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7 Priceless Tips for NICU Parents

Parents do many things to prepare for the arrival of a new baby - decorating the nursery, buying a car seat and stroller, selecting a name, and so much more. No matter how much preparation you do, the unexpected can happen. Due to a variety of reasons, you could find yourself in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) sitting by your newborn baby.

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It's All About the Latch

Breastfeeding isn’t exactly going as planned? Well, you are certainly not alone! The majority of women experience some difficulties establishing breastfeeding for the first time. Expectant moms watch other women effortlessly breastfeeding their babies and assume: ‘How hard can it be?’What these expectant moms don’t realize is that these other women are probably coming out in public for the first time most likely months after the birth of their baby and previous to this outing, probably spent hours of trying and trying, becoming frustrated, crying, second guessing themselves and learning through trial and error. It can be challenging.

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Writing Milestones to Watch For

Nothing is more exciting than watching our children learn to read and write. The good news is if they’ve heard hundreds of stories, have books to interact with, have access to writing materials, and see you model reading and writing in everyday life, they’re just champing at the bit to learn to read and write themselves. 

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For Crying Out Loud! 
Helping Your Newborn Stay Happy

How fast do you move when you hear your baby cry? Most parents acquire stealth speed and can hear their little one from a mile away. No one likes to hear a baby cry. However, newborns are especially good at it; it’s the only way they know how to get your attention. In the first few weeks while you, as parents, are trying to find your parenting groove (and you will), here is a list of things that can help you calm your baby’s cries. You will find in short order that your baby will have a few favorites that will work 98 per cent of the time.

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