Not all heroes wear capes! via • @thefitmidwife Did you know that pregnant women live nearly at the limit of human endurance?? Yep, researchers from Duke University studied athletes such as elite runners (we’re talking 3000km +…. not sure who those nutters are though) and cyclists in the Tour De France in a bid to identify the absolute limit of human endurance! Their research showed that the human body can cope with a maximum energy expenditure of 2.5 times its’s resting metabolic rate (which is on average around 4000 cals). What is so interesting about this is that when it comes to pregnant women, at their peak their energy expenditure is around 2.2 times their metabolic rate. So in a nutshell, growing tiny humans means your body is pushing the boundaries of your human capabilities in a way only otherwise experienced by exceptionally elite athletes! What’s that? Superheroes? Why yes, I do believe we are 😉
Development is a continuous process. It starts in the intrauterine life and continues throughout life. The maximum development of the brain occurs in the first 5 years of life, more so in the first 2 years of life. Now, development occurs in multiple domains – Motor, Social, Language, and cognition.
It is very important to know what to expect at what age. Obviously, every child is different and they develop at their own pace. But the pattern of development is the same in all babies like the first child sits and then learns to walk, it cannot happen the other way round.
😃 There is always a reasonable range of age at which a particular milestone is achieved. But if your child is not achieving it by then, the developmental delay should be suspected and consultation is warranted as early intervention matters.
😒Causes of developmental delay
👉Antenatal or Birth injury ( baby not cried) 👉Genetic syndromes 👉Metabolic 👉Neuromuscular issues
In this series, I will be posting about the important milestones in all domains.
Key sleep phrases add a last positive association with sleep that babies can hear knowing that this is the last step of the day and it is time to sleep. Key sleep phrases are powerful in nurturing and encouraging a good night’s sleep. Hearing the same sleep phrase every single night gives your baby or toddler a beautiful association with sleep. Whenever they hear the phrase, they will soon learn and come to know it’s time to fall asleep. The earlier you start with one specific phrase, the better! Check this list and pick out a key phrase, or come up with your own. 💤 𝗜𝘁’𝘀 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝗹𝗲𝗲𝗽 𝗡𝗔𝗠𝗘 💤 𝗦𝗹𝗲𝗲𝗽 𝘄𝗲𝗹𝗹 𝗡𝗔𝗠𝗘 💤 𝗚𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗻𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗡𝗔𝗠𝗘 💤 𝗦𝗹𝗲𝗲𝗽 𝘁𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗡𝗔𝗠𝗘, 𝗜 𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 💤 𝗦𝘄𝗲𝗲𝘁 𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗺𝘀, 𝘀𝗲𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘁𝗼𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗿𝗼𝘄 𝗡𝗔𝗠𝗘 💤 𝗦𝗲𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴, 𝗜 𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗡𝗔𝗠𝗘 Save this post for when you need it Mama 📌 Via @thesleepingco
“So excited to finally share baby girl’s nursery 🤍 Went with a boho/natural/modern vibe & I’m in love with how it all came together ✨The dried floral installation above her crib was hand-made by me with lots of love & with flowers from our wedding 🌾 Doesn’t feel real we will be bringing home a sweet baby girl in just a few short months, but we are so ready”