Choking is one of parents’ biggest fears–because the threat is so immediate. Once your baby begins eating solids, and crawling, it can be a double danger when it comes to choking risks. But if you’re conscious about the foods you offer, and do careful floor checks before you let your tot roam, both developmental leaps need not be hampered by worry. Here are the top choking hazards to look out for in your home.
Little ones are deeply unique creatures. In many ways, they are so distinctive from us; they’ve even got their own special set of kiddy-specific phobias–the number one fear being the dreaded public restroom hand dryers. But it looks like those monstrous noise-blasting machines could soon be vanquished–and by a beloved children’s story character, no less.
Panic is the natural response to an earlier-than-expected labour–on the other side of the spectrum, however, there’s the slow agony of enduring a far longer than expected pregnancy. Here’s the experts’ advice to surviving those seemingly endless weeks before you finally meet your baby.
The experience of birth is unique to every woman, but for most, it is never a simple experience; and while there are some aspects that we can moderate (slightly), there are other things–like the discomfort of staying stationery for the purpose of monitoring, for sometimes hours on end–that we’ve just come to accept as par for the course. An Australian engineer and mum, however, may be changing at least one of those ‘unchangeable’ parts of delivery.