Are you expcting a baby later this month or into the new year? Perhaps you have a newborn baby? Did you know that crying, fussing and night waking are perfectly normal during the first 16 or so weeks from birth? Dr Pamela Douglas tells us that very young babies are biologically hardwired to cry for two reasons: hunger for milk and hunger for richer sensory experiences.
Dr Pamela Douglas’ latest book “The Discontented Little Baby Book” gives you a range of practical and evidence-based strategies for helping you and your baby get more in sync without the need for medication or sleep training. Her work has helped many parents identify reasons behind their baby’s discomfort, minimise crying and achieve more restful nights. Once this is done, parents benefit from simple strategies for psychological resilience until the crying period passes.
And advocate for carrying your baby, Dr Douglas says “holding and carrying your baby is a powerful bolus of rich sensory input- touch, pressure, movement, scents, sounds, the warmth of skin- all of which help lay the foundation for healthy neuronal development. There’s no other kind of input that stimulates so many senses all at once in such a healthy way, other than feeding…”
To celebrate the release of The Discontented Little Baby Book the Babes in Arms team are offering you the chance to WIN a copy of the book + an Ergobaby Wrap (pepper). All you need to do is leave a comment below before MIDNIGHT 7 December (EST) telling us in 25 words or less why carrying your baby in an Ergobaby wrap appeals to you.
Winner: Lauren Woodcock