Baby Sign Language: First Food Signs
Learn these food signs to help bond with your child even more. Special thanks to Melissa van Wijk, Founder of Signing Up (SigningUpLLC).
Baby Sign Language: Greeting Signs
Your baby understands before they are able to verbalize, so signing is a great way to interact. Special thanks to Melissa van Wijk, Founder of Signing Up (SigningUpLLC).
Baby Sign Language: Daily Routine Signs
At first, start by teaching your baby two to five priority signs, then begin adding more. Special thanks to Melissa van Wijk, Founder of Signing Up (SigningUpLLC).
Baby Sign Language: Family Signs
Teach your baby these signs so he can identify each family member personally. Special thanks to Melissa van Wijk, Founder of Signing Up (SigningUpLLC).
tool for expression before they've developed speech. The way it works in American Sign Language is that the female signs are below the nose, and the male signs are above the nose. The sign for mom is an open hand, and you tap it by the chin. Mom. The sign for dad is the same open hand, but you tap it by the forehead. Dad. The sign for grandma is that same open hand again, and you bounce it twice. Every generation gets a hop in American sign language . So this is grandma. And then this is grandpa. Grandpa. So grandma, grandpa. And then the sign for brother and sister. Sister is two fists and thumbs. You tap your thumb by your chin. And then when your hand comes out, your index fingers point out. So sister. Sister. Brother. You tap it by the forehead, brother. [MUSIC]
Baby Sign Language: Meal Time Signs
Meal time will no longer be a guessing game with these signs. Special thanks to Melissa van Wijk, Founder of Signing Up (SigningUpLLC).
One Tip For Successful Breastfeeding
Suzanne Chan puts new moms at ease, as she explains how to breastfeed successfully.
Baby Sign Language: Other Helpful Signs
Signing is a perfect way to communicate before they can verbalize what they're thinking. Special thanks to Melissa van Wijk, Founder of Signing Up (SigningUpLLC).
just yet. The sign for where. Is like this. You wave your index finger back and forth, where. The sign for dog, you tap on your leg and then you bring ha, your hand up and
Baby Care Basics: How to Treat Bug Bites
Bug bites and stings happen all the time, so it's important to know how to care for your little one if she gets a bite. Here’s how to treat the most common types.
Bug bites and stings are bound to happen. Here's some tips on how to handle them. For mosquito bites , dab on one percent hydrocortisone cream, a baking soda and water paste, calamine lotion, or diluted tea tree oil to minimize the itch. Bee stings really hurt so be prepared for your baby to cry. Try to keep him still while
Baby Care Basics: Baby First Aid
Find out how to maintain first aid kits in your home and car so you can help fix Baby's cuts and scrapes--and learn when you should go to the emergency room.
it, pat it dry, and apply an antibacterial ointment, like Neosporin, to prevent infection . Depending on the location, you can cover it loosely with a bandage to help keep it clean. If your little one has a bigger gash that's bleeding heavily, apply firm, steady pressure with a clean cloth or bandage. If blood soaks through the bandage, don't remove it. Cover it with another one, instead. Get him to a doctor if the cut doesn't stop bleeding after five minutes, is ragged, deep, or longer than an inch, is imbedded with gravel or dirt, or is caused by a puncture of rusty object or an animal or human bite. Stitches can only be done in the first six to eight hours after a cut, and are generally not done in doctor's offices . If you're not sure whether a cut may need stitches, go immediately to the emergency room. Be prepared for any emergency by
Baby Care Basics: What is Shaken Baby Syndrome?
Your munchkin is vulnerable to brain trauma. Learn how you can prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome.
a baby or small child is shaken so hard that it causes brain damage . Babies are especially vulnerable because they have a weak neck, large head in proportion to their body and softer brains. Even just four or five seconds of shaking can cause blindness, eye injuries, long term mental and physical problems and even death. Shaken Baby Syndrome often happens when an exhausted parent or care giver gets so frustrated by a baby's constant crying that he or she loses control. If you find yourself getting angry with your
little one while you take time for yourself. If you think a care giver may have shaken your baby, or if your spouse did in a moment of frustration, go to an emergency room right away. Any brain damage that might have occurred will get worse without immediate treatment.