The Five Senses Of Bonding With Your Baby

by: Lynn Powers I didn’t fully comprehend the need – or the satisfaction that came with it – to bond with my child until he was born and I held him for the very first time. But although the bonding began that day in the delivery room, it didn’t end there. The parent-baby bonding process … Read more

Baby Language

by: Mary Rose Most parents wish that their baby would grow up without crying. But remember that without crying your baby will not be able to communicate anything with you. Accept the fact that crying is a way of developing the baby language. Especially, in the first six months, babies cry to communicate their needs. … Read more

Six Steps for Swaddling Your Baby

by: Andre’ Savoie If you are swaddling your baby for the first time you might find that using a regular baby blanket instead of a swaddle blanket can make the process quite a struggle. The experienced hands of caregivers in newborn nurseries or mothers who have swaddled their babies many times make it look easier … Read more

Baby Proofing for Newborns

The hospital bag is packed and waiting next to the door. The nursery is ready, diapers and powders on call near the changing table and tiny outfits neatly folded in the dresser. Baby will be here any day. Yet, it takes more than onesies and bottles to prepare for a newborn. Here are five things … Read more

A Journey Through Infant Development: One Year!

by: Michelle VanderHeide, BSW It seems like only yesterday that I started this series on infant development, and now my baby boy has turned a year old. It’s fun to look back and reflect on how much has changed from one year ago. No year is like the first in the amount of growth and … Read more

Is Life Too Fast For Your Baby?

By: Dylan Emrys, MA Let’s face it, no matter how hard we attempt to slow down our lives, they are fast paced. Meetings, deadlines, schedules…and if you stay at home with your child, you may feel pressured to “get it all done” during the day – and that includes going to the park, driving the … Read more

Your Baby’s Crying – What To Do

by: Baby Care A baby is only a way of communicating – crying. Everything is very new for them, every feeling, every experience. Sometimes, for a new parent, it can be very difficult to work exactly what your baby is crying about. However, there are some basics that you can check if your baby cries. … Read more

The Benefits of Teaching Your Baby Sign Language

By Mandy McCollum One of the most frequently asked questions I receive is “why should I teach my baby sign language when he/she is not deaf?” Well that is a good question. Even if your child is not deaf, there is scientific research that has been done to show the benefits of sign language for … Read more