When parents feel like they're getting frustrated and at risk of losing control with their child, they need to give themselves a time-out, advises Leah Wohlsdorf, executive director of Prevent Child Abuse North Dakota.
Albrie Marie Metts is a happy baby. The sweet baby girl and her parents, Henry L. Metts Jr. and Angela Oglevee of Fairbank are part of a new statewide initiative to promote a program that sooths and calms newborns called “The Happiest Baby.’’ Created by pediatrician and child development expert Dr. Harvey Karp, “The Happiest [...]
‘Happiest Baby’ methods expand their reach in Boulder County In those anxiety-prone first weeks of new parenthood, Paula Schild often found herself turning to her more-experienced sister-in-law. “I was constantly calling her, not knowing what to do,” says Schild, 46, who lives west of Boulder. When Schild’s daughter, Rose, was about 2 months old, her [...]
“Are we going to wrap you up like a burrito?” cooed Katie Ziesmer to her 4-month-old son Reuben, as she began swaddling him in a large flannel baby blanket. The ritual wrapping combined with holding the baby on his side in a reverse-nursing position and jiggling his head slightly has gently eased young Reuben into [...]
Dawn Roy says she owes her sanity to Dr. Harvey Karp. While other parents pull their hair out trying to quiet a colicky baby, Roy said, Karp’s suggestions for tapping into her fussy baby’s “calming reflex” worked like a charm when her son Jacque was just a few months old and crying until the cows [...]
Not long ago, Kathleen Todd-Seymour, a pediatric registered nurse who runs an agency called Mother & Child Postpartum Care, arrived at a client’s home to find the mother waiting at the door, her infant crying in her arms and the mother close to tears herself. The baby had been crying for hours. ”I don’t know [...]
In My Opinion: Stop child abuse April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. As a parent educator, mother of three children and former preschool teacher, I am appalled by the growing rate of child abuse, neglect, maltreatment and murders in our country and even in our own state. According to state statistics, abuse against children [...]
By Chris Michlewicz, Staff Writer 10/19/2007 Being a first-time parent can be daunting. That’s why one woman made it her mission to teach the essentials of raising a happy baby. Nikki Wellensiek, owner BirthPro, is introducing Douglas County residents to a program known as the “Happiest Baby on the Block.” The class teaches parents to [...]