1. Newborns
  2. Behaviour

Understanding newborn behaviour

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    Newborn behaviour: an overview

    A guide to newborn baby behaviour, which explains newborn behaviour, why you can't 'spoil' a newborn baby, how babies use crying to communicate their needs, and how you can cope with newborn babies' crying.

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    Colic: what is it?

    What is colic? Babies who cry or fuss a lot and can’t be settled are often described as having ‘colic’. Read more about symptoms of colic in babies.

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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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