Babies under 4 months old can only breathe through their noses, so when they get congested it can be hard for them to nurse. Here are some ways to help a stuffed-up infant breathe easier.
Check out this video to learn how to use a receiving blanket to support your baby.
There are various positions you can use when you breastfeed. All of these positions provide different benefits for your baby. Posture, comfort, and ability to eat properly are all some of the things that are associated with different positions. In this tutorial, learn how to use the clutch hold position for breastfeeding and improve the feeding experience for both you and your little bundle of joy. Use the clutch hold technique while breastfeeding.
Crawling may be the first way your baby gets mobile. See the signs that she's ready to crawl, and find out why it doesn't matter how she does it -- or whether she skips crawling completely. Know when your baby is ready to crawl.
This video shows you the proper way to change a baby's diaper. First you will want to gather all of the supplies you will need before you begin. You will need a diaper, some baby wipes and some ointment. Next remove the babies clothes, raise their legs and place the clean diaper underneath your baby before you remove the old one. This is to ensure if your baby urinates or defecates it will go into the new diaper rather than all over your table. Now take the old diaper off, hold the legs up so...
This video is a demonstration of how to change a baby's diaper. Step by step instructions are given and discussed. Lots of helpful tips for you clueless new Dads out there.
A baby sling is a great, no fuss way to carry your baby or toddler. This how to video gives instructions using a baby sling in the kangaroo position safely with your child. The kangaroo position is comfortable for children between the ages of approximately 8 weeks to 10 months.
Watch as out hosts show you how to make a pinless nappy/diaper for a newborn baby. This method of folding reusable cloth diapers help to avoid irritating the naval area.
Not exactly enthused about who your daughter chose to marry? Turn lemons into lemonade by getting along with a deadbeat son-in-law – despite how you may feel about him.
Need to carry your baby, but don't have your sling or baby kangaroo handy? Then watch this how to video to learn how to use a just about anything as a baby carrier in an emergency. You can use a towel, t-shirt, or a pair of stretch sweat pants. This particular demonstrations shows how to use your shirt to carry your tiny baby during an emergency.
In this video tutorial for new parents, we learn how to administer medicine to a newborn. For all of the details, including a complete demonstration and detailed, step-by-step instructions, as well as to get started learning how to give medicine to a baby yourself, take a look.
Need to carry your baby, but don't have your sling or baby kangaroo handy? Then watch this how to video to learn how to use a just about anything as a baby carrier in an emergency. You can use a towel, t-shirt, or a pair of stretch sweat pants. This particular demonstrations shows how to use a pair of sweatpants to carry your baby on your back in an emergency.
How many times have you needed to make a quick diaper change when there is no diaper deck or other suitable place? Keep these great tips in mind next time you need to change your baby in public.
Learn how you can use an exercise ball to help comfort a fussy baby with this how to video. Using an exercise ball makes comforting your baby easier because of the constant bouncing movement. Quiet your crying infant with the tips from this parenting tutorial.
Baby socks are great gifts to give for baby showers and christenings. But they're not always the prettiest thing to present. This video shows you how to transform baby socks into beautiful roses for a great presentation. Use this technique to adorn existing presents, or to present your baby socks as a bouquet. As we all know, babies definitely need to keep their toes warm!
Many teenage boys have a unique way of communicating, so resorting to a confined one-on-one discussion may not be the best way to go. Learn the most effective ways to talk to teenage sons.
In this video, we learn how to make rock salt animals with your kids. You can use any kind of animal including a snake or alligator. To start, cut out the shape on a piece of white construction paper. After this, you will need to mix up some water color in a shallow dish. You can make this by mixing up water with some food coloring. Now, dissolve the rock salt into it and then let the child brush the mixture onto the top of the piece of paper. Let this dry overnight, then when finished it wil...
Make family movie night extra special by holding it outdoors! If your backyard is big enough and the weather where you live lets you, you can set up your own home theater in the backyard! All you need is a screen, projector, DVD player and a sound system.
Watch this interesting method for stopping a baby from crying using gurgling water. We're not making any promises with this video, but you may actually learn a great way how to stop your baby from crying. It's ok if you don't speak or read Japanese, the point is still made. Good luck!
Teach your children responsibility by having them do chores. But sometimes, the stress of getting your children to do their chores seems more than it's worth. Here's a useful tutorial to set up a chore matrix or chore chart and get your children to do their chores.
Prepare your baby for daycare with tips from Johnson's Baby guest Mommy Blogger, Mindy Roberts. Leaving mommy or daddy to go to daycare for the first time can be incredibly traumatizing for some young children. Here's some tips on how to make this process a bit easier on the little ones including rubbing your baby down with something that smells like "mommy" and finding a "lovey object" that will keep them feeling safe and happy.
