Quick Tip 2: Teething Relief

If your baby needs quick relief for teething,
pop his teether in the fridge!

The cold will soothe your baby’s gums and decrease the swelling. You can leave it in the fridge when not in use or you can put it in the freezer for a few minutes if you need to cool them again. Don’t give your baby a frozen teether!

 Gel Teethers are ideal popping in the fridge! Image from Amazon
Gel Teethers are ideal popping in the fridge!
Image from Amazon

It would be ideal to purchase a teether with a handle so that your little one’s hands aren’t as cold as where the gel is.

It is best to consult your child’s pediatrician when he starts teething.
This tip is intended for quick relief and is not mean to be a remedy.

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How To Deal With Mouthing: Uh oh, Is Baby Putting Stuff In His Mouth?

A few months after your baby is born, his curiosity will have him exploring the world around him. He will start reaching out for objects that catch his attention. However, since babies’ hand movements are not developed enough until about seven months, they can only manage to grasp objects but not fully explore them with their hands. To satisfy their curiosity, they put objects in their mouths as they are able to control their lips and tongues better than their hands. This is referred to as “mouthing”.

Claire Lerner, an LCSW with American Baby, elaborates this further in an article on www.parents.com:

“While your baby is learning to master his hand movements — reaching, grabbing, and swatting — he’s not yet so adept at using his fingers. So when a baby grasps what he desires and wants to investigate further (“Is it soft or hard? Can I eat it? Does it make a sound?”), this often means putting it in his mouth. Mouthing helps babies learn all about different shapes and textures. They also learn what feels good and tastes good, and what doesn’t — so your child will only mouth a wool blanket once.”

Besides being a means of exploration, there is another reason behind mouthing in babies, and that its teething. When babies’ teeth start coming in, they like gnawing object to soothe their gums. You can easily distinguish teething from regular mouthing when your baby drools while putting things in his mouth. Rest assured though that whatever the reason may be, mouthing is a completely normal and is a great way for babies to begin sensory development.

In this post I’ll be focusing more on mouthing, but you might find some information applicable to teething, too.

Caught red-handed.
Caught red-handed.
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2nd Baby & Family Expo 2014

Hey mommies and daddies, something awesome is coming your way!

The 2nd BABY & FAMILY EXPO 2014 is the Philippines’ biggest show for all baby, children and parenting goods, that will make your live easier!

Register for FREE and visit the 2nd BABY & FAMILY EXPO PHILIPPINES 2014 – Shop, Learn and Play! on December 5-7, 2014 at the SMX Convention Center Manila, as we launch a bigger and better show for you, with over 300 exhibitors, 400 brands, in over 5,500 sqm fully air-conditioned exhibition space, as well as 1st time international exhibitors from the US, Italy, Korea, Spain, Taiwan and more.

During this three-day family event, you will get to discover the latest products & services for the whole family, and avail of exclusive promotions from much loved stores and brands.

Toy Museum: A gallery showcasing fascinating toys and creations that will spark the awe in children and rekindle the inner child in every visitor at the Expo

World of Wonders: Children can enjoy fun and exciting rides and games at the World of Wonders

Magic Kitchen: Fun-filled activities specially organized to widen children’s horizons will be set up at the Magic Kitchen, an arts and crafts station.

Baby Idol & Kid Idol Talent Contest: Babies and kids can shine bright like a star showcasing their singing, dancing, and acting skills.

Family Olympics: Moms and dads can show-off their diaper changing and grocery shopping skills together with their kids and a cake decorating challenge

World Family Summit 2014: The Summit will cover various topics, such as the 5 stages of family growth from maternity, newborns, infants, toddlers and children, as well as informative talks on marriage, relationship, parenting, education for children, money and health. Parents and expecting parents can learn the latest trends and tips from country’s experts about pregnancy do’s and don’ts, newborn and infant care, child development tips, parenting 101 and more.

Baby and Family Expo Awards Night: Outstanding celebrity families and entrepreneurs will be recognized through the Golden Family
Awards and ParentPreneur Awards, as well as the innovative Brands of the year Awards.

BABY & FAMILY EXPO PHILIPPINES 2014 will be an experience you wouldn’t want to miss this year!

You can register as early now for free by heading to http://www.babyexpo.ph/. Upon registration you will be prompted to save your tickets for the event. You won’t want to forget about it so register now!
See you there!
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Blogapalooza 2014: My First Ever Blogger Event

I’m so excited to announce that I’ll be joining Blogapalooza 2014 – an event that brings bloggers and businesses together to make great things happen! I know my blog may be too “young” but I’m mustered up the courage to register, and although I was not part of the first 200 confirmed bloggers, I got my confirmation email today! I’m thrilled because this will be my first ever blogger event, and I can’t wait to see what this event has in store for The Clueless Mom!


You might be thinking, what’s is Blogapalooza?

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