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Why Is My Baby Crying? Why Babies Cry

When you’re a new parent your baby’s cries can be overwhelming. Remember it’s a new world outside the womb and your little one is adjusting to his new surroundings.  Even knowing this, you may still be left wondering "WHY is my baby crying?" Crying is your baby’s way of talking to you and is a normal part of his growth and development; don’t fear it, learn from it. Why babies cry can vary widely, but hunger, fussiness, wetness and being uncomfortable or tired are all reasons he’ll try to communicate with you by crying. And while some babies may cry more than others, they can eventually grow out of it.* So be patient, soon enough those tears will turn into smiles.

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Fussiness and Gas: Tips for your Fussy or Gassy Baby

During the first year of life your baby's digestive system is growing rapidly and this can make him a fussy baby every now and again. Not to worry – this is a normal part of your baby's development. Interestingly, if you have a fussy baby it isn't necessarily because of a feeding issue but may be due to some of these other more common baby discomforts:

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Immunization Schedule & Childhood Immunizations

Early childhood immunizations are an important safeguard against serious and sometimes life-threatening illnesses for your baby. While it may be difficult to hear your baby cry when she gets a shot, keep in mind that the pain lasts mere seconds but the benefits can last a lifetime. Follow the immunization schedule provided by your baby’s doctor and remember that many vaccines are covered by provincial or territorial health plans, which means you won't have to pay out of pocket for them.

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Colic & Colic Relief

Infantile colic is characterized by intense, uncontrolled crying or fussing in an otherwise healthy and well-fed baby. Colic affects anywhere from 10-30% of infants, and usually subsides around 3 months of age. Both breastfed and formula-fed babies may develop colic.

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Baby Troubles - Myth & Facts

Becoming a mother means you have to think twice now: once for you and once for your baby. Having a little help to make the right decisions can make all the difference. And mean you have more time for the important stuff, like hugs and kisses. Below are some myth’s, facts and tips so make the most out of your time with you and your growing toddler.

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Signs of Teething & Teething Tips

Teething begins at different times for different babies, although most have already started by six months of age. The first tooth usually appears in the middle of the lower jaw, known as the bottom front teeth. By three years of age it is common for your little one to have a full set of 20 baby teeth. This set will usually begin to fall out around age six, when your child's permanent teeth begin to come in. Watch for these signs of teething and keep these teething tips in mind:

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