Dr. Carolyn Chambers Clark, Award-Winning Author and Wellness Nurse Practitioner

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About Me and Wellness
Acne ebook - Wellness Approaches
Adrenals ebook
ADHD ebook
Healing with Affirmation & Imagery
A-fib: It's Your Heart
Anxiety & Wellness Approaches
How to tell if you suffer from anxiety and what to do about it
LIVING WELL WITH ANXIETY: What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You That You Need to Know
Anxiety help
ARTHRITIS- Natural Approaches
IMMUNITY: Reduce infection and inflammation
Assertiveness Training & Certification
Babies: Help Them Grow
Back Pain
Bladder Control ebook
Bloating ebook
Blood Clots
Blood Vessels
A Great Body ebook
Breasts - sagging, itching, or rash
Breast Cancer
Bullying: how to stop it
Calcium: why you need it and the best sources
Cancer ebook
Cancer: Selfcare and Wellness Actions to Take
Rosemary for cancer, diabetes, anxiety, bladder infections, depression, food poisoning
Carolyn Chambers Clark's Fiction Books
Cholesterol-lowering drugs: The alternatives
Cholesterol: the myths
Coffee and alcoholic beverages: why you should avoid them
Colitis/Crohn's - Wellness and Selfcare Approaches
COPD/Congestive Lung Disease
Couple Communication ebook
Cysts - Wellness and Selfcare Approaches
Depression Relief ebook
Overcome Depression Naturally
Diabetes: Selfcare and Wellness Approaches
DIAGNOSIS: What you Need to Do When You're Diagnosed
Dieting/Lose Weight
Natural Diuretics ebook
Dr. Carolyn Chambers Clark, Internationally-Known Wellness Expert
Eczema Wellness Approaches
Editing Services - Dr. Carolyn Chambers Clark
Endometriosis - Wellness and Selfcare Approaches
Energy Drinks, Sodas, Tooth Erosion and Wellness
Environmental Toxics
Fitness and Exercise for Older Adults
EYES- Macular Degeneration and Wellness Approaches
Fibrocystic Breasts and Wellness Approaches
Fungal Infections, including Tinea Versicolor - Wellness and Selfcare Approaches
Hair Loss - Wellness Approaches
Headache Relief ebook
Healing Vegetables ebook
Health Tips for Busy People ebook
Heart Intuitive Intelligence
Heart, skin, kidney, PMS and more
Heart beat, bones, and potassium
Tachycardia or Rapid Heart Beat
Heartburn (Acid Reflux)
Heart Disease and Cholesterol
Herbal teas and essential oils
Hip and Knee Replacement - Dangers and Alternatives
Humorous NOVELS
Hypertension/High blood pressure
Kidney Cancer, Kidney Stones
Leadership & Assertiveness Consultation
LINKS to related web sites
COPD/Lung Congestion and Lung Cancer
Medical Tests: How Reliable and Necessary Are They?
MENOPAUSE Book Interviewer Questions
Free Preview of Living Well with MENOPAUSE
MENOPAUSE - Book Reviews
Menopause - Contents, Living Well with Menopause
Menopause - Living Well with Menopause excerpts
MENOPAUSE - Black Cohosh
MENOPAUSE Blood Pressure
Menstrual Cramps - PMS ebook
Multiple Sclerosis: how food and exercise can help
Nutritional Deficiencies - Protect Yourself From Heart Disease, Cancer, Stroke, and Diabetes
NURSES & Nursing Books
Osteoporosis and joint health
Ovarian Cysts
Pain Free ebook
Pancreatic Cancer
Panic Attacks
Perimenopausal Bleeding ebook
Pituitary Problems
Post Partum Depression
Pregnancy: From toxic load to antibiotics to discomforts of being pregnant
Pregnant or Hoping to Have a Baby? This is for you
Sacroiliac pain
SCHOOL: homework, reading, teacher conferences
School Preparation Checklist
Help Your Preschool Child or Grandchild Grow
Math Concepts ebook
Helping Your Child with Homework ebook
Helping A Child Learn to Read ebook
Helping Your Child Succeed in School E-Book
Preparing for a Parent-Teacher Conference
Self-Healing and Stress Relief
Silymarin or Milk Thistle for Fatigue, Nausea, Liver, Anorexia, Muscle/Joint Pain
Sleep and Sleeping Pills
Stevia - A Safe & Useful Sweetener
Surgery and Post Surgery
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Healthy Thyroid
Why your weight needs to be within the guidelines for your height
Weight Loss- Make it Permanent ebook
Wellness Self-Assessment
Wellness - 10 Laws
Wellness and Leadership Books
Stay Well!
Wellness Approaches for Fibromyalgia
Wellness Foods and Supplements Discount
Wellness Healing Group
Wellness Messages
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Whole Brain Thinking
YEAST Syndrome - Candida

