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          Sukusuku Baby Childcare tips by age

Quick baby ①

Happy birthday baby! !
I would love to talk to you about your baby's progress.

All babies are geniuses without exception! Big talent resides in a small body. Unlike adults, the baby age grows every day. Can you believe that yesterday's baby is completely different than today's baby? But it's true. Dramatic growth is shown immediately after birth until about 2 years old. Make sure you face the baby firmly and do not overlook it.

Right after birth, the baby begins breathing with the first cry. Fresh air is sent into the lungs that had shrunk with the first utterance, and the lungs are inflated. Oxygen taken in is quickly sent to the whole body along with the blood, and the baby's skin turns pink. (This is why it is called a baby.) At the same time as lung respiration begins, blood circulation through the umbilical cord, which has been connected to the mother in the body until now, is cut off in an instant. As a result, the placenta within the uterus has finished its role and is naturally separated from the uterine wall. The flow of all life is astonishingly efficient and swift. A baby undergoes a major change in the mere moment after its birth, growing into an independent life that lives outside the womb. Newborn babies cannot see well yet, but they can vaguely recognize the shape of objects. Their senses of smell and hearing are well developed and they can distinguish between their mother's voice and other people's voices. You can also recognize your mother by smell. Babies can recognize their mothers from the moment they are born. The rhythm of the heartbeat heard in the womb, the voice, and the warmth tell the newborn baby about its mother. A mother is the first person a baby loves in the world. Babies know instinctively that they want their mother. The instinct is to live, that is, the baby has absolute trust and affection to entrust his life unconditionally. This kind of love doesn't come with being an adult. It's just for pure childhood. A mother is the only one who can have that love all to herself. (Sorry Dad!)
Immerse yourself in the pure and wonderful babyhood and spend a lot of time clinging to it.












Quick baby ②

A mother cries tears of joy when she hears the cry of her newborn baby, and the pain of labor disappears.
Why do babies cry when they cry, diapers? , Are you hungry? ,Whether it's itchy or painful.,Mother is upset. This is because crying is perceived as a manifestation of pain and dissatisfaction in a baby.
But it's not. Crying is the first communication, the language, for a baby. It is not yet possible to create voice with intention. But you can vibrate your vocal cords by breathing. That's the cry. The body is still acting only on the instinct to live. However, the baby will be stimulated more and more by daily life, develop brain cells, develop physical and mental abilities, and express his/her intentions in babbling. It is also the only word of So crying has many meanings.
Immediately after giving birth, it may be difficult for the mother to read the meaning because she is not used to it. But don't be afraid of your baby's crying.

Most of the crying in the early days is a desire from instinct. Hunger, defecation, addiction, sleep, temperature, and other comfort and discomfort are the main concerns. Babies know who their mother is as soon as they are born. That's why I'm calling my mother hard by crying. And even at birth, babies know that their mother's chest is the most comfortable place for them.
Babies tend to search for the breast when held by the mother. As a result, the mother mistakenly believes that the baby is hungry, and in some cases, thinks that her breasts are not enough and hurries to add more milk. Since milk is bottled, it is very easy to drink, so even if your baby is full, it will go in. On top of that, digestion takes longer than breastfeeding, so there may be time left until the next feeding. More and more mothers think that their breasts are not enough.
But no. The act of looking for breasts is not only when the baby is hungry, but it is the ultimate expression of affection for the baby to seek the best comfort, wanting to be spoiled, wanting to be held.
That's why I don't drink seriously even if I put it in my mouth at times like this. You should take a deep breath and go to sleep. Suck harder and more seriously when you're hungry. Be careful not to be deceived by the baby's affectionate expressions and end up taking your breasts away from them.

Mothers and families who think that crying is an expression of pain in their baby and should not let them cry are not like that. Crying has the same great meaning as words.
Don't be impatient or worried, but when your baby cries, calm down and take a moment to say "Hey, what's going on?" and enjoy the conversation.











Quick baby ③

Some mothers worry about crying, while others worry about not crying.
He rarely cries, only speaks in a low voice, he quickly becomes quiet, and so on. If you really don't speak at all, that's a different matter, but if you do, even if it's just a little, don't worry.
I must have cried when I was born. You remember that voice.
Rather than not crying, this baby must have a rich inquisitive mind.
Try to speak a little, or maybe you are trying hard to see what is going on before you speak. Or maybe your mother or other family member is right there and your needs are being met before you can ask for them. They are probably trying to feel something using their eyes, ears, smell, and touch.

Babies can't move, they can't talk, but they're very perky. We respond sensitively to air flow, smell, sound, light, etc., which we usually do not notice, and receive many stimuli, developing the nervous system of brain cells at an amazing speed. These will help your baby's mental and physical development tremendously. Babies are just sleeping, but they are undergoing rapid development every day that adults cannot. So sometimes I get tired and cry at night. Until the age of two, children undergo rapid internal development, and as their physical abilities develop, they gradually settle down. Therefore, during infancy, it is important for mothers and other family members and the outside world to actively talk to and interact with them.

Wow, crying or not crying is the child's personality, but crying is also the child's request. If the mother or other family member ignores, does not respond to, or dismisses the child's cries or vocalizations, gradually the child will stop demanding. If children do not use their instincts to seek their parents, express their affection through their instincts, and express their pleasures and discomforts through their instincts, they will stop their normal mental and physical development. This is terrifying.
Mother, in a long life, you only have a few dozen years to be in contact with your child.
Only a few years after birth, the child begins to walk outside on its own accord. As a parent and child, it's only a couple of years when you're in your hands and you're giving your child body and mind in everything. It's only a few years out of the decades I'll be living.
If you realize that, you will understand the preciousness of your babyhood. Please enjoy this wonderful baby period to the fullest.














Healthy Baby ④

"My baby is a newborn, but he doesn't sleep."
Even if you look at childcare books, it is said that newborns are sleeping most of the time, except when they are breastfeeding.
Some mothers worry that there is something wrong with her because she doesn't sleep much. But don't worry about this. It seems that this is also the trend of the times? Compared to the babies of 20 years ago, the newborns of today seem to wake up earlier and develop earlier. The mother's nutritional status is extremely good due to the improvement of the environment, medical progress, and the improvement of life. The longer a baby stays awake, the more stimulation it receives from the outside world, and the more the baby's brain develops.
The development of the brain promotes the development of the body. There will be times when you just wake up and immediately start crying profusely. However, even an adult would feel bored and lonely if they were unable to move on their own and remained asleep. You want someone to come over to your side. Same thing with babies. Even as a newborn, I know what feels good. A baby who can't even say a word and can't even move his body on his own will. All you can do is cry and call out. It's much more comfortable to be held in gentle, warm arms than to be left alone. In such a case, please call out to your baby and give him/her attention. If you are too busy to let go of your hands, give your baby a shout and say, "Wait for me." It's not a matter of ignoring your baby's complaints, and it's also learning that there are times when your baby won't pay attention to you right away, so it's okay to cry a little. breathing and vocalization movements.

