Oct 022014

take newborn outsideFew subjects cause so much controversy as the question when you are allowed to take your newborn outside. Not only do generations answer differently to this question, there are also huge cultural and religious differences.

Traveling through Vietnam, I hardly saw any newborn baby, while there were lots of 6 months old babies and toddlers on the streets. A conversation with my guide in Hanoi made me understand why I didn’t see them; the first 2 months of Continue reading »

Dec 312013

temperature babyA temperature between 36,5° and 37,5º C is normal

It is very important to keep an eye on your baby’s temperature during the first weeks. Newborns can’t regulate their own temperature yet. They can’t shiver, neither can they move effectively to become warm again.

On the other hand, if they get too warm, they can’t effectively sweat.  Continue reading »