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Newborns & Infants

Welcome to Planet Parenthood, where the sleep is scarce but the love will blow you away. How does it feel to be party to a miracle? Bringing a baby into the world is a sacred act. No less sacred is the work ahead, where you and your baby, together, create an intimate relationship that will become the foundation of his emotional health for the rest of his life.


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Parenting Your Newborn

Welcome to Planet Parenthood, where the sleep is scarce but the love will blow you away.

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Colic? How to Calm Your Crying Baby

How to know if your baby has colic, and how to calm the crying.

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Breast or Bottle?

A primer of everything you need to know about nursing to get you started breastfeeding your baby successfully.

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Breastfeeding Tips

Best nursing techniques to successfully breastfeed your baby.

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Infants and Sleep

What the experts say about sleep and real advice about how you can get some zzz's without letting your baby "cry it out."

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The Case Against Ferber Sleep Training

There are kinder, gentler ways to teach babies to put themselves to sleep. Here's how Ferbering works works and some of the problems with it.

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Checklist for Safe Co-Sleeping

Everything you need to know about keeping your baby safe in your bed!

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What's Wrong with Pacifiers?

Thumb or pacifier? Do pacifiers really protect against SIDS? How will a pacifier interfere with breastfeeding? What about mother-child bonding? All your answers here.

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Unconditional Love In Action: Cherishing Your Child

Cherishing our babies is natural, if we listen to our instincts. It is our secret weapon, the nourishment that helps them grow inside, the source of self esteem.

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Help Your Older Child Adjust to the New Baby

How help your child feel less jealous, so love has a chance to grow, and to win out.

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Recommended Books: Infants and Babies

The best books we know about babies, to help you in developing your own parenting style.

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Best Breastfeeding Books

Our favorite books on how to make feeding your infant the perfect food a natural, easy experience -- and one of the most rewarding things you've ever done.

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Use Your Hormones to Become a Better Parent -- and a Happier Person!

Why oxytocin makes you a better parent and how to raise your oxytocin levels.

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