A few years ago, the U.S.-based National Sleep Foundation discovered that 20% to 30% of nine-month old babies were still getting up in the night. Is yours?
What we put on baby's skin is important. And not just for the first few weeks. Here are some quick facts:
I will nurture and teach you. But, as with your brothers, I intend to help you thrive in an often-difficult society. That's why your mommy and I have named you Ari, which means "lion." It's our hope that you will grow strong and pounce on every opportunity to do well for yourself and others.
So you decide to call your best friend, a pediatric surgeon... After the call you can see that the benefits and risks of the procedure are about equal. If you don't find these reasons compelling enough to allow yourself to be circumcised, then why would you allow your son?
This is a glorious time in your life -- and a sleepless time, too. Newborns have very different sleep needs than older babies. This article will help you understand your baby's developing sleep patterns, and will help you have reasonable expectations for sleep.
You may have heard the term colic applied to any baby who cries a great deal. Not all crying babies have colic, but all colicky babies cry and they cry hard. They may stiffen their little bodies, or curl up as if in pain.
One of the most amazing things about a baby is his instinctive reflexes. A health professional will check these reflexes, because their presence shows that baby's central nervous system is working properly. These reflexes exist to help nurture your baby, as well as protect him.
Dear Mr. Dad,
I'm a new father. I haven't had much experience with infants and I want to be involved in my daughter's care, but every time I try to pick her up, she starts to fret. How can I feel more competent?
Bringing a baby home is not about what color is right for the nursery or do the socks I bought match the outfit Aunt Doris sent? There are more important issues to consider before you carry that cuddly sweet bundle across the threshold.