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Spend one-on-one time with your daughter, as much as you can. Important now, while the sibling is still on his/her way, but critical once he/she gets here. Also, find ways to include her in the day-to-day care of her new sibling. Can she fetch wipes/diapers/bibs? Would she want to help feed, when bottles are appropriate? Maybe she can do some ...


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There are as many answers to your question as there are children - even my two were entirely different. Look at the various questions we have had on the subject to get some ideas, certainly; this one, this one, etc. The sleep tag is full of good answers. In your specific case, I would look at a couple of possibilities. Has something physically changed? ...


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A few more possibilities to consider: A cranky tummy, particularly when recently fed. Young babies gastrointestinal system may not be moving things along smoothly. You can try and figure this out by seeing how baby responds to different positions. One good test to differentiate "tummy" from lonely / bored is to lie down on your back, with baby on your ...


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If you want a camera, just be honest with the nanny, and put the camera wherever it seems appropriate. If you feel you can't trust the nanny with a visible camera, however, then think carefully about whether you're able to trust a nanny at all. To help with your fears, get a qualified nanny that comes with some references (call them), a background check, ...


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The main issue here is one of trust. If you can trust the nanny, the camera is a tool for you and for her. It allows you to still be in contact and be reassured, and it gives her a way to contact you and keep you up to date throughout the day. It's basically a hi-tech version of the "photo diaries" our childminder keeps. Note that if she doesn't feel ...


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Babies do sleep a lot in the first 6 weeks - anything else expends too much energy. In fact, my first didn't even bother to wake to feed most of the time, she would just feed as she slept. Remember that your baby is only tiny still, barely fresh from the womb. She is not designed to be put down and left - consider young monkeys, so attached to their mums ...


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Have you checked her for the symptoms of reflux/silent reflux? Dr Sears' book had a good set of symptoms that were a help for us when we were trying to find the problem. Google it for more info through http://www.babycenter.com.au/a567208/reflux was a good overview. She might need some help with managing it if she does have it. It went away by 10 months for ...



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