I have many clients ask me about the basics of babyproofing. Babyproofing has become an industry unto itself, and it can be easy to get caught up, feeling like you have to purchase every item on the market. There are even babyproofing specialists who can come into your home and get the job done, and […]
At 6-9 months of age your baby really begins to feel like a little person complete with opinions, jokes, and their own communication style! He/she will start eating “real solid meals,” and the crawling usually fully develops during this phase. Babyproofing becomes a reality. By this time, some babies are sleeping through the night consistently, whereas others may still be waking. Responsive language/babbling begins and some precocious babies may even start their first words around 9 months of age. Your baby may also have a harder time being separated from you, as stranger anxiety and object permanence really settle into their development. He/she will also likely be able to communicate basic needs through sounds, pointing, and at the same time begins to understand the word “no”. This is a time of new beginnings daily and a lot of physical and verbal excitement!
Parents often ask me about infant sleep and what to expect in terms of their new baby sleeping. The elusive “sleeping through the night” is every parent’s dream and desire. Getting to that point is a constant work in progress! Here are the top 10 things you should know about your new baby and sleep: […]
You’re a new parent, and you’re supposed to be a bit tired these days, but what happens if you can’t sleep, even when your baby is sleeping? In this article, I’ll offer some suggestions to help you get some sleep and also explore the link between postpartum depression and sleep. If you have tried all […]
So, you’ve been following our suggestions for how to prevent diaper rash, and unfortunately you’ve started to notice some redness or a rash developing on your baby’s bottom. Here are some diaper rash treatment steps to take to try to eliminate the rash quickly: What should I do (and not do!) if my baby has […]
Wondering how to prevent diaper rash? Diaper rash is a common problem that occurs in many infants. It’s defined as a rash in the diaper-area and usually presents as a red, slightly inflamed, potentially itchy area. The rash can grow quite rapidly and can be present on the penis, scrotum, or labia. Most diaper rashes […]