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Meeting Baby for the First Time

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Meeting Baby for the First Time

It seems like no matter how many books you read or videos you watch or websites you browse through, you never feel quite prepared for the birth of your child. After hours and hours of labor, it all comes down to the moment that your baby arrives and you get to hold them for the first time.  Filled with a rush of emotions, you may be exhausted, excited or even nervous, which is perfectly normal. Assuming all is well, the doctor will ask you to hold your newborn. The baby just wants to be comforted by your warmth and touch,...

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The Art of Swaddling Baby

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The Art of Swaddling Baby

Released from their first home inside a mother's womb, a newborn wants the familiar feeling of warmth and security, which helps to keep them calm. Swaddling can often provide this feeling but not many parents know how to wrap them up as well as the nurses in the hospital do.  It can be frustrating the first few times, but it takes time and patience to perfect. In most hospitals today, they usually teach you how to swaddle baby before you go home. Most doctors also recommend to stop swaddling when the baby approaches 2 months, but consult your medical professional...

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