Allergies in Babies

Allergies in Babies

Some kids are born with allergies due to their family genetics or environmental conditions. No parent wants to see their child suffer. Any child can develop allergies, but they are more common in children from families with a history of allergies. That’s why parents should monitor their child for symptoms.

Early identification of childhood allergies will improve your child’s quality of life, reduce the number of missed school days and help you avoid having to use sick time or vacation days to care for your child. 

Allergy Symptoms 

  • Skin rashes such as eczema or hives 
  • Sneezing, coughing, a runny nose or itchy eyes
  • Stomach upset
  • Difficulty in breathing

Common Allergy Triggers in Children

  • Outdoors: tree pollen, plant pollen, insect bites or stings
  • Indoors: pet or animal hair or fur, dust mites, mold
  • Irritants: cigarette smoke, perfume, car exhaust
  • Foods: peanuts, eggs, dairy products such as milk or cheese

As a parent, you can do few things to ease the allergic symptoms. For example if your baby has an allergy for dust mites, you can remove the carpet in his bedroom and also you can use Bamboo Beddings for your baby. 

Bamboo bed sheets minimise allergies by reducing the amount of moisture in your bed. Dust mites love to make their homes in synthetic and down materials. They retain moisture and provide a better living habitat, making the dry environment of Bamboo uninhabitable. 

Allergy sufferers often experience restless sleep due to the irritating symptoms caused by dust mites, but by investing in bamboo bedding products, these triggers are minimised and sufferers can enjoy the full night of deep, undisturbed sleep they deserve.

If you see any of these symptoms make an appointment with a doctor or an allergy specialist. Although, before you go to the doctor it may be better to have a diary for at least 48 hours to see what kind of things triggers your child's symptoms. 

 

Information is from sleep- clinic and https://acaai.org/allergies/allergies-101/who-gets-allergies/children/

Bebekish Push Chair Cloth- 2019 Bizzie Baby Award Winner Push Chair Cloths are loved by parents. It is breathable, natural, anti allergic and anti bacterial feature makes it ideal for newborns and allergic kids.

How to use Bamboo Muslin Cloths?

Bamboo is an amazing fabric and there are lots of benefits for babies and kids. We love using bamboo as our core material for the products that will help parents. 

Firstly, our sustainable bamboo muslin is incredibly soft and smooth so your baby will feel the difference. Conventional muslin cloths are harder and some babies do not like the feeling of hardness. Whereas our bamboo muslins are loved by all babies and kids. 

It is free from allergens, dust mites and bacteria. If you have allergies, it is most likely that your baby will have it too. That's the reason you should use bamboo products for yourself and for your baby. 

Bamboo Muslin is also thermal-regulating, so it has the ability to move heat away from your baby. Your baby will feel much better sitting or sleeping in the push chair. 

Bebekish Bamboo Car Seat Accessories will allow for easy air circulation that can reduce discomfort and over heating for your baby.

Our Bizzie Baby Award 2019 Winning Push Chair Bamboo Muslin Cloth is perfect for babies who loves eating snack in the push chair so that your push chair does not get dirty. Bamboo muslins can be easily clean and leave your push chair nice and clean. 

You can read the reviews from mums in Bizzie Baby Awards here

Bebekish 100% Bamboo Beddings - anti alergic, anti bacterial, super soft bamboo provides deep sleep to babies and kids.

Why is bamboo bedding better?

Your baby's sleep is an essential building block for your child’s mental and physical health.

Bamboo's antibacterial, hypoallergenic and thermo-regulating properties can help kids of all ages get the sleep they need.

Hypoallergenic 

Bamboo is naturally anti allergenic and mild. Unlike many other materials, it is not treated with pesticides or fungicides and does not hold onto odour.

Naturally anti-bacterial, bamboo has a unique antimicrobial agent called bamboo-kun that kills bacteria and other microbes. As a result, fewer bacteria prevents irritated or eczema prone skin from becoming infected (1) 

Your baby sleeps better if she has a dust allergy. It is very difficult to understand if your baby has a dust allergy. When your baby has an allergy, she will be waking up a few times at night as she will not be able to breathe through her noise. It is better to have an anti allergic bamboo beddings so that your baby can sleep better at night. 

Keeps your little one cool and cosy 

Bamboo beddings maintains body temperature which is very important for infants. You need to make sure that your baby does not overheated until she is four months old. 

Anti bacterial 

Bamboo does not retain moisture so dust mites does not stay in the bed which can be very uncomfortable for your little one. Allergy sufferers often experience restless sleep due to the irritating symptoms caused by dust mites, but by investing in the bamboo beddings, these triggers are minimised and sufferers can enjoy the full night of deep, undisturbed sleep. 

