That's a Wrap

Sweat-free swaddling. Credit: Koala Kuddles
Come summer, swaddling a fussy baby can seem like a questionable move -- won't they swelter encased in all that blanket? Not if you follow the age-old Australian tradition of using lightweight m...

10 Tips to Soothe a Crying Baby

What to do when your baby cries? Relax. Credit: Pig Sty Avenue, Flickr
Like it or not, crying is a major form of communication for babies. "Babies cry hours and hours a day," says Amy Guiot, a clinical instructor of pediatrics at Cincinnati Ch...

Swaddling a baby

I've always wished I had detachable arms because they always got in the way when I try to sleep. (Of course, I've never solved the problem of how one would get them reattached when one woke up, but I'm still working on it.) Babies, according to just ...

Rolling and sleeping on the stomach

My son has a new hobby. Well, actually, it's not that new--he's been doing it for nearly a month now. My son is rolling. It's his favorite thing to do. It keeps me on my toes whenever I have to change him--in fact, I can barely keep him still long ...

The amazing results of swaddling, even after 2 months

In the winter I work in a drop-in nursery at a local ski mountain. Our clientele is from around the world, this means we get a wide variety of parenting styles and numerous requests to satisfy those styles. The most recent oddity we encountered was ...

The Happiest Baby on the Block

Yesterday, I came across a book review of Harvey Karp's The Happiest Baby on the Block. It was reviewed by Mary P., whose child-development advice I have come to revere. I so so wish that I had known her when my own children were babes, but I still l...


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