Babies wake frequently at night. It’s how they are made. This creates a true challenge and struggle for the parents who must be up many times per night taking care of their baby. It’s challenging enough to tend to a wakeful baby, let alone do it when you yourself are desperately sleep deprived. It’s hard for any parent to deal with a baby’s sleeplessness, but it can be … [Read more...] about Is it Postpartum Depression (PPD), or is Baby’s Sleep Causing You Stress?
You are most likely aware that sharing isn’t your child’s favorite activity in the world. If it is, lucky you, but for most, it doesn’t always come naturally. Now imagine your child not only having to share their favorite food or toy, but their favorite people too—their parents! It’s no wonder that having a new person in the house causes them to act up. Like trashing their … [Read more...] about Helping your first-born adjust to their new sibling
Solving your child’s sleep issues is an on-going process during the early years. Very often, when things start to go well, and you are just beginning to enjoy improvements in your child’s sleep, suddenly, you’re going backwards! What’s happening with these sleep setbacks? Oh, the amazing twists and turns of parenthood! Children grow and change from day to day; they can … [Read more...] about Sleep setbacks: What you need to know
It’s remarkable, but true – your baby is born with a distinct personality that exists from the moment of birth. Babies are similar in their actions and needs, but they are not all exactly alike. Even two children born to the same parents on the same day – twins! – can be very different from each other. Your newborn baby is a unique person with likes and … [Read more...] about Whose Advice about Your Newborn Should You Trust?
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