Also, the longer you stay awake, the more your brain cells will be stimulated and develop, which can make your baby feel tired. Adults can take a rest when they get tired, read a book, take a walk, stretch, etc., to release the fatigue in their heads, but babies who can't move their limbs well on their own will need to switch their feelings. cannot be diverged. As a result, the body is tired and wants to rest, but the brain becomes excited, and even though it is sleepy, it is impossible to sleep. In such a case, it would be nice if the baby could sleep calmly by hugging or breastfeeding, but sometimes the baby panics and cries to the point that he can't even accept the breast.
Evening crying (twilight crying) and night crying have many such causes. In Canada it's called Purple Cry. It's hard on the mother at times like this, but it's hard on the baby too. Try holding and cuddling until he calms down, and when he calms down a little, give him some milk or give him some milk. It's OK to accept them. If you can't calm down just by holding your baby, move the room or open the window to change the air. It would be nice to go out on the veranda or out in the garden. It's OK to walk around the house. When the air changes, you may be unexpectedly calm. Even if it's less than a month old, it's okay to breathe clean outside air. Rather, the fresh, cool outside air expands the bronchi of the newborn and encourages respiratory development. If you're frustrated and can't stop crying, try it. In this way, even if you continue to be upset for a while, as your brain and body grow and develop, you will be able to process the stimuli you receive well, and you will be able to calm down perfectly. Then, the child develops one step further, continues to learn new things, becomes frustrated at times, settles down after a while, and repeats this process several times as he grows. Frustration and colic don't last forever.

Some mothers worry that they are sick, but crying cheerfully is a sign of good health. If something is wrong, there are always other symptoms. For example, poor complexion or lip color, no appetite, little pee or poop, diarrhea, vomiting, pain somewhere, etc. If he has an appetite, poops and pees are normal, his complexion is good, and his skin is elastic, then there is little to worry about.

Then another. The better you breastfeed, the more breast your baby will take. The softer the baby's stool, the bigger it gets. The more you drink, the more bloated your stomach becomes, and the intestines that move with the gas become uncomfortable and sometimes even painful. At times like that, the baby wants to sleep, but he can't sleep because his stomach feels sick. To express her displeasure, she will look for her breasts, so if you carelessly raise her too much, it will become even more painful. If you can judge that he is drinking enough, it would be a good idea to stroke his navel slightly in the shape of a letter “no” or hold his upper body higher. When a fart or poop comes out, it feels refreshed and quiet.












Quick baby ⑤

A newborn baby looks like a crying doll that can't move on its own at first glance, but inside its body, it develops and grows at a tremendous rate. For example, sight. Babies can't see very well. However, it is known that they react to light from the time they are in the womb. A newborn baby's visual acuity is about 0.01, and it feels like everything is blurred, but of course, they can see the movement of nearby objects and the intensity of light. Babies recognize their mothers soon after birth, even if they cannot see well. The baby clearly recognizes the position of the eyes on the mother's face and learns the contours of the face. In addition, the mother can be known quickly by smell, body temperature, heart rate, etc. Therefore, when holding your baby or talking to him, it is a good idea to look him in the eyes as much as possible. Newborns have short noses and the base of their noses are not fully developed, so there is a wide gap between the eyes, the inside of the whites of the eyes cannot be seen, and the muscles that support the eyeballs are weak. But that's okay. It will be solid in about a month. Visual acuity increases to 0.03 to 0.04 around 2 to 3 months. Your focus will improve and you will be able to follow moving objects with your eyes. As you make eye contact with the person who comforts you, your facial expressions will become even cuter. It becomes about 0.05 to 0.08 at about 6 to 8 months, and about 0.2 at about 1 year old.

A baby's eyes are stimulated more and more in their daily life and develop their eyesight. For us, the indoor environment is not stimulating at all, but for babies, it is a stimulus that changes on a daily basis. From yesterday to today, from today to tomorrow, the baby's brain cells develop and their eyesight improves, and even if they are in the same environment, they are given new information each time they develop. There is a big difference between reading a picture book when you can't read and reading a picture book when you can read. Babies do the same thing every day.

If your eyes don't keep looking at things, your eyesight won't grow. If you cover your baby's eyes for a long time or leave them in a dark room without stimulating them, their eyesight will stop developing. This can lead to poor eyesight and even blindness. Just because it's a newborn baby, there are people who take care to keep everything except the breast in a dark room while they sleep. It is. Babies also have the ability to adapt to their environment. If the surroundings become too nervous, the baby will also become nervous and easily fuss over small things.
Hearing is completed and developed early in the womb. You've already experienced the atmosphere of home in your womb, so don't worry about it too much and live with your baby in a relaxed way.

There is a nasolacrimal duct inside the eye, but since the nasolacrimal duct in babies is very thin and the lumen is narrow, it is easy to get clogged and inflamed, so you need to be careful. Wipe the eyes from the inside to the outside with clean water or a towel that has been wrung out every day to remove dirt. Be careful not to wipe the same surface once again or wipe from the outside to the inside, as this will return the dirt to the nasolacrimal duct, which may cause infection. If you have frequent eye mucus or tears only on one side, you should see a doctor as the nasolacrimal duct may be clogged or infected.


 ★ Precautions for babies living with pets

​animals are very friendly. A new family member can be a little intimidating at first, but they accept it. First of all, please teach animals the ranking that babies are in a higher position. Pets should not be forgotten by the family in the presence of a baby. Let's tell your pet that you love him properly, have good skinship, and relieve your pet's stress. On top of that, I will discipline them properly. Teach your pet not to climb on top of the baby or put its paws on it from the beginning. Keep your pets clean, shampoo and brush them regularly. Please use the vacuum cleaner frequently.

Your pet's body is full of bacteria and mites. Be careful not to let the baby lick it directly. The mouth of a pet is also full of unknown bacteria. Never let him lick his face or mouth. Keep your baby away from your pet's chew toys and away from your pet's food, water and litter box. Make sure your pet doesn't lick your baby's toys.

Babies are warm and smell good, so pets like to get on your baby's bed, but don't do it.

Wash your hands after playing with your pet.














Quick baby ⑥

Babies' hearing develops surprisingly quickly, and in fact, they can hear sounds around 6 months while they are in the womb, and can hear sounds outside the belly around 8 months. Therefore, babies must be listening intently to the voices of their mothers, the people around them, and other sounds. Last time, I said that "seeing" in daily life is very important for the development of eyesight, but "hearing" is also important for hearing. By listening to various sounds, the infant's hearing develops and the brain cells develop. This "listening" involves another very important thing. It is closely related to language development. By continuously listening to the words around them day after day, infants learn words and their meanings throughout their bodies, accumulate them, and develop their vocalizations, leading to the production of words.
If you have a hearing problem, you can't hear sounds, so you can't hear your own sounds, so you can't produce words. If this is left as it is, eventually you will not be able to speak well even if there is no abnormality in the vocal cords. This is the reason why in the past, many people who were deaf from an early age could not speak, and most of them had two disabilities called deafness. Today, medical science has advanced, it is now possible to detect hearing problems at an early stage, and many means have been developed, such as excellent hearing aids, numerous treatments, and special learning methods for vocalization. is getting a lot better.

