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Can't You Give it Back? Helping Your Child Adjust to the New Baby

You’ve brought your lovely new baby daughter home from the hospital, and you eagerly show her to your three-year-old son, who pats the baby lovingly. Five minutes pass, and your son says, “Mommy, give the baby back to the hospital and come play with me!”

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Newborn Babies and Sleep

Congratulations on the birth of your new baby. This is a glorious time in your life - and a sleepless time, too. Newborns have very different sleep needs than older babies. This article will help you understand your baby’s developing sleep patterns, and will help you have reasonable expectations for sleep.

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Finding the Right Nanny and Keeping Her

Shortly after having your baby, you start worrying about who will look after your new little bundle of joy when you return to work. Unfortunately, it tends to consume a large portion of your maternity leave and can be extremely stressful. There are three options: a daycare, a dayhome or a nanny.

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Is My Child Okay? Six Steps for Assessing a Young Child's Development

This is a question that every parent and childcare worker asks when they notice something odd in the behavior and functioning of a little child. How can one best ascertain if a problem or delay really exists? There are six important areas of child development to examine in order to determine whether a child is progressing at a normal pace. Read on for some examples of age-appropriate skills to look for.

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