Dream Child: a growing body needs rest

October 24, 2011

 Sleeping child
 Sleep - a physiological phenomenon, required a person of any age to rest. At this time, the cerebral cortex is resting, but actively work the most ancient structures of the brain, analyzing the events of the day. Periods of sleep alternate: REM sleep is the phase during which the person is sleeping quietly, breathing evenly, and there is REM sleep, which marks physical activity, some people may at this time to talk, and it is in this phase, a person dreams.

 Dream Child: a growing body needs rest

The mystery of dreams

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   It excites the minds of ordinary people and is the work of scientists studying dreams - a sleep. There is even a whole science - oneirology. Preserved ancient dream books, which is the interpretation of all possible words - people are trying to predict the fate of this phenomenon. Unfortunately, these dream books of our time is difficult to use as many of the words used in them, indicating the object or event has long fallen into disuse. Well, who in our time dream of the tub or a policeman? However, dreams are valuable because they help us to understand that the person concerned and, if necessary, to determine the tactics of psychological correction. Many believe in prophetic dreams. Before, everyone knew what day dreams do not need to believe and when to listen, remember: "Dreams come true on Friday?" Watching as the baby sleeps, has a lot to tell his parents.

 Dream Child: a growing body needs rest

Sleeping young child

Young child, according to scientists, the same dreams, which is going through the events they experienced in utero, during birth and after birth. Debated the existence of ancestral memory, a phenomenon which allows the child to experience emotions Emotions and culture: how to decipher the emotional code  Emotions and culture: how to decipher the emotional code
   ancestors. One thing is certain - a peaceful sleep is a sign of successful development of the child. If the sleep became restless - you need to find out why and fix it. A very important factor for children is a sense of security that can be achieved in several ways:

  • Long wearing and sleeping on her mother's arms (in a sling) - the best way to ensure a peaceful sleep the child, but difficult to fulfill, at least, in daily use.
  • Swaddling children up to three months and the creation of "borders" in bed with the help of rollers, blankets - helps the child to get rid of the feeling of a huge uncomfortable world.
  • Sleep in special sleeping bag for babies to provide heat, as the child will not be able to open up and, accordingly, do not freeze.
  • The quiet atmosphere of the house - the main condition for a restful sleep baby.

Thus, to ensure a peaceful sleep a young child, you need to create a peaceful environment in the home, often wearing a baby in her arms or in a sling, make an effort to preserve their warmth during sleep.

 Dream Child: a growing body needs rest

Sleep older child

An older child already has experience of life, in which there were grievances, disappointments, and events that have shaken him, but for an adult they may not be of interest. The experience of these events occur during sleep. If the child has a good psychological contact with their parents, they can talk about their dreams and experiences, from which in any case can not be brushed aside. You always have to remember that any request to an adult child we need to listen carefully, and then discuss the main points and help make the best decision or make a correct conclusion.

If such contact is not - a restless sleep of the child will testify whipped sheets, pillow fell, crumpled blanket. During sleep, he may cry or scream. Pay attention to this, you should try to gently ask the child about his worries or to watch his actions at home, socializing with friends, attend school, go and see the class teacher. We must act gently, so as not to aggravate the feelings of the child.

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   Children can recommend a glass of warm milk with a teaspoon of honey at night, soothing herbal tea for half an hour before bedtime. In more severe cases, it is necessary to consult a neurologist.

Svetlana Shimkovich

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Infant Slings: a godsend for active moms

October 27, 2013

  • Infant Slings: a godsend for active moms
  • Kinds

 Slings for newborns
 Modern parents when buying a dowry for the baby are increasingly looking to acquire such a convenient and practical accessories like a sling. Slings Infant allow mothers to reconcile the irreconcilable: to constantly be with the baby, and at the same time to be active. In addition, the use of slings can and loving fathers.


Where did slings

In the modern form of slings appeared recently, but these devices have been used by women since ancient times. In those days, no one has provided maternity leave, new mothers, and they had to do a regular job in the first weeks after the birth of the baby. Women came out of the situation is simple: wear baby with you everywhere. So to this day received the representatives of many nations of Asia and Africa, as well as Gypsies.

In the middle of the twentieth century, the study of life in Uganda revealed that African babies from poor families in the first year of life significantly outperform their European peers in development. Then the kids take revenge from Europe thanks to the various achievements of civilization, but the younger the child, the more different indicators.

Further studies have shown that babies in Uganda will develop due to the fact that their mothers always carry children along. While European children lie in the crib, stroller or playpen, babies in Africa are always together with her mother, hear her voice and watching what is happening around. It is known that young children there is no sense of time, and is mother to move away for a moment, the baby is frightened, believing that left him forever. Africa's children are free from such experiences: their mother is always close. As a result, kids grow calm. And the abundance of experience developing all the senses of the child, resulting in the acceleration of both physical and mental development.


Love and Freedom

It has long been proven that a baby can not "spoil", and to spoil, if you ever take him up. Furthermore, regular contact with adults is very good for the baby. Child psychologists for many years calling for increasingly embracing children, including very young, often taking their arms more to be near.

Most mothers try to follow these tips, but often it does not lead to the results that are expected. Constant carrying a baby in her arms to the detriment of other cases often leads to the fact that mothers appear neuroses. Young women think that now their whole life - the ministry of the infant, and to meet their own needs has neither the time nor the energy. Not everyone can afford the services of housekeepers, and undone chores cause new mothers feeling of guilt. Often, negative feelings and splashed out on a child that does not contribute to the emergence of a trusting and close relationship with him.

Sling becomes a real salvation in such a situation. You can simultaneously be with child, and lead an active life. You can show love for tiny creatures and at the same time enjoy the freedom. Moreover, unlike the baby carrier, sling makes it possible to combine the seemingly incompatible, from the first weeks of life baby.


Sling or "kangaroo"

Kangaroo rucksack to carry babies appeared in the twentieth century. In fact, these devices perform the same functions as slings, ie free the hands of parents, while providing the child close contact with mom or dad. His fans there like slings, and have backpacks, but most experts believe that for infants preferably still slings.

This is due to the anatomical features of the newborn. Sling fits better to the body of the newborn and thus provides the ideal support for the spine. In addition, when using baby legs spread wide sling and not hang down like using a baby carrier. As a result, the sling provides for prevention of various problems with the hip joint. What matters, and what to feed the baby sling convenient imperceptibly.

Of course, the baby carrier has its advantages. On sale you can find special "kangaroo" for newborns, but most such devices are intended for older children who can already hold his head. Kangaroo rucksack easier to use and to learn how to use a sling, will have to be trained. In addition, backpacks are more versatile - they fit almost any style of clothing, they are happy to use children's fathers (mothers more often used slings), they look modern.

Deciding can surely only do parents. Many people purchase as a "kangaroo" and sling, and then choose one thing, based on my own experience. Others parents alternated both devices depending on the situation.


Material selection

The main requirement for the material of the sling - it should not reach. Knitted fabrics are only suitable for babies. That is, the fabric should be thick enough to capture the baby. As a rule, slings made from jacquard fabrics and double diagonal weave. Of course, the fabric must be completely natural - typically is cotton, possibly with additives silk, flax, bamboo, viscose, wool or cashmere. Slings for wearing in cool weather can be made of two layers of material.

The color of the fabric does not matter. Many parents prefer to tend to accumulate grease colors such as beige, gray or khaki. Another appeal of traditional ethnic motifs. In the summer is better to prefer light shades so that the child does not overheat in the rest of the time the color can be chosen according to your taste.

Qualitative slings always made from a single piece of fabric. Joints (even very strong) on ​​the product should not be for two reasons: firstly, the seam can rub the delicate skin of the baby, and secondly, made out of two or more pieces of fabric sling, by definition, less durable, and therefore less safe than made out of a single piece.