In Canada, hearing tests are performed as soon as possible after childbirth, so be sure to take them.

Listening is very important for babies. Please talk to him positively from when he is in the womb. Babies don't respond right away, so they don't seem to understand, but they receive and feel the meaning of words with their whole body.
In the case of international marriages, I think there are many families who speak in two languages. Some people worry that their baby will be confused, but don't worry. I don't know which one will be your baby's first language, but don't worry about it, keep talking. In that case, for example, the mother should speak only Japanese, the father only English, and the whole family English, and so on. Avoid mixing two languages.
In such families, it is common for babies to speak a little later. but it's okay. Babies can hear and remember. From the time they begin to imitate the words themselves, the first words they memorize, such as the names of objects and expressions, seem to come first. Parents should try to speak each language clearly and clearly, as this may sometimes result in a mixture of two languages.
It seems that babies who have been at home for a long time often give priority to the words of their mothers, who have been in contact with them for a relatively long time, but when they are 3 to 5 years old and start going to local schools, the value of the local language increases. It is often seen that the number of words increases and the words used are overturned.
In such a case, if you want to maintain two languages, you need to make an effort to keep speaking both languages clearly at home. Inevitably, we tend to lean toward words that take up a lot of time in our daily lives. But don't panic or get angry, just keep talking.


















Quick baby ⑦

This is an easy way to check your baby's eyesight. Vision tests can be performed at an ophthalmologist from the age of 3. The annual eye exam is covered by BC Medical, so get your child tested when they turn 3. Until then, parents and family members who are in daily contact with the child should carefully observe the child. A simple eye check is shown below. please refer. Please don't be too nervous. The smaller the child, the more difficult it is to grasp the mood at that time, so the trick is to do it casually when you are in a good mood. This is only a guideline, so even if there is an item that you are interested in, do not judge it at once.
If you find anything in this section that seems strange, first consult with your family doctor, and if necessary, have them refer you to a specialist. Well, is myopia hereditary? , is asked. There are two types of myopia: axial myopia and refractive myopia. Axial myopia is caused by the longer eye axis than usual, and although there is a genetic component, the rate is still about 3-5%. Since it is low, it is important to create an environment that does not cause myopia. Nearsightedness is often caused congenital.
If you find any item corresponding to the answer to the following question, please observe carefully and have a medical examination.

*Up to 1 month old*
① Are the black eyes the same size on the left and right?
② Are your eyelids swollen? Do you have a lot of eyes?
③ Does the pupil (center of the pupil) look white or shiny?
*Up to 3 to 4 months of age*
① Do you get dizzy when you shine a bright light in front of your eyes?
② Do you ever feel that the movement of your eyeballs is strange?
③ Do you have strabismus? (Are the left and right eyeballs misaligned when viewed from the front?)
** This item will be checked up to the elementary school.
④ Do you have tears and eye mucus all the time?
⑤ Does the pupil (center of the pupil) look white or shiny?

* 6 months to around 2 years old *
① Don't you hate light so much that it's abnormal?
② Does the pupil (center of the pupil) look white or shiny?

* Around 2 to 3 years old *
① Why don't you close one eye when you go out in bright light?
② When you look at an object, does it come too close to you?
③ When you look at things, do you tend to narrow your eyes or look sideways?
④ Do you tend to tilt your head when you look at things?

Among the above, it is especially important to be careful when the inside of the pupil looks white or shiny, especially in children under the age of 1.
Since there is a suspicion of neuroblastoma, please see a doctor as soon as possible.











Quick baby ⑧

This month is how to check your hearing. It is very difficult to judge the hearing of infants by appearance, so please consider it as a reference only. A baby's mental and physical development varies greatly from child to child. It doesn't matter if there is a gap of 2-3 months. Accurate judgment cannot be made by checking once or twice. There are things that can be found only by mothers and families who often observe babies on a daily basis. If you worry too much, you often overlook or fail to notice. Don't be nervous and watch your baby's development with an open eye.

Around 0 to 2 months old
① Startled by a sudden loud noise
② Wake up or cry when you are asleep to sudden loud or unfamiliar sounds.
Around 3 to 6 months old
(1) Showing interest in or looking at everyday sounds (toys, door opening/closing, TV/radio, stereo, telephone, musical instrument sounds, interphone, clock, etc.)
② Turn your face and gaze in the direction of your mother or family member's voice.
③ Turn your face to and react to unexpected, unfamiliar, or unusual sounds
7 months to around 1 year old
(1) Show interest in sounds outside (outdoors, next room, cars, animals, etc.).
② Shake your body to songs and music (after 11 months)
③ Try to go towards the direction of the sound
④ Act according to people's words such as "come" and "bye-bye" (after 11 months)
⑤ Trying to imitate other people's words such as "Mama" and "Nenne" (after 10 months)
⑥ Approaches quietly so as not to be noticed, and turns around when whispering the name from behind (after 10 months)
1 to 1.5 years old
① Meaningful words, words, baby words appear
② Understand and act on simple commands such as “Take that.”
(3) Memorize the names of things, and teach or bring them when you say them.

Since the first child is surrounded by adults, it seems that many children start talking early because they are always listening to adults' conversations. From the second child onwards, there is a lot of time between children, and since parents can read the child's behavior patterns, they often move around, so even if they do not speak in a hurry, things will happen, and it will be difficult to talk. It's often said that it's later than the older child. Not all children are the same, and each child's personality and home environment are different, so no one grows up the same. Don't be fooled by averages and generalities.








Quick baby ⑨

From this month, let's talk about the characteristics of babies according to their age. However, there are large individual differences in the development of babies, and there may be a difference of 2-3 months or more between a child who develops early and a child who develops late. Keep an eye on your baby and try to understand his mood and health.

A newborn baby, especially the period up to 4 weeks after birth, is called a newborn baby.A baby in this period is the first to go out into the world. This is a critical time when you are adjusting to life in the United States.
At first glance, the baby looks like it's just sleeping or feeding, but when it opens its eyes, it takes in endless stimuli from its surroundings, continues to listen to the sounds around it, and cries, trying to communicate with the only vocalization it can. increase. As we have said many times in this column, crying is the first word a baby says. There are many mothers who take crying only as an expression of discomfort and pain and get discouraged, but since calling and being spoiled can also be expressed as crying, let's take it calmly without rushing. Babies catch the surrounding atmosphere with their whole body. If the surroundings are anxious or upset, the baby will sense it and get upset. Let's become a strong mother of "Dontokoi!"

The eyes can only see about 30 cm, but this is the distance at which the baby can see the mother's face. Look into the baby's eyesPlease make eye contact and talk to me. You will become more aware of your baby's feelings. Eye contact is love contact. Talk to her positively, hug her and convey your mother's love with your whole body.

Newborns spend a lot of time sleeping, sleeping, waking up, drinking, taking out, sleeping again, and so on. Keep your baby in the light of the morning and afternoon, and in your normal life. No matter how loud it is, I will sleep when I am sleepy.
If you become nervous, your baby will also become hypersensitive. Since you have been enjoying the atmosphere while listening to the sounds of your home since you were in the womb, you can leave it as it is even after you are born. In it, the baby will put on the rhythm of morning, noon, night and life.

