We all want our kids to be great readers, and one of the best ways to foster a love of books is by creating a personal library for your child. A library of their own gives your child a place they can explore new worlds, have great adventures, and learn new and exciting things without leaving home.
Because my son Sam aspirated meconium into his lungs when he was born, he was transported to a NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) across town within hours of his birth. My husband had to be strong for our whole family while also dealing with stressful work issues. My other children were upset and confused. As for me, my hormones were a mess, and I was overwhelmed with learning the lay of the NICU land while also taking care of things at home… and recovering from childbirth. I was exhausted mentally, physically and emotionally.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that all infants be exposed to tummy time on a daily basis to prevent flat spots from forming on an infant’s head and to promote growth and development. Most parents know that they need to be exposing their baby to tummy time every day, but how can parents carry this out if their infant resists the position?
It took nine months of careful planning and preparation for you to meet your baby and just one minute to fall in love. Having a child is undeniably one of the greatest joys life brings, but it’s also an adjustment.
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