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Bringing Home Baby Without Breaking Your Body (or, “Shopping With Arthritis: Baby Care Items and Strategies”)

Despite infants’ diminutive size and stature, caring for a new baby is a very physical job! Many new parents and caregivers experience joint or muscle pain after repetitive stress caused by lifting, carrying, diapering, and holding their baby. It’s estimated … Continue reading

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Bringing Home Baby: Tips for Meeting the Caregivers’ Basic Needs

**Please note that I have edited the section towards the bottom titled “Psychological Tip: Be Gentle on Yourself and Find Support” as of fall 2015. Now that Charlie is a toddler, I have additional advice/insight as to what steps can be the most … Continue reading

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