Babies younger than four months old have very different sleep needs than older babies. This article will help you understand your newborn baby's developing sleep patterns, and will help you develop reasonable expectations when it comes to your baby and sleep.
Impetigo is a bacterial skin infection, which manifests as small red pimples that become non-healing open sores. They may scab over with yellow or brown crusts. It's caused by a staphylococcal skin infection but if lesions are found around the nose or mouth, it may be streptococcal. Bacteria cause the initial infection, which enters small cuts or breaks in the skin. This is a very contagious disease and it can spread easily to classmates and family members if proper precautions are not taken.
My newborn has a lot of spit ups. When should I worry?
Being discharged without your baby may feel like the most devastating separation. Even if you knew you were likely to deliver prematurely, you probably didn't envision leaving the hospital with empty arms. Seeing other mothers being discharged with their healthy newborns presents an unbearable cruel contrast with your situation. To cope with being separated from your baby, try any of the following ideas that feel right to you:
We are having a baby soon, and I'm worried about our dog and if he might get jealous of this new family member?
Many new fathers -- not all, to be sure -- love their children enormously, but from a safe distance. We all know that it's important for a dad to help with the baby. But how do you accomplish that, especially if his idea of childcare is putting her in a motorized swing while he watches Sportscenter?
Most parents find a baby carrier to be invaluable during the first year of their baby's life. There are many types and styles to choose from. The different types of baby carriers fall into three main categories: slings, front packs and backpacks. Elizabeth helps you decide which is best for you and your baby.
The family bed, co-sleeping, shared sleep -- no matter what you call it, it means that your baby sleeps with you, or very close to you. The family bed is becoming more and more common (or perhaps it's always been common but more people are now talking about it.) There are as many different styles of family beds as there are families! Here are a few of the typical sleeping arrangements:
A baby is considered premature if born before the 37th week of pregnancy. A baby is considered at low birth weight if the infant weights less than 2,500 grams, or 5.5 pounds. Very low birth weight babies weigh 1,500 grams to about 3 pounds, sometimes less. What is interesting is how these children catch up with their peers later in life!
You've no doubt seen all the scary statistics on the costs of raising children -- numbers that may very well have you second-guessing your decision to toss your birth control pills in the trash! Starting a family doesn't have to lead to financial ruin. There are plenty of practical steps you can take to minimize the impact on your family's budget. Here are a few ideas.