Helping Baby Grow

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           What Can You Expect of Your Baby?

                   & How to Help Baby Grow


Babies need time to develop movement and communication skills. They need to learn to trust. You can help your baby learn all these things...


 What babies can do


Babies grow and change so much during those first twelve months. Your baby will

learn to...


* sit up, roll over, crawl, stand up and maybe even walk


* look at and play with hands and feet, cry when you leave, recognize own name


* play “putting in and taking out” games, hug or carry dolls or stuffed toys


* respond first to adults and then to other babies when they make sounds


* make throaty noises, then babble, enjoy hearing rhyming and silly language


How to help your baby learn and grow


* babies try to imitate the sounds they hear, read the looks on your face and what your movements mean; when you talk, sing, smile and gesture to your child, this is the beginning of learning language; so---respond to baby’s gurgles with calm and encouraging words


* respond to cries by trying to find out what’s wrong: crying has a purpose, it’s your baby’s only way of communicating with you, so think of yourself as learning a foreign language: is she hungry? wet? bored? too hot? too cold? need a hug, want to hear your voice or listen to music, or be danced around the room? something else?


* allow baby to move about and learn about its body


* provide safe objects to look at, bat at, grab, bang, pat, roll and examine


* arrange for safe play areas


* provide many opportunities to hear language and make sounds


 Help your baby develop trust


Babies need to become attached to one person who provides security and love. This first attachment is the basis for all human relationships that follow. Hearing your calm voice, feeling your comforting touch and being held by you all help your baby develop trust.


Music is a good way to enhance this trust relationship...


* Play soft and comforting music in the background


Babies learn to understand their world by seeing, touching, holding, shaking and inspecting objects. This also helps them develop coordination and strengthens their muscles. Here are some ways to help your baby learn...


* Move your newborn’s arms and legs


* Lightly tickle your baby under the chin or on the tummy


*  When baby starts to control her head, lie on the floor and put her head on your chest;

let baby reach for your nose or grab your hair; name each thing baby touches, for example say “Where is your nose?” then touch baby’s nose and say, “Here is your nose.” Say the name of objects over and over to help your child connect the sound with its meaning.


* Place baby on your belly (this releases endorphins that provide comfort and builds stomach and back muscle strength needed to learn to crawl)


* Hold baby in your arms or lie face up with baby on your lap and support his head well on your knees: sing a lullaby and cuddle with your baby


* Talk to your baby often. For example, when baby stretches toward bottle or you, say, “You’re ready for more milk? Here’s your milk, isn’t it good?”


* Provide a wide array of learning objects: a wooden spoon with a face drawn on it, different textured fabrics, an empty toilet paper or paper towel roll, pots, pans, lids, an old purse or basket with safe objects in it, boxes, plastic containers, large spools, keys, a tightly closed can filled with beans, rattles. Let baby look at, touch and listen to the sound of the objects. Place one or two in baby’s play area (more might be confusing).


* Start comforting rituals at bedtime: sing the same songs every night or rock baby or rub her tummy


* To entertain or distract your baby, sing an action song like If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands (repeat and repeat, clapping your hands)


* Dance with your baby to soothe upsets: put baby’s head on your should and hum softly or glide around the room to music. To amuse baby, try a dancy show tune.


* Play peek-a-boo or patty cake with baby


* Make funny faces




Think positive and you'll be positive!

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