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Bonding Through Kangaroo Care

The first way that babies are able to explore their world is though their skin. It is the largest organ, so it has the largest representation in their brain. By providing stimulation to your baby’s skin, you are teaching him a lot about his world. Kangaroo Care: Kangaroo care is done by holding your baby...

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Ask for help

  You probably had no idea how sleep-deprived you would be! You can’t give to your baby if you nave nothing left to give. It’s time to raise that white flag and there is no shame in that. Asking for help might not come easy to you. Remember, family and friends want to help. Put...

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Baby’s Emotional/Mental Health

Just like physical health and cognitive health start at birth, so does your baby’s mental health. “Mental health” in babies refers to their social and emotional development throughout the first few years. Understanding early mental health is key in preventing mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety later on. Babies’ earliest experiences shape their...

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Language and Social Skills

  Babies are born very social little beings! They have an acute sense of hearing and they are ready to interact. STEM Starts Now will provide you with video clips from the nationally recognized Word Gap App to provide you with ideas and tips to give your baby the best start possible with her language...

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Baby By the Numbers

  All babies are different and develop and grow at different rates, but we have prepared a very comprehensive guide for you. Every week you will see your baby’s average “numbers.” Remember, these are only averages so that you know that your baby is on track. As new parents we tend to get very caught...

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Early Development

STEM Starts Now will give you all the information you need to understand reflexes, anticipate milestones, and be assured that your baby is on track. Early child development can be extremely variable from one child to the next. STEM Starts Now will show you the development timeline with exercises you can do with your baby...

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Bonding With Your New Baby

People often think they will fall in love with their baby and be completely “bonded” the moment they see him or her for the first time and while that may be true in rare situations, it often takes a little bit of time. After all, he is his own little human being with a personality...

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STEM Baby

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math; our future, our present, our world! These concepts are not just relevant in terms of the job market or the future of education, but it is what’s important and relevant right now and it is trickling down to babies. Do babies need to have STEM skills? They most certainly do...

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Caring for the Caregiver (That’s YOU!)

  Taking care of a baby is one of the hardest jobs on earth! Bringing the new little love of your life home from the hospital is exciting and exhilarating, but soon that sleep deprivation sets in and those rose-colored glasses are looking a little blurry. You might be feeling like you have to do...

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Sometimes the Box is the Best Part…

How often do you find yourself tempted by the commercials and glossy magazine ads for every toy imaginable?  Of course we succumb because all we want is to see our babies smile, right?  Let’s take a collective step back from the commercialism and put some thought and heart into the gifts we give. We don’t...

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