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dreamstime_SLEEPING BABY
Let Sleeping Babies Lie

BY SHARON PENCHINA, C.HT., AND DR. STUART HOFFMAN Help Baby Go to Sleep  As any new parent knows, infants do not sleep like babies. Neither do mothers…

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Tips for Bonding with your Baby

BY DR. CARON B. GOODE The bonding period for you and your baby begins long before birth. As your baby grows and develops within you, the special relat…

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Hush Little Baby

BY JAMIE LOBER  Every parent has experienced a sleepless night—or ten. It is important to remember that you cannot always cater to your baby’s every w…

dreamstime PARENTS GUIDE
Guide for First-Time Parents

EDITED BY LARISSA HIRSCH, M.D. You’ve survived 9 months of pregnancy. You’ve made it through the excitement of labor and delivery, and now you’re read…

dreamstime_SOLIDS
Is My Baby Ready For Solids?

GFM   NOV 2015 YUMMY! Is my baby ready to eat solids?  How can you tell if your baby is ready to embark on a culinary journey bound to stimulate baby’…

dreamstime_GET MOVING
Get Moving

GFM   AUG 2015 Is your baby on schedule for tummy time, pulling up, crawling, and walking? From scooting to crawling to cruising, babies learn how to …

dreamstime_SKIN
Baby Skin Conditions

BY JAMIE LOBER  Baby’s skin may be soft, but it is not always perfect. Babies tend to have sensitive skin, and therefore are susceptible to several sk…

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Is it colic or something else?

Although moms everywhere are still debating and certainly don’t agree when it comes to breastfeeding—they can all probably agree on how challenging it…

dreamstime THUMB
Breaking Habits: Thumb-Sucking

The popularity of the thumb as the preferred digit to suck might suggest that it’s more flavorful than, say, the index finger. But the preference for …

dreamstime POTTY
Is It Time to Potty?

A when & how guide to toilet training Many parents are unsure about when to start toilet teaching, or “potty training.” Not all kids a…