Helping with your fussy baby Devin, Jacqueline, Kyla

Welcome to the Fussy Baby Network, we are Devin, Kyla, and Jacqueline, the specialist of fussy babies! We go into parents homes and help with their fussy baby and educate the parents on how to make their lives just a little bit easier.

Parents get very stressed when having a fussy baby, sometimes you get so tired of hearing your baby cry. Some ways to cope with that is, Cuddling with your baby in a rocking chair. This helps with soothing the baby. Next, you can try to move the baby in new, different positions. You can also talk softly and sing to your baby to provide comfort. You can give the baby a pacifier and stroke the baby's back to give comfort. All of these little ways to soothe your baby also help with bonding with your baby. Some other ways to bond with your baby is to give them positive attention and understand that attitude is more important than words.

Month by month development

Month 1: Unpleasant = Distress, Babies face will brighten when they see their family, they will also stop crying when touched.

Month 2: The baby will smile when happy, they will also follow moving objects.

Month 3: Pleasant = Delight, Turn head in response to voice, the baby will also want companionship.

Month 4: Babies laugh out loud, they will also look for entertainment,

Month 5: Unpleasant = Disgust, The baby may cry when left alone and the baby will babble.

Month 6: Love companionship and attention, delight in playing games. Example; peekaboo

Month 7: Babies prefer parents over family members and strangers.

Month 8: Pleasant = Elation, Unpleasant = Anger. The baby prefers to be with people, the baby crawls.

Month 9 & 10: Throw toys so someone will pick them up as a game, loves attention,

Month 11: Pleasant = Affection, Unpleasant = Fear. Happy, friendly, sensitive to emotion.

Month 12: Usually tolerant of strangers.

Vocabulary parents should know

Stranger anxiety: A disorder in which a child becomes excessively anxious when separated from parents.

Bonding and Attachment: Bond between child and parent.

Temperament: A person's or animal's nature, especially as it permanently affects their behavior.

Climate of the home: How the environment of the home is.

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