The Department of Community Initiatives (DCI) offers programs for families in need of child care and after school care services. Assistance for child care costs is available to eligible families who are working or in school.
Postpartum depression : more than just hormones -- Habits of thought -- The social side of depression -- Expectations meet reality : the perfect storm -- Getting some : sleep and sex after the baby -- The dance of parenting -- Money : beyond smoke and mirrors.
There are lots of books for expecting and new parents--but this one is something special. Carole Kramer Arsenault has devoted her career to infant and pregnancy care, and worked for many years as a labor and delivery nurse...'The Baby Nurse Bible' brings Arsenault's expert guidance to new parents everywhere. Packed with information parents need for the first trimester of pregnancy through baby's first three months.
Find tips and advice for caring for your newborn child through the first year.
More sleep, less stress -- Sleep, not stimulation: a new view -- The beat goes on : natural 90-minute rhythms -- The N.A.P.S. plan : the basics -- The N.A.P.S. plan : Birth through five months -- The N.A.P.S. plan : Six months to one year and beyond -- Personalize the plan : solving common sleep problems -- Get into the rhythm.
If your baby is premature-born before 37 weeks of pregnancy-you're not alone. Having a premature baby is a crash course in medicine, health economics, and parenting combined. Parents often face complex decisions and overwhelming worry, and the challenges can extend well beyond those early days and weeks. Now, in The Preemie Primer, Dr. Jennifer Gunter provides you with crucial support.
Sleeping, crying, eating -- Sleeping baby -- Deep sleep -- Light sleep -- Full cry -- Fussing -- Search response -- Feeding -- Amazing newborn -- Fencer response -- Hand to mouth -- Sleep smile -- First steps -- Hands -- Pre-reaching -- Smile of discovery -- Crawling -- Feet -- Yawning -- Your baby's senses -- Responding to sounds -- Visual exploration -- Touch -- Cuddliness -- Not very cuddly baby -- Settling in -- Startles -- Drowsiness -- Overstimulation -- Signs of distress -- Soothability -- Not easily settled baby -- Social newborn -- Looking into your eyes -- Feeding and communication -- Power of your voice -- Imitation -- Learning -- Temperament -- Social smile -- Growing baby, the bigger world -- Reaching out -- Exploring -- Empathy -- Learning to love -- Parent and baby and the lifelong bond.