Newborns don't move much, so many people place them comfortably on a sofa or an adult's bed. Therefore, I was surprised when I fell off the sofa! There are surprisingly many things. Don't be optimistic that it's a newborn and never take your eyes off it if you leave it in an area without fences. Babies do not know that they will fall, so they fall without resistance. On the contrary, it may be protected by nature's passive protection, but it is very dangerous if you fall on a hard floor, hit your head against furniture, or get injured by a sharp object. There are many dangers in your home. But with a little care, you can protect your baby.









Quick baby ⑩

From 6 to 12 weeks of age, your baby will be able to pay close attention to small objects. Even if the mother is a little far away, you will be able to follow the movements with your eyes. Gradually the strength of your hands will come along and you will be able to hold light objects for a little longer. Babies who were only able to utter the word “cry” will begin to make other utterances. When it is in a good mood, it will start making cute voices such as "Ah~, Uk~". This is the beginning of baby talk. Some babies even startle their families by screaming loudly. The time I'm awake is getting longer, and I'm going to be pampered by that much.
Bedridden is boring even for adults. Babies know what makes them feel good. So when he gets bored or lonely, he calls out to his mother and others with all his might and frustration. Many babies act like they want milk as soon as they are held by their mothers, and some mothers worry that they may not be getting enough milk, so some of them hurriedly add milk, but wait a minute.
As soon as the baby is born, only the mother knows it. I also know very well that the mother gives (has) the breast. Breasts are not only food for babies, but also their first toys and tranquilizers. Babies know that holding the breast is the most relaxing and happy state. That's why even if you're not hungry, if your mother holds you, you'll ask for breasts. In such a case, even if I add it to my mouth, I will not take it seriously, and I will stop drinking immediately. So, about 3 hours after drinking for 20 to 40 minutes, I've gained weight, I'm peeing a lot, I'm pooping a lot, my complexion is good, my lips are moist and my skin is glossy. If you are resilient, you will never run out of milk.
If you want to be pampered, you can let him eat you, but if you do it all the time, he will get tired, so you can take him for walks or soothe him. Babies are so ferocious that I know they won't have breasts when grandma, daddy or anyone else holds them, so I don't ask for them when that happens. It's also a good idea to switch touches with family members.

Breastfeeding requires concentration and drinking, so please allow at least 2 hours between feedings. Also, at the same time, the breasts that were initially stiff will become less tight and will return to their original softness. It doesn't come out because it doesn't swell, but it stops swelling because the mammary glands have fully opened and settled down, and the balance created by the mother and the baby who drinks has been completed. Soft breasts produce fresh milk as your baby suckles it, so it's always fresh to drink. If the baby becomes good at drinking, some babies will finish easily in about 20 minutes on the left and right, even though it took dozens of minutes at first. But don't worry. This is because you can draw out a lot of energy in a short amount of time.

Every day, every baby grows at its own pace.
Babies can't move or speak (adult words) by themselves, but they are equipped with extrasensory things that adults don't have. Catch emotions all over your body. If you speak to plants and animals lovingly and kindly, they will grow up to be beautiful and healthy. A relaxed and calm environment will help your baby feel safe and calm. On the other hand, even if you use kind words, if your baby is flustered or irritated, your baby will become anxious and nervous. Mothers who have become accustomed to breastfeeding are sucking breasts when they are "breastfeeding" while talking with others, watching TV or reading books while holding their breasts. Does your baby get angry, pull your nipples, and pull them away? Babies know perfectly well that their mothers don't like them, and they protest.
Breastfeeding time may be quite frequent and time consuming in your busy daily life, but this time is one-on-one physical contact between the baby and the mother. And such intimate time is only one or two years in a long life. After this, the children walk farther and farther away from their parents. Please take this precious time to relax and enjoy yourself.








Sukusuku Baby ⑪

Around 12 to 16 weeks of age, the muscles in the neck become stronger, and the so-called neck sitting becomes possible. When you lie on your stomach, you will be able to lift your head firmly and look around with your head lifted on your own will. Even if you hold it vertically, it will try hard to raise its head. However, the baby's head is still heavy and difficult to balance. Sometimes he will knock his head down, so please support his head and neck for a while.
It has become able to catch fairly small objects with its eyes, and is also good at bringing things it has caught to its mouth. Babies check everything with their mouth first. Dirty, aspiration, suffocation, hard-to-remove, poisonous, sharp objects, and other dangerous objects should be kept within reach of the baby. Please remove from Don't be relieved that you can't move yet. When the strength of the limbs comes along and it becomes possible to move up and down actively, it shifts the body up and down considerably.
It is a very common accident example that even though it is placed in the middle of a large bed, it accidentally falls down or falls off the sofa. Babies fall without resistance, so in some cases they are naturally passive, but there are dangers such as hard furniture, sharp corners, and breakable objects in the place where they fell. Hiding everywhere. Before you can roll over, you can't climb over a slight step, so you can prevent it from moving and falling. When placing the baby in an area without fences, place something around the baby to keep it out of danger. However, it is dangerous to use soft objects that the baby can bury their face in.

Until about 12 weeks, the baby has been gaining weight in the range of 20 to 60 grams per day, but the increase will gradually change gradually. The more you can move your body, the tighter you will be. It also alternates between growing upwards and getting fatter. Some children do not gain or lose weight for 2 to 3 months, but if the child is in a good mood and complexion, drinks well, and does not have any problems with excretion, there is no need to worry. I am growing taller and taller. The degree of growth and motor function development will continue to vary from person to person. Look at your child and trust him instead of comparing him to others. Like adults, babies are human, no two people are the same. Each person has their own growth process.

Sight goes further and takes in more information. You will be able to recognize what you see with your eyes, reach out and grab it, and then pull it closer to you. In other words, it has become possible to link information captured by sight and hearing with the motor skills of processing it and using the hands to retrieve it. Adults are not conscious of it, so when I express it like this, they may think, "Wow!", but when I was just born, I couldn't move my body on my own will. Babies who develop so much in just a few weeks to a dozen weeks are evolving at a tremendous speed.
Emotions will become even richer, and there will be variations in the way you speak. It was around this time that I started laughing out loud. Don't just stay at home, go outside and get lots of stimulation with your baby.












Quick baby ⑫

From 16 to 20 weeks, your baby will grow steadily, and you will no longer feel as soft and fluffy as when you were a newborn. Grasping things with your hands will also become much more skillful, and you will be able to actively try to pick up things you have been holding until now, and you will be able to keep holding them firmly again. The movements of the hands and feet become firm and powerful, and you can move your body quite a bit even if you are lying on your back. Rolling over, you will be able to turn your body from lying on your back to lying on your stomach. I was sure I had laid him on his back, but I was surprised to find him lying on his back, struggling and frustrated. Once they can turn their bodies on their own, they may fall asleep on their stomachs, but by this time their necks are quite strong, so the danger of suffocating by squeezing their faces is reduced. However, once you anticipate the danger, make sure that the sheets of the futon are laid out tightly so that it will be okay if you lie on your stomach. Check to see if there are any pillows or stuffed animals that can get you in trouble. Babies don't need pillows until they are about 2 years old. Even if you can roll over, it doesn't mean that you can return right away. If you put them on their back, they will move their arms and legs again, and soon they will fall, and then they will fuss again. not. When babies can move, their curiosity grows more and more, and their development progresses to connect their intentions and actions by adding more movements.

