Babies are little bundles of energy! They don?t want to lie still to have their diapers changed. They cry, fuss, or even crawl away. A simple issue can turn into a major tug-of-war between parent and baby.
Babies love new places! There?s so much to investigate and new things to touch. But many people aren?t too happy to have your little one crawling or toddling freely about the house exploring everything in sight. While you think its adorable that Baby found the Tupperware, your host may not think it?s cute that her tidy cabinet has been rearranged by sticky baby hands. If your host has a big heart she?ll let you know that your baby?s exploring is okay. But even then, you run the risk of your baby breaking or losing something.
Some babies fall asleep almost before you’re out of the driveway, but others won’t spend five happy minutes in their car seats. Usually, this is because your baby is used to more freedom of movement and more physical attention than you can provide when she’s belted into her seat.
The question “When will my baby start sleeping through the night?” is one that I dread the most. Like most health professionals, I like questions that have easy answers, and this one doesn’t. I do have opinions about how to handle sleep problems, based on my experience with nursing six children, and over twenty years of working with new mothers. What I don’t have is a quick fix, or a magic solution for you that will make your baby sleep through the night.
Leaving your toddler for a long period of time can often be distressing to any parent. One of the most common questions asked by parents is, “How long is too long, and will being away for a long period of time harm my baby?”