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How To Help Your Teething Baby

How To Help Your Teething Baby

 Teething is the process by which an infant’s first teeth often called “baby teeth” or “milk teeth” sequentially appear by emerging through the gums, typically arriving in pairs. Most babies get their first tooth at around 6 months, but your child’s teeth may appear as early as 3 months or as late as 14, depending on such factors as when Mom and Dad started sprouting teeth.

It can be a frustrating time for many parents, as babies and children can become unsettled when they teethe. Children experience teething differently – from when teeth emerge to the types of symptoms they have and how much pain they feel. Here’s how to spot the signs that your baby is teething, so you can offer remedies to treat the discomfort.

Symptoms of teething:

Symptoms of teething often occur a few days (or even weeks) before the tooth comes through the gum. Common symptoms and signs include:

  •  Drooling
  •  Irritability
  •  A tooth visible below the gum
  •  Swollen, bulging gums
  •  Trying to bite, chew, and suck on everything she can get her hands on
  •  Ear pulling, cheek rubbing
  •  Difficulty sleeping
  •  Refusal to feed

Natural remedies to soothe baby’s sore gums:

If you’re looking for safe ways to soothe your baby’s sore mouth, read on for natural ways to get the smile back.

  • Cold is a very popular, and simple, remedy for teething pain. Chilled fruits cut into small cubes can help your little one to get relief from tooth ache and soothes her sore gums.
  • Teething babies love to feel pressure on their gums because it helps distract their brain from the sensation of teething pain. A clean adult finger, placed gently on a baby’s gum or doing massage, can be enough to ease the pain.
  • Try to distract a fussy, teething baby by playing. You can often soothe your child simply by getting her mind off the pain. Give her more one-on-one time or offer her a new toy.
  • Try a refrigerated teether. Don’t store the teether in the freezer because when frozen it can get hard enough to damage a baby’s gums.
Protect Your Health at Menopause

Protect Your Health at Menopause

Menopause is part of the natural ageing process, as a woman’s oestrogen and progesterone levels decrease. It can be a frustrating, tiring, and even confusing time in any woman’s life. Around the time of menopause, women begin to face higher risks of developing certain health conditions. Some of this risk is related to hormonal changes, but other health threats simply become more common because menopausal women are getting older.

Symptoms vary for each woman, but may include depression, sleep problems, hot flashes, moodiness, irritability and weight gain. Most women do not need treatment of menopausal symptoms. Some women find that their symptoms go away by themselves, and some women just don’t find the symptoms very uncomfortable. But if you are bothered by symptoms, there are many ways to deal with them, including medications and lifestyle changes.

Follow these simple guidelines to deal with menopausal problems:

Maintain a healthy diet

                Maintaining a healthy diet is a great first step to get protected during menopause. Instead of three square meals a day, eat three small meals and three healthy snacks.  Eat a variety of foods to get all the nutrients you need. Since women’s diets are often low in iron and calcium, make sure to get enough calcium, iron and fibre from your food. Avoid spicy foods, alcohol, and caffeine; also meet the daily water requirement to prevent hot flashes.

Get regular physical exercise

                As we all know exercise is a great way to build better health, at the same time it is one of the best stress management techniques. A regular workout not only helps you to avoid menopausal weight gain but also relieves you from stress and relaxes your body. Although 30 minutes at least three times a week is best, even 10 minutes a day can improve a lot of menopause symptoms.

Practice good sleeping habits

                Getting enough good, quality sleep is important for good health in all stages of life. Researches indicate more than half of all women in menopause do not get enough sleep because of problems with hot flashes, depression, anxiety and insomnia. Stick to your normal sleep schedule during menopause or establish one if you haven’t already. Going to bed and getting up at the same time every day is the best way to get good healthy sleep. Do not stay up late and sleep in on the weekends, which can throw your schedule off. A hot bath before going to bed is recommended which is beneficial for several factors.