October 31, 2015

IS BODY MASSAGE GOOD FOR YOUR BABY?

Massage is not just a lavish treatment you splurge on when on vacation; it can be good for your baby too. Baby massage is wonderful. The perks? It can calm your baby; may help relieve colic, constipation and teething problems; and can even help you two bond. Babies thrive on skin-to-skin contact, so as long as you don’t overdo the pressure, it certainly can’t hurt! Gently lay your baby flat on his or her stomach and gently massage with mild baby massage oil. Remember, do not overdo the pressure. Stay kamsified!

TOP 7 SIGNS THAT YOUR BABY LOVES YOU!

Caring for a baby is hard work, but the perks are amazing. When you need a pick-me-up, consider these top signs out of many others, that your child loves you – through babyhood and beyond. 1. Your newborn stares into your eyes – he's actually working hard to memorize your face. He may not understand anything else about the world, but he knows you're important. 2. Your baby thinks about you even when you're not around. Between 8 and 12 months old, she'll start to scrunch her face and look around when you leave the room – and she'll smile when you return. 3. Your toddler throws wicked tantrums. Nope, those screaming fits don't mean he's stopped loving you. He wouldn't be so hurt and angry if he didn't trust you so deeply. 4. Your toddler runs to you for comfort when she falls down or feels sad. Kids this age may not truly understand the meaning of "I love you," but their actions speak louder than words. 5. Your preschooler gives you a gift. A flower picked from a garden, a finger-painted heart, a sparkly rock, or another small token is his way of saying you're special. 6. Your preschooler wants your approval. He'll start to be more cooperative around the house, and he'll look for chances to impress. "Look at me!" will become a catchphrase. 7. Your grade-schooler trusts you with secrets, like her first crush or her most embarrassing moment. You're her confidante, even if she shies away from your hugs in public.

October 30, 2015

TAKING CARE OF YOUR BABY'S BODY! (FINGERNAILS)

Your baby's nails may be softer and more pliable than yours, but make no mistake, they're sharp. Newborns often end up scratching their own face, since they have no control over their flailing limbs. And your baby's fingernails grow so fast you may have to cut them as often as a few times a week (toenails require less frequent trimming). The easiest way to trim a baby's fingernails may be to just peel (or bite) the ends off with your fingers. Your baby's nails are so soft that they will easily rip right along the tops of his or her fingers. And don't worry – you won't rip the whole nail off this way. You can also file them down with an emery board, if you have the patience. Otherwise, you'll need to invest in a pair of baby scissors or clippers, and grab a partner. One of you can hold your baby to minimize wiggling while the other does the job. (You may want to try it while your baby is feeding or sleeping.) Press the finger pad away from the nail to avoid nicking the skin, and keep a firm hold on your child's hand as you clip. In the case where he/she isn't sleeping nor feeding, singing for him or her might help. As some babies would enjoy paying attention to the music while you get the fingernails cut. Stay kamsified!

TAKING CARE OF YOUR BABY'S BODY! (SCALP)

Your newborn baby may have a mild case of flaky, dry skin that looks like dandruff, or a more severe case marked by thick, oily, yellowish scaling or crusting patches. This is cradle cap, a harmless scalp condition common in newborns. Cradle cap can appear anytime between two weeks and three months after birth and usually clears up on its own after several months. It's usually not a problem after about 6 or 7 months of age. Cradle cap results when oil-producing sebaceous glands produce too much oil, which turns into oily patches and then dries and flakes off. Many experts think the extra hormones that a mother produces and passes to her child during childbirth cause the oil glands to act up. When the hormones in your baby's body level out after the early months, the condition will go away. The best way to remove the scales is to rub mild vegetable oil, Palm kernel oil or olive oil onto your baby's scalp a couple of times a week, let it sit for about 15 minutes, then gently comb out the flakes with a fine-toothed comb or brush them out with a soft brush. Then wash your child's hair with a gentle baby shampoo. Talk with your baby's doctor if the cradle cap is severe or it spreads beyond your baby's scalp. The doctor may recommend a medicated shampoo or cortisone cream. Keep your baby's scalp healthy and kamsified!

