18 April, 2020

Ways to soothe your crying baby

When your little one is born, you may notice that he is crying all the time. It may not always be due to some problem. In fact, in the first year of your little one’s life, crying is his primary way of communicating with you. It is his way of expressing his needs and gaining your attention. Your baby may cry if he is hungry, sleepy, cold, dirty or uneasy, or for no reason at all.

In a few weeks of birth, you will be better equipped to understand your baby’s crying cues. This may help you soothe your baby and comfort him for all his needs. Here are some ways to soothe your little one:

  1. Swaddling

Sometimes, all your little one needs is a comfortable swaddle. It provides him with the snug and warm feeling that he experienced in your womb. Try swaddling your baby while sleeping to ensure he is well comforted and cared for.

  1. Sing and Sway

Your baby is used to being comforted by your body’s movement while he is in your womb. Try replicating this by holding your baby in your arms and sway. Sing along or speak to your baby in a soft voice that will help him calm down. You can also play some soothing, calming music on low volume.

  1. Ask Daddy to Step in

Sometimes, you may find it difficult to calm your baby down despite doing everything you can. Don’t be disheartened that you are not able to do much. Maybe all your baby really wants is some daddy love. Ask the father to step in and help soothe your little one. A change of hands is good for both you and your baby. It is also a great opportunity to take a break and relax.

  1. Go out for a Drive

Surprisingly, the steady moving action of a car is very comforting to the baby. It is similar to how the baby felt in your womb. A quick car ride is just what your baby needs to calm down. Make sure you place your baby in a car seat and strap him before you head out for a drive.

  1. Massage and bath

If your baby is crying a lot, try giving him a nice body and head massage to calm him down. Use long strokes to massage your baby. Usually, when babies hit important milestones like learning to sit, crawl or walk, their muscles hurt. A massage followed by a nice warm bath can help him relax and relieve him of these aches.

There are several ways to soothe your baby and you will slowly figure out what works well for your little one. Try and stick to one and avoid changing your methods every 5 minutes. Remember to stay calm while taking care of your baby. If nothing seems to be working, see our doctors at KIMS Cuddles to detect any other underlying problems.


*Information shared here is for general purpose Please take doctors’ advice before taking any decision.


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02 February, 2022

The Ultimate Guide to Taking Care of Toddlers in the Winter

With the cold weather already here, you may be thinking about whether it’s safe for your toddler to play outside or not. However, no matter if the temperatures outside are decreasing, toddlers during the winter require physical activities because they are great stress relievers for them when they are cooped up inside their house for so many hours. Thus, it is safe for a toddler to play outside during the cold weather. The American Council of Exercise even recommends that the children should receive approximately 60 minutes of physical activity each day. So you may allow your toddler for outdoor play in different intervals by providing them breaks after 10 to 20 minutes.  Here are several other tips that will facilitate outdoor play for your toddlers while keeping them safe. Dressing Them Properly During Cold Weather Toddlers during the winter should be sent outside to play only after dressing them in layers.  The layered dressing will help to keep the body warm of your toddler with scarves, boots, hats, earmuffs, socks or mittens. Additionally, the layers will not only protect your child while they’re playing outside but will also help to retain their body heat through the air pockets present in the different clothes. Though your child may become sweaty through outdoor play, you can always take off one layer. It is even recommended to dress your child in an extra layer as compared to an average adult.
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29 January, 2022

Common Diseases and Issues: Caring For a Baby And How To Prevent Them.

Caring for a baby is very crucial because during the initial first year the baby’s immune system is quite weak. Due to this, there are amplified chances for him or her to develop several common diseases in babies or sickness in infant. But with the right care, you can treat common diseases in babies easily. However, new parents and caregivers may have several questions related to their infants’ healthcare. So this guide will help you to know how to care for your baby and prevent the common diseases in babies and sickness in infant. Now let’s have a look at the common diseases in babies worth one year or less and how to care for them, or how to prevent them earlier only.  Bowel movements Keeping track of the bowel movement of your infant is crucial because this can help you to know if your infant is likely to develop any disease. So the different factors you need to consider regarding the bowel movement of your baby are as follows. Consistency. Initially, the consistency of your kid’s stool will range from loose, runny or soft. However, infant or formula-fed may have stools with a tan yellow shade and firmer as compared to the infants who are breastfed. All you need to consider while checking the consistency of your infants’ stool is that it should not be hard or very
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24 January, 2022

Baby’s First Year – Feeding Schedule and Nutrition Tips

You’ve happily clicked a snap of your little munchkin eating messily! That’s great, but now are you worried about how to provide the best nutrition to your baby in the first year? Fret not, here’s a guide on the feeding schedule for baby in the first year. Keeping in mind the fact that different infants require a different amount of nutrition, the nutrition you provide to your infant depends on his or her age, appetite, and body weight. So let’s have a glance at the healthy food for baby according to their age in the first year of birth. Newborns. As you must know, infants should receive the nutrition and calories only through breast milk or formula.  So let’s know the feeding schedule for baby with both these items. Breast milk According to the American Academy of Paediatrics, an infant should drink one to two ounces of breast milk per feeding. However, once your baby is at least two weeks old, the amount of this quantity will amplify to two to three ounces.  Generally, you need to feed breast milk to your newborn every two to three hours ass it proves to be a healthy food for baby. Formula. If you’re opting to include a formula in the feeding
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