There is general agreement that soothing measures, such as pacifiers, listening to white noise and rocking, are often effective in calming the baby during crying periods.
Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) December 10, 2007
When Laurie McLeod's youngest of three sons was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes, her family was faced with all sorts of new challenges. They quickly found themselves frustrated at having to undress their son for his insulin injections oftentimes waking him from a peaceful night's slumber.
That's when McLeod got creative and pulled out her sewing machine. She proceeded to develop a variety of activewear and pajamas for newborns to preschoolers which have velcro openings at the proper injection points on a child's upper arms and thighs so a child can stay fully clothed while receiving their injections. The product worked so well for her family that she started to sell it to other families facing this same challenge, and now has applied for a patent for her idea and created a business to support it.
The clothing, which is sold online at http://www.licketysplitclothingworks.com, costs anywhere from $28 to $32 depending on which one-piece or two-piece style and fabric you choose. Plus, $1 from every sale is donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Association.
New Fuss E. Pants CD Helps Make Colicky Babies and their Parents Happy
When Karin and Jon Jamel had their first baby they had no idea what a challenge parenting would be. Their little son, Ean cried nonstop for hours at a time and soon they were informed that their son had infant colic.
According to Wikipedia, "Infant colic is a condition in which an otherwise healthy baby cries or screams frequently and for extended periods, without any discernible reason. The condition typically appears within the first two weeks of life and almost invariably disappears, often very suddenly, before the baby is three to four months old. It is more common in bottle-fed babies, but also occurs in breast-fed infants. The crying frequently occurs during a specific period of the day, often in the early evening."
"It was terrible," says Karin. "Here we were supposed to be all excited about our new little one and we were miserable. As first-time parents we felt helpless, stressed out and completely overwhelmed because we didn't know what to do for him."
After endless hours of trying everything to pacify their son, the Jamels found that Ean was drawn to the white noise generated by their vacuum and large kitchen fan. Although the white noise soothed Ean, both Karin and Jon quickly tired of sitting by a running vacuum and fan, plus feared burning out the devices.
That's when Jon, an amateur musician, decided to record the vacuum and then add a music backdrop of drums and bass to the white noise so he and Karin could groove along to the sound and get through this difficult time. The result was that not only Ean was happy but the entire family was as well.
"I still remember the first time Jon played his songs for him. We both were so excited at how they calmed down Ean and we danced around the living room having fun for the first time with our baby," says Karin.
Jon decided quickly thereafter to create two CDs of this white noise with its unique music backdrop so they could take it with them wherever they went with Ean. The couple also started to give the two CDs to all of their friends who had new babies.
The response from their friends was so overwhelmingly positive and thankful that Karin and Jon created a website at http://www.fussepants.com to sell their CDS online. One CD costs $12.99 or you can purchase two for $19.99. The cost also includes shipping.
Wikipedia says, "There is general agreement that soothing measures, such as pacifiers, listening to white noise and rocking, are often effective in calming the baby during crying periods."