flavor early, and you'll be expanding his tastes and also at the same time encourage a lifelong love of the much needed green vegetables.

Meat

Lack of the iron can actually cause anemia. The study I was reading by the American Academy of the Pediatrics recommends that meat as a first food is a good option this is because it's such a great source of the much needed protein, zinc, and also iron, especially the red meat and the dark poultry meat. Plus babies absorb this iron more easily from the meat products than that from the regular iron-fortified cereals, which is another common first food for the growing babies.

Yogurt.

The creamy yogurt is also rich in the calcium and also the vitamin D, necessary for the healthy bones and also for the healthy teeth. Your baby can have it at around 4 to 6 months, long before he'll be quite ready for cow's milk. Opt for the plain yogurt with no form of the added sugar. Also look for a brand with the most amount of live cultures, which will help regulate the good bacteria in your baby's digestive tract. Make sure you pick up the whole-milk yogurt - babies need the calories from the fat it contains.

Baby powder, all the way.

What is the baby powder for? A talcum powder is an integral part of your baby's skin care regimen. The mild fragrance of the baby powders can add oodles of charm to your little bundle of happiness and joy. It can also further help your infant feel fresh and also helps him stay dry through the day and keep those nasty nappy rashes at bay, so that your baby is chirpy and happy always.

Talk Lots, Talk Right

There is a strong, irrefutable evidence from the years of research that talking to the kids (especially those who are under age 3) is strongly linked to their overall IQ and also for their future academic performance. Talking a lot to your child is the simplest and also the most powerful thing you can ever do for them.

Respond consistently and lovingly

When you respond consistently to your young child's needs, you're doing more than just showing them your there for them or that you love them. You're actually giving their brains a solid foundation to grow and bank upon.

Read aloud

We all know the importance of reading to our young kids. I just want to share some of key points about reading does to your child:

  1. It is never too early to start reading to your beautiful baby - they can be in the womb, or say even to a newborn or to a 6 month old.
  2. Keep at it - don't get all disheartened if they're only interested in the eating, throwing or the tearing the book. It's a natural thing, they'll grow out of it.
  3. Invest in a variety of the books and spread them almost everywhere - living room, or in the bedroom, bathroom, the kitchen maybe, diaper bag, car etc.
  4. Set an example - The more they see you read, and the more of the printed material they see in the house, the more they will be inspired and also the faster they'll be to read.
  5. Most importantly - associate the reading with pleasure. Never use it as a means of punishment and never force them to go and read.

Get them moving!

Research shows that there is a sort of a strong link between the physical activity and the overall brain development. Make sure that your child gets at least say about 60 minutes (even more) of the unstructured physical activity. Even when a toddler is say stressed or about to throw say a tantrum, getting them moving can actually turn the situation around.

Get silly

Get silly get them to say chase you or you go and try to chase them, start the funny pillow fights, see who can jump the highest, play the horse-riding on the pillow, imitate the animal moves - how say the frogs jump, how the rabbits hop...; just go absolutely nuts and get them moving as much as you can! It will get their brain cells active and moving too!

For babies, the physical activity means the tummy time and giving them ample amount of space to learn how to basically roll over and crawl. As far as possible, avoid the strapping of your kids in one position in the rockers or even on the prams or say the car seats (except when you are driving, of course).

Homeopathic Medications and Supplements

Apart from the general tips here are also some homeopathic medications and supplements that you can give your baby and ensure his or her healthy development:

  • HL Babyplex Tonic For Babies - Increases Appetite, Useful in Rickets, Grinding of Teeth, Flatulence
  • Himalaya Baby Powder - Baby Powder Eliminates Dryness and Keeps Baby's Skin Cool and Comfortable
  • Himalaya Baby Cream - Protect Baby's Chapped Cheeks, Crawler's Knee, Tender Nose and Rubbed Elbows
  • New Life Baby Syrup - Tonic for Children, Helps Maintain Health, Improve Appetite & Improve Immunity
  • Himalaya Baby Cream - Protect Baby's Chapped Cheeks, Crawler's Knee, Tender Nose and Rubbed Elbows

*NOTE: Always consult your doctor before having the aforementioned.

Atrayee De

Atrayee De

Hello everyone, I am a law student, I love reading, researching and singing. Apart from these I also love to dress up, and stay updated with the on going fashion and beauty trends of the glamour industry!

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