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What to do before a Fall

 

That the baby does not know to walk does not mean that it can not fall and, although generally the falls do not usually happen of a fright, it is important to know what we must do before that fall.

The first advice to follow when we realize that the baby has fallen is to remain calm . No use despairing and crying, because the baby can be frightened more than it already is.

Then we have to check if the baby has hit the head , in which case, we must go quickly to a health center, to check if there may be some injury that is not seen with the naked eye.

The severity of the possible injuries will depend on the height, speed and manner in which the baby has fallen and, unless there is some other symptom, in principle, we should not worry excessively if a bump appears .

Some blows do not have consequences immediately , they are evolutionary, so we must observe the baby and, if after a couple of hours since the fall, the little one is restless, shows abnormal behavior in him, or has vomiting, we must go to a care center.

It is also important not to give any medication , as it could be negative instead of helping, and we must prevent the baby from sleeping until a few hours after the blow.

If, after this time, the baby breathes normally, does not show drowsiness and looks healthy and normal, probably there is no problem.

 

Preventing Baby Falls

 

It is impossible to completely avoid falling babies , but we can take some measures to reduce the risks of them.

The bars of the cribs and the rails for the beds should be high , so that they can not be raised, as well as being no more than eight centimeters apart.

If we are going to leave the baby in a bed without handrails, we must put cushions on the edges.

It is important not to leave the baby alone on the changing table, bed, or in an armchair, and keep chairs, cribs and cars away from stairs and windows.

When we carry the baby in our arms, we must be careful with the unevenness of the floor and with the carpets, and when descending stairs, we must always grab the railing.

 

White noise to Calm and help sleep the Baby

 

White noise Sometimes the crying of the babies seems to be impossible to stop, mainly, when it is not due to something in particular or that we can recognize.

However, there is a method that is white noise, which helps to calm you down and sleep.

What does it consist of?

There is no father or mother who has not despaired when the baby cries non-stop and does not seem to find a way to calm him down. A desperation that increases when the cries are at night and the next day we have to get up early to go to work. The possible solutions do not work as mathematical formulas, as it depends on each child and the moment , but they are usually quite effective.

Soft rocking is typical, as rocking contributes to reassuring babies. We can also wrap the little one with a blanket, leaving the legs free, because it gives them a feeling of containment, very pleasant. Giving a massage can also help calm you as well as offer you the breast or the bottle.

What is white noise?

Another very effective system for calming baby crying is to make you hear white noise. And this system is not only effective with babies, but also works with adults. There are even companies that sell customized white noise discs for the customer requesting it.

The white noise is a masker of the rest of the sounds, occupy all of our auditory spectrum, has no ups and downs and is constant , causing the brain to relax, which makes it easy to fall asleep.

The ear never rests, nor when we sleep. When a sound awakens us it is because there has been an alteration in the environment that we are hearing or, when we do not sleep in our house, it can cost us more to sleep because we are not accustomed to the sounds of that place. The same happens to babies, but enhanced, because your brain is overexcited with your own cry.

For these cases, white noise is ideal because it has the property of masking the rest of sounds, which makes the baby calm down and can fall asleep more easily.

 

Devices that emit white Noise

 

Have you ever come to a dryer in operation and your baby has calmed down? Some appliances, which have a rotor system, can emit white noise when they reach certain revolutions, since that sound covers almost the entire spectrum.

You can use a dryer, extractor hood, washing machine, dishwasher, refrigerator or radio tuned to a point on the dial where there is no emission.

We can also find applications for both iOS and Android, with which to get a white noise source.

Also, there is a smart cradle called Snoo on the market , which, in addition to being able to rock the baby when it moves a lot or when it starts to cry, emits white noise.

 

Flying with babies: 4 Things to keep in Mind

 

When it comes to flying with babies, each company has its own guidelines and company policy regarding the rights and duties of babies on the plane.

Below, we detail the basic premises to take into account, although, when you buy plane tickets, you must consult the specific guidelines of the company that you have chosen.

Children under two years do not occupy a seat. However, although they have not reached the age of two and do not occupy seats, babies pay a reduced portion of the rate according to the company.

On the other hand, if you prefer that the baby occupy a seat, will be treated as children between 2 and 11 years. When occupying a seat, you must bring an approved car seat (EU quality seal, ECE R44 / 03 or ECE R44 / 04) in which the baby will travel taking into account the safety regulations.

From the two years, yes they occupy seat. You should note that if your baby is two years before the end of the trip, your ticket must be purchased at the children’s rate for the entire flight.

You can choose what to do with the stroller. When you travel with your baby and carry a stroller, you have the option to stay with him until the moment you board the plane or check it as the rest of the luggage. If you take it to the door of the plane, you can have it in cabin if the availability of flight space allows you. Otherwise, it will be removed by the flight crew, deposited in the hold and delivered to the aircraft door upon arrival.

Baby cots-comfort of up to 11 kg are available . In intercontinental flights, companies have a specific number of cots on each plane. These cots must be booked in advance and, depending on the class in which you travel, may incur an additional cost. The maximum weight will depend on each company.

 

The falls of Babies, one of the Fears of the Dads

 

As much attention as we put in their care, as they grow and gain mobility, the task of avoiding the falls of babies is complicated. What should we do if,
despite our efforts, the baby has fallen and been struck?

To prevent falling babies , one of the top safety tips given to dads is to never leave them alone if they can fall off when they turn around.

The Changers, for example, are high to provide parents with the tasks and not have to bend down, but if the baby can be rotated due to the height at which they are, represent a dangerous place.