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Secrets of Safe, Successful Slumber for Your Baby
No matter where you choose to put your baby to sleep, safety and success must be your main concerns. Your decision will be easier if you know a few basic facts about infants' sleep habits, safe sleeping practices and bedding options.
Daddy as Baby's First Line of Defense
From the obvious to the invisible or less readily detected, human health hazards lurk around virtually every corner. For a largely defenseless infant, the world can be an especially dangerous place, full of potential perils both anticipated and unforeseen. As his household's knight in shining armor, one of a new dad's most important responsibilities is to protect his little one from the onslaught. It takes guile, perceptiveness, cunning, foresight, and quick reactions to be able to sniff out trouble before a baby encounters it and to handle it quickly and decisively when it does arise because, rest assured, it will.
Do's and Don'ts of Dealing with Diaper Rash
More than one new mom has felt frustrated or helpless over diaper rash. One of the most common ailments of infancy is also among the least understood: 64 percent of moms said that diaper rash was only a minor problem, and the majority are unaware that a yeast infection can cause a more serious diaper rash.
Helping your toddler express ideas: encouraging communication skills in your child
Language development is one of the most important, and at times most difficult, skills your child will master. Parents should remember that children develop these skills on different timetables and that each child develops language skills at a unique pace. There are actions parents can take to help motivate communication skills throughout this exciting and enjoyable process of learning for their child.
Dear Mr. Dad: My fiancĂ©e and I recently had a baby. I'm thrilled with everything, but I can't help but feel like I'm taking a backseat to her parents. It's almost as if their opinions matter more than mine. Is there anything I can do or say?
Toddler time into the terrific twos: nine tips for maintaining your sanity
You are no longer operating in that sleep-deprived state. You rarely have spit up on your clothes. You've got the diaper thing down pat, and now your child is beginning to voice his or her concerns, desires, needs, and wants with actual words—sometimes more forcefully than others. You have patience, but it only goes so far, and you're occasionally wishing there were a button to push to mum your child for a few minutes of quiet time. Now your life is more of a fast-paced jumble with you at the center, playing juggler with too few arms and hands. Here are nine tips for the juggler parent of a toddler or terrific two-year-old.
Developing your child's interests: how to cultivate your child's unique character
As children explore new things, parents play an important role in helping them discover and develop their interests. Introducing a variety of activities and ideas provides an enriching environment that will keep children engaged, help spark their curiosity in new activities, and ultimately help them discover their unique interests. Consider these suggestions for encouraging your child to develop his or her personal interests.
Pick Me Up, Mommy: Ten Ten Reasons to Hold Your Toddler
Some parents begin to think that they should not hold their toddlers as much as they were holding their babies a few months ago. That's largely a misconception. Toddlers still need a lot of holding. . They need reassurance that where their brains are taking them is safe. They need more explanations of the new encounters they don't understand. And they need holding and nurturing so they feel safe and can go back out there and explore some more.
Can Twins Have Too Much Togetherness?
What's the harm in their spending most of their time together? The problem is that twin relationships involving too much togetherness push compassion into the unhealthy realm of negating one's own abilities, desires, and goals. Various child-development experts agree that a parent must parent a child; a child cannot parent another child. However, in so many instances, twins are left to parent one another because their parents misunderstand the twin relationship. Learn more in this informative article by Joan Friedman.
The Laundry Room
As the holidays approach, there are opportunities for green purchases beyond the usual toys and special gifts. The world surrounding a new baby, and, in particular, the laundry room, is full of choices for green purchases.