In addition, babies under the age of 1 have the instinct to bring anything they grab into their mouth for the first time. Since babies can move over a much wider range than when they were unable to move, it is necessary to remove objects that are easy to put in their mouths and dangerous to lick, which could cause suffocation or poisoning, from their range of motion. Once you've learned how to toss and turn, it's actually quite a common accident that your baby will roll over in a blink of an eye and fall from the back living room into the front door. They can bang their heads against the corners of desks, roll under tables and shelves, yanking random objects they can reach and dropping them on their faces. Heavy or sharp objects are very dangerous. The mother should lower her eyes to the baby's eye level and look around. You can discover dangers that you might not notice if you look at them from above. This is the best way to prevent immediate danger.
Change your perspective and check the details as your baby grows.
However, just because it's dangerous, don't keep your baby locked up in a bed or circle. From this period until the age of 2, the baby's growth is greatly accelerated.
It is very important for the development of the baby's intelligence and physical function to create enough range for the baby's actions and satisfy their curiosity. Small dangers can be avoided with a little caution. Please make time and place where you can move as much as possible.

The beginning of tossing and turning is a delicate thing that depends on the size of the baby (fat, slim, etc.), the clothes worn (thick or thin, ease of movement), and the baby's curiosity. It is normal to have a difference of about 2 months before and after the average developmental progress. Don't worry if it's late or early, just keep an eye on it.
A baby who is playing with sticky things that he grabbed. I will take anything in my mouth. Keep things your baby touches clean. That doesn't mean you should disinfect it, but you should wash or wipe things that you lick often. This is also the time to start weaning seriously.











Quick baby ⑬

By the time the baby reaches 16 to 20 weeks, he or she has become quite mature and will begin to act with clear intentions, such as paying attention to things around her or reaching out for what she wants.
A baby's digestive system, which has only dealt with breast milk and formula until now, will begin to show growth in its digestive function to the extent that it can handle other foods from around this time. It is a proof that it starts with a lot of drooling.
If your baby is staring at you with interest while you are eating something around you, or if your baby is drooling and looking like he wants something, it is a sign that it is about time to start weaning.
Look at the condition of the baby's stool and physical condition, and start when the condition is good. However, in the first two months after the start of baby food, the purpose is not to fill the stomach by eating a large amount. Don't forget that the purpose of the initiation period is not to overwhelm the stomach, which has been fed only breast milk or formula, and to get used to the texture and taste for the first time.
Also, if your baby doesn't like other flavors, you can stop immediately. The cardinal rule in all periods of giving baby food is "do not force" and "do not judge likes and dislikes". Eating should be enjoyable, not unpleasant.
Especially at the beginning, the biggest goal is to “become”. If you don't accept it, don't worry about it, let's shift the start for about a week. It is important to grasp the timing when the baby wants to eat.
It is enough to start at around 4 months for an early child and around 6 months for a late child. On the other hand, before 3 months, the development of the digestive period is insufficient, so there is no problem with breast milk or formula alone.
In Canada, applesauce and rice cereal are popular first offerings. Japanese style is porridge and soup. If you start with carbs, it will be less burden on your stomach and intestines. For the first time, start with 2 to 3 spoons of something thick. Whether you eat well or not, the beginning is over. After that, pay attention to the condition of bowel movements, allergic symptoms, etc., and on the third day, increase the dose to 5 to 6 scoops. But if you don't like it, STOP! am.
In this way, you can increase the amount little by little for a week, and if there is no problem, it is OK. However, no matter how much you eat, 1/2 is enough for a small bowl.
Next, let's switch to a different flavor. Always start with 2-3 scoops when giving a new one. Remember that the purpose of this early stage is to get you into different tastes. The frequency is once a day, and even if you start eating it, the total amount is about 1/2 of a bowl. Depending on the baby's appetite, feed twice every 1 to 2 months.
Little or no seasoning is needed for baby food. Even if you put it on, it tastes great. You can prevent likes and dislikes by making the best use of the taste of the ingredients. Also, don't hate it even if you don't eat it. After 2-3 days, they will eat it, and if you change the cooking method, they will eat it. Likes and dislikes are made by parents. It's important to let them eat with a smile on their face and tell them it's delicious.
Do not give two or more of the first ingredients together. If there are any abnormalities (allergic symptoms, abnormal bowel movements, etc.), it becomes difficult to pursue the cause of the ingredients. Always add the first ingredient alone.












Quick baby ⑭

Once you get used to the food, look at your baby's appetite and physical condition and start eating twice. The value of milk is still high at this time. I will put it in during breastfeeding time. If things are going well, it will be 1 to 1.5 months after starting one meal. As the baby gets used to eating, it is around this time that mothers begin to experience problems, such as suddenly not eating foods that they used to eat easily, spitting them out when they become a little hard, or suddenly losing their appetite.
But don't be impatient. If you lose your appetite, try reducing the amount a little. Babies also have moods.  
Meals should always be enjoyable. If you don't eat it, it's also important to clean it up quickly. Do not let him eat while he is angry, irritable, or depressed. Even a baby can feel exhausted. If you find yourself reluctant to eat, try adjusting your meal times to suit your family. I often feel like eating when people around me are eating happily. Let's nod together while watching the family eat. I don't need a snack yet. Too sweet and too strong flavors are likely to cause dislikes, so avoid them at this time of year. When setting aside adults, try to set aside before seasoning, and always try to keep the baby's flavor light.
When the pace of eating is established, the mouth is moving well, and the amount of meals per meal is about one light bowl for children, it will be transitioned to three meals. From now on, it's the production of baby food. In terms of age, around 9 months. However, babies at this age have developed a lot of intelligence, and tend to be mischievous, playful eaters, and have uneven appetites. Put a line on the food, stop playing, and don't pretend you're hungry by throwing a snack in between. As your mouth moves better, you will be able to chew with your gums better. Gradually mix hard and soft foods in your diet. Even if you only eat the whole meal about once out of three meals, don't get discouraged. If you eat properly once, please think that you can proceed mainly during that time period.

From 1 year old to 1.5 years old, sometimes until about 2 years old, take your time and bring your child to a diet that is almost as hard as an adult. During this period, milk should be kept to a total of 400-600cc per day. Breastfeeding should be about 3-4 times. The main source of nutrition will shift to baby food. If your baby is around 1 year old and wants only milk or breast milk and doesn't eat much, you may get an appetite if you decide to stop breastfeeding. But don't do this before 10 months.
I often hear that babies eat a lot of snacks even though they don't eat much baby food, and that they don't want snacks. This is because the sweet taste (= pleasant taste) was remembered by giving snacks in the middle of the baby food. Snacks are a good thing to eat, but they don't help with nutrition. Snacks are not necessary during the weaning process. It is enough to complete three meals and stop breastfeeding. Well, as long as you can eat normally solid food smoothly, you can stop breastfeeding at any time.