Super Soft 

One of the things that babies love is the softness of the bamboo. Bebekish bamboo sheets are extremely soft like a silk. Your baby will fall asleep instantly feeling so relax and cosy. 

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1 - https://www.theallergyshop.com.au/bamboo-for-eczema-care-and-relief

Bebekish Organic Cotton Baby Clothing

Why organic cotton?

If your little one is experiencing allergies or suffering from skin irritations and this is not food related, it is time to reconsider and switch to a different fabric or clothing material to purchase. Organic cotton is one of the best options that your little one can have. 

Cotton is used widely in our lives from kitchen to the bedroom. Because of commercial farming methods, ordinary cotton may contain impurities that could trigger allergic reactions in some babies and even adults. This is where organic cotton comes in handy.

What is Organic Cotton Farming?

Organic cotton grows without using fertilizers, pesticides, and other toxic chemicals. With this kind of farming method, cotton trees are not sprayed or treated with any chemical. Organic cotton farming results into a sustainable environment as it helps maintains soil fertility and harvests chemical free cotton.

Traditional method of growing cotton not only jeopardizes the environment but also everyone who grows such cotton as well. Other than that, here are more benefits of wearing organic cotton clothing:

 1. Environment-Friendly

Compared to conventional cotton, organic cotton is one of the most environmentally friendly options as it does not have a harsh manufacturing process. 

The production of organic cotton fabric uses less energy, releases fewer greenhouse gases and due to the improved soil quality, uses significantly less water.

The health of workers are also not compromised. Lastly, the use of excessive fertilizers and pesticides also cause irreparable damage to the environment.

 2. Safety Standards

Organic clothing products are safer as manufacturing process are strict and maintained by manufacturing standards. This is not only to minimize negative impact to the environment but to ensure customers can have better quality of cotton. 

 

 3. Avoid Allergies and Skin Concerns

Organic cotton products are safer and better for skin. Newborn babies have very sensitive skin in the first two years of their lives. We want to make sure that they have the highest quality products when they are babies to avoid skin irritations for future. 

Organic cotton products are softer and safer for the skin, as the fibres are much longer, compared to regular cotton.

 4. Save Money for Medical Bills

With better quality products and reduced exposure to allergens, your little ones will be more comfortable wearing clothes and will worry less about health and medical concerns. You then save on purchasing medical creams for your little ones. 

When you use organic cotton clothing you help farmers too. They are no longer exposed to dangerous pesticides and chemicals. They will be healthier and will similarly not have to worry about medical issues and bills. 

 5. Improved Emotional and Mental Health

Little ones and farmers will benefit an improved emotional and mental health as they do not need to deal with skin conditions.

 6. Helps Everyone Become Responsible Citizens

Organic cotton clothing helps people to consider about their health, their environment and also other people such as farmers. We become more responsible citizens. 

You and your little one will realise the benefits of wearing organic clothing now and in the future. Less skin irritations will help your baby to be happy day and night. Also, he or she will less likely to have skin irritations in the future. 

 

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I am 2 years old!

A child this age generally wants to do everything that they want to do. It is very difficult for them to hold on their emotions. They often scream, cry, stamp their feet or their fists. You have to understand they are going through lots of different emotions in a day and we have to be patience and understand their emotions.

Let your child know that it is ok to be upset – it’s simple a part of life. As mums we should let them know that they cannot get everything that they want all the time and there are some limitations in life. Also, solving every problem for them does not help your child’s development. They cannot learn how to deal with that feeling and cannot solve their problems.

How can we help our little ones?

Let her find out her true feelings first. Tell your child that it is ok to be upset and you sometimes can be upset too. That’s normal. If your little one is screaming or stamping their feet when they are angry, show her acceptable ways of vent her emotions such as punching pillows or stamping their feet.  

Once your little one gets through this stage, life will be much better for her and for you. Because she will be more independent, she can explain what she wants, and she is moving freely than before.

Two years old are learning fast and sometimes they disagree with parents. They also want to be liked by you too. Routines and consistency is key to help your child go through this stage.

Having said that every child is different. Not all kids go through terrible twos. So let your child some time to find out her true feelings and let them deal with these feelings.

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For Dads: How to bond with your baby?

What is Bonding?

 Bonding and attachment happen when you consistently respond to newborns with love, warmth and care. Newborns use body language to show when they want to connect with you. Good ways to bond with new borns include smiling, eye contact, singing, reading and cuddling.

 

Why is bonding with a baby important?            

When you response to your baby’s needs, your baby will feel secure and safe. They develop healthier relationship with other people around them. You do not have to feel the bond when you see your baby. It can take some time. 

