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Helping Baby Tell Night From Day
by Penelope Leach, Ph.D.

Sometime around four to six weeks, your baby’s sleeping and eating will begin to settle towards a pattern. Once he sometimes sleeps for three or four hours at a stretch, you’ll want him to do that at night and save […]


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Coping With Your Own Fatigue
by Vicki Lansky

Are you coping with fatigue from a new baby? Well, cut your expectations of yourself in half. The immaculate home, the gourmet meals, and the beautifully organized schedule that you’ve prided yourself on aren’t as important right now as taking […]


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Interviewing A Care Giver
by Vicki Lansky

This may be the first time you’re hiring someone unless you’ve had personnel experience at work. It’s natural to be a little ill at ease at first, but keep in mind that the person being interviewed is nervous too. • […]


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What Crying Means
by Barton Schmitt, M.D.

Babies cry when they’re unhappy or uncomfortable. Crying is a distress signal. Babies don’t cry to exercise their lungs. A few of them cry because they’re in pain from an ear infection or a bad diaper rash, and most babies […]


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Sibling Rivalry
by Barton Schmitt, M.D.

Expect some natural jealousy when you bring home a new brother or sister. Most children under three years of age prefer to be the only child, and here are some thoughts. • First, give your older child the extra attention […]


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The Post Partum Blues
by Barton Schmitt, M.D.

More than 50% of women experience post partum blues in the third or fourth day after delivery. The symptoms include tearfulness, sadness, and even the inability to think clearly. The main cause of this temporary reaction is probably the sudden […]


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Exercises
by Alvin Eden, M.D.

Your new baby is sturdy and very well engineered, so don’t be afraid to handle him and move him around right from the start. During the first month or two it is important to support your baby’s head because it […]


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Wakeful Babies
by Penelope Leach, Ph.D.

Babies vary from the beginning in how much sleep they need; a really wakeful baby may never sleep for more than 12 hours. You can’t care for a wakeful baby in short bursts and ignore him in between; he makes […]


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Living With Babies Who Won’t Cuddle
by Penelope Leach, Ph.D.

Most small babies love to be carried and cuddled, but some do not. If yours is an uncuddly baby, he may seem to resent the physical restriction of being held. • Instead of molding himself to the curves of your […]


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First Days: Bonding
by Penelope Leach, Ph.D.

Sometimes a baby seems to come out of her mother’s womb and into her arms and heart in a single move. Parents sometimes describe a feeling of instant recognition, so that all the waiting and wanting of pregnancy and labor […]


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