Growth and Development,Ages 1 to 12 Months - Promoting Healthy Growth and Development
Taking care of your baby is an exciting time, but it can also be
stressful. Some days you may simply feel
overwhelmed. Ask for help when you
- Call a family member or friend to watch your baby and give you a break.
- Investigate community resources that are available to
help you with child care or other needed services.
- Call a doctor or local
hospital for some suggestions.
- Some communities have respite care facilities
for children. A respite care facility is a place that provides temporary child
care during times when you need a break.
Also, parents may find that they have a harder time
communicating with each other. Feeling tired can make you more sensitive and
lose patience more easily than normal. Learn coping skills to help you deal with anger and frustration.
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