When your baby cries in the middle of the night, it is a natural instinct to run to your new baby and comfort her. After a few rounds, this can leave you exhausted, and that causes stress. Being stressed can foster symptoms of depression, and that can cause issues in your marriage. New research suggests that pursuing sleep training with your infant will give everyone more … [Read more...] about Research Says It’s Okay to Let a Baby Cry
If you're a new parent, you're probably finding yourself overwhelmed by the massive responsibility that your bundle of joy is unleashing on you. My first was born two years ago, and to be frank I wouldn't have made it through if I didn't have a few more experienced parents passing on their wisdom and baby tips to me. In keeping with the philosophy of "pay it forward," I'm here … [Read more...] about Three Great Baby Tips
All babies cry, but the doctors use the "rule of three" to diagnose it as colic. It is colic if the intense crying lasts for more than 3 hours a day and happens at least 3 days per week for more than 3 weeks. … [Read more...] about How do I know if my baby has colic?
A baby cries for one reason or another. You have to figure out this reason and start from there. Going through this checklist can help: • Is it time to feed the baby? • Is the diaper wet? • Is the room temperature too hot or to cold? • Has the baby had enough sleep? Maybe it's nap time. • Is the baby teething? Check his or her gums. If the baby seems to be teething, … [Read more...] about How do I stop a baby from crying?