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    Babies: December 2007


    Stopping the Bottle

    It's very common for young toddlers to get attached to their bottles. They tend to have bottles with them much of the time, so a bottle means more than just nourishment - it becomes a source of comfort and security.

    But it's important for parents to start weaning babies from bottles around the end of the first year and start getting them comfortable drinking from cups. The longer parents wait to start the transition, the more attached kids become to their bottles and the more difficult it can become to break the bottle habit.

    Switching from bottle to cup can be challenging, but there are some simple ways to m ... Continue reading Stopping the Bottle.

    Disciplining Your Child


    How do you keep a 1-year-old from heading toward the VCR? What should you do when your preschooler throws a fit? How can you get a teenager to respect your authority?

    Whatever the age of your child, it's important to be consistent when it comes to discipline. If you don't stick to the rules and consequences that you set up, your child isn't likely to either.

    Here are some ideas about how to vary your approach to discipline to best fit your family.

    Ages 0 to 2
    Babies and toddlers are naturally curious. So it's wise to eliminate temptations and no-nos - items such as VCRs, stereos, ... Continue reading Disciplining Your Child.

    First Night Away From Baby


    By Kristyn Kusek

    After weeks of round-the-clock feedings and diaper changes, you new moms and dads deserve a night out! But your first evening away from baby can be more nerve-racking than stress-reducing.

    Here's how to ease the separation anxiety for you and baby:

    Find a sitter who's been there, done that

    "Leave your baby with somebody who has infant experience, whether it's a good friend or your mother," says Mimi Doe, founder of spiritualparenting.com and author of Busy But Balanced (St. Martin's Griffin). "You'll be more confident than if you left your baby w ... Continue reading First Night Away From Baby.