From the very moment of birth, your baby began to communicate with you. As soon as you hold your baby, you begin
to communicate with each other by exchanging loving glances, sounds, and touches. You introduce your little one to your own ways
communicating through touch, making verbal sounds and facial gestures. Over time, your baby will learn your language and ways
of communicating, just as you will learn your baby's unique language.
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Before your baby is born, check your breasts for flat or inverted nipples. Place your thumb and forefinger around your areola in
a "C" shape, about an inch from the base of your nipple, and gently press thumb and forefinger together. Your nipple should project
outward. If your nipple pulls back into the breast or stays flat, seek advice from your doctor,
certified lactation consultant, or La Leche League leader.
Bringing Home Baby can be an exciting, wonderful and often anxious time, and with a little planning beforehand, your family will
be able to relax and treasure this special time together.
Safety First - Of course your newborn isn't going to stick their fingers into an electrical socket, but you should still prepare
your home with basic baby-proofing. Your baby will take their first steps before you know it, so prepare now by covering outlets,
moving harmful chemicals out of reach and securing cabinet doors.
You are expecting a baby! There are few events in your life that will be as profoundly sacred and joyous as the day you welcome your new bundle of pink or blue into your family.
Like millions of parents to-be, you have probably spent months in thoughtful preparation to assure your little one has the best of everything. The list may appear endless, from choosing the perfect crib, bassinet, stroller, and car seat, to baby clothes.
Do you believe that the characteristics of the animal in the year that your baby was born
can influence your baby's character?
I did not believe this until I started my childcare centre and with each batch of babies I learnt that they do have
some common characteristics of their animal signs therefore...