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Your Baby Week By Week

A week by week guide to your baby, including information on feeding your baby, developmental milestones, safety, childhood illnesses, common problems, and vaccines.

Your Baby Week by Week E-Course
A week by week guide to your baby, including information on feeding your baby, developmental milestones, safety, childhood illnesses, common problems, and vaccines. Get these lessons delivered to you by email each week to help you care for your baby.

Your Baby Week One
With your first baby, every thing that happens, from your baby's first cries to her first diaper change, can be new, unexpected, exciting, and sometimes overwhelming. This guide to your baby's first week will help you with everything you need to know, from breastfeeding tips to the first visit to your pediatrician to make this week more fun and less overwhelming.

Your Baby Week Two
Review how to care for your newborn baby during her second week, including breastfeeding tips, safety advice, medical issues, common questions and answers, and what to expect at your baby's two week check-up.

Your Baby Week Three
Review how to care for your three week old baby, including breastfeeding issues, common medical problems, frequent questions and answers parents have about newborns, and care tips.

Your Baby Week Four
Review how to care for your four-week-old baby, including coping with colic, gas and gas pain, spitting up, and other medical issues. Plus advice on breastfeeding, how much your baby should be eating, and why it isn't a good idea to take your baby out in public.

Your Baby Week Five
Now that your baby has graduated from a newborn to an infant, learn about basic care to keep her safe and healthy, including breastfeeding tips, how to prevent shaken baby syndrome, proper use of a baby car seat, normal growth and development, and whether or not you can spoil a baby.

Your Baby Week Six
Common issues that you may have to deal with at six weeks include growth spurts and pseudo-constipation with your breastfeeding baby, the peak of colic symptoms, diaper rashes and eczema. Plus, learn about infant CPR, using sunscreen, essential baby products, vitamins, and starting cereal.

Your Baby Week Seven
Learn about tummy time, baby vaccines, choosing a day care, plagiocephaly, safety, and your baby's development as she reaches seven weeks old.

Your Baby Week Eight
Now that your baby is eight weeks old, it is a good time to review feeding schedules, sleep schedules, breastfeeding goals, childhood infections, the two month well child checkup with your pediatrician, how to safely use a Bumbo Baby Seat, and how to reduce your baby's risk of SIDS

Your Baby Week Nine (Two Months Old)
Review care tips and issues that may affect your nine week old baby, especially as you may be taking her out in public more. These issues can include avoiding infections, breastfeeding in public, flu shots, and using insect repellents safely. Also learn how to predict your baby's future height and whether it is better to let your baby have a...

Your Baby Week Ten
Review how to take care of your ten week old baby, including information on breastfeeding twins, avoiding water and juice, whether your baby's eye color will change, babywearing, RSV, and why your baby shouldn't be around second hand smoke.

Your Baby Week Eleven
Learn about growth spurts, diaper rash creams, overfeeding your baby, postpartum depression, heat rashes, and the safest place for you baby in the car, as you prepare to take care of your eleven week old baby.

Your Baby Week Twelve
Learn about your twelve week old baby's development and get information about drugs and breastfeeding, baby talk, diarrhea, when to move a baby to her nursery, and whooping cough.

Your Baby Week Thirteen (Three Months Old)
At thirteen weeks, it is time to review how to know when your baby will be ready for solid foods, day time routines, and review how to care for a runny nose, get the most out of sick visits to your pediatrician, and keep your baby safe in her stroller and around shopping carts.

Your Baby Week Fourteen
Review some of the common issues that may come up during your baby's fourteenth week, including breastfeeding issues, home care for coughs, baby massage, blocked tear duct symptoms and treatments, failure to thrive, and when you can expect your baby's first tooth.

Your Baby Week Fifteen
At fifteen months, parents should become familiar with thumb sucking, avoiding food allergies, excessive sweating, oral hygiene, optional vaccines, making sure your baby passed his hearing test and they may want to become familiar with infant potty training if they are eager to get out of diapers anytime soon.

Your Baby Week Sixteen
Review common issues that may come up during week sixteen with your baby, including breast milk supply problems, roseola, making sure your baby's crib is safe, safe traveling, reporting vaccine side effects, and dealing with unwanted advice.

Your Baby Week Seventeen
Learn more about your seventeen-week-old baby, including developmental milestones to watch for, treating cradle cap, infant medication dosages, baby discipline, plus learn when you can expect your baby's soft spot to close and read a health alert about kids and pets.

Your Baby Week Eighteen (Four Months Old)
By eighteen weeks, your baby may be ready for baby rice cereal, so you should learn more how to start feeding her cereal. Also learn how home treatments for vomiting, thrush, alternatives to baby formula, baby sinus infections, your baby's four month checkup, and the dangers of mercury thermometers.

Your Baby Week Nineteen
At nineteen weeks, your baby is likely rolling over, which can put her at risk for falls and makes her more mobile. That makes it important to learn about childproofing to keep her safe. Also learn about what to do when your sleeping baby rolls onto her stomach, how to get your nursing baby to take a bottle if you need her to, symptoms of pink eye, baby food, ear infection symptoms, and about getting second opinions.

Your Baby Week Twenty
Now that your baby is about four and a half months old, it is a good time to review breastfeeding goals, baby food allergy symptoms to watch for, how to avoid car seat mistakes, and learn about red flag symptoms, sibling rivalry, your baby's eyesight, and when you can stop burping your baby.

Your Baby Week Twenty One
At twenty one weeks or about four and a half months, it is a good time to learn some "by the book" tips for caring for your baby. Plus learn about bath time routines, constipation, using a baby jumper safely, bowlegs, and why you shouldn't expect antiobitics every time you see your pediatrician.

Your Baby Week Twenty Two (Five Months)
Review what to expect at week twenty-two, now that your baby is almost five months old, including why you shouldn't compare how babies are developing, when acid reflux usually goes away, making homemade baby food, tips on fever, using adjusted ages for preemies, and the dangers of mobile baby walkers.

Your Baby Week Twenty Three
Review a day in the life of an average five-month-old baby, which may help you with your own baby's routines. Plus, get information on sleep, baby food safety, organic baby food, changing pediatricians, urinary tract infections, and normal baby growth patterns.

Your Baby Week Twenty Four
Review basic care tips for your twenty-four month old baby, including how to find out about product recalls, storing homemade baby food, avoiding acidic foods that might causes rashes, high tech baby gadgets, vaccine shortages, and when to keep your baby home from day care.

Your Baby Week Twenty Five
Review common parenting myths, including some about how to introduce baby food, homemade rice cereal, carotenemia, the importance of handwashing, baby swimming lessons, baby sign language, and calling poison control, now that your baby is twenty five weeks old.

Your Baby Week Twenty Six
Review some of the developmental milestones that you can expect your baby to be doing at six months and other important topics, such as why there is no research to support the myth that you can create a "super baby" or baby genius, registering your car seat, swimming safety, mercury in vaccines, fluoride in water, and your baby's six months...

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