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How do I know if my baby is ready to take solid food?

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In general, you should wait on giving the baby solid food until the baby is at least six months old.  This is because until six months the babies digestive tract might not be fully developed and so if you give the baby food it could cause constipation, stomach pain or gas problems for the baby.

Your baby would be ready to take in solid food if:
  • Your baby can sit with support and has good head control
  • In case the weight of the baby is increasing and is double that of the baby's birth weight.
  • If the baby needs much more bottle feeding or breastfeeding in a day.
  • if the baby is capable of swallowing food.
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What are some tips when using a diaper?

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  • Inspect the quality of the diaper. In case you find that there are rashes on the baby due to the diaper, it might be due to the quality of diaper, make sure that you use a good quality of diaper.

  • Make sure to check the size of the baby's diaper and bring the right size diaper for your baby.

  • Wash your hands before and after changing the diaper.

  • If you use a disposable diaper, make sure that you don't reuse it and throw it into a dustbin after use. Also, make sure not to keep the dustbin anywhere near the baby.

  • If you are using clothes for the diaper, then make sure to use soft clothes and wash them regularly to prevent any chances of infection on the baby. Also after washing make sure that there are no detergents on the clothes post washing since it could harm the baby's skin
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How do you change the diaper of an infant?

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  • In case you use a disposable diaper, open the strips on both sides and put in under the baby by lifting their leg carefully and then bring the front side up to the baby's stomach. Followed by this stick the strips from both the sides and then fasten them together. make sure that you don't attach the diaper tightly since it could cause rashes on the skin of the baby.

  • If you are using clothes for a diaper, use a rectangular cloth and make it into a triangular shape before using it. Use the longer side in the middle portion and fasten the same just like in case of the diaper.

In case the baby's umbilical cord has not fallen off then you would need to take care when changing the diaper. In this case, you would need to fold down the waistline of the diaper in order to keep the area dry so as to prevent it from infection.
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What are the advantages of bottle feeding?

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  • The bottle-fed milk formula is less easy to digest for a baby compared to the milk from breastfeeding. This ensures that the bottle-fed baby would be less hungry compared to the other.

  • In case the baby is used to bottle feeding, it makes it easier to feed the baby especially in public places since anyone can give the baby the bottle to feed on.

  • it won't be always possible to breastfeed the baby. In such cases have a bottle feeding option provides a great advantage.
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What are the benefits of breastfeeding for a baby?

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Asna Saxena, Bilaspur
Level 8 contributor
It protects the baby from infection and allergies and gives them a sense of comfort and security. It helps build a close mother-child bond. It acts as a natural contraceptive and helps in the involution of the uterus. In addition, the chances of acquiring cancer are reduced by 20% for mothers who breastfeed.
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How much sleep does a newborn baby need?

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  • A newly born baby needs 10-11 hours of sleep at night and 4-5 hours of sleep during the day for the first three months with 4-5 hour naps.
  • Babies between 4-5 months of age require 10-12 hours of sleep at night and 2-4 hours of sleep during the day with 3-4 hours nap in a day.
  • Babies between 6-8 months of age require 11-12 hours of sleep at night and 2-3 hours of sleep during the day with 2-3 hours nap in a day.
  • Babies between 9-17 months of age require 11-12 hours of sleep at night and 2-3 hours of sleep during the day with 1-2 hours nap in a day.
  • Children between 18-36 months of age require 10-12 hours of sleep at night and 1-2 hours of sleep during the day.
  • Children between 3-5 years of age require 10-11 hours of sleep at night and 1 hour of sleep during the day.
  • Children over 5 years of age require 10-11 hours of sleep at night and 1 hour of sleep during the day.
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How is a boxing fight scored?

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There are 4 components to scoring in a boxing fight, the details of which are given below:

  • Clean punching: A clean punch refers to the punch which lands either on the side of the head or the face as well as on the front or side of the torso
  • Effective aggressiveness: This refers to the boxer's trait of moving forward consistently in a controlled manner.
  • Ring generalship: Boxers get points based how they control the pace and style of the match.
  • Defense: When a boxer successfully incorporates a defensive manoeuvre then they receive a credit for this.
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What is the difference between a Food processor and a Kitchen Machine?

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The Kitchen machine is used mainly for mixing dough and cake mixtures. The food processor is able o do the same, but is not as efficient s the kitchen machine.
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What is the use of the pulse function on blenders and food processors?

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The pulse function is useful when you would require short bursts of power at an optimum speed. The pulse function can be controlled by the user for how long the machine needs to be run and is useful in order to avoid over processing.
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