Sleep. It's the stuff of which dreams are made -- particularly when you have a newborn baby. If you're feeling a bit frazzled and exhausted by your baby's erratic sleep patterns, you're not alone. Ann Douglas, author of The Unofficial Guide to Having a Baby, has some information about your new baby's needs.
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Choosing someone to care for your child is a big responsibility -- one of the most important decisions you will make as a parent. That's why it's important to avoid making any of these all-too-common mistakes. Within this article, you find a list of daycare problems as well as methods to overcome.
Choosing childcare is one of the most difficult decisions you'll ever have to make as a parent-but also one of the most important. That's why it's important to learn as much as you can about your various childcare options so that you can make the decision that's right for your family.
Hoping to get pregnant soon? You've come to the right place! Here's everything you need to know to maximize your chances of conceiving quickly and to get your pregnancy off to the healthiest possible start.
Your child has been sick. You need to be at work. When can he return to daycare? Do siblings need to stay home? Since illnesses are transmitted differently, answer can vary. Find out for these common diseases (listed in alphabetical order:
Feeling good about yourself is the key to making the most of the childbearing year. Unfortunately, not all women embark on pregnancy with a healthy self-image. Ann Douglas, author of The Unofficial Guide to Having a Baby, shares some insight.
A woman who feels good about herself will celebrate the changes that her body experiences during pregnancy, look forward to the challenge of giving birth, and willingly accept the physical and emotional changes of the postpartum period.
On October 9, 1996, at 7:30 a.m., I gave birth to a 1 lb. 1 oz baby girl, Laura Ann Douglas. We spent the better part of an hour holding her before it was time to say goodbye. She was perfectly formed from head to toe. The cause of her death was cruelly obvious. There was a knot in her umbilical cord...
Within a few days, he was taking a cup, and handling solids remarkably well, but the moment I offered him the breast he would start screaming. I pumped milk for a few more days, in the hope that he would decide to go back to nursing once the pain subsided, but the moment had been lost. I no longer had a nursing baby.
It takes courage to try again when your previous pregnancy ended in miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss. As you know only too well from past experience, there is no guarantee that you'll end up with a storybook happy ending nine months down the road.