First Things First January 2019 update

| January 8, 2019

January 2019

Can you spoil a baby?
You have a lot to worry about when you have a newborn. Things like feedings and diaper changes and if you’ll ever get a good night’s sleep again. But there’s one thing you don’t have to worry about: spoiling your baby by responding when they cry or holding them too much. In fact, that’s just what they need from you.
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Why our preemie son’s second birthday was so special
The early development of babies born prematurely is generally measured by the child’s corrected age – the age they would be if born on their original due date. And with support, most will catch up to their full-term peers by age 2.
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Pediatricians say simple toys are best
Flashy electronic toys may catch our attention as adults, but the American Academy of Pediatrics recently came out with a recommendation that the best toys for young children are simple ones like blocks, books, dolls and puzzles, because they help spark a child’s imagination and, most importantly, encourage quality play time between parent and child.
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