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Crib

A crib (sometimes called a cot) is a small, well-ventilated bed that is securely barred on the sides. Cribs are used mainly by infants and small children. They provide a protective, stable sleeping area where a child can sleep without interruption or disturbance. A crib also enables a child to sleep separately from his or her parents, promoting a sense of self-awareness in the child from a young age and improving privacy and intimacy between couples. On the other hand, a crib could eventually make a child feel alienated from the parents, causing feelings of rejection and abandonment.

What Is Montessori Parenting?

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Montessori Parenting

Montessori parenting encompasses ideas drawn from the studies of Maria Montessori and the famous Montessori movement. Montessori parenting is a relaxed parenting approach where toddlers are left to play freely, are not punished for being naughty, and are encouraged to sleep on the floor instead of in cribs, among other things. Also, read on this…

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Skin-to-Skin Contact May Help Relieve Pain in Preterm Babies The Effects of Skin-to-Skin Contact during Acute Pain in Preterm Newborns

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Skin-to-Skin Contact may Help Preterm Babies in Pain

Pain in the early stages of life is related to deep and permanent changes in babies’ brains. Despite this, many premature infants do not receive adequate treatment when they are subjected to potentially stressful or painful situations. Stress induces instability in the autonomic control systems of the child, causing alterations in heart rate, respiration, and…

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How Parenting on Purpose Nurtures Your Baby’s Sleep Habits and Brain Development

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Baby Sleep Habits and Brain Development
Sleep plays a crucial role in the baby’s mental and physical development.

Sleep plays a crucial role in a baby’s mental and physical development. According to research, “the importance of sleep and preservation of sleep cycles in infants has been known for more than 40 years…Parents are playing an increasingly important role in supporting early development.” Parenting on purpose ensures that the baby develops sound habits early on so…

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Independent Sleeping versus Co-sleeping: Where’s the Best Place for My Baby to Sleep?

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Independent Sleeping Versus Co-sleeping
Independent Sleeping Versus Co-sleeping

One of the inevitable debates related to infant sleep is whether the baby should sleep in the parents’ bed or in a crib either in the parents’ room or in a nursery. Thus, positive parenting solutions to help babies rest and develop in a reassuring environment need to be identified. A little research and prudence can help…

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