Your delivery in 8 questions

Will settle immediately in the classroom work? Can I eat? Drink? In what position should I settle? Can dad stay in all circumstances to my side? You ask us very many issues on your delivery. And it is normal. Martine Loch in, midwife, tells you.

1 – Will settle immediately in the classroom work?

Probably not. The fast imposed in most of the maternity units is based on the risk of vomiting, nausea and “wrong” at work and in general anesthesia. However, things could change, in particular the prohibition of drinking water, with the implementation of protocols allowing women to drink during labour in some maternity units. Check with the institution where you give birth and, if this is not the case, do a water spray spray.


2. Do I will be sitting, lying down? Can I move?

You can see in what position you best support uterine contractions. Do not hesitate to talk to the midwife and implement this you have learned during your preparation for childbirth. Continue reading “Your delivery in 8 questions”

Soon the second child… Will you have enough love?

You are the happy MOM of a child and you want or wait for another babe… Yet, despite the happiness of a new pregnancy, several fears you hasten… The emotion will be at the Rendezvous? Will you have enough love for two children? Will you have enough time?


Very often moms, when considering having a second child, through a period of questioning at the determination or during pregnancy. They ask what they will feel during this pregnancy, how to love the new baby as much as the first, how to get to share their love between the children will love them all even? These questions they are lining up in their head and fill them apprehension and incertitude’s…

the second child

Less emotions and sensations?

Madam, have simply difficult to imagine another relationship that you have with your first child: it has already taken a such place in your heart and in your life that you would like to know what is going to happen with the second. The first pregnancy was so rich in emotions and discoveries, that it will be necessarily different. You understand to not feel as strong sensations: is this pregnancy as pleasant? Continue reading “Soon the second child… Will you have enough love?”

Sudden infant death prevention

The sudden deaths of infants remain difficult to explain. Since 1990, their number decreased through campaigns of prevention for the sleeping infants on their backs.

Intolerable, the sudden infant death syndrome occurs in a child in good health during his sleep and, in its first year of life, most often between two and four months. It leaves parents experiencing extreme distress and feelings of guilt.

Baby massage

If it is impossible to comfort a family affected by this drama, it should be recalled that, large and small, we are threatened daily by death. It can occur during sleep (the elderly often die during the night) but also at the wheel of a car or household activities… Zero risk does not exist. Continue reading “Sudden infant death prevention”

Dodo, the child will sleep soon…

Within six months, the child is not comparable to your own sleep rhythms. Be listening and let him sleep. It is unnecessary to try to teach him to sleep: should it be gradually adopt good sleep cycles. But what type of bed should we choose?

First, note that it is recommended to sleep your baby on the back. In this position, the risk of sudden death of the infant, hyperthermia and suffocation are less common.

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The bed

The couffin (“Moses”) is between 0 and 3 months (standards NF in 1466). There must be a rigid base, walls smooth wicker and solid handles. It must be installed on the ground. Avoid tripods. The trim should be well attached to the walls. The depth of the couffin, without mattress, must be greater than 20 cm. The length of the handles cannot exceed 30 cm. The firm mattress must exactly match the dimensions of the base. It is prohibited to use as bed-auto. Continue reading “Dodo, the child will sleep soon…”

Baby: give him the right to cry

The expression of toddlers through the Cree and crying. Should be running the tears? On the contrary, should you comfort them as soon as the first tears? To find out how to respond, only one solution: listen to your baby!

There are few, the “trend” was to leave crying babies. Today, it reversed to the point that many parents rush to the slightest cry of their toddler. The important is to know that crying are a way for the baby, to express its hassles. It is therefore absurd of them stifle would be aberrant to mourn a child without reacting.

right to cry

There are myriad reasons why a small may cry. Hunger, of course, fatigue, pain, but also frustration, fear, etc. Continue reading “Baby: give him the right to cry”

How to change baby?

During the first year of his life, you change your child of the thousands of time… Then better control a few bases. To keep baby dry, discover the art of the Exchange in eight steps. To make your Cherub always feel well.

Some people prefer to change their child before feeding, else after. If change you it before, it may complete its layer during the meal, if change you it after, you might wake him up while he was sleeping, repu…. Then to you to choose! Whatever it is you need to change it at every meal and never let with dirty buttocks.

change baby

Not remove not entirely baby in each Exchange. Just to discover the lower part of the body and edging up the BRA. The sleepers and Pajamas closed in the back with a closure to bridge are very practical for the Exchange.

1 - Lie baby on a clean towel.