As long as you take care of your baby’s needs such as cuddling, smiling, showing your affection and feeding, she will not suffer if you do not feel the bond at first sight. 

Some dads feel bonded straight away when they hold their baby, for some dads it may take some time. This is perfectly normal. Everyone is different. You may help your partner recover from the birth so take it easy and give some time yourself to bond with your baby. 

In the past researches were suggesting to spend a lot of time with your newborn during the first few days to establish a bond right away. However, bonding takes time.

Parents who are separated from their baby soon after delivery for medical reasons or who adopt their kids later in childhood also develop close, loving relationships.

The most important part of it, you should not feel guilty if you did not bond with your baby immediately. Give some time to yourself and your newborn baby.

 

What are the best ways to bond?

  • Have skin-skin cuddling time. 
  • Talk and sing to him regularly, with your eyes looking into his eyes and your face up close.
  • Play with him every day. Newborns enjoy playtime as much as older babies. 
  • Carry your baby in a sling or front carrier on walks. 
  • Hold him close and read to your baby.
  • Communicate with your baby by mirroring his movements or echo his coos and other vocalisations. These are the first step of communicate with your little one. 
  • It sounds strange but talk to your baby throughout the day. It may be difficult at the beginning because it sounds like you are talking to yourself. But it will start to feel more natural if you keep it up.

Please note that these are the general advice for parents from parents. For professional advice please consult your doctor.

 

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Thrush in Babies

If you notice that your baby has a white coating on his tongue, it may be just the milk residue. You can wipe it off easily. Make sure that you use a clean damp face cloth or gentle finger toothbrush after feeding. 

Milk residue is very common for newborns. Because babies are not able to produce enough saliva to clean their tongue so milk residue stays there. it should go away for a few days. 

However, if you see any signs of the followings, call your baby's provider or a doctor: 

- White or yellow patches on baby's inside of the cheeks, lips, gums or throat 

- If your baby is crying after breastfeeding or sucking on a pacifier or bottle

If your bab's provider diagnoses thrush, she may prescribe an oral anti fungal medication (often nystatin). It may take two weeks to clear up the infection. 

Can I prevent my baby getting thrush? 

Not always. Some babies are more prone to yeast infections. There are a few things that you can consider of doing to lower the chance of getting thrush: 

- Don't give any antibodies unless it is absolutely necessary.

- Clean the bottle, pacifier and your nipple every time you feed your baby. 

- Let your nipples air dry between feedings. 

- Wash your hands before feeding your baby, especially after feeding and diaper changes. 

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What to do if your toddler hates bathing?

Many babies who don't like bathing when they are toddler. They may have a fear of getting water on their face, getting sucked down the drain or may be scared of pooping or peeing in the water. You are not alone! 

Fortunately, there are many parents tested many different ways of overcoming their toddlers fear. Here is the some of the things you may consider trying; 

1 - Bathing with your toddler - " I had to bath with my daughter to overcome her fears of having bath. I was her while she is playing with her toys" 

2 - Bath toys - You can either take your toddlers favorite toys to bath or you can buy new bath toys for your toddler to play with them only in the bath. They will look forward to having bath. 

3 - Bubble party - No matter your toddlers age, bubble party always on the top of everybody's list. "As soon as I said to my son that we will have a bubble party in the bath, he instantly overcome his bath fear"

4 - Play beauty salon - "I let my daughter to wash my hair first in the bath then I can was her hair. We pretend like we are in the beauty salon."

5 - Use soft muslin cloth after drying your toddler instead of bath towel - Some kids may be very sensitive to some harsh materials. " I realised that my son hated getting dried with a bath towel. As soon as we start using a muslin cloth, he loved having bath every night" 

6 - Take a step back - "My son did not like bathing at all. So I took a month off bathing him, instead I wiped his body with a cloth every day. After a month later, he wanted to have a bath and still loves bathing."

If your toddler does not like bathing or have a fear of bathing, you can try to use the above suggestions. Every child is unique and different. Motherhood is a trial and error game. Good luck! 

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What is BLW?

Baby Lead Weaning basically means self feeding, skipping spoon, use fingers and it is absolutely loved by babies. This is the most enjoyable moment for them.

What is the benefits of baby-led weaning?

- Supports the development of babies eye-hand coordination, chewing skills and healthy eating habits. It also offers babies an opportunity to explore the taste, texture and aroma of a variety of foods.

- Babies who self-fed eat less food than they need since they are feeding independently

- Baby-led weaning have a lasting effect on a child's food preferences. They eat healthier and you will not need to buy jar food for your baby.