TAKING CARE OF YOUR BABY'S BODY! (SKIN)

Babies and children can get dry skin just like adults do. In fact, because young skin is more delicate, it's more susceptible to becoming dry. To keep your baby's skin supple, limit bath time to about ten minutes. Soap up sparingly with a gentle baby wash. Once you take your baby out of the bath, quickly and lightly dry him or her with a towel, then – if your baby needs it – apply baby moisturizer immediately. Applying the moisturizer within minutes of taking your baby out of the tub will seal in the water that's still in the skin. As far as moisturizers go, the general rule is the thicker the better. If your baby's skin is still dry even with daily moisturizing, try switching from a lotion to a thicker cream or ointment. You might also want to consider moisturizing twice a day – once after bathing and once during the day. Make sure your baby wears mittens in cold weather to keep his or her hands from becoming dry and chapped from the cold and the wind. During dry season, take steps to protect him or her from sunburn. If your baby has itchy red patches on his or her skin, it could be due to eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis. Sometimes even eczema will clear up with regular moisturizing, though, so you needn't rush to the doctor unless the patches don't get better or your baby seems itchy or uncomfortable. In rare cases, dry skin can indicate a genetic condition called ichthyosis. Ichthyosis shows up as dry skin with scaling and, occasionally, redness. It's also generally accompanied by a thickening of the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet. If your doctor suspects that your baby has ichthyosis, he or she will probably refer you to a dermatologist for treatment. If your baby has baby acne, don't worry – this is common and may be the result of hormones babies receive at the end of pregnancy. Baby acne usually clears up within a few weeks, but it can linger for months. If it doesn't clear up within three months or you're concerned about it, talk with your baby's doctor. In the meantime, don't put creams or oils on your baby's skin, because these can make the acne worse. Don't use over-the-counter acne medicines. And don't scrub. Baby acne isn't caused by dirt. In fact, too much washing can further irritate your baby's skin, so don't overdo the cleansing. Simply wash your baby's face with mild baby soap and water once a day. Gently pat it dry.Keep your baby clean and of cos kamsified!

TAKING CARE OF YOUR BABY'S BODY! (PRIVATE PARTS)

Your lil one depends on you for proper cleanliness. It's your job to give her comfort by doing so. Here are few tips on how to keep your baby's private parts clean and fresh, keeping them comfortable and Not reachable to infections and diseases!:- Vaginal area All the vaginal area of a baby girl needs is a wipe with a moist clean cloth during diapering and bathing, taking care to wipe from front to back to avoid transferring bacteria from the anus to the vagina. Circumcised penis All you need to do for a newly circumcised penis is keep the skin clean with soap and water as a part of normal bathing. For both circumcised and uncircumcised baby boys, it's best to avoid bubble baths, which can be drying and irritating to penile tissue. For the first few days after a circumcision, the penis may look quite red, and you may notice a yellowish secretion. This is actually a good sign, indicating that the penis is healing normally. Though circumcision sites rarely get infected, signs of an infection include redness that persists, a swollen penis tip, and crusted yellow sores that contain fluid on the end of the penis. If you notice any of these, call your doctor immediately.   Uncircumcised penis When cleaning or bathing an uncircumcised baby boy, don't try to retract the foreskin. You won't be able to for several months or even years – it takes this long for the foreskin to separate from the penis. When the foreskin has separated and can be retracted safely (your doctor will tell you when), you'll need to retract it occasionally to clean the end of the penis underneath. Very gently and quickly, you wipe off the white, waxy substance known as smegma that appears on the head of the penis. Take good care of your baby's body keeping in mind it's not as strong as yours. Stay KAMSIFIED!!!

October 29, 2015

MUSIC AND YOUR BABY!

