Newborn

Introducing Pacifiers: Things to Know
A pacifier is normally offered when a baby’s need to suck surpasses that provided by nursing and bottle feeding; in those cases, a pacifier is used to satisfy their need. There are pros and cons to pacifier use but ultimately is it your choice as the parent to make. If you are considering pacifier use here are guidelines you should follow, to know when to and not to initiate a dummy to your baby.
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What Can My Baby Hear?

Hearing plays a major role in children’s cognitive development, language acquisition, communication skills and learning. Babies start hearing in the womb; first they distinguish the low frequency sounds, such as mother’s heartbeat, or the air floating in mom’s lungs. Later on during pregnancy, they start recognizing mother’s voice and even respond to it. Their ears are fully developed at 35 weeks, and they can hear pretty well at birth, especially high-pitched sounds. Talking, singing, and reading to, and babbling with your baby stimulate their brain, enhance language development, and improve your bonding. 

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Object Permanence: The Importance of "Peek-A-Boo" in Baby Development

“Object permanence” is the understanding that objects and people continue to exist when they are out of sight. This new skill plays a vital role in memory development and language acquisition as well as enhancing pretend play and exploration. Recent research suggest that babies begin to show an understanding of object permanence between 4 and 7 months of age. Separation anxiety occurs as a result of this newly acquired skill which causes your little one to feel upset when they cannot see you although knowing that you are still somewhere out there. 

 

 

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Infant Eyesight: Birth to 12 Months
When you welcome your little one into this noisy, colorful and crowded world; unfortunately they cannot see it the same way you do. However, their eyesight develops very fast correlatively with their brain development and gets better as your baby grows older. When they reach the first year mark, your baby can almost see the world like an adult but their vision will not reach at its full maturity up until they are between 3 and 5 years of age.
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10 Tips to Soothe a Colicky Baby

There are 3 basic rules to look for to identify a colic baby: cries at least 3 hours a day, crying occurs at least 3 times a week and it continues for at least 3 weeks in a row. Colic crying is usually defined to be more intense, louder, and higher-pitched than regular crying; sometimes it may even sound like screaming. The crying generally happens around the same time every day. The symptoms start to occur around 2 or 3 weeks of age, peaking around week 6, then usually begin to settle down around 10th to 12th weeks. 

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