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How to Calm Your Crying Baby

When we’re pregnant or awaiting adoption, we dream about our baby-to-be, we always envision those beautiful Hallmark card scenes: charming baby smiling up at peaceful mother’s face. We read books in advance of the big day about how care for a newborn ? how to bathe, feed and dress her ? and then we feel somewhat prepared. However, a crying baby was never part of that idyllic vision, so this takes us by surprise. But the fact is, all babies cry at one time or another. Some babies cry more than others, but they all do cry. Understanding why babies cry can help you get through this phase and respond effectively to your crying baby ? so can the list of ideas that follows.

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Parents Guide on Sleep for Babies

Everything parents need to know about how to cope with the sleeping habits of a baby. Learn about their “routine”, how to gradually help them develop a healthy sleep schedule. Discover some massage techniques to help them fall asleep. Safety issues regarding babies and sleep are covered. Bedding and other physical considerations are also covered. Written to help “everyone” get a good nights sleep.

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Car Seat Crying

Some babies fall asleep almost before you’re out of the driveway, but others won’t spend five happy minutes in their car seats. Usually, this is because your baby is used to more freedom of movement and more physical attention than you can provide when she’s belted into her seat. Hearing your baby cry while you are trying to drive is challenging. Even though it’s difficult to deal with, remember that you and your baby’s safety are most important. Parents sometimes take a crying baby out of the car seat, which is extremely dangerous and makes it even more difficult for the baby to get used to riding in the car seat. Some parents make poor driving decisions when their babies are crying, which puts everyone in the car at risk. Either pull over and calm your baby down, or focus on your driving. Don’t try to do both. The good news is that a few new ideas and a little time and maturity will help your baby become a happy traveler. (I know, because three of my babies were car-seat-haters!)

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Airplane Travel with a Baby

Question We’re about to take our first airplane trip with our one-year-old. We flew quite a bit before she was born, but now we’re not sure what to pack or how to make this trip successful. Learn about it Even if you racked up your share of frequent flyer miles before your baby was born, forget what you know of travel so far. Flying with a little one is a whole different story. If you fear turning into one of those families we’ve all met aboard planes — those with squalling, unruly, squirming children who tend to bring out the same traits in their fellow passengers — take heart. My oldest child, Angela was just 14 days old when she took her first flight, and since then, I’ve taken many more trips with my four children. I know that you can travel with your little ones and enjoy the process. Forethought and preparation are the keys.

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25 Things Every Mother Should Know: How you mother your baby does make a difference

Gives mothers of babies and young children a healthy perspective on how to provide appropriate care and nurturing while developing a mutually enjoyable bond.

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Five Things to Help Avoid Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

SIDS is a frightening word to parents of newborns. There is so little concrete knowledge about SIDS, as every case is different. However, there are a number of things you can do to help reduce the chances of your infant dying of SIDS. Here are five ways you can reduce the risk of SIDS.

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The Baby Blues (Postpartum Depression)

While typical baby blues are fairly brief and usually disappear on their own, you can do a few things to help yourself feel better and get through the next few emotional days or weeks.

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Preparing for Birth

Comprehensive information and practical suggestions for women and their partners as they prepare for labor and delivery.

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Safe Baby Food Preparation 101

What can be healthier than fixing baby’s food at home? If you are going that route, you’ll need to learn a few things about how to prepare baby food safely. Let’s start at the beginning and go from there.

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Postpartum Depression

You’re not a terrible mother! You are a mother who is suffering from a condition known as postpartum depression, a condition that is treatable. While as many as 80% of mothers experience a temporary and mild condition referred to as the baby blues, up to 15% of women have the more severe reaction you’re experiencing. Having PPD doesn’t mean that you have done something wrong, or that something is wrong with you; it is an illness and it can be cured. Once you learn more about what’s causing your despondent emotions and take some steps toward treatment, you’ll be on the road to finding yourself again and enjoying your baby.

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