Dr. Felicia Ferrara shows you her technique to stop a baby from crying. If your baby won't stop crying and you don't know what to do, try the following: Make sure that the baby is well fed and changed. Interact with the child by talking softly, or perhaps by singing a lullaby. Rock the baby gently, holding it close to you.
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Once your child is old enough you can try this method of carrying a toddler in a wrap sling. Watch this how to video and learn how easy it is to carry your grown up baby on your back with the help of sling.
Going to the doctor can be an unsettling event for any child. This program is about preparing your toddler for a visit to the doctor.
In this video series, watch as life coach Alana Pratt gives life lessons and tips for moms. Learn how to take time to feel, how being silly is sexy, how to delegate asks, communication tips, the importance of dance and mom time, how to develop nourishing friends, how to take responsibility for your life, how to be enough as yourself, and advice for husbands. Being a mother does not mean losing your own identity. With this easy step by step tutorial, start taking reclaiming your identity and g...
Breastfeeding is the best way to keep most babies healthy. This requires a steady supply of breast milk. If your body doesn't produce enough breast milk to breastfeed your baby, watch this video for tips on increasing your breast milk production and keeping your baby healthy and happy.
Joy and Gracie show us how to make a newborn infant stop crying and sleep in peace using a wine tasting secret. This is a Japanese Urawaza trick that uses the white noise of a gurgle to ease a baby's cry.
Breastfeeding is growing in popularity with new mothers. Research is touting breastfeeding for the benefits to the baby as well as the mother. Breastfeeding advisor Vicki Scott offers breastfeeding tips. Watch this video child care tutorial and learn how to breastfeed a baby.
Babies have no way of communication other than crying. = Touch is one of a baby's most highly developed senses at birth. Holding, caressing and cuddling your infant is crucial to helping her feel safe and secure. There are a number of tips demonstrated in this instructional video to help calm a crying baby. Watch this video child care tutorial and learn how to comfort a baby.
This wrap position is great for toddlers, babies with good head and neck control or who are at least 5 months old. This how to video will show you how to carry your baby on your hip in a baby sling.
In this tutorial, we learn how to use a rectal thermometer with a baby. This is the best to use for an infant six months or younger. Any fever could be serious, especially in the first 3 months. First, apply petroleum jelly to the baby's rectum and lift its legs in the air. Gently slide the thermometer into the rectum and wait until the temperature reads out. This will often stimulate the bowel movements of the baby, so make sure you keep wipes or paper towels near by for when you're finished...
All of us remember "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" for a reason. As a fond part of our childhood, it was a song that taught us about the wonders of the sky while also connecting us with our parents, who learned the song from their parents before them. Continue the tradition by teaching your kids how to sing "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star."
In this video, we learn how to prepare yourself for baby labor and delivery. First, make sure you bring change for the vending machines, labor and delivery can take a lot of time. Watching the pain of the delivery process can drive you nuts because you want to rescue your wife. Don't be rude to the caregivers and make sure to help your wife by giving her an amazing foot massage. You will also want to give your wife a gift to show her you love her. Make sure you do NOT faint, this will make th...
Need a hand figuring out how to care for the sensitive skin of an infant? This video guide from Health Guru will teach you everything you'll need to know. For all of the details, watch this video guide for new parents.
The best way to teach your children good manners is to have good manners yourself, and model them in front of your children. This mother of three goes over several of her favorite strategies for raising a well-mannered and polite child.
In this tutorial, we learn how to teach children to be gentle. If children are in a setting with other kids, arguments will arise. If a child happens to try to harm another, you will need to tell that child that it hurts the other one if you harm them. Tell them that it's not nice and that they need to say they are sorry for not being gentle. Tell them that it is a nice thing to be gentle with other people and they will make friends by doing this. This will help your child be gentle and make ...
In this tutorial, we learn how to teach kids not to hurt others. Tell them if someone were to hurt them or hit them, that would be hurting them on the outside. Tell that that it is not kind to do this sort of thing. Tell them that if someone says something not nice about them, that hurts you on the inside. This hurts their feelings and that is not nice. Let them know to say sorry for hurting someone's feelings or physically hurting them. Make sure the other person says that they forgive them,...
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The producers of this film should be applauded for their sensible approach in teaching parents how to talk to kids about sex. The awkward reading of cue cards and embarrassing situations will produce nervous giggles among even the most jaded audiences. This film was produced by some of the pioneers of sex education whose ideas are still being challenged by school boards today.