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For the last two years, I have often heard parents talk enthusiastically about the book The Wonder Weeks. Eight predictable, age-linked leaps in your baby’s mental development characterized by the three C’s (Crying, Cranky, Clingy), a change … and the development of new skills.
This book discusses your baby’s temperament at different ages. Here is an excerpt from the book:
“Our research has shown that from time to time all parents are plagued by a baby who won’t stop crying. In fact, we found that, surprisingly, all normal, healthy babies are more tearful, troublesome, demanding, and fussy at the same ages, and when this occurs they may drive the entire household to despair. From our research, we are now able to predict, almost to the week, when parents can expect their babies to go through one of these “fussy phases.” ” (http://www.livingcontrolsystems.com/wonder_weeks/content_ww.html).
I haven’t read this book yet, but after hearing good reviews about it and looking over the website, I thought I would share the fact that it exists with you in case it is of interest to you. It looks very interesting to me and I plan to read it at some point, but I didn’t want to wait to share it with you.
On this page http://www.livingcontrolsystems.com/wonder_weeks/content_ww.html you can scroll down and see their chart for ages 0-61 weeks old that shows ages when baby is more fussy, your baby is uncomplicated, and your baby is especially happy.
As one reader put it, this chart helps you to see that perhaps your baby is fussy just because of development and not because you are doing something “wrong.”
Here is a link to their homepage: http://livingcontrolsystems.com/
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