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There are times we all need to learn more about children with learning disabilities. I wrote these articles with teaching tips for teachers and parents. Please take the time today to read these PDF file because you will find it most rewarding and warm and important safety tips for early childhood children.

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Sharing is the best way to break bad habits of being unhappy

Keep busy and you will be more happier!

I heard medically it takes four months to break a habit. 

Did you know it can become a habit to think about sad things all the time? 

So just think about happy things for 4 months. And the old habit of thinking of sad things will go away forever. 

Now remember think about only happy thoughts for the next four months. 

Starting TODAY! If bad thought come into your mind just toss them out right away! 

Pick out some of these below or some that you can think of and replace bad thoughts will one of these one at a time.

Start today. Replace them with HAPPY THOUGHTS ONLY! 

Try these: 

  • Something like the smell of hot apple pie. 

  • Picture a pretty flower. 

  • The smell of good dinner cooking. 

  • See a baby face the first time it is born. 

  • How good it feels to have a good night sleep. 

  • How innocent & happy a young child feels. 

  • How proud you felt when you did well in school. 

  • The feel of soft fabric. 

  • The smell of springtime. 

  • Kind words that were said to you. 

  • The site of fresh snow on the trees. 

  • The wind blowing the branches of bare tree limbs.

  • The site of a beautiful sky. 

  • How a puppy dog will love you as a best friend. 

  • The praise you received from above.

  • And your visit to Swaphandmedowns.com.  (SMILE)

  • Please pass this website along to your family and friends and share the best way to break bad habits of being unhappy!

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Parenting tips for new parents

How can I get my infant to sleep at night?

Good news: The sleeping pattern of your infant this will change as your baby grows and begins to adapt to his new world. 

  • At the time of birth infants need to feed every 2-4 hours. At first, these short stretches of 3 to 4 hours of sleep may be getting you tired out. Matter of fact it is tiring you out! Since it is interfering with your sleep pattern you will need to have patience. It is always important that you rest when your infant is sleeping. 
  • Remember it is not your fault the baby is not sleeping at night. This is what most infants do. It is important that your infant be well fed and cuddled. 
  • If you have a job or/and a family to take care of this can be draining. Ask your employer if you can have a few weeks off from your job. Ask your family to work with you so you can get your rest. Have your family members including siblings to help with the household chores. Father’s and siblings may feel left out so remember to offer them a special time during the day to spend time with them.
  • Infants need about 16 of sleep over a day. They will wake up for feeding about ever 2 – 4 hours. Mostly over tired infants that do not sleep well during the day often have a harder time sleeping at night? 
  • Practice sleeps habits earlier. After a few weeks try to avoid changing the infants diaper in the middle of the night and try to avoid stimulation during nighttime feedings. This will help set the rules that nighttime is not playtime but sleep time.

  • Finally, by 2 months most babies are sleeping 6 to 8 hours through the night. If your baby isn't sleeping through the night by about 4 months, talk with your baby's doctor about how to amend this. Speak to your doctor right away if your baby cannot be rouse from sleep and seems uninterested in feeding time.
  • My baby is fussy what can I do? Studies have shown that babies who are carried around during the day have less colic and fussiness. You might want to look into buying a baby sling. You can never spoil an infant by holding and cuddling them.
  • Common Sense Makes Sense.
  • Never allow anyone to smoke in your home or around your children. It is more than a bad habit – it can be harmful to your baby’s health. Studies have shown that secondhand smoke may be linked to SIDS. (Sudden infant death syndrome) 
  • The AAP recommends that healthy infants be placed on their backs to sleep, not on their stomachs. The incidence of SIDS has lesson by more than 40% since that recommendation was first made in 1992. It is highly recommended that all premature infants sleep only on their backs. 
  • Always keep your baby’s safety in mind. Always putting your baby in the crib for sleeping will help signal to the infant that this is the place for sleep. Keep in mind that this is the safest thing you can do. 
  • By now you are feeling sleep deprived right?
  • It helps when feeding your newborn to sit in a chair for feeding time to avoid falling asleep in your bed. 
  • Furthermore, studies have shown a higher risk of SIDS in households where the baby slept in the bed with the parents. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recommend against bringing your infant to sleep in the bed with you for safety reasons. Avoid feeding your infant in bed at all times. 
  • Never tie anything around your baby’s neck including hats, baby bibs and so on. 
  • Always make sure your child’s crib meets safety standards. Never put anything in the crib that may cause harm. Including pillows, toys, blankets or sharp objects.

Last of all, congratulations to the new parents!

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