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I'm very tired and I have to work in the morning. Please, go to sleep. I love you very much, but sleep. That won't be the kind of mom I am.
Hi, everybody. Welcome back to Top Words. My name is Alisha. Today, we're going to be talking about the Top 10 phrases to know when having a baby. I don't have any experience in this, but let's go. Quietly, so we don't wake the baby. I don't know.
"Breastfeed." The first word is "breastfeed." "Breastfeed" means feeding a baby using the milk from the mother. There's baby formula which you can give to babies, or there's just natural milk, the mother's milk, which is breast milk. The verb that we use is "to breastfeed" a baby. In a sentence, "Many mothers choose to breastfeed their children." In this sentence, "You're not supposed to drink alcohol while breastfeeding."
"Change a diaper." The next expression is "change a diaper." Diapers are the pieces of cloth or the disposable things that babies wear because babies, of course, don't have the ability to use the bathroom like a grown human or even like children can, so babies need diapers. "To change a diaper" means to take off a used diaper and put a new clean diaper on a baby. In a sentence, "I had hoped that I'd never have to change a diaper in my life."
"Put on a bib." The next expression is "to put on a bib." A bib is like a protective cloth that goes right here. Actually, at some restaurants, even for adults, where there's a lot of oil or even rib restaurants, I think, sometimes, they'll give customers a bib. For babies, who are very messy eaters, you can put a bib on the baby to protect the baby's clothes while they eat. In a sentence, "Put on his bib and give him some mashed carrots."
"Change clothes." The next expression is "change clothes." Again, of course, you can use this for yourself or for adults. This is not a baby only phrase. "To change clothes," if the baby's clothes are dirty or it's just time to, I don't know, you just need to change the baby's clothes, you can say, "Let's see. Let's change the baby's clothes." That's all. In a sentence, "After her accident, she had to change her clothes." That's weird out of context sentence.
"Sing a lullaby." The next expression is "sing a lullaby." Lullaby is a song that is especially to help a child go to sleep. They're, usually, really, quiet, soft songs. They have a nice soothing sound to them. Singing a lullaby is a classic way to calm an upset child down. For example, let's see. "When I was little, my mother used to sing me a lullaby before going to sleep." That's true. She sings me "Edelweiss" from "The Sound of Music." "My mom used to sing me lullabies that she'd made up on the spot." If I ever become a mom, that's going to be me. I'm just making up a lullaby. Maybe like, "Go to sleep. I'm really tired. I hope you go to sleep now."
"Take a nap." The next expression is "take a nap." Again, we can use "take a nap" for grown humans as well as children. Take a nap means to take a short sleep, to have a short sleep. You can say, "Put the baby down for a nap," in this case. Let's see. "I'm going to take a nap and I'll meet you later today." "He needs to take a nap because he is grumpy." That happens to me sometimes too.
"Buy a car seat." The next expression is "buy a car seat." A car seat is a special seat that's used to transport babies safely in vehicles, a car seat. In a sentence, "Put the baby in his car seat before we leave." Surely. You can tell another parent." This sentence says, "We need to buy a car seat before the baby arrives."
"Feed." The next word is "feed." Feed just means to give food to someone. You can use "feed" with your friends. You can use it with your family members, with a baby, with a pet, even. For example, "It's important to feed the baby every day." Another expression. "Her grandmother fed her today."
"Read a book." The next expression is "read a book." Read a book. Again, you can use this in other situations, other than baby-related situations. But, "to read a book," of course, when it's just you reading a book, you can say, "I read a book," or, "I like to read books." That's fine. But if you're reading a book and there's a child listening, we use a slightly different expression. We say, "Read a book to the baby." You're reading the book for the baby, but we use the preposition "to," "to read a book to someone," "to read to someone." In a sentence, "Read him a book before bed."
"Bathe." The next expression is "bathe." We have "to take a bath," "to take a shower" but we have "bathe," as well. Like, "I bathed in a hot spring last summer," for example. It just means to wash your body or to wash someone else's body. You can say, "I bathed my baby in the sink last night," if you want. In this sentence, "I bathe my newborn in the sink." You can also say, "I give my baby a bath in the sink." That's fine too. "Bathe," to me, sounds quite formal.
Those are 10 phrases that you can use to talk about having a baby in English. If there's anything that you need to know or if there's anything else, I don't know, other baby phrases that you know, you can leave them in a comment if you like.
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Hi, everybody. My name is Alisha. Welcome back to Top Words. My hair's not moving, is it? Everything is going to be only in the arms for this episode of Top Words. Great. Fall out at the disco. For baby case. For baby case? Baby case is like extra small letters, like uppercase, lowercase and baby case.