After three meals, the role of breast milk changes from that of nutrition and filling the stomach to that of a tranquilizer that fills the heart. Soothing your mind with breastfeeding and falling asleep peacefully, it changes from nourishment for the body to nourishment for the mind. Is it just right for the body and mind to stop breastfeeding around the age of one and a half to two years? I think, but there is no problem even if you keep your breasts in your mouth until about 3 years old. By the time they reach the age of 3, they will be able to understand the language well enough, and they will start to realize that they are not babies. If you want to quit, you can easily quit. It is necessary to devise a little ingenuity when stopping at about 1 to 2 years old. But you can easily stop.











Sukusuku Baby ⑮

This month is about weaning. Weaning can be done at any time after the baby is able to eat 3 meals of approximately normal consistency per day. At this time, the purpose of breasts becomes a tranquilizer and a sleep inducer, and the role of nutrition disappears.
Some mothers breastfeed their babies until they are around 3 years old, but there is no particular problem. It is not uncommon for children to become aware that they are no longer babies, that they are embarrassed by other children, etc., and that they naturally move away from it when they reach the age of three.

Well, if you want to stop breastfeeding at around 1 to 2 years old (preferably after 1 and a half years old if possible), it will not be easy to just say it. In such a case, please try the following. It will leave you surprisingly quickly. The method is, first of all, if you decide to stop breastfeeding, let him be spoiled and breast fed as much as he likes for a week before that day. Mark the date of weaning on the calendar, and while looking at the calendar with your baby every day, point to the marked day and tell him, "On this day, bye-bye to your breasts." And from about 2-3 days before, I didn't think about whether the baby understood or not, but I aimed to make eye contact with the baby when he was calm and said, "The breasts are already big, so let's say goodbye soon." "I'm going to say goodbye soon, so let's thank you for your boobs." Then, on the day of weaning, before the baby wakes up, the mother puts a band-aid on both nipples firmly so that the nipples are not visible and the height is not high. After that, clearly draw the big eyes on the breasts, the nose where the nipples are, and the big mouth on the two breasts with a felt-tip pen. This is OK. After that, when the baby wakes up and asks for boobs, show him this drawing nippleless boobs.
"Look, I don't have any boobs anymore. I promised you I'd say goodbye to boobs because I'm already a big brother."
Even if there is a band-aid on the nipple, for some reason, the baby does not dare to remove it. If the nipples are gone, you won't be able to suck on them, and when you see your breasts, you'll give up with a strange look on your face. If you want it again later, I will show you the boobs as many times as you want. After that, please satisfy your appetite with meals, etc., and try to have enough physical contact and play with the rest of the time. When you ask for boobs, show them gently (never scold!) as many times as you like.
When your baby gives up on seeing your breasts, praise them, saying, "You're so big! Now you can say goodbye!" And turn your attention to something else.
If you continue this for at least three days to a week, your baby will forget the instinctive act of suckling and lose interest. Your mother's breasts will temporarily swell if you don't let them drink, so squeeze them out for 3 minutes and throw them away. If there is a hard part or a hot part, cool the handkerchief with cold water (never use ice!!) and place it on it. Boobs will settle down after a week, and the secretion will gradually decrease. Around this time, it is recommended to receive a professional weaning massage on the 3rd day or 1 week.

You should never expose your nipples to your baby for at least a month after weaning, as milk production will resume once your baby latches onto it for about a month. After about 2 months, she will almost completely stop breastfeeding. When a baby sees a nipple, it sucks. But without a nipple, you can't suck it. This method is the least stressful for your baby, so please try it. Mothers should also smile at their babies and treat them with a gentle atmosphere, telling them that they are fine without breasts.
It's no good if your mother is sad or irritated. Babies read the atmosphere around them, especially their mother's emotions, like a whole body radar. In order to raise a baby calmly and relaxedly, it is important that the mother is gentle and relaxed first.

Do you feel that breastfeeding is too hard and you want to quit?
Breastfeeding time is the most relaxing and happy time for your baby. Relax and enjoy the quiet time of physical contact with your baby.
If you need to use a bottle to return to work, you need to practice to get used to the bottle little by little from about 2 months before that.
But if there is no immediate reason to bottle, keep breastfeeding for as long as possible. Breastfeeding has many benefits that FM does not.
Breast milk is medically proven to reduce the chances of a baby getting sick, promote brain cell development, and promote mental development and emotional stability. But even if it's not breast milk, make sure you spend as much time as possible breastfeeding your baby, even if it's a bottle.

















Sukusuku Baby ⑯

Until the last time, the topic of baby food and fasting was a little sidetracked. From now on, let's go back to the main line. From 20 to 24 weeks, your baby will have a lot more body and facial expressions. They develop a favorite toy, are shy, and show a marked interest and reaction to other things. If the baby is early, he or she will begin to lie on his or her stomach, raise his upper body firmly, and begin to slide backwards in the pre-crawling stage. If you put your feet in a standing position and put your feet on the floor, you can try to step on it quite firmly, or you can play by bouncing around. The muscles in the limbs are well developed.
The neck is already firm and the wobble is almost gone, so it's easier to hold it upright. The bath chair allows the baby to sit inside and the mother can bathe the baby from the outside. It is still difficult to sit without support, but if your baby is developing quickly, you may be able to sit on a stable surface and balance for a few seconds.
However, since the nervous system has not yet reached the lower half of the body, it is not possible to balance the body and sit for a long time. Please fix the The more mobile your baby becomes, the more he/she hates staying still. It rolls around and gets angry because it can't move as expected, and then it turns over repeatedly and moves somewhere in no time, sometimes surprising its mother. When you put your baby on the floor, make sure there are no dangerous objects around it, and that they may move, fall, or get caught. Even when he was able to sit upright, his balance was still insufficient, so he suddenly turned over and hit his mother's chin with his head. Common thing. But you can get seriously injured, so be careful.
A mother is the most loved person in the world for her baby. Since the mother has a clear distinction between other people and the mother, it is about time for her to become a little tense and start crying when someone other than her mother takes a rest. This is also normal development. The degree of shyness and the period of time depends on the environment in which the child is placed, and there are considerable individual differences. When you are shy, you tend to stick to your mother, and it may feel a bit difficult, but it will eventually subside, so try not to be too nervous.

The eyesight will grow little by little as well as the gaze and follow-up. I'm going to be able to play to see. Chasing toys and playing peek-a-boo. Babies will be able to enjoy the mysterious changes in front of them, and their brains will continue to develop.
You can enjoy the vibrations by slamming a toy that you have just grabbed, or you can enjoy the sounds and changes. These developments further encourage the development of motor nerves.

