Elizabeth Pantley: Babies and Sleep

Car Seat Crying

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Some babies fall asleep almost before you're out of the driveway, but others won't spend five happy minutes in their car seats. The good news is that a few new ideas and a little time and maturity will help your baby become a happy traveler.

Stop the Diaper Changing Battles

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The position of parent and baby during a diaper change is perfect for creating a bonding experience between you. You are leaning over your baby, and your face is at the perfect arms-length distance for engaging eye contact and communication. What's more, this golden opportunity presents itself many times during each day; no matter how busy you both get, you have a few moments of quiet connection. It's too valuable a ritual to treat it as simply maintenance.

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