Top 10 MISTAKE made by ROOKIE PARENTS
1. Tiptoeing round the house once baby sleep
This is completely the simplest way that your baby wakes up at the slightest noise! Much better to let her get familiarize to the sounds of your family commotion– the radio, the vacuum, the whole family going regarding their daily lives. Then she is going to sleep through them.
2. Rocking your baby to sleep
Once your child has turned out to be familiar with falling asleep to a warm body and a delicate swaying movement, she'll would like it on every occasion. Then there's the extra challenge of swing her down in her cot while not waking her up. Sleep specialists suggest that you simply get your baby into the cot before she's completely asleep. That way, she learns to place herself to sleep.
3. Expecting life to ‘back to normal' instantly
You thought your baby going fit in your old life neatly without need to change a thing? Nope, not going to happen. Once you have a baby in your life, adapt and make changes accordingly.
4. Ignoring your instincts
When you and your baby have established the relationship, you'll know your baby best. You recognize what he/she desires and you know once there is something wrong. Maybe, if you have a robust instinct, and you feel something not right about your baby, get her to a doctor instantly. Early intervention typically prevents everlasting repercussions.
5. Neglecting your relationship
Your child's physical and emotional state, including social and cognitive development hugely depending on their family dynamics. Even though you busy with life schedules, never neglect relationship with your child. (Ref)
6. Failing to look for over-stimulation signals
For example, it's quite common for folks to urgently try to cheer up a crying baby in a very busy shopping mall like waving a rattle and attempting to calm them. However, once a baby's sensory system is overloaded, the baby truly must be off from the stimulating atmosphere or environment that they're in.
7. Being inconsistent
"You're the parent in the relationship. Have the confidence to be in charge" said Beavon. "Children need to know where their boundaries are; they need routine and structure and discipline in their lives. If you're always changing the rules, the child never knows what they are. So if you say no to sweets in the checkout queue and then give in because you're embarrassed about a tantrum in public, your child doesn't know what the rule is" he added.
8. Unreasonably high expectation
"I often see parents with unreasonable expectations of age-appropriate behavior, which sometimes leads them to be overly strict, controlling and critical to toddlers, in particular, to misdemeanors that they are not old enough to understand or control. It's important for parents to understand the child's development at every age and have appropriate expectations" said Beavon.
9. Using the electronic babysitter
Sometimes, you need distraction for your kids to get that extra time for you to do something. However, bear in mind that TV isn't appropriate for kids below age of 2, according to the American Association of Pediatrics, and this is often one unhealthy habit that's easy to get into.
10. Let baby fall asleep with baby bottle in their mouth
When milk (or juice) accumulated in baby's mouth during nap time, microorganism flourish and this ends up causing cavity. Pain and infection might result badly decayed teeth that may need to be removed. You may think they just temporary teeth, however baby teeth is vital for speech and chewing, subsequently becoming the placeholders for bigger teeth. Be sure to remove the bottle
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