Your Baby, Week 8

baby laughing in mom's arms

Now that you’ve had some time to get to know each other, you’re probably getting more in synch with the many sounds your little one makes.

At first they likely seemed like inconsolable wails, but now you’ve identified your baby’s different cries.

You know if she’s telling you she’s tired or if she’s hungry. Read more about why your baby cries.

Responding to your baby’s cries is important—you won’t spoil her by doing so. In fact, you’re helping her to feel safe and secure in her new world.

Has your baby smiled at you yet? That fleeting grin makes the fatigue and exhaustion seem to melt away—at least temporarily!

And remember - never shake a baby.
Learn about prevention and what to do if your baby is crying.

Tips to avoid diaper rash

Every baby will likely develop diaper rash at some point - but, follow these tips and you may lessen the discomfort.

Pacifiers - are you doing it right?

There are reasons you may want your baby to use a pacifier - for instance, use has been tied to lowered risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

Follow these tips for the do's and don'ts of pacifier use.

Baby steps to postpartum intimacy

Having a baby can impact how you and your partner feel and act as a couple—especially in those first few weeks and months. But it’s important to focus on your relationship needs, too. Begin by taking these “baby steps” to enhanced intimacy with your partner.

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