Most of the time mums are concerned about mess but BLW is an important milestone for your baby to go through.

Here is some tips for baby weaning success:

- Texture is the key. The food that you give your baby should be soft and easy to smash with gentle finger pressure. You should steam fruit and vegetables when beginning baby-led weaning

- Always let your baby eat his/her food

Make sure that you are with your baby at all times but do not sit next to her/him and watch him constantly. Instead you can finish your cooking in the kitchen and keep an eye on your baby at the same time.

- If you are having dinner together do not make fuss about when they are making mess.

- Always give her/him soft food or half cooked food. Like banana, avocado, steamed vegs, poached salmon, pasta, omelets cut into pieces, strips of chicken

- Let your baby use safe utensils.

- Make sure your baby gets enough nutrients. Many babies struggle eat all of the food at first. You may give your baby finger foods with purees until she gets the hang of self feeding.

- Once your baby has tried and tolerated several single-ingredient foods, you can begin offering mixed dishes.

What if my baby chokes? 

Gagging is very common in early days of eating. It is a normal and reflexive safety mechanism that might cause watery eyes and coughing or sputtering. But parents can understand that gagging is a safety reflex and it is normal. Babies will learn with your reaction. If you get scared then baby will get scared. So make sure that you are calm when baby is eating his food.

Choking on the other hand happens when the food gets stuck in the throat or windpipe, blocking airflow. If a baby is choking, she will not make sound. To avoid this situation, move away grapes, nuts, raisins or raw vegetables until baby is comfortable with chewing easily.

Safety rules

- Always stay with your baby while he is eating

- Make sure your baby is sitting up when eating

- Serve foods that aren't hard

- Take an infant first aid class so you'll be prepared

- Do not rush to help your baby when she gags. Babies can feel parent's panic and can develop negative associations with eating. Instead stay calm and give her time to work it out.

Bebekish Bamboo Breastfeeding Cloths are the best for mums and babies. They are so soft and comfy. Silky soft feeling all day.

The benefits of breastfeeding

Many medical experts, including the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, strongly recommend breastfeeding exclusively (no formula, juice, or water) for 6 months. After the introduction of other foods, it recommends continuing to breastfeed through the baby’s first year of life.
  • How often should I breastfeed my baby? 
This decision depends on whether your baby prefers small more frequent meals or longer feedings. 
  • Newborn babies often want to feed:
Every 2-3 hours.
By 2 months: - every 3-4 hours
By 6 months every 4-5 hours.
You and your baby are unique, and the decision is completely up to you.  
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What is the benefits of breastfeeding?
  • Breast milk provides ideal nutritions for infants. It has perfect mixture of vitamins, fats and protein - everything your baby needs to grow. 
  • Skin to skin touching and eye contact help your baby bond with you and feel secure. 
  • Breast milk contains antibodies that help your baby fight off viruses and bacteria.

  • Breast milk lowers your baby's risk of having asthma, allergies. - Breastfeeding has been linked to higher IQ scores in later childhood in some studies.

  • Breastfed infants more likely to gain right weight as they go along rather than becoming overweight. 

If you are feeling shy breastfeeding in public, you can try our Bebekish Breastfeed Covers. It is lightweight, breathable, super soft and anti allergic.

The flexible neckline ensures that baby gets plenty of air and that you and your little one can maintain eye contact during feedings. It is perfect for you and your baby.  

Bamboo is a wonderful plant

Bamboo is a wonderful plant

This amazing plant grows in tropical and temperate environments and is very hardy, not needing pesticides or herbicides to grow well. It is a type of grass and grows from it’s roots, when it is cut it quickly grows back with most species maturing in 3-5 years.  

Advantages

  • Antibacterial: keeps you odor free and feeling and smelling fresh

  • Breathable

  • Highly sweat absorbent: Pulls moisture from skin for evaporation - moisture wicking - keeps you dry

  • Hypoallergenic - Bamboo does not cause any skin allergies. 
  • Naturally UV protectant - protect yourself from skin cancer

  • Organically grown without any need for chemical components

  • Keeps body temperatures - keeps you cooler in summer and warmer in winter

  • Most eco-friendly fabric on the planet - It’s the fastest growing grass and can grow up to a yard or more per day. Growing bamboo improves soil quality and helps rebuild eroded soil.

  • Super soft for babies delicate skin

Bamboo minimise dust and mites. Dust mites love moisture and bamboo beddings reduce the moisture in your bed. So dust mites cannot live in there. 

Especially it is ideal to use as a bedding sets for newborn, allergic babies and kids. Bebekish Bedding sets ensure better sleep for newborns and kids by eliminating dust mites and mold in the bed.