Supervised short periods when baby is placed on her belly while awake, called tummy time, may seem more like a struggle than playtime. Why is tummy time so important, and what can you do to encourage a baby’s participation?
Whether breastfeeding or bottle-feeding, use the baby’s natural pauses to time a burp break. Don’t pull away the nipple from a baby who is busy eating – she may protest, cry, and take in air, likely defeating your goal! Instead, when she begins to fall asleep, flutter-sucks with long pauses, or releases the nipple from her mouth, that’s a good time to try.
Is your young baby gassier than the average baby? Most newborns are gassy and dramatic about it, with lots of grunting, straining, arching, thrashing, and tooting, and so it’s not surprising that most moms believe their new baby must be “gassier than normal.”
You’ve got your new baby, and you’ve got your infant seat. Simple, right? You’ll be safer transporting your baby when you follow these infant car seat safety tips: 1) Install your seat correctly – and tightly. Whether you’re using the LATCH system or a seatbelt to hold the seat or base in the car, check the instructions for your seat and your car. Once installed, the car seat or base should not be able to move or shift more than one inch in any direction.
Nothing stresses out new parents and newborns more than the dreaded baby bath. If your baby isn’t a fan of the daily bath, don’t despair. Our month-by-month guide to bathing your baby simplifies the process.
In part one of our series, we learn why massage is beneficial to your baby. Ready to try a short...