In the eight months of fatherhood you begin to notice that your baby interacts much more with you. He can recognize you and may even begin to show excitement when the two of you are together. You may be gaining more confidence in understanding what his crying is trying to tell you.
by Dr. Marie Savard
In the great flurry of childhood activity, smashed fingers and toes are common and memorable events. Whether trapped in doors, banged by hammers, or hit by bricks, some nails re-grow beautifully while others are permanently misshapen.
Almost all babies develop a fussy period. The timing varies, but it usually begins at about three weeks of age and peaks somewhere between four and six weeks of age. For most infants the most intense fussiness is in the evening.
I could desperately use some advice on pumping. My daughter is 15 days old and in the intensive care unit. She will most likely be there for months and I have been pumping, trying to build up a supply for her. She currently has a feeding tube and is only getting 3cc an hour, so even the little I have been able to get should last a while. But I am at the end of my rope and am about the give up.
By Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers
Rice is easily digested and has low allergen aspects, so it is commonly recommended as the first food you introduce to your baby. Many of the recipes for making baby cereals are time consuming, but with the use of the freezer and a blender, homemade rice cereal is simple and convenient.
This recipe is perfect for infants, but by adding a few "extras" it will tempt the taste buds of kids and adults.
3 cups of brown rice, cooked according to package directions
I use sunscreen religiously as does my husband whether it be summertime or winter. We have a 2-week-old and we worry about the sunlight's effects on our baby. Is sunscreen safe for a baby?
It is Saturday night and you have a date with your spouse. You give hugs, kiss the kids goodnight and give a pat to your pup as you head out. In your car you mentally go over the details to be sure you told the sitter everything. But have you? What about your dog?
Are you a committed parent? Do you place family first? Is your success at home as important as the success you achieve in other areas of your life?
Many families believe it best that they re-home their dog when a baby is joining the family. Concerns range from safety issues to lack of time. Good News! There are many proactive steps that can be taken ahead of time to help things go smoothly. Obedience, leadership as well as management are all essential keys to providing a safe and comfortable environment for all.