Babies are really developing every minute and second every day.
It is the environment that further aids such a baby's natural development. The active conversations of mothers and family members, the various facial expressions they show, the stimuli both indoors and outdoors, and the warmth of a warm hug. These help your baby's healthy development. I want you to enjoy childcare while enjoying the changes in your baby.












Sukusuku Baby ⑰

By 24 to 28 weeks, your baby will be quite strong. From the airy atmosphere of a baby, he expresses his intentions with a fairly firm expression. Little by little, the movement of the body will come to suit their own will, and some children will crawl well if it is early. Crawling starts when you lie down on your stomach and lift your buttocks. Before long, you will be able to lift your body by pressing your hands firmly, and then move your body backwards with your buttocks piko-piko. Be careful as this will expand the range of action considerably. Especially since it faces backwards, it is dangerous if you fall on a step.
By the time you can crawl on your back, your arms will become stronger and you will learn how to push your body forward by lifting each arm one at a time. Well, if this happens, the baby's range of motion will expand and the baby will be in the world. When I find something that interests me, I rush forward. Mothers and fathers should be at baby's eye level and look around. You can spot dangers that you wouldn't notice if you were looking at them from above. Make sure there are no protrusions on the baby's face, or anything within reach that could be dangerous. Is there anything dangerous to touch? Are there any loose strings, cords, or anything else that the baby could become entangled in? Are there any small objects on the ground?
Babies always try to confirm with their mouths when they find something. Even food is small and can be easily swallowed, but it is dangerous if it gets stuck in the throat or sticks to it. Also, even if it is small, it is still dangerous if it accidentally falls into the respiratory tract. There are many things at home that can cause poisoning just by licking them. Always adjust to the baby's growth, and adults should carefully assess the baby's range of motion and eye position, and make efforts to eliminate danger from the baby's world.

Do you think that babies don't understand anything?
From the moment a baby is born, it uses its whole body as a radar to sense the atmosphere around it. I can't take the form of a conversation like an adult, but I pretty much understand what I'm saying. I read the emotions of words. So always keep eye contact with your baby and talk a lot. The baby listens to it, listens to it, accumulates it, accumulates it, and connects it to speech. Babies at this age laugh with a cute voice, say “Ahh, uh, uh, uh, uh,” complain, or just cry. You express a different voice with a lot of emotion. These are baby talk exercises.
Just as a baby's eyesight develops day by day by receiving the stimulus of seeing in the outside world, language also learns and develops day by day by listening to the people around them and watching the movements of their mouths. am.

Some mothers worry that their babies will be confused if their father and mother use different words. Hmm. I will input two words properly. However, as they grow up, their preferred language will come out depending on which words they use frequently in their lives and how often they need them. There are large individual differences in the acquisition of language, and the home environment and the nature of the child are also involved. As far as possible, children will understand multiple languages.  
Always talk a lot.











Quick baby ⑲

Around 30 weeks, the number of children who can crawl well increases. Some children have gained strength in their arms and begin to hold on to something. Babies have a habit of grabbing everything and pulling it towards you, and by crawling and crawling, you can extend your reach. Are there any cords hanging down? Is there anything that can hold you up and tip over? Are there strings, cords, blind strings, etc. within the baby's range that can entangle the body? Is there anything you can pinch and put in your mouth? Make sure that the adult looks around the baby according to the baby's range of motion and eye level. If you keep your baby in the bed or circle because it is dangerous, it will hinder the development of the baby's motor skills and learning ability. Babies learn through some mistakes and painful experiences, but adults must be careful enough to avoid serious injuries and life-threatening dangers.
When I pulled the cord hanging from the table, the rice cooker and telephone fell overhead and I was seriously injured. I put my hand on the stool and got burned by the steam spout, I got burned by sticking my hand into the hot soup when I was eating while holding it, I was playing with a plastic bag and bit it off and caught it in my throat. There are many examples of dangerous accidents at home, such as a child reaching into Dad's ashtray and eating a cigarette butt. These are all examples of everyday, common accidents. We must never think that we are all right. By all means, go to the baby's position twice a month to find danger.

Well, it's not uncommon for babies to stand up instead of crawling. Crawling is a good thing because it works every muscle in your arms, legs, chest and abdomen. It's also a good idea to avoid things that are easy to get hold of, expand the space, and give them a crawling environment. You will become much better at sitting and will be able to sit for long periods of time. These days, some babies sit up on their own and do bluffing well. But sometimes babies flip over on their backs unexpectedly. Watch for hard objects behind him when he is sitting, and put some kind of cushion on his back so he can tip over. Babies at this age also develop the ability to observe and imitate their surroundings. Surprisingly, I often watch my mother's actions, and sometimes I try to do the same. Of course, they still don't have the athletic ability to imitate them completely, so they just try to touch them. Sharp chopsticks, forks, cosmetics, razors, and other things that adults touch with great interest.
If you touch it, it will try to put it in its mouth to check it, so please keep away from the baby's line of sight and clean up anything that is dangerous to lick, touch, or drink.

As the range of motion expands, the baby's curiosity expands more and more like inflating a balloon. Go out and enjoy different atmospheres and environments.




























Quick baby ⑳

At 9 to 10 months of age, the baby's intelligence and curiosity are finally developing, and their body movements are becoming remarkable. It's just growing day by day. I can do things today that I couldn't do yesterday. Are you sighing with joy?
There is considerable individual variation in infant development. Around this time, there are some children who are just moving around like caterpillars, some children who move by sliding their bottoms and stomachs, and some children who crawl skillfully. Some children are able to hold onto their feet and walk with them. Some children are very early, and some children take one step on their own. I've talked about this many times in this column, but it's natural that there are so many individual differences when you're a baby. Don't look at the knowledge of books, the evaluation of others, or the children in the neighborhood, but take a good look at your child's progress to date. That way you can see that you are growing steadily. That's the point.

In addition, the development of the baby's head is transmitted to the development of the body, but the head also grows dramatically. For a little while, you will have some memory. You will be able to remember and expect and demand the previous one. Pee-Ka-Boo!! Since he recognizes his mother as a special person, he often begins to be shy, chasing after his mother and getting upset when he loses sight of him. You may think that mothers are clinging to their mothers, but this is also a normal developmental process for babies. It will gradually change again, so please keep in touch.

The development of intelligence and the development of the body are connected, and you will be able to imitate various things. Babies can now wave bye-bye, bow their heads to say hello, see other people's actions, hear what they say, and respond by themselves.
Also, by matching words and actions, you will come to understand what is being expressed, even if you do not understand the clear meaning as a language. At first, the voice changed from "Ah~, Ukku~" to "Nan-nan-nan~" or "Tattata~", and from "Man-man-man-" to "Man-ma-". I will go. When you call your mother from the conversation of calling your mother and those around you, "Mama yo", you will say "manma, manma". There are many mothers who teach their children to say “manma” when eating, so there are probably many babies who say “manmanmanmanma” when they want to eat. The repetition of such simple sounds eventually leads to baby words such as "meow meow", "woo-woo", and "boo-boo".

