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Tuesday, November 02, 2010

This is my last baby blog, and I thought I would list all the unexpected little surprises that I encountered in the first year of raising a baby. I will continue to add more of these as comments as I think of them.

I have also started a Toddler Blog to continue tracking baby's milestones and my ramblings about her. So you can read more about her there.

You can often distract a crying baby with a toy or talking to them to get them to stop crying. I always thought there wasn't much you can do about a crying baby other than feed them or rock them.

I didn't know they hated getting their diaper changed. The newborn and 1yo age seem to be especially so. I didn't realize that they wriggle so much during the change. I heard that newborns hate it because they get cold. But maybe the 1 yo hates it because they don't want to lie there.

They are fascinated by seeing themselves and their loved ones in the mirror. This trick can be a great distraction from crying, too.

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Comment By Littlethings
Tuesday, November 23, 2010 11:45 PM
Baby Bel hated stop lights when she was an infant. And now, she still prefers a constant car ride, like on the freeway, rather than stop and go. It's more soothing, and she falls asleep and stays asleep better. I heard other people's babies also have the same preference!
Comment By Littlethings
Saturday, November 06, 2010 11:59 PM
I always thought breastfeeding was just for feeding. But my newborn baby would stay latched forever, it seemed, if I didn't pry her off. And even now, after a year, she likes to sleep latched on all night long. She is breaking the habit of it, but she even liked to nurse after she hurt herself, which I hear is very common. So I learned that breastfeeding is a lot about being close and comforted in addition to nourishment.

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