Massage Benefits for You and Baby Clinical studies reveal a long list of infant massage benefits for both baby and parent. Set the Tone Creating the right atmosphere for giving your infant a massage is as important as the soothing power of your touch. So before you begin your baby’s spa session, make sure you’ve dedicated special … Read more about Infant Massage Techniques Made Easy
Being a new parent can be tough with new sleeping arrangements, a demanding feeding schedule, and the constant hustle and bustle that an infant brings to the home. Yet being a newborn is no walk in the park either. Your baby has lost his familiar cozy quarters, the food is different and requires effort to … Read more about The Surprising Benefits of Infant Massage
The most common medical concern for parents of 1-month-old babies. I have to admit, I didn’t enjoy my three children’s early infancies as much as I should have. Colic, gas, neurologic immaturity … there are lots of explanations, but the problem was simple—infant crying. As a new parent, it is easy to feel frustrated, angry, … Read more about Month 1 Worry: Is It OK to Let My Infant Cry?
What the bestsellers say about how to put Baby to bed and get him to sleep through the night. How do you unlock the mystery of good childhood sleep habits and teach your baby how to fall asleep and stay asleep? There are several schools of thought. Here’s what today’s bestselling authors on the subject have to say. The Five S’s From The … Read more about 5 Baby Sleep Tactics – Teach your baby how to fall asleep and stay asleep
What the bestsellers say about this controversial sleep technique. Most parenting pros agree that somewhere between the ages of three and four months, babies become physically able to sleep through the night. But the consensus ends there. On the matter of how babies get to sleep, expert advice runs the gamut from midnight massage to crib-side cheerleading. Here’s how … Read more about Should You Let Baby Cry it Out?
Nearly every baby goes through stages of not sleeping through the night, much to the dismay of tired parents. Here are some valuable tips and tricks for helping you and your baby get more sleep. In the classic parenting book Your Baby & Child, Penelope Leach states an enduring truth: “Being a parent means broken nights.” How … Read more about Help Baby Sleep (Tonight!)
If successfully teaching your child to fall asleep and stay asleep sounds like a dream, here are some schools of thought to help you unlock the mysteries of good sleep habits. A review of baby sleeping techniques, including attachment parenting, the Ferber Method and the Five S’s, will help put your baby to sleep from … Read more about A Review of Baby Sleeping Techniques
Noisy toys, appliances, occupational noise,…etc. fill the world around us. A parent questions the apparent indifference to noise she senses in the people around her, and explores how babies perceive sounds, and the effects of noise on children and their health. The other day, my kids were having fun with their buddies, playing a board … Read more about Turn It Down! The Effects of Noise on Your Child
Paci, binky, soother … the pacifier is known by many names, beloved by many babies, and much agonized over by parents. But recent research has many experts rethinking what we once knew about pacifiers. Is a pacifier the right choice for your child? The pacifier—that time-honored baby accessory—is back in the news, being reexamined in … Read more about The Pros and Cons of Pacifiers
Touch is the earliest of the five senses to be developed in the human embryo and the most developed of all our senses at birth. Learn more about the incredible benefits of touch in children’s physical, emotional, and social development. Words such as tenderness and love bring to mind the image of a parent cuddling … Read more about The Incredible Benefits of Touch: How touching can bond children and parents