Who would've guessed that reggae or Brahms could be good for your baby's soul? Music that soothes you or makes you happy just might have the same effect on your baby. Although there's evidence that music has cognitive benefits for preschoolers and older children, No one has studied this phenomenon in infants. Still, you may find that music plays a useful role in your baby's life in other ways: 1;- "Music as a soother". Works for you, doesn't it? When your baby is fussy or crying, try singing a lullaby like "Hush Little Baby" or "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" or any song composed by you specially for your baby, softly into his or her ear. The repetitive sounds and your familiar voice may help your baby feel more secure and relaxed. 2;- "Music as calming background noise". Instead of keeping the TV or talk radio on, consider switching to an all-music station you like. Or program a playlist of tunes that please both you and your baby. 3;- "Music as a source of strength". A study found that premature infants who were exposed to music gained more weight, had lower blood pressure, and had a stronger heartbeat than a comparable group of babies who weren't. There's no evidence that any one kind of music is more effective than another, so pick what you like. But skip music with discordant notes and chaotic pacing, like some heavy metal and hardcore rap. Your baby probably won't like it, and studies in animals and plants suggest that these tunes can interfere with growth. Keep your baby happy with good music and of cos stay kamsified!

October 28, 2015

CAN YOU GO CLUBBING WITH YOUR BABY?

Yes you can. In your living room or bedroom, that is. Turn on your favorite music and dance with your baby supported in your arms. He or she will be in seventh heaven. After all, this is three of your baby's favorite things in the world simultaneously: Music, movement, and closeness to you. Keep bonding with your child with every chance you get. And of cos, STAY KAMSIFIED!

October 27, 2015

Is the public swimming pool safe for your baby?

One concern with public pools is the temperature of the water, says a pediatrician. With Your Newborn. Babies get cold very easily and can develop problems like hypothermia and lethargy. Young babies, who don't have good head control, may inhale water, causing choking, drowning, or – at the very least – irritation of the lungs. Germs can certainly be an issue if a baby swallows a lot of water. This is especially true if other babies have been in the pool and their poop hasn't been contained well with swim diapers. In addition, the chlorine in pool water can cause skin irritation and rashes, as well as breathing problems similar to an asthma attack. "There's no exact age when it becomes safe to take a baby into a swimming pool," says Shu. "I wouldn't tell parents never to take a young baby swimming, as long as they take these factors into consideration. For a rough guideline, though, 6 months and up is a safer time than infancy to take a baby for a dip." Keep your baby safe, and of cos, KAMSIFIED!

Is smoking outside harmless to your baby?

No, it isn't. Smoking outside is better than smoking indoors, but unhealthy toxins stay on a smoker's hair, clothes, and breath after they've put out their cigarette. If you're a smoker and you breastfeed, the toxins are transferred to your baby through your breast milk. (Even if you're a smoker, though, breast is still best. According to La Leche League, if you smoke fewer than 20 cigarettes a day, the risks to your nursing baby from the nicotine in your milk are small.) If someone smokes in your home, the toxins from the smoke settle on surfaces throughout the house and stay there long after the visible smoke dissipates. Pediatrician Jonathan Winickoff at the American Academy of Pediatrics' Richmond Center and Harvard Medical School coined the term "thirdhand" smoke to describe this kind of tobacco-smoke contamination. "Children are especially at risk because they crawl and play on, touch, and mouth exposed surfaces," says Jonathan D. Klein, director of the Richmond Center. If your family or friends include smokers who aren't ready to quit, don't let them smoke in your house or around your baby. If they want to hold your baby, ask smokers to change their shirt (into one that they haven't worn while smoking) and wash their hands and face first. Say NO to smoking/smokers around your baby and keep them safe,healthy and Kamsified!

October 26, 2015

Team KAMSIFIED.

It's 2015, I'm here to KAMSIFY your world. But before then, let me introduce my wonderful,pretty & strong mum to you. She goes by the name Ella Chilaka. She is a performing artiste with stage name ELLABABY da Rap-goddess. An actress, a model & a fashionista. We speak and understand only one language, HAPPINESS! Welcome to my world. Let's get KAMSIFIED!