During the first few years of life, your baby will have frequent visits for routine checkups and illness; so selecting a healthcare professional you trust is important. These tips and checklists can help you as you make this decision. Decide which type of healthcare provider Different types of healthcare professionals are qualified to care for your baby: A … [Read more...] about How to Choose Your Pediatrician
By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution I remember a professor in college telling the class on the very first day, “If you put the same amount of attention into sharpening your pencil as into writing your thesis, you will only succeed in making yourself a nervous wreck.” As a parent, you must deal with a million details every single day of life. If you make … [Read more...] about Is it small stuff or big stuff?
By Elizabeth Pantley, author of The No-Cry Nap Solution ~~~ A newborn baby has a very tiny stomach, it’s the size of one miniature fist. Before birth, in the womb, babies don’t need to think about eating, their nutritional needs are continuously met — they never feel hunger. After birth, however, babies must adjust to a different reality. Hunger is a new sensation. … [Read more...] about Baby Waking Frequently? Hint: It’s Normal
By Elizabeth Pantley, author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Newborns ~~~ If your baby is sleeping a lot during the day, including a three- to five-hour stretch, and then getting up frequently at night, it’s common for people to think their "baby has days and nights mixed up.” From an adult perspective that makes sense. However, from a baby’s viewpoint, everything is exactly … [Read more...] about Guess what – your baby doesn’t have days and nights mixed up!
By Elizabeth Pantley, author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Newborns ~~~ There is something you can do to prevent your baby from developing such a strong suck-to-sleep association that it becomes an absolute necessity for sleep, and a firmly ingrained habit that is very hard to change. Yes, it’s true that some newborns can fall asleep for every nap and night … [Read more...] about Helping baby fall asleep without sucking