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Swaddling Newborns: How, Why, and for How Long?

The act of swaddling babies has its roots in thousands of years of human history. Today, it is still a common practice in many parts of the world. However, there has been an ongoing debate as to whether swaddling is good or bad. It can be a confusing time when every person you talk to gives different advice! The general consensus is that swaddling is safe when done properly and supports the baby’s transition from the womb to the outside world.

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Baby Massage

The loving touch - "It almost seems as if he's helping me," exclaimed a new grandmother in her enthusiasm of massaging her first grandson. "As I start to massage him, I can see the love lighting up in his eyes." Infant massage is a wonderful and unique way to welcome your baby into the world. It facilitates the developing relationship between parent and child by increasing feelings of attachment and confidence in parenting skills.

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New Baby Old Pet, Introducing Baby to Rover

When expectant mothers and fathers think about preparing themselves and their families for childbirth and a new baby, one family member often gets left out: the family pet!

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Teething Time

As a daddy to six kids, I know as well as anyone that every child is different. And in the spirit of uniqueness, teething often varies from baby to baby. So if you think your baby is teething, here’s what you can do to help:

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