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infant brain development

6 Loving Ways to Boost Your Baby’s Brain

Forgot the flashcard saying 'you are being born'? Don't have a curriculum beyond cuddles for your 3 month old? If you are worried your baby may be 'slipping behind' his peers because you haven't been providing enough educational enrichment, relax!  New research shows that the most critical factor in helping your baby's brain development is…
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How love can make your baby smarter

Forgot the flashcard saying 'you are being born'? Don't have a curriculum beyond cuddles for your 3 month old? If you are worried your child may be 'slipping behind' his peers because you haven't been providing enough educational enrichment, relax!  New research shows that the most critical factor in helping your baby's brain development is loving,…
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The Language of Tears – what kind of cry is that?

"I feel like a really bad mother," confided Sarah, mother of four month old Molly who, apart from an early bout of colic that was overcome with some simple changes to Sarah's own diet, has been an easy, happy baby who rarely cries. Sarah explained, "the other mothers at mums' group all talk about hungry cries, tired cries and angry cries and I am…
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Wiring tiny brains to manage stress

Are you worried that picking your baby up when he cries will ‘spoil’ him? Or that you might create ‘bad habits’ by responding to his wails too quickly?If you are feeling torn between your head (or advice to ‘let him cry’) and your heart which is breaking over your baby’s tears, relax – and give him a cuddle. Your comfort could be wiring his…
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