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Aging: what it consists of and its 8 Principles


Fostering is a philosophy of education of the baby based on the theory of attachment, in which the continuous bond of parents with the baby is the
protagonist during the first years of the child. This breeding method is based on eight basic principles. Discover them!

Attachment is the emotional bond that the baby needs on the part of his caregivers , since it provides him with the emotional security indispensable for the correct development of his personality and intelligence. Therefore, attachment is that dependency or need of the baby to be in the arms of his mother.

What is bonding?

During the first three years of life, the child’s brain reaches 90% of adult size and puts in place most of the structures that are responsible for the emotional, behavioral, social, and physiological functioning of the rest of his or her life. Therefore, especially in these years, the child needs to feel safe and emotionally balanced to have an adequate development.

In this context, parenting with parenting is critical to achieving the safety the child needs. Attachment parenting, ‘ attachment parenting’ in English, is the philosophy driven by pediatrician William Sears that follows the doctrines of education attachment theory in developmental psychology, taking into account the needs of each baby and child. According to this theory, the emotional bonds that arise during childhood between parents and children will derive in empathic relationships as adults .


Preparing the baby’s first Bath


This task is simple, provided it is done properly, and is very pleasant for both the baby and the parents.

Firstly, we must choose a place in the house that is away from any draft , so the bathroom is a good option, as it also allows us to be able to empty the baby’s bathtub easily. In any case, we must heat the place we choose until the ambient temperature is between 22 and 25 degrees.

Another important step is to have prepared in advance all the elements necessary for the bath , such as neutral soap, sponge, towel, lotions and creams or diaper, so you do not have to leave the baby alone in no time.

Before putting the baby in the bath , we have to fill it with 12 to 15 centimeters of water at a temperature between 34 and 37 degrees, making sure that it does not come down so that the baby does not cool down. During the first few days, pediatricians recommend not using soap as it removes the fat layer from the baby’s skin.

Unless we have been told otherwise, we must bathe the baby every day , but nothing happens to skip any. And as to what time to do it is indifferent the time of day, although it is preferable to do it always at the same time and, especially, at the end of the day, since, in addition to the bathroom relaxes the baby and helps him to reconcile the dream , it will be easier for the baby, the mother and the father to be together, this being a pleasant moment for all three.

While there is no reason to limit how long the bath should last, during the first few weeks, it is preferable not to last more than three or four minutes .

From three months on, the bath can last for about 10 minutes and, from 6 months, up to a quarter of an hour. If the baby is comfortable, and the day is hot, we can lengthen the bath, as long as the water does not cool.

After the bath, we must use some specific lotion to moisturize the baby’s skin , and finish the task by giving a massage using natural oils. If we want to use a colony, during the first months of the child’s life, it is preferable to apply it on his clothes.

In addition to the hygiene of the baby, the moment of the bath facilitates the bond between the parents and the baby , allows sensitive experiences, stimulates their psychomotor development and serves as an element of play, so it is a task that we must carry out with calm and joy.


The Ideal Nanny Requirements


In 2013, an article was published in the newspaper ABC , which mentioned all the requirements that an ideal nanny or kangaroo should meet . Based on this
article, we have selected the five essential aspects:

Availability and predisposition. It is important that the parents establish with the nanny the type of agreement to be agreed upon. That is, if they need a babysitter on time, when they go out at night for dinner or a movie, or if they need a full-time nanny. It is important that she, whatever the type of day to be agreed, is eager and willing. That is, children should like it .

Experience. It is another essential aspect, since the nanny will spend many hours with the children and must know how to act in each case : bath time , food, games, how to act in an emergency, etc.

Organization and regularity. It is important that the kangaroo is an organized person who knows how to instill in children a regularity in the performance of daily activities. For example, you should know how to organize your time if you should pick up the children at school, take them to an after school activity, then give them the snack, be on time for the bathroom, and so on.

Confidence and security. It is the most important aspect of all. You should be calm when you leave the child with the kangaroo, so you must be a person with whom you know your child will be well cared for and cared for.

Learning. One plus, which has now become a trend, is to hire a nanny who, in addition, provides your child with additional learning. This is the case of au pairs , nannies of foreign nationalities who, in addition to caring for the child, speak in their language (English, French, German, Italian) in order to learn it.


What characteristics does a baby Monitor have?


A good baby monitor should be characterized by:

  1. Very low levels of radiation.
  2. 100% interference free.
  3. Built-in temperature sensor.
  4. Intercom function to calm the baby.
  5. Excellent sound quality.
  6. Search function to quickly locate units.

Optical noise level indicators. – Battery indicator.

In case of choosing the option of baby monitor with camera, we have to take into account the following characteristics:

  1. Excellent sound quality.
  2. Flexible camera.
  3. Extra large screen and camera with automatic night vision. We also have to take into account that they are manageable and that occupy little space , because that way we can transport it with ease.