2 - Open the layer. With the front part of the layer, wipe the buttocks and fold the layer itself by placing it under the buttocks;

3 - Clean the buttocks with a clean toilet glove or a cotton cloth soaked in water and SOAP. You can also use a toilet milk or tissue, very practical when there are restless and need to change baby anywhere. The toilet of the buttocks must be from top to bottom, of the cleaner to the dirtiest;

4 - Remove the soiled diaper and place own Exchange;

5 - Gently dry the buttocks with a towel by very attention to the folds of the skin. You can complete the Exchange by the application of a cream that will protect the headquarters of contact irritant of urine and stool by a and prevent redness. The application of talc is unnecessary, it may macerate in the folds of baby and cause irritation;

Baby in his furniture

Come home, baby gradually occupies its space. So that he will feel comfortable and so that it can follow you everywhere, choosing his highchair or Park? What walkers choose? Read before buying the furniture of the last.

The transit

The transit (0-6mois) allows baby to follow his parents in different parts of the apartment. Choose a removable and washable model. An adjustable folder to vary the positions depending on the age of the child. When the latter is able to remain seated, the transit can no longer be used. Some models have a carrier. A crotch strap and belt are required to prevent falls.
(Standards: Pr NF in 12790)


The High Chair

The High Chair (7 months-3 years) must be chosen with care because falls are very common. Plastic models are easier maintenance than traditional models in wood. Buy a stable template and install it in a corner of the room. The folder must measure at least 35 cm high. A crotch strap is essential and some models have a safety harness. There are models to flexible height and reclining seat. Do not change the position when baby is already installed. Check the system of folding (risk of pinching fingers) before the purchase and blocking systems before each use.
(Standards FD ENV 1178-1) Continue reading “Baby in his furniture”

Dress up baby

Your child must be the most beautiful baby in the world! But don’t let you not too influenced by fashion. Clothes must be practical and adapted to the season. That each Exchange is not a gym session.

Baby clothes are all cuter with each other and gifts of birth already fill his Cabinet. But during the first few weeks, do not try to make a “top model” worthy of magazines for children, choose the aspect practical for you and comfortable for him. Wide necks and further armholes, easy to put on you will avoid having to turn and return baby in every sense.

Dress up baby

Adapt to the season

It is obvious that climate and temperature will affect the mode of clothing of the child. In hot weather, baby will be dressed to a cotton shirt or a body and a bloomer (short Pant cotton), in cold weather, the infant will be: a body of cotton, a bra, a small wool vest, pants, or a comfortable combination. Continue reading “Dress up baby”

You said intolerance to gluten?

Gluten intolerance is also called celiac disease. Its origin is unknown, but it is certainly an immune reaction rather than a real intolerance. The point on the disease, its causes and treatment.

The cause of this disease more rare than the cow’s milk protein intolerance is unknown. It is particularly common in the countries of the Maghreb. In Europe, the incidence of new cases varies from 1/600 in Ireland (Galway) to 1/4000 in France. It is thought that it is a disturbance of immunological order of the intestinal mucosa with gluten. Infants are sensitive to “gliding” which is a protein contained in wheat, barley, oats and rye. It would appear that moderate amounts of oats are not harmful. Alone, rice, corn and soybeans are well tolerated. With cystic fibrosis, celiac disease is the most common cause of malabsorption in children.

intolerance to gluten

A genetic predisposition is certain and some histocompatibility genes are found with an increased frequency (HLA DR3 and DR5 DR7 and HLA DQW2). Certain factors seem to favor the emergence of the disease in genetically predisposed infants: early introduction of grains, important gluten, the absence of breastfeeding… The late introduction of gluten (after 6 months) does not appear to reduce the frequency of the disease but delays the consequences. Continue reading “You said intolerance to gluten?”

The jaundice of the newborn

A few words to understand:

Red blood cells are produced continuously in the bone marrow. They then pass in the blood and, after a life of 120 days, will die in the spleen. The normal destruction provides in the release of free bilirubin. This free bilirubin is toxic from a certain rate to the brain. Free bilirubin blood enters the liver where biochemical processes will transform it into a conjugated bilirubin, which is not toxic and which is one of the components of bile. This pigment is at the origin of the staining of feces and urine. Jaundice (jaundice) reflects the excess of bilirubin in blood, combined or free, as it has been transformed in the liver. The richness of blood bilirubin tint the skin and mucous membranes in yellow by transparency.

Where come from this excess of bilirubin?

In infants, the number of red blood cells is higher than in adults and there is a hyper-destruction of these cells. This number of destroyed red blood cells may exceed an immature liver enzyme opportunities. This results in an excess of bilirubin which translates “physiological” said simple jaundice. This is by far the most common case.


For the baby, in addition to the normal destruction, there are diseases that cause premature destruction of red blood cells. This is the case of fetomaternal blood incompatibilities (ABO and rhesus systems). Red blood cells are destroyed in large numbers; the liver is overwhelmed and cannot metabolize all this free bilirubin is happening and which increases the blood level. Family hemolytic disease may be at birth by intense jaundice. Continue reading “The jaundice of the newborn”