7 Bad Habits

Sucking their thumb, pulling their hair, picking their nose  — nearly all children find ways to relieve anxiety, boredom, or fatigue. There are many reasons that kids develop these coping mechanisms: Some imitate adults; others discover something pleasurable or relaxing and then repeat it until it becomes a way to help ease tension. Even well-meaning parents […]

Tummy Time

Q  My baby is 3 weeks old, and I recently heard two friends talking about “tummy time.” What exactly is this and how much does my baby need? A Now that babies are put to sleep on their backs to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), infants are spending less time on their […]