Measuring baby’s length

To measure your baby’s length all you need to do is lay her down on a flat surface (her changing table is a great place for this task) and stretch a measuring tape from head to toes.

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Talking and singing to baby

Talk and sing to your baby. It is soothing to hear your voice.

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Returning to work after baby is born

Should you return to work after the baby is born? Many parents have no choice about whether to go back to work.

Among parents of children under the age of one, more than 25 percent of mothers and about 90 percent of fathers work.

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When to wash baby’s hair

Don’t wash your baby’s hair unless they need it to be washed, their oil glands in the scalp are not that functional and you can dry out their head and hair.

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Brushing babies hair tip

Brushing a baby’s hair helps to bring oil up to the surface of the scalp and it can be a great way to help your child’s hair comfort if they have very dry hair

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How often does your newborn cry?

Does your newborn cry more than three hours a day? Does this constant crying occur at least three days a week, maybe more? If so, your infant may be one of the 20% of infants with something called colic.

Colic is defined as the uncontrollable, extended crying in an otherwise healthy baby. Colic generally starts around two weeks of age and can last up to three months, sometimes longer.

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Introduction of soft foods

Introduce very soft food in small amount on tip of spoon before seven months, to accustom infant to its feel.

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How to best heat breast milk

Do not heat breast milk in a microwave; it will destroy the immunizing properties.

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