So as we enter the toddler phase. We have had some bumpy ride times. I have learned a couple of tricks on the way to save the day.
One of which was during the first couple of months while he was on the bottle. Most bottles are not worth it. Specifically, because a majority of them do not cut out the Colic or air/bubbling. Which is where I turned to the awesomeness of Doc Brown bottles. They helped prevent Colic and gas. It also helped with the tongue tie issue. It May be a bit pricey yet worth it to see the baby happy and fed with no issues.
Then there was the cradle cap issue. (Dry scalp). Surprisingly, a bit of virgin olive oil goes a long way. Apply gently, before bath time with a soft toothbrush. Let sit for 4 to 5 minutes and in just a couple of days. It’s gone.
However, if it is a stubborn case, see your pediatrician.
Recently, however, we went through the Bath time break down. Where he would scream his little head off. Doctors said it’s a sensory issue, well, if that were the case he would have still screamed with the bubbles. That’s right, sometimes you just have to add bubbles! Be sure it’s tear free and baby friendly.
However, if they still scream with the bubble bath going. Early intervention and your pediatrician will be best suited to diagnose.
I was lucky enough to have my mother give advice on this. Grandma knows what was what. (disliked baths).
The screaming child in the store bit. Hasn’t really happened as often. Yet – I’ve learned to avoid areas of attention-grabbing. Such as ”toys” or bright shiny colored objects. And if you can’t avoid – always bring something that they absolutely love with you. Keep them preoccupied -because of the 9 times out of 10 they scream for something they want!
For the younger babies – Feed them before you go shopping. It will help prevent some of the screamies.
All in all, I am still learning as well as having the adventure with our little guy. Additionally, I thought It would be a little change to share things that worked for us with others who may be needing some guidance or ideas.
Happy Easter 🐰 everyone!