Infants born after 28 weeks gestation and 1,000 grams, or 3 pounds 3 ounces (454 grams equals 1 pound), have more than a 90% chance of survival. The…

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If you want to phase out the night feeds, start by helping your baby learn how settle herself to sleep. At bedtime, lay her down to sleep just…

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Babies are not born with self-control. However, they begin developing self-soothing skills—the beginning of self-control—in their first months. For example, many babies learn how to soothe themselves by…

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Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium and phosphorus from food, and is important for bone development. Children who are severely deficient in vitamin D can develop rickets,…

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Baby will likely be less dependent on the help to resettle if you do patting or stroking in bed, rather than picking up and rocking back to sleep….

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Can you pat your baby too hard? Patting should be gentle and reassuring. If you start to feel angry or upset, don’t use this technique – you might…

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Find all your board games and bring them out for turn-taking with your child! Pick a game to play each day or every other day to include the…

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“There are very few circumstances where I’d recommend waking a sleeping baby to change their diaper,” says Mochoruk. Unless your baby has an open sore or serious diaper…

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Where there’s water, there’s the potential for germs, which could attack your baby’s immune system as you’re bottle-feeding. This means that drying your feeding equipment is actually an…

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You might start to feel your baby moving, often called ‘quickening’, around 18 weeks into your pregnancy. If this is your first pregnancy, it might not happen until…

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