Friday, November 18, 2011

KidsHealth - My Baby This Month

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Many parents feel like the baby's personality really starts to emerge at about this time. Your baby can likely recognize you and familiar caregivers by now, and is becoming incredibly social, laughing and answering sounds with babbling and cooing.
Advice for first-timers from veteran parents...
"There'll be times when you're extremely tired, frustrated, and feeling helpless. Try to love your baby and pay attention to every wonderful thing about him/her. Everything else will fall into place. Honest. And you can experience each moment with your baby just once."
- Meredith,
mother of Robyn, age 1
Read about how your baby's learning process will begin to change. If you're breastfeeding, find out how you can get relief for some common feeding discomforts, and get the basics on starting solids and milk.
Your Child's Checkup: 4 Months
Find out what to expect when you take your newborn to the doctor this month, and what signs the doctor will check to make sure your baby is healthy and developing well. You can print this sheet to take with you to the appointment!
Learning, Play, and Your 4- to 7-Month-Old
Your baby has learned to recognize you and familiar caregivers, focus on and pay attention to things, and actively engage your attention. Your child will start to explore by reaching out for objects, grasping and inspecting them.
Breastfeeding FAQs: Pain and Discomfort
Here are answers to some common questions about preventing and reducing breastfeeding discomfort, such as nipple and breast pain.
Starting Solids and Milk
Find answers to common questions about introducing solids and whole milk to formula-fed babies.
How to Talk to Your Child's Doctor
Building a relationship with your child's doctor requires communication and reasonable expectations.

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