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The fragile and fun fourth trimester…..

You may have heard of the fourth trimester.

Basically, it’s the idea that the first 3 months of life are very much an extension of life in the womb for baby. Baby has spent 40 weeks (or there abouts!) having her every need attended to.

  • She never knew hunger, was always rocked, and could always hear mama’s heartbeat.

Given that, it seems pretty unrealistic to expect a newborn baby to adjust to life on the outside instantly.

That’s why attempts at scheduling a newborn or unrealistic expectations about sleep frustrate parents more often than not.
Babies are born used to the daily rhythm of mama’s movements.

So it makes sense that they would protest at attempts to transition them suddenly to a stationary object like a crib or bassinet.

The popularity of baby swings and bouncers attests to the universal need babies have for motion.

Swings and bouncers certainly have their place but nothing substitutes for mama’s (or daddy’s) arms.

As much as new parents would love to just sit and hold their newborns, that’s certainly not realistic …particularly if you have other toddlers and children to tend to
Come and Join us Tuesday May 5th

to learn some vital tips and skills

to mimic that third trimester

and keep your baby happy and soothed through

the oh so important 4th trimester!

5:30 at Indian River Medical Center

Partners, family even friends encouraged!

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