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How to hold a baby, plus newborn soothing techniques

Every new baby has exactly the same basic needs for food, comfort, cleanliness, and attention, but babies are also wonderfully complex little individuals, with moods and preferences. While you’re not going to know exactly what those preferences are until you meet the little guy or gal (and isn’t that going to be awesome when it happens?), it pays to review ... Read More »

The inside scoop on baby poop


Prior to having a baby, you probably didn’t have much to say about poop. However, poop is an obvious obsession for new parents: a newborn may leave you with a little present with every diaper in his first six weeks, so you’re engaging with the subject far more than you ever have in your life (unless, of course, you’ve worked at a ... Read More »

How Is Lost Sleep Affecting Your Child?


Sleep: it’s important! A lot of us don’t get as much as we’d like, and waking up hour after hour to console your infant can create an awful sleep deficit. Growing kids suffer that much more from a deficit in sleep – according to NurtureShock by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman, losing 15 minutes of sleep can lower a child’s performance ... Read More »

Object permanence: the purpose behind the peek-a-boo!


The phrase “object permanence” was thrown around a lot when I first started working at Magic Beans a year and a half ago – “Oh, this toy? It’s perfect, it helps kids understand object permanence.” Cue puzzled faces! Object permanence is a key early developmental skill that babies typically pick up in their first year – but what does it ... Read More »