Babies listen to the conversations around them and the words that are spoken to them, and expand the base of their words. Even if mom and dad speak different languages, they will understand each other properly. Listen, listen, and connect to the utterance. Try to speak positively. There is no need to force yourself to speak baby language. Instead, try to use clean and correct language. Children are said to be mirrors of their parents. This is true. Children learn by imitating the behavior of their closest parents and siblings. Although he is still a baby, he is able to see the words and actions of his parents with his growing memory. Everyone wants to raise a good child. Then parents have to think about their normal lives.














Quick baby ㉑

Before birth, your baby's body becomes stronger and stronger. Even if I'm crawling, my arms, legs, and back muscles are getting stronger, so I try to climb even if it's quite high. Their memory is also improving, and they sometimes try to remember and imitate what adults do.
They are not aware of anything dangerous, so they try to touch and lick everything. Try again to bring your eyes to the baby's eye level. And you have to know your baby's range of motion and reach, find out what your baby can see and what can be dangerous. It is better to remove the danger in advance than to isolate the baby. Even if adults find it difficult or do not want them to do it, it is proof of growth and development for babies, and it is a process of further development, so we have to accept it.
As the saying goes, the triplet's spirit is 100, and the intelligence development of babies from around 1 to 3 years old is amazing. It feels like it absorbs everything. And build a foundation as a human being. From yesterday to today and tomorrow, we will change at an amazing speed. It is important not to suppress the baby's developmental behavior only for the convenience of adults, but to allow it to some extent while observing and removing danger as much as possible.
Some babies have been weaned or weaned from around this time.
After saying goodbye to the breast, the baby will grow again. Enjoy every day while watching your baby grow.

Sukusuku baby final episode

Finally, babies step up to a new world called infants. Between the ages of 1 and 1.5 years, many babies will start walking on their own. From the crawling world, the baby's field of view suddenly widens, and by moving forward on its own, the baby begins to expand the world widely and infinitely on its own. The time has come when it is no longer cute and cute. Does not move as an adult thinks, and is the person himself firm? You begin to try to express yourself with intention and to take action. In other words, it is the beginning of "NO".
Until now, I've been passive to my mother and those around me. Not from now on. For the first time, the mother will think, "Oh, was it good when I was just sleeping?" The development of language is also remarkable, and they try hard to make words and imitate the words of adults and try to pronounce them. He watches his actions closely and wants to do everything himself. But I can't judge danger, and I can't judge myself to protect myself. They don't know the concept of time or the rules of interpersonal relationships. Of course this is a matter of course.
However, when the range of activities of the child expanded and the child became able to express "NO", the mother, who had been able to move at her pace as before, often lost her pace and became irritated. put away. Even though I know that the other person doesn't understand anything, I get angry, I can't help but yell, and sometimes I feel like I'm about to raise my hand. .
I understand the frustration of parents. It is a must experience for every family. From now on, it is a new step in the parent-child relationship, and the child has entered a new stage of learning and growth as a person in the wider world of society, from being a treasure in the family.

But please don't forget. At this stage, my knowledge is still a blank slate. When you get frustrated, take a step back and take a deep breath. And remember, until recently, you were a baby who couldn't move. Please notice the wonders of what you can do now. Please realize that you are only 10 months old in this world.
Then I will accept the present. From there begins a new education as a human being.
The behavior that a child seems to resist and the expression of "NO" are all for you, who love you. I'm showing my beloved mother what I can do, what I've been able to do, and what I want to do. I am showing all of myself to my mother. Even when mothers have troubles, it is actually an expression of "I love you! Mom, look at me!" Please watch the dizzying changes of growth.

MOM will continue to support mothers and children who are doing their best in the world in Canada. If you have a little trouble or get stuck in your childcare days, feel free to call MOM.



















Sukusuku baby extra edition The story of vitamin D

This time, let's talk a little bit about vitamin D.
I think many of you may remember that recently there was an article in a newspaper or the like saying that since the intake of vitamin D in Canadian adults is very low, people should be careful about their diet and take supplements. Vitamin D is the only vitamin that humans can produce on their own. Normally, 15 minutes of sun exposure is enough to produce enough vitamin D under the skin.
It is also important to actively take foods rich in vitamin D.
What does vitamin D do? The most important forms of vitamin D are D2 and D3. However, food alone is said to be about half of the total amount required. The vitamin D2 that enters the body changes to D3 when exposed to ultraviolet light during sunbathing. New D3 is also produced under the skin. By changing to D3, it helps absorb and fix calcium, phosphorus, and vitamin A, and is involved in the composition of bones and nerve cells. Needless to say, it is essential for making strong bones and teeth to fix calcium in bones and teeth. It is a vitamin that should be taken with particular care during the period of rapid growth from the fetal period to the infant period.
Vitamin D also strengthens the body's immune system and increases its ability to defend itself against disease. It is also involved in the development of brain cells. Pregnant women and mothers with infants should actively take walks outside to expose themselves to the sun (ultraviolet rays) and add foods rich in vitamin D to their daily diet.
It is said that just 10 to 20 minutes of sunbathing is enough for the composition of vitamin D necessary for the body. It doesn't need to be in the sun until it's black. In good weather, try to include a 15-minute walk with your child each day. Newborns are OK. Start with 5 minutes.
In the case of the Canadians mentioned above, first of all, the sunshine hours in Canada are short (the weather is bad from autumn to early spring), and there are extremely few foods containing vitamin D in the diet. Vitamin D is mainly found in fish such as salmon, herring, bonito, tuna, whitebait, eel, flatfish, and saury, mushrooms such as shiitake mushrooms, shimeji mushrooms, and enoki mushrooms, butter, dairy products, and to a lesser extent. Contains egg yolk. how is it? Are these ingredients on your daily table?
As you can see by looking at the ingredients, it is a fact that there are not many ingredients that contain vitamin D in North America. It is found in relatively large amounts in Asian foods. That is why here in Canada, we are instructed to give vitamin D in syrup from the neonatal period. (This is not done in Asia.) You may think that you should actively give syrup for such an important vitamin, but even if you don't give it, you can get enough vitamin D and calcium in your daily diet. If so, don't worry too much.
It is easy to rely on supplements, but if you continue to rely on supplements only and continue to live an insufficient diet, the human body will naturally go through the digestion process in order from the food you eat and take in nutrients appropriately. It is said that the essential ability to maintain life is reduced. In this case, no matter how much supplements you take, if you reduce the ability of nature, it will end up putting the cart before the horse. More than 80% of supplements are easily excreted.
First of all, I think it is desirable to adjust from the natural form of life, such as carefully considering meals and taking a 15-minute walk (sunbathing) once a day.

As an aside, most of the recent dried mushrooms are dried with hot air. It doesn't contain much vitamin D. When you buy it, take it out of the bag and dry it in the sun for at least an hour on a sunny day. This will give you a 10x increase in vitamin D. It's best if you can dry it for half a day. Please try it. In the case of international marriage families, there may be some people who have few opportunities to use ingredients containing vitamin D due to their husband's preferences. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, take the plunge and prepare meals just for yourself and your child. If it's for a cute child, I'm sure your husband will agree.























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