1. Newborns
  2. Behaviour

Understanding newborn behaviour

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    Newborn behaviour: an overview

    Cuddling, sleeping, feeding and crying – that’s what newborn behaviour is all about. It’s important to respond quickly and lovingly to newborn behaviour.

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    Colic: what is it?

    What is colic? Babies who cry or fuss a lot are often said to have ‘colic’. There’s often no physical or medical cause, but colic can be hard to cope with.

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    Overstimulation: babies and children

    If your baby or young child is cranky and tired, these might be signs of overstimulation. Find out how to balance activity and downtime for your child.

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    Temperament: what it is and why it matters

    Temperament is the individual way your child responds to the world. Understanding your child’s temperament helps you choose effective parenting strategies.

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