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How to Soothe a Colicky Baby

Having a colicky baby can be incredibly stressful and frustrating for parents. Colic refers to when an otherwise healthy baby that cries for three or more hours a day, three or more days a week, for three or more weeks (and often much longer). » Read more

Grunting Baby Syndrome

If your baby strains, grunts, or cries when trying to have a bowel movement, it may look like constipation, but it could be something altogether different.  When babies are first born they sometimes do not quite know how their bodies work, and they may have difficulty coordinating the muscles needed to have a bowel movement.  This can cause them to cry and grunt a lot when having » Read more

Frequent Nursing: Should I be Worried?

If you've decided to take the plunge and breastfeed, the first thing you need to understand is that frequent nursing is normal. The second thing to keep in mind is that you can't gauge your baby's feeding schedule according to the schedule that formula-feeding moms follow. » Read more

How to Calm Your Crying Baby

By By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of Gentle Baby Care

When we’re pregnant or awaiting adoption, we dream about our baby-to-be, we always envision those beautiful Hallmark card scenes: charming baby smiling up at peaceful mother’s face. We read books in advance of the big day about how care for a newborn - how to bathe, feed and dress her - and then we feel somewhat prepared. » Read more

Colic โ€“ Does Your Baby Have it? What Can You Do About It?

By Elizabeth Pantley, author of Gentle Baby Care and The No-Cry Sleep Solution

You may have heard the term colic applied to any baby who cries a great deal. Not all crying babies have colic, but all colicky babies cry and they cry hard. They may stiffen their little bodies, or curl up as if in pain. They may cry so hard that they don’t seem like they even know you are there. » Read more

Baby Gas Pains: How to Help Your Baby

Listening to an infant suffer through gas pains can be tough for just about anyone. But for the new parents who are already overtired, stressed out, and frustrated, it can be especially difficult. That said, if your baby is suffering, don’t despair. There are plenty of things that you can do to give your baby (and you) some relief. » Read more