There are two key ways you can help your child develop language. One is to read to them a lot. The other is to talk to them.
The key to a healthy appetite is letting your baby play with their food, and eating meals together.
No empathy to talk of, egocentric to say the least. The only part of give-and-take they can relate to is “take”.
But with time and practice they will learn the basics of how to be a good friend.
And you can help.
At around three to four months of age, your baby will be able to tell the difference between night and day, and that gives some hope for a more settled sleep pattern from now on. Time for some bedtime rituals and a teddy bear!
Does it feel like your baby has trouble settling down in the evening? Is he or she unhappy most of the time? Try taking things easy for a while and see if that helps.
In your arms there is a small human being, wrinkly, red and vulnerable. From top to toe, here are a few things that are useful to know.
About 72 hours after giving birth, you will find the "baby blues" kick in and you'll experience feelings of sadness and plenty of tears - all the result of changing hormone levels.
When and how to change a nappy is not rocket science, but a few tips can come in handy. Here are some!
Back home with your baby and a line of stitches on your belly. It hurts and you need to heal properly. Here are some tips on coping at home after a caesarean section.
Two people decide when it's time to stop using nappies: you and your toddler. There's no point trying to hurry the process; sooner or later all children say goodbye to nappies.
So you don't want to have sex. That's ok. Actually, everything inside you and around you is working against your desire for sex. But soon your sex drive will return. Just be patient and keep the intimacy between you alive.
There are ways to smooth the transition for a big sister or brother. One is letting them feel as jealous as they want to.