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Babies are like little sponges, absorbing everything they see and hear around them. The AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) “advises parents of young children that reading aloud and talking about pictures and words in age-appropriate books can strengthen language skills...Read more... »
When baby is new, feeding time will drive the routine and, on many days, it won't feel routine at all. Newborns should be fed every 2-3 hours - often even more frequently than that - and around the clock. As baby gets older, their stomach gets bigger, they'll be able to sleep for longer stretches of time, and the time between feedings will lengthen. By the time baby is six months old, you will have a sense of what their natural routine is and, if you want, you can begin to implement a more structured schedule at home.Read more... »
Goodbyes are tough! It can be distressing to watch your baby wailing and reaching for you as you say goodbye and head out the door, which is why separation anxiety is such a challenging stage for even the toughest parents. While separation anxiety typically flares up around 8 months, it can come sooner or later depending on the baby's personality. What is universal is that it can appear with no warning and can absolutely break a mom's heart. Knowing that, here are five little things you do can do to helpRead more... »
Like most parenting decisions, deciding what - and how much - to baby proof is a family decision and there isn't a right or wrong answer. While some parents invest in hiring professional baby proofers, others do little to nothing and choose to depend on oversight.Read more... »