Research shows that massage can relax babies, improve their sleep patterns, and calm them when they are irritable. Infant massage should last about 15 minutes. Don’t worry if you have only five or ten minutes: even a short massage is good for your baby. Choose a warm, quiet room and play background music if you like.
Archive for March, 2012
Sound and compatibility
How your baby’s name sounds when it is said aloud is one of the most essential things to think about. Is it melodious? Harsh? Does it go well with your surname? Often, longer first names work better with shorter surnames, and vice versa. Combining a first name that ends in a vowel with a surname that starts with a vowel generally isn’t the best choice – the names tend to run together, like Eva Anderson. Avoid first names that rhyme with your surname. It’s probably wise to resist puns too. A name like “Holly Wood” or “Rosie Lee” will be fun for about five minutes, not a lifetime.
Aries child – A natural leader
If your Aries son or daughter was born earlier than expected, itâ€™s no great surprise. With an “are we there yet?” attitude to life, Aries children are impatient to arrive so that they can get lifeâ€™s adventure started!
We’ve all seen them. Those glamorous mums-to-be who shop, lunch and totter their way through pregnancy in sexy shoes, proudly displaying their perfect little bumps like the latest Lulu Guinness handbag. They might have pots of money and a wardrobe to make Carrie Bradshaw envious but would you really want to be a Yummy Mummy?
Blooming gorgeous: Everyone’s heard of that famous pregnancy glow, but how did UK mums-to-be feel during their nine months? Unlike our Brazilian, French and Spanish sisters, only a quarter felt more attractive during pregnancy. Most of